Mega-quake would likely flood more of Fukushima than 2011 tsunami

National Mar 21, 2019

Mega-quake would likely flood more of Fukushima than 2011 tsunami

If a once-in-1,000-years earthquake occurs, the area of Fukushima Prefecture expected to be flooded by subsequent tsunami could be 1.3 times larger than at the time of the March 2011 disaster, the prefectural government said Wednesday. If such a powerful earthquake takes place, tsunami of ...

Asia Pacific Mar 20, 2019

Geothermal plant 'triggered earthquake' in South Korea

A rare earthquake in South Korea was triggered by the country's first experimental geothermal power plant, a team of government-commissioned experts said Wednesday. The southeastern port city of Pohang was rattled by a 5.4-magnitude earthquake in November 2017 — the second-most-powerful tremor ever in the ...

National Jan 26, 2019

Earthquake rattles Kumamoto Prefecture town

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted Kumamoto Prefecture on Saturday afternoon, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Meteorological Agency said. The temblor, which struck at 2:16 p.m., occurred at a depth of around 10 kilometers, with the town of Nagomi registering a lower 5 on ...

World Nov 26, 2018

Iran quake injures more than 700; Rouhani orders relief effort

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no effort should be spared to help victims of a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq that injured more than 700 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television reported on Monday. The Sunday night earthquake was felt ...

Dealing with disaster in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...