Residents volunteer to preserve monuments to disaster

National Mar 11, 2018

Residents volunteer to preserve monuments to disaster

Yuichi Yonezawa believes he owes his life to the three-story building that used to house his company in the tsunami-damaged city of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture. On March 11, 2011, Yonezawa ran up to the roof of the building and climbed the chimney, narrowly escaping the ...

Asia Pacific Feb 26, 2018

Strong M7.5 temblor strikes Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, with unconfirmed reports of blackouts and damage to buildings, officials said. The quake's epicenter was around 90 km (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit ...

Death toll climbs to 14 in copter crash at Mexico quake zone

World Feb 19, 2018

Death toll climbs to 14 in copter crash at Mexico quake zone

The death toll from a helicopter crash that followed a strong earthquake in southern Mexico rose to 14 Sunday, as the defense minister said the government assumed full responsibility. The tragedy struck Friday night as a military helicopter flew the interior minister and other officials ...

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

World Feb 17, 2018

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

Reuters A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south, but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath. At least 50 homes suffered damage ...

M4.7 Christmas quake shakes southern Mexico; no damage reported

World Dec 26, 2017

M4.7 Christmas quake shakes southern Mexico; no damage reported

AP A Christmas day earthquake has shaken southern Mexico. There are no immediate reports of damage. Monday's temblor was centered near the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, where the shaking was felt strongly and many people left their homes. Civil defense chief Sabas de la Rosa ...