• 29 Sep 2018

      First the earthquake, hitting 7.5 on the richter scale, and then the tsunami with waves up to 6 metres high struck the Indonesian coast. The city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi was devastated; homes, businesses and hospitals were flattened. Hundreds have been confirmed dead with hundreds more reported missing or injured.

  • 26 Dec 2014

    Remembrance ceremonies have been held to commemorate the Boxing Day tsunami which swept across the Indian Ocean in 2004, killing an estimated 230,000 people.

  • 2 Apr 2014

    A major earthquake with a magnitude of 8.2 kills six people in Chile, triggering a tsunami wave and tremors which were felt as far as Bolivia and Peru.

  • 14 Nov 2013

    As Tepco opens up to the world about a dangerous operation coming up at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, we speak to a former worker who says his legs shook as he did his work.

  • 5 Nov 2013

    British architect Garry Thomas visited Iwaki, near the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, recently. He found a place barely reconstructed, and residents losing hope.

  • 14 Oct 2013

    The world is responding to Japan’s call for help at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. But with reports of leaks, contamination and a risky new operation, Channel 4 News asks: is it too late?

  • 17 Jul 2013

    Inside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone

    A notice at the train station ticket office reads: “Apologies – we will be back soon.” But in the deserted radiation hotspot of Futaba, in post-Fukushima Japan, nobody will be back soon.

  • 21 Jun 2013

    The lost world of Fukushima

    Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, 150,000 people are still displaced across Japan and the clean-up is scheduled to last decades. In a land where hope has run out – the hope of return.

  • 6 Feb 2013

    Six people are feared dead after a tsunami hit a remote area of the Solomon Islands triggering evacuations across the South Pacific.

  • 7 Dec 2012

    A 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of north-eastern Japan shakes buildings as far away as Tokyo but early fears of a tsunami and devastation on the scale of the March 2011 disaster have receded.

  • 27 Aug 2012

    A strong 7.3 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador generates a potentially destructive tsunami that is threatening Central America and Mexico, US authorities say.

  • 11 Mar 2012

    People across Japan have prayed and stood in silence to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago.

  • 14 Nov 2011

    Alex Thomson returns to Ishinomaki’s Okawa primary school in Japan, where he finds harrowing reminders of the lives of the 74 children and teachers who died in the tsunami there eight months ago.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    On the day journalists are taken to the Fukushima nuclear plant, devastated by March’s tsunami and earthquake, Alex Thomson meets some of the families evacuated to Tokyo in the wake of the disaster.

  • 11 Nov 2011

    Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson returns to Japan’s tsunami-hit towns to witness the world’s largest recycling operation.