Nov 24, 2016

M6.1 offshore quake jolts Tohoku region but no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted northeastern and eastern Japan on Thursday morning, the region hit by a more powerful quake two days ago, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued. No abnormalities were observed at two nuclear power ...

Nov 21, 2016

Damage minimal after strong quake hits near Argentina, Chile border

A strong quake hit western Argentina, shaking buildings as far away as Santiago, the capital of neighboring Chile, though there were no preliminary reports of damage to people, infrastructure or basic services. Chile’s navy ruled out a tsunami after the quake, which the U.S. ...

Nagoya warns castle tower could collapse in strong quake

Nov 18, 2016

Nagoya warns castle tower could collapse in strong quake

The Nagoya Municipal Government on Friday took the unusual step of warning tourists that they enter Nagoya Castle’s tower at their own risk due to the building being in danger of collapse in a strong earthquake. The city said it installed the three signs ...

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on ...

Nov 7, 2016

Magnitude-5.0 earthquake rocks central Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes. Cushing ...

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Oct 24, 2016

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Elementary and junior high schools in Tottori Prefecture opened as normal Monday following Friday’s magnitude-6.6 earthquake, but some prefecture-run high schools were closed. The Meteorological Agency has called on the public to stay alert as seismic activity is still continuing in the area. In ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey ...