Jul 28, 2015

M7 temblor jolts Indonesia's Papua; no tsunami alert: USGS

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, U.S. seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes. No tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which struck inland, and Indonesia’s national disaster agency said there ...

Former Taiwan president visits disaster-hit city in Miyagi

Jul 27, 2015

Former Taiwan president visits disaster-hit city in Miyagi

Hoping to encourage local survivors, former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui on Sunday visited a city in Miyagi Prefecture that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Lee, 92, went to a man-made hill in Iwanuma and placed flowers at a monument for ...

Jul 24, 2015

Kick 'em Jenny undersea volcano rumbling off Grenada

An active underwater volcano off Grenada’s northern coast called Kick ‘em Jenny was rumbling Thursday and regional disaster authorities were put on alert even as they said it posed no threat of triggering destructive tsunami. Since its discovery in the 1930s, Kick ‘em Jenny ...

Forensic artist's images reunited tsunami dead

Jul 10, 2015

Forensic artist's images reunited tsunami dead

It takes more than a keen eye and an agile hand to give a semblance of life to the dead. But for former police forensic artist Shuichi Abe, 65, it is a profession he aims to pass down through generations of police officers after ...

Jun 15, 2015

Fukushima to end housing aid for voluntary evacuees

The Fukushima Prefectural Government said Monday it will stop providing free housing at the end of March 2017 to nuclear evacuees whose homes are in official evacuation zones. Housing assistance to the voluntary evacuees, currently set to expire in March 2016, will be terminated ...