Years of steady, quiet pressure on a plate boundary beneath the Pacific ocean resulted in the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.3 feet) could impact the Pacific coastline after the quake.
Wall will block groundwater from nearby hillsides that has been flowing under the plant and mixing with polluted water already there.
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Radiation from Japan's leaking nuclear power plant has reached waters off the shore of Canada, though it's not dangerous.
Slippery clay that looks like scaly black dragon skin is the crucial clue needed to explain the 2011 Japan earthquake's surprising impact.
As radioactive water from a Japanese nuclear reactor tsunami nears the U.S. -- it is expected to hit in 2014 -- can we be sure it's safe?
Six workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant were doused with radioactive water from a desalination system Wednesday.
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