Jul 19, 2016

No damage reported as quake shakes Tokyo

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 shook eastern Japan on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, centered east of Tokyo, shook buildings in the capital but was not strong enough to dislodge ...

Jul 17, 2016

Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts Kanto area

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted eastern Japan including Tokyo on Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami alert was issued for the 1:24 p.m. quake and its focus was about 40 km below southern Ibaraki Prefecture, the agency said. The earthquake registered ...

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 about ...

Ecuador tense, quake toll now at 553; M6.1 jolt, other aftershocks continue

Apr 21, 2016

Ecuador tense, quake toll now at 553; M6.1 jolt, other aftershocks continue

A magnitude-6.1 aftershock Wednesday set babies crying and sent nervous residents pouring into the streets, fearful of yet more damage following the deadly earthquake over the weekend. The predawn jolt was the strongest aftershock yet since Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake that killed more than 500 people. ...

/ Apr 15, 2016

Toyota, Honda suspend plants rattled by Kumamoto quake

Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. were among companies that suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains. Flights and trains were also disrupted after the magnitude-6.5 quake, which struck at around 9:26 p.m. on Thursday. Companies operating in ...