Nagoya warns castle tower could collapse in strong quake

Nov 18, 2016

Nagoya warns castle tower could collapse in strong quake

The Nagoya Municipal Government on Friday took the unusual step of warning tourists that they enter Nagoya Castle's tower at their own risk due to the building being in danger of collapse in a strong earthquake. The city said it installed the three signs within ...

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on Sunday, ...

Nov 9, 2016

Tohoku University institute analyzes huge tsunamis over past 400 years

Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science has released a report analyzing major tsunamis across the globe over the past 400 years in a bid to raise awareness about tsunami hazards. The report, published late last month ahead of the first World Tsunami Awareness ...

Nov 7, 2016

Magnitude-5.0 earthquake rocks central Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes. Cushing Assistant ...

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Oct 24, 2016

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Elementary and junior high schools in Tottori Prefecture opened as normal Monday following Friday's magnitude-6.6 earthquake, but some prefecture-run high schools were closed. The Meteorological Agency has called on the public to stay alert as seismic activity is still continuing in the area. In Kurayoshi, one ...

16 dead, over 250 hurt as strong quake rocks Tanzania, neighboring nations

Sep 12, 2016

16 dead, over 250 hurt as strong quake rocks Tanzania, neighboring nations

ar es Salaam Tanzania At least 16 people died and 253 were injured in a magnitude-5.7 earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania and was felt throughout the Great Lakes region, local authorities said Sunday. As rescuers scrambled to find survivors from Saturday's quake, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey said ...