Sep 2, 2015

Washington's Grand Coulee Dam inspected after M4.2 temblor hits nearby

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake struck near Grand Coulee Dam, the largest U.S. hydropower facility, in northeastern Washington state on Tuesday, prompting an immediate inspection of the facility but leaving no visible damage, a spokeswoman said. Operation of the Columbia River dam, which supplies electricity to ...

Aug 18, 2015

Shallow M4 temblor gives San Francisco Bay area quick, hard jolt

A short, sharp earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area early Monday, breaking picture frames and cracking plaster without prompting reports of injuries or major damage. The magnitude-4.0 quake struck at 6:49 a.m. and was centered just north of Piedmont, near Berkeley, the U.S. ...

Jul 28, 2015

M7 temblor jolts Indonesia's Papua; no tsunami alert: USGS

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, U.S. seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland, and Indonesia’s national disaster agency said there ...

Jul 17, 2015

M6.4 temblor strikes in ocean near Barbados, felt across Caribbean

A strong earthquake struck Thursday in the ocean northeast of Barbados and was widely felt throughout the Caribbean, but officials said there were no reports of damage or injuries. Supermarkets and other businesses were evacuated and people moved away from the shore right after ...

Jul 13, 2015

Temblor rattles Oita area; Ikata nuclear plant said OK

An earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck Kyushu early Monday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami were reported. The 2:52 a.m. temblor’s epicenter was in southern Oita, according to the agency. The focus was around 60 km underground. The Ikata nuclear power ...

Jul 10, 2015

Predawn M5.7 quake jolts Iwate; no disruptions reported

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 struck Iwate Prefecture early Friday morning, the Meteorological Agency said. It said there was no risk of tsunami. Firefighters said a woman in her 70s in the prefectural capital Morioka was hurt after falling following the ...

Forensic artist's images reunited tsunami dead

Jul 10, 2015

Forensic artist's images reunited tsunami dead

It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead. But for former police forensic artist Shuichi Abe, 65, it is a profession he aims to pass down through generations of police officers after ...