Aug 26, 2015

Japan to help Nicaragua open tsunami warning center

The central government will help Nicaragua open a tsunami warning center this year that would serve all of Central America, an official said Tuesday. The center would provide real-time earthquake and tsunami information across that continent, according to Wilfried Strauch of the Nicaraguan Seismological ...

Aug 20, 2015

Hiroshima marks anniversary of deadly mudslides

The Hiroshima municipal and prefectural governments held a memorial service on Thursday afternoon to mark the first anniversary of mudslides that killed 75 people. In the morning before the ceremony, families of the victims and other mourners laid flowers and gifts and prayed for ...

Jul 30, 2015

Philippine capital holds drill to prepare for killer quake

Officials in the Philippines, which has been hit by several natural disasters in recent years, said they expect a large number of people to participate in a drill Thursday to prepare metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces for a feared magnitude-7.2 earthquake from an active ...

Calls for disaster planning rethink amid fears of Big One

Jul 15, 2015

Calls for disaster planning rethink amid fears of Big One

As a nation that has suffered two large-scale natural catastrophes in the past two decades — in 1995 and 2011 — Japan has become known for its disaster prevention and risk reduction measures. In the wake of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, Japan began ...