Legendary 'mole' rescuers heroes again on Mexico City home turf

Sep 21, 2017

Legendary 'mole' rescuers heroes again on Mexico City home turf

After earning fame burrowing into piles of rubble in disasters the world over, including the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, Mexico's "mole" rescue workers are on tragically familiar ground, pulling people from ruins in their home city. The moles ...

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

Sep 21, 2017

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the shaking from Tuesday's earthquake and increased its destructive force, seismologists say as they try to better understand the quake that has killed more than 200 people. Scientists are ...

Mexico hunts for survivors after powerful quake kills at least 248

Sep 20, 2017

Mexico hunts for survivors after powerful quake kills at least 248

Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed to at least 248. Adding poignancy and a touch of ...

At least 32 die after massive quake off southern Mexico

Sep 8, 2017

At least 32 die after massive quake off southern Mexico

At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country's southern coast late on Thursday, causing cracks in buildings and triggering a small tsunami, authorities said. The quake was apparently stronger than ...

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

Sep 8, 2017

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake jolts southern Mexico

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico late on Thursday, killing at least five people and triggering tsunami in what the president called the quake-prone country's biggest one in a century. Officials evacuated residents along the central and southern Pacific coast as seismologists warned that ...

Aug 28, 2017

Japan insurers reassessing quake risks by region

Major Japanese nonlife insurers have started reviewing their earthquake insurance premiums by reassessing damage risks region by region. In January next year, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. will raise premiums for areas including the Shikoku region that could suffer damage from an expected ...