Albanian quake toll at near-record 39

World Nov 28, 2019

Albanian quake toll at near-record 39

Two days after a deadly quake struck Albania's Adriatic coast, hopes were fading Thursday of finding anyone else alive beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings, with the death toll rising after more bodies were pulled from the ruins overnight. Prime Minister Edi Rama put the ...

Political earthquake in Japan? Nope, just a drill

National Nov 27, 2019

Political earthquake in Japan? Nope, just a drill

Getting a large, cross-party group of lawmakers to act in unison may sound like a challenge, but during a Lower House earthquake drill on Tuesday, Diet members moved en mass, reaching under their seats to retrieve white, foldable helmets. Toshihiro Nikai (center right), secretary-general of ...

More than 20 dead as Albania hunts for earthquake survivors

World Nov 27, 2019

More than 20 dead as Albania hunts for earthquake survivors

Albanian rescuers searched rubble through the night looking for survivors trapped in buildings that toppled Tuesday in the strongest earthquake to hit the country in decades, with more than 20 dead and hundreds injured. Teams of soldiers, police and emergency workers sifted through the debris ...

Rescuers hunt for survivors after deadly quake in Albania

World Nov 26, 2019

Rescuers hunt for survivors after deadly quake in Albania

Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by ...

Magnitude 5.4 quake hits south France, but no damage to nuclear plant

World Nov 12, 2019

Magnitude 5.4 quake hits south France, but no damage to nuclear plant

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 in magnitude struck a remote part of southern France Monday, seriously injuring one person, authorities said, adding that they are investigating reports of light damage to about a dozen buildings. France's earthquake detection agency said the quake struck at noon ...

Britain halts fracking due to quake concerns

Business Nov 2, 2019

Britain halts fracking due to quake concerns

Britain will impose an immediate moratorium on fracking, the government announced on Saturday, saying the industry risks causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government had previously signaled its support for the shale gas industry as it seeks ...