Asia Pacific Aug 8, 2019

6.0 Taiwan quake kills one and causes temporary blackout

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan on Thursday killed one woman and caused temporary power outages that affected over 10,000 homes, authorities said. Tremors were felt across the island, and high-rises in Taipei swayed as the quake struck off the northeastern coast at dawn, waking ...

National Aug 5, 2019

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes Fukushima Prefecture

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake registering a lower 5 on the Japanese intensity scale struck off Fukushima and Miyagi prefectures on Sunday evening, the Meteorological Agency has said. The epicenter of the quake, which occurred at around 7:23 p.m. at a depth of about 45 kilometers ...

National Jul 28, 2019

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes off Mie Prefecture

An earthquake registering a magnitude 6.5 struck off the coast of Mie Prefecture around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the Meteorological Agency reported. Occurring at a depth of 420 km, the quake was still felt in the Kanto area, where it registered a 3 on the Japanese ...

Asia Pacific Jul 27, 2019

At least eight killed as twin quakes strike Philippines

At least eight people were killed and dozens injured when twin earthquakes struck islands in the northern Philippines early Saturday while many were still asleep, local officials said. Both tremors hit the province of Batanes, a group of sparsely populated islets north of the nation's ...