News Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park, which is centered over the supervolcano

Scientists have analysed the molten rock within the dormant supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park and found that eruption is possible without any external trigger

Radiation fall allows police to comb nuclear zone for tsunami victims

A decline in leaks at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant yesterday allowed police to search for missing tsunami victims closer to the complex than before.

Strong quake rattles tsunami-ravaged Japan

Japan was rattled by a magnitude-7.4 aftershock today nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast.

Video: Tsunami dog reunited with owner

A dog rescued from floating tsunami wreckage after three weeks adrift has been reunited with her owner.

Video: New pictures of Japan tsunami aftermath

Three weeks on from Japan's tsunami, new pictures emerge showing just how far the clean-up operation has to go.

Earthquake shakes Blackpool area

An earthquake shook homes in north-west England today, according to police.

Murray Perahia, Barbican Hall

How to describe Murray Perahia’s qualities? Elegance, fluency, modesty, clarity – and an abiding sense of the poetic. In the final piece of Schumann’s Kinderszenen “Der Dichter spricht” – “the poet speaks” – Perahia’s own inner voice emerged in halting, half-imagined, recitative-like, phrases as if dreaming a potentially much larger canvas.

Video: New footage of tsunami

The port of Kesennuma is destroyed by water after being struck by the tsunami of March 11th.

Tsunami alert as new quake hits eastern coastline

Japan woke up to panic this morning after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake on the country's eastern coast triggered a tsunami alert across the country.

Survivor remembers the colleagues who were swept away

Katsumi Suzuki was halfway through a shift at Fukushima's reactor No. 4 on 11 March when the power plant began to shake violently. People had to hang on for what seemed like minutes as the walls and walkways vibrated. Then it went dark. When the seismic shocks stopped, the engineer whose job was to monitor radiation levels at the plant led his colleagues out of the reactor building to the office block on higher ground.

Video: New film of tsunami aftermath

The footage shows the damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan.

Video: Quake survivors found after 9 days

An 80-year-old woman and her teenage grandson have been found alive in Ishinomaki, nine days after the tsunami.

As the death toll soars, Japan finds comfort amid its carnage

With 20,000 feared dead, a nation learns to cope

Bad moon rising?

Tomorrow, the Earth's satellite will be as close to us as it has been in 20 years, and some say disaster will trail in its wake. Are they right? Jerome Taylor looks to the sky for answers

Video: Footage of dramatic tsunami rescue

Dramatic pictures as a father and two children are saved from the Japanese floodwaters with a fire hose.

Video: Quake hits department store

The earthquake hits this department store in Japan spreading terror among shoppers and staff.

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