An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
CNBC's Brian Sullivan speaks with Todd Halihan, Oklahoma State University Geologist, about the correlation between increased seismic activity in Oklahoma and oil and gas fracking in the state.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the latest earthquake in Oklahoma and what the effect of increased fracking in the state is having on the area's seismic activity.
QUITO, Sept 1- Ecuador's central bank said on Thursday it expects the economy to shrink 1.7 percent this year, switching its previous forecast for growth due to lower oil prices and the devastating effects of a earthquake that shook the country in April. The central bank's initial estimate for the small OPEC country's economy was for growth of 1 percent this year.
The "ShakeAlert" system is able to detect the first wave of an earthquake and could alert people in vulnerable seismic areas to prepare before it happens.
Catastrophe bonds are yielding over 5 percent in an environment of ultra-low interest rates, but market-watchers warn investors need to take care before entering the $25 billion market.
Scientists are monitoring for an eruption after two quakes shook the Katla volcano on Monday.
Rescuers believe they have found more bodies in the rubble of Amatrice, after an earthquake struck central Italy killing 290 people.
NBC's Lucy Kafanov reports from Italy on the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Amatrice and Accumoli.
A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked a swath of central Italy, burying residents under rubble as they slept. NBCNews reports.
Paddy Agnew, Rome and Vatican correspondent at The Irish times, reports on the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which hit Italy Wednesday.
ROME, Aug 24- The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 159 people, the country's civil protection agency said, raising a previous count of 124..
LONDON, Aug 24- A powerful earthquake in Italy on Wednesday is unlikely to force UnipolSai's 200 million euro catastrophe bond into default as the bond has low exposure to the affected region, the Italian insurer said. The earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy, killing at least 73 people, trapping residents under piles of rubble...
NBC's Bill Neely reports live from Amatrice, Italy with the latest earthquake details.
NBC's Lucy Kafanov reports a major 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people in central Italy
LONDON, Aug 24- A powerful earthquake in Italy on Wednesday is not likely to force a 200 million euro bond issued to cover such risk into default as the bond has low exposure to the affected region, investors said. The earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and...
Gilberto Saccorotti, a geophysics specialist at INGV, describes the situation on the ground in Italy after last night's earthquake.
A magnitude 6.2 quake was recorded in central Italy leaving at least 13 reported dead as rescue operations continue.
A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday. Here is live footage from Amatrice, one of the towns hit.