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...
June 08, 2015
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...
May 31, 2015
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.
May 30, 2015
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...
May 27, 2015
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.
May 25, 2015
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.
May 17, 2015
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...
May 13, 2015
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.
May 12, 2015
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...
May 12, 2015
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...
May 07, 2015
Continuing earthquake activity signals that a small-scale eruption may occur at Mount Hakoneyama southwest of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
May 07, 2015
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.
May 03, 2015
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...