Jul 23, 2016

Foreign families in Tokyo to host children affected by 2011 quake

A number of foreign families in the greater Tokyo area will join a summer homestay program starting July 31 to host children from single-parent homes affected by the 2011 earthquake in northeastern Japan. The nonprofit Mother Link Japan, which has organized the initiative, says ...

Apr 29, 2016

No Pacific-wide tsunami threat as M-7 temblor hits Vanuatu

A strong magnitude-7 earthquake rattled the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Friday but authorities said there was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake hit near Malekula Island. It was centered ...

Apr 7, 2016

M-6 temblor hits off Java but tsunami threat ruled out

A strong earthquake struck Wednesday evening off the southern coast of Java, Indonesia’s main island, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6 quake was located 35.4 km (22 miles) under the seabed. It was ...

Apr 4, 2016

Center eases tsunami alert over strong quake off Vanuatu

Officials wound back an initial tsunami threat issued after a large earthquake struck off the coast of the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu on Sunday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the danger had largely passed and canceled an earlier warning of possible tsunami ...