Weather Earthquakes

  • Indonesian search and rescue personnel work as they attempt to rescue people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake in Pidie, Aceh province on December 7, 2016.

    The death toll from a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday has risen to 93, the provincial government said.

  • PAWNEE, Okla.— The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded five small earthquakes in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 3.9 temblor near Pawnee where the state's largest earthquake was recorded in September. The USGS says one quake hit at 9:22 p.m. Sunday, about 9 miles east of Pawnee. A 3.2 magnitude quake was recorded at 11:39 a.m. Monday, nine miles west of...

  • KAIKOURA, New Zealand— In terms of human life, the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand this month was relatively merciful: two fatalities. "If you go from Kaikoura north, that road is a complete and utter mess," Prime Minister John Key told several dozen locals during a trip to the area Thursday. The geological changes on the northeastern coast of South...

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 25- New Zealand is looking offshore for hundreds of workers to rebuild roads, railways and buildings after this month's earthquake amid a shortage of local workers in an overstretched construction industry. But while importing more workers from countries including South Africa and the Philippines may fill the gap, there are some concerns...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- World stocks rode the slipstream of the first joint all-time high for Wall Street's four main markets since 1999 on Tuesday, with commodity firms adding extra lift as they eyed an OPEC oil output cut and surge in U.S. building under Donald Trump. A powerful earthquake hitting the same part of Japan that suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011 nudged up...

  • A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island early Tuesday.

  • A boat is stranded on a dock following a tsunami generated by a powerful earthquake, at a port in the northeastern Japan city of Higashimatsushima on Nov. 22, 2016.

    An earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake.

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. It was centred off the coast of Fukushima...

  • Japanese quake: How did TEPCO fare?

    TEPCO has won some praise for its response to allay concerns of potential problems at its Daini nuclear plant following Tuesday's earthquake off Japan's northeast coast, a far cry from its communications after the massive 2011 Tohuku temblor, says Dale Klein at The University of Texas System.

  • *Limited yen reaction to earlier news of Japan earthquake. SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Nov 22- The dollar took a breather on Tuesday as investors consolidated the gains built on expectations of increased fiscal spending and higher inflation under a Trump administration. An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 and the subsequent tsunami warning in northern Japan prompted...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and...

  • Expect Tohuku aftershocks to continue: Expert

    Aftershocks, including Tuesday's Japan temblor, may occur for up to 15 years of a major seismic event such as the 2011 Tohuku quake, says Peggy Hellweg at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.

  • Will anti-nuclear sentiment spike in Japan?

    Leo Lewis, correspondent at the Financial Times, discusses changes in public discourse over Japan's reliance on nuclear energy.

  • The tsunami won't hurt Tokyo: Strategist

    Markets in Tokyo are calm as fears of widespread damage pass after a strong earthquake hit off the main island on Japan's northeast coast Tuesday and sparked a tsunami warning, says Nicholas Smith at CLSA.

  • Earthquake won't affect Japanese economy: Economist

    With small earthquakes an "everyday event" in Japan, the latest quake is unlikely to cause much damage, says Natixis Japan Securities' Kohei Iwahara.

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in...

  • People wait in Te Aro Park after being evacuated from nearby buildings following an earthquake in Wellington, New Zealand on November 14, 2016. Thousands of aftershocks have been registered since.

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck central New Zealand on Tuesday, little more than a week after a powerful tremor.

  • TOKYO, Nov 22- Nissan Motor Co said it would suspend work at its engine factory in Fukushima at least until a tsunami warning is lifted after a powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday. A spokesman said there were no injuries or damage at the plant, which was badly damaged in an earthquake and tsunami disaster in March 2011. Separately, Toyota...

  • *Magnitude 7.4 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of tsunami up to 3 metres. TOKYO, Nov 22- A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the same region devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011..

  • No significant risk on Japanese nuclear plant: Expert

    Former head of the U.S. Office of Civilian Nuclear Waste Management, Lake Barrett, says Japan's TEPCO has the tools to cool the Daini nuclear plant shaken in Tuesday's earthquake.