Mar 18, 2016

Suicides fell for sixth year straight in 2015: police

Suicides fell for a sixth consecutive year in 2015, dropping 5.5 percent from the previous year to 24,025, the National Police Agency said Friday. Suicides related to the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis came to 23, up from 22 in 2014, with ...

Feb 17, 2016

Sierra Nevada towns shake to M4.8 quake, aftershocks

An earthquake rattled the eastern range of California’s Sierra Nevada on Tuesday afternoon, shaking remote communities but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the magnitude-4.8 quake struck just after 3 p.m. near Big ...

Feb 10, 2016

M6.4 temblor strikes off Chilean coast, USGS reports

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, centered 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Coquimbo, an area often shaken by earthquakes, was 20.5 miles (33 km) below the seabed. It struck at ...

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Feb 9, 2016

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled by a powerful earthquake. The death toll in Saturday’s disaster stood at 40, while 320 people had been rescued, the Tainan city ...