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 ...

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Aug 24, 2016

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was also ...

Shallow Peru temblor kills at least four, including U.S. tourist

Aug 16, 2016

Shallow Peru temblor kills at least four, including U.S. tourist

A shallow, magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley, killing at least four people, including a U.S. tourist, and injuring 52 as it toppled adobe homes, authorities said Monday. The quake hit at 9:58 p.m. local time Sunday near the town of ...

Jul 19, 2016

No damage reported as quake shakes Tokyo

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 shook eastern Japan on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, centered east of Tokyo, shook buildings in the capital but was not strong enough to ...