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 ...

Rugby World Cup organizers prepared for natural disasters

Rugby Jan 16, 2019

Rugby World Cup organizers prepared for natural disasters

With the final countdown to this year's Rugby World Cup in Japan well under way, organizers are focusing their efforts on contingency planning in the notoriously earthquake and typhoon-prone country, tournament director Alan Gilpin told AFP. On the pitch, Gilpin predicted the 2019 edition of ...

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 ...

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Young Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

An Indonesian air traffic controller is being posthumously hailed as a hero for refusing to leave his post despite devastating earthquakes so that he could guide a passenger jet safely off the ground. Twenty-one-year-old Anthonius Gunawan Agung was on duty in the air traffic control ...