Mar 29, 2014

Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake was widely felt in the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties Friday evening, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of significant damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9 p.m. and was centered ...

Strong predawn earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

Mar 18, 2014

Strong predawn earthquake shakes Los Angeles area

A predawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile (240-km) swath of Southern California but causing no major damage. The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 miles (3.2 km) from Encino and 15 miles (24 km) ...

267,000 still evacuees three years on

Mar 10, 2014

267,000 still evacuees three years on

About 267,000 people are still living in temporary housing and other makeshift facilities nationwide as Japan marks the third anniversary Tuesday of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku that triggered an unprecedented nuclear crisis. Police and other authorities continue to search coastal ...

Mar 10, 2014

Powerful 6.9 quake strikes off California coast

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck late Sunday off the coast of Northern California, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami threat. The epicenter was located 77 kilometers (48 miles) west-northwest of the town of Ferndale ...

Mar 2, 2014

Over 30% of 3/11 kids hit by PTSD

More than 30 percent of children caught up in the March 2011 mega-quake and tsunami in Tohoku are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the health ministry says.

New debris estimates soar for Nankai Trough quake

Mar 1, 2014

New debris estimates soar for Nankai Trough quake

The combined amount of debris from a projected Nankai Trough quake, as well as sediment washed ashore by the subsequent tsunami, could total as much as 349 million tons, some 11 times the amount caused by the March 2011 Tohoku disaster, the Environment Ministry ...

Feb 18, 2014

Over 80% of disaster facilities quake-resistant

More than 80 percent of the facilities designated as disaster bases for the public across Japan were quake-resistant as of the end last March, according to recent government data. Of the 188,312 buildings designated as disaster centers by municipalities, 155,455, or 82.6 percent, were ...