February 10, 2016
Seismologists were dealt a bitter blow in failing to anticipate the magnitude-9.0 earthquake occurring in the Tohoku region in 2011, not taking history into account.
February 09, 2016
The Chinese New Year is an important holiday for people in Taiwan, a time for families to be together.
February 07, 2016
Relief efforts are being prepared in Japan for areas of southern Taiwan where a powerful earthquake killed more than 10 people, most of them residents of a collapsed 16-story...
February 07, 2016
TAINAN, Taiwan--Rescuers in Taiwan pulled a young man alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday more than 24 hours after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept...
February 06, 2016
TAINAN, Taiwan--Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise...
February 05, 2016
An earthquake has struck close to Tokyo, shaking much of the metropolitan region. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami risk.
January 06, 2016
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lashed out at North Korea on Jan. 6 for conducting a hydrogen bomb test, calling the latest provocation a "grave threat" that cannot go unanswered.
January 06, 2016
Japan's top government spokesman, citing past experience, said Jan. 6 that an earthquake in North Korea may have been a nuclear test.
December 14, 2015
MIKI, Hyogo Prefecture--The world’s largest-scale quake-resistance experiment was conducted here, and a 10-story building conforming to Japan’s safety standards wobbled and ...
December 05, 2015
A U.N. committee unanimously adopted a motion by Japan to designate Nov. 5 as world tsunami day to promote awareness of the threats posed by high waves.
November 14, 2015
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Nov. 14 off the coast of southwest Japan, triggering a small tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
October 27, 2015
KABUL--A massive earthquake struck remote and impoverished regions of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Oct. 26, killing at least 263 people as it shook buildings across...
September 18, 2015
Tsunami waves spawned by the magnitude-8.3 earthquake that struck off the central coast of Chile on the evening of Sept. 16 swept into coastal areas across Japan on Sept. 18,...
September 12, 2015
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.2 struck the Tokyo metropolitan area at 5:49 a.m. on Sept. 12, injuring at least 13 people.
August 31, 2015
Even after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, only an estimated 82 percent of homes in Japan were deemed quake resistant in 2013, a 3-percentage point increase over ...
July 28, 2015
A UNICEF representative called on the international community to continue paying attention to quake-stricken Nepal, especially as rebuilding efforts there are falling behind.
July 27, 2015
Japan has long been praised for its earthquake-resistant technologies, but a new focus is targeting a recently studied seismic phenomenon that has been rattling the nation.
June 26, 2015
KATMANDU--Tent villages remained in place in many parts of the Nepalese capital, a reminder of the great earthquake that struck the central part of this landlocked nation two...
June 25, 2015
KATHMANDU--India and China pledged nearly $1.5 billion in aid for earthquake reconstruction in impoverished Nepal on June 25, as the Asian giants try to help it back on its...
June 09, 2015
SHIMONOSEKI, Yamaguchi Prefecture--A deep-sea research vessel that can analyze the ocean floor at a depth of 10,000 meters may be able to pinpoint where earthquakes are more...