earthquake

U.N. in plea for no letup in international efforts to help...
Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF representative to Nepal, discusses the situation in Nepal following a powerful earthquake in April during a briefing in Tokyo on July 27. (Hiroshi Nakano)
A UNICEF representative called on the international community to continue paying attention to quake-stricken Nepal, especially as rebuilding efforts there are falling behind.
Devices developed to ease earthquake sway in high-rises
Weights of up to 300 tons are suspended inside a quake-resistance device developed by Kajima Corp. on the Shinjuku Mitsui Building in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward. (Yuji Shimoyama)
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.
INSIGHT: Nepal tent villages symbolize tug of war between major...
Rubble from the magnitude-7.8 earthquake that devastated central Nepal in late April remains near Durbar Square in Katmandu, a World Heritage site, on May 25. (Ryosuke Ono)
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...
India, China pledge nearly $1.5 billion in Nepal quake aid
A foreign delegate photographs damaged buildings at the Basantapur Durbar Square heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal, on June 24.(AP Photo)
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...
Seabed research vessel will probe bottom of the sea to detect...
The seabed research vessel Kaimei is launched June 7 at a shipyard in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture. (Keiko Nannichi)
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...
1 Japanese climber suspected killed as death toll rises from...
Mount Kinabalu’s famous Donkey's Ear Peak partially collapsed following the June 5 earthquake that struck Borneo island. (Provided by Masidi Manjun, Sabah state minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment)
Local Malaysian officials said on June 7 that a Japanese man climbing one of southeast Asia's highest peaks was likely among those killed in a magnitude-6.0 earthquake that...
Magnitude-8.1 quake sends shaking throughout Japan, sixth largest...
People emerge from an emergency elevator on the second floor of the Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo’s Minato Ward at 10:50 p.m. on May 30. They had been stuck on the building’s 52nd floor for about two-and-a-half hours after a strong earthquake hit. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
The sixth most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in more than 100 years was felt in all 47 prefectures on May 30, but no deaths or serious damage were reported.
UPDATE: Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off eastern Japan, no tsunami...
A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on May 30, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no reports of damage since the...
Steep rise in quake insurance reflects growing probability of...
Police officers and Ground Self-Defense Force personnel hold a training exercise to simulate rescue operations in collapsed houses due to a Nankai Trough earthquake in Nishio, Aichi Prefecture, in November 2014. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Earthquake insurance is set to shoot up by as much as 30 percent as studies point to a growing probability of a devastating temblor striking a large city.
Strong quake hits Tokyo and surrounding areas
An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 5.6 shook Tokyo and its surrounding areas at 2:28 p.m. on May 25, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Quake damage impeding UNESCO, Nepalese efforts to protect cultural ...
A sign has been placed in front of a collapsed stone pagoda at a central square in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Akiko Suzuki)
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal--The Nepalese government is working with UNESCO officials to quickly ascertain the damage at World Cultural Heritage sites from the horrific April 25...
Officials urge people to evacuate damaged buildings after major...
A Nepalese person injured in the May 12 earthquake brought from Charikot, Dolakha District, lies on a stretcher at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Katmandu. (AP Photo)
CHAUTARA, Nepal--Officials with bullhorns walked through the quake-damaged streets of this small Nepal town on May 13, calling for people to leave the damaged buildings.
Japanese architect's space-age tent a boon for disaster victims
Architect Yusuke Murakami’s easy-to-erect tent, which was originally intended for astronauts, in Bungamati, Nepal, on May 11 (Akiko Suzuki)
BUNGAMATI, Nepal--A tent intended for use by astronauts on the moon may prove a lifesaver as a shelter during times of natural disaster, such as the recent earthquake in Nepal...
UPDATE: Another major quake hits Nepal, killing at least 42
Nepalese people gather in a temporary shelter after another strong earthquake struck in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on May 12. (AP Photo)
KATMANDU, Nepal--A major earthquake hit a remote mountainous region of Nepal on May 12, killing at least 42 people and injuring another 1,117, while triggering landslides and...
Mount Hakoneyama may be ready to erupt, agency says
Water vapor is seen rising near the Owakudani area on Mount Hakoneyama in Kanagawa Prefecture on May 7. Lake Ashinoko is in the background. (Eiji Hori)
Continuing earthquake activity signals that a small-scale eruption may occur at Mount Hakoneyama southwest of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
Nepalese who studied quake engineering in Japan spreads...
Ramesh Guragain, right, inspects damage from the April 25 earthquake with Kimiro Meguro, professor at the University of Tokyo, in Katmandu on May 3. (Takuya Isayama)
KATMANDU--While earthquake engineer Ramesh Guragain was enjoying a picnic with acquaintances in a suburb here on April 25, a strong tremor suddenly disrupted the festivities.
Nepalese students create message for their devastated homeland...
A candle-lit message calling for prayers for Nepal glows at a festival at Moji Port in Kita-Kyushu on May 2. (Jun Kaneko)
KITA-KYUSHU--A candle-lit message asking for support to quake-stricken Nepal flickered brightly in the darkness at Moji Port here on May 2 as Nepalese and other foreign...
ASDF embarks on quake-relief mission in Nepal
Air Self-Defense Force members in charge of air transportation prepare to board a C-130 aircraft at the Komaki Air Base in Aichi Prefecture for a relief mission in quake-hit Nepal. (Taro Saito)
KOMAKI, Aichi Prefecture--An Air Self-Defense Force transport aircraft took off for a mission in Nepal to provide medical assistance and supplies to victims of the April 25...
Japanese rescuers search for quake survivors in Katmandu
Members of a Japanese disaster relief team at work in Katmandu on April 28 (Takuya Isayama)
KATMANDU--A Japanese disaster relief team got to work immediately after arriving in the quake-stricken Nepalese capital.
Desperate Nepalis flee capital as aftershocks spread fear
Rescue workers remove debris as they search for victims of earthquake in Bhaktapur near Kathmandu on April 26. (AP Photo)
BHAKTAPUR, Nepal--Thousands of Nepalis began fleeing the capital Kathmandu on April 27, terror-stricken by two days of powerful aftershocks and fearing shortages of food and...