Magnitude 7.8 quake off Russia prompts U.S. tsunami warning

National Mar 25, 2020

Magnitude 7.8 quake off Russia prompts U.S. tsunami warning

U.S. authorities put out tsunami warnings on Wednesday after an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck off Russia's Kuril Islands, but Japan's Meteorological Agency issued no alerts, although they said there might be slight tidal changes. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said a tsunami ...

5.3 earthquake damages buildings in Croatia

World Mar 22, 2020

5.3 earthquake damages buildings in Croatia

A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. Some casualties were reported. The European seismological agency, EMSC, said the earthquake measured 5.3 and struck a wide area north of the capital, Zagreb, at 6:23 a.m. Sunday. The epicenter ...

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

National Mar 11, 2020

Nine years on, monuments in Tohoku pass on lessons and memories from 3/11

The public, industry and academic sectors in four northeastern prefectures hit by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami are collaborating on a project to highlight disaster-related monuments and remains across the region. Dubbed the "3.11 Densho Road," the initiative aims to link disaster-related sites across ...

Prefectures in Japan face lack of volunteer interpreters for disasters

National Mar 9, 2020

Prefectures in Japan face lack of volunteer interpreters for disasters

Several prefectural governments around Japan have raised concerns about a shortage of volunteer interpreters and translators to support foreign residents and tourists during disasters, after making limited progress with addressing the problem, a new survey has shown. The massive floods that were caused by typhoons ...

National Mar 3, 2020

3/11 recovery agency to remain open until 2031

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill that would extend until 2031 the life of the agency overseeing the recovery in areas devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The Reconstruction Agency, set up about a year after the triple quake, tsunami and nuclear ...