Kobe marks 21 years since deadly Hanshin earthquake

Jan 17, 2016

Kobe marks 21 years since deadly Hanshin earthquake

The city of Kobe and surrounding areas marked the 21st anniversary Sunday of the magnitude 7.3 earthquake that killed 6,434 people and demonstrated the horror that can result from an urban disaster. People who lost loved ones in the Great Hanshin Earthquake were among ...

Jan 12, 2016

Last survivor of 1906 San Francisco earthquake dies at age 109

an Francisco The last survivor of the devastating 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire has died, a relative confirmed Monday. William A. “Bill” Del Monte died at a retirement home in nearby Marin County on Monday. He was 11 days shy of his 110th ...

Dec 26, 2015

Perils of a slow-shaking quake

A new study finds that a long-lasting mega-quake in the Nankai Trough off Japan could imperil high-rise buildings hundreds of kilometers away.

Dec 26, 2015

Magnitude-6.2 quake rocks northeast Afghanistan, part of Pakistan

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake rocked northeast Afghanistan late Friday close to the country’s borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan, leaving at least 30 people injured, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which originated 203.5 kilometers (126 miles) deep, struck about 280 kilometers northeast of ...

Dec 23, 2015

Massive landslide found in Alaska

Scientists have discovered a massive landslide in eastern Alaska that is the largest detected in North America since the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The Oct. 17 slider unleashed 200 million tons of rock down the Taan Fiord valley onto Tyndall Glacier in ...

New subway line opens in disaster-hit Sendai

Dec 6, 2015

New subway line opens in disaster-hit Sendai

A new subway line connecting a tsunami-hit coastal area of Sendai to the center of the city went into service Sunday, more than four years after the region was devastated in the March 11, 2011, disaster. The 13.9-kilometer Tozai Line runs east to west ...