May 25, 2015

Strong quake shakes Tokyo vicinity; no damage reported

A strong quake Monday shook buildings in Tokyo, setting off alarms and temporarily bringing the subway system to a halt. There was no risk of a tsunami from the quake, which had a magnitude of 5.3, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Meteorological ...

May 21, 2015

SDF medical relief team wraps up mission in Nepal

The Self-Defense Forces’ medical relief team wrapped up its mission in earthquake-hit Nepal on Wednesday with a ceremony held at Tudikhel grounds in central Kathmandu. During the event, Nepalese Health Secretary Shanta Bahadur Shrestha and Nepal Army Maj. Gen. Kishore Jung Rana thanked the ...

Strong offshore quake rocks Tohoku

May 13, 2015

Strong offshore quake rocks Tohoku

A strong earthquake of upper 5 on the Japanese seismic scale hit Iwate Prefecture and surrounding areas at 6:13 a.m. on Wednesday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. The focus of the quake, estimated at magnitude 6.6, was in the Pacific ...

May 12, 2015

Another major quake hits Nepal, epicenter near China border

Another major earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest and near the Chinese border The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit with a magnitude of 7.4 in an isolated conservation area just after lunch local time. It ...

May 8, 2015

Japan wraps up search and rescue mission in Nepal

Japan’s disaster relief team wrapped up its search for earthquake survivors Thursday in Nepal as Kathmandu shifted priority to supporting the survivors. “The Nepalese government has expressed appreciation for what could not be measured in figures,” said Foreign Ministry bureaucrat Shigenobu Kobayashi, who led ...

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

May 3, 2015

101-year-old man pulled alive from Nepal quake rubble

A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake, police said Sunday. Funchu Tamang was rescued on Saturday with only minor injuries and airlifted to a district hospital, local ...