National Jan 14, 2020

Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts eastern Japan, including Tokyo

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 rattled eastern Japan including the Tokyo metropolitan area early Tuesday, the weather agency said. The temblor struck at 4:53 a.m. in southern Ibaraki Prefecture with a focus about 50 kilometers below the surface, the Meteorological Agency said. ...

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

World Jan 12, 2020

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. Haitians were on Sunday to commemorate the thousands ...

Aftershocks in Puerto Rico collapse more homes

World Jan 11, 2020

Aftershocks in Puerto Rico collapse more homes

Two strong aftershocks collapsed homes and cracked walls in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island tried to recover from its worst earthquake in more than a century. The first quake of magnitude 5.2 struck at 6:26 p.m., followed by another of magnitude 4.8 ...

Most Puerto Ricans remain without power, with many sleeping outdoors

World Jan 9, 2020

Most Puerto Ricans remain without power, with many sleeping outdoors

More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes toppled homes on the Caribbean island and raised fears more could collapse. Tuesday's quakes, including the most powerful one to strike the U.S. territory in ...