Dec 17- A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck 157 km east of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves in the region. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a message following the quake, which struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea...
WELLINGTON, Dec 15- New Zealand's government said on Thursday it would spend around NZ $2 billion rebuilding road and railway links to the tourist resort of Kaikoura, after the South Island's main transport artery was wiped out in a deadly earthquake last month. The government plans to pass rules to speed up road repair, but it will still take 12 months to get...
WELLINGTON, Dec 14- Parts of New Zealand's key export industries and its vital tourism sector are battling to get back on track a month after a deadly earthquake rocked the nation, crippling roads and slowing shipping. At one of the country's main ports in Wellington,' no-entry' signs dot parts of the site hit by liquefaction, cracking or buckling, hampering...
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.
A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island early Tuesday.
An earthquake rocked northern Japan on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake.
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.
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.
Leo Lewis, correspondent at the Financial Times, discusses changes in public discourse over Japan's reliance on nuclear energy.
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.
With small earthquakes an "everyday event" in Japan, the latest quake is unlikely to cause much damage, says Natixis Japan Securities' Kohei Iwahara.
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck central New Zealand on Tuesday, little more than a week after a powerful tremor.
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.
Takuji Okubo of Japan Macro Advisors discusses policy and market impacts from Tuesday's earthquake.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports the latest surrounding the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan's east coast.
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan, near Fukushima. CNBC's Seem Mody reports.
The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help people after a powerful earthquake.
Forty-six quakes have already struck the state since the beginning of November.
A powerful earthquake struck the east coast of New Zealand's South Island near Christchurch Monday, killing at least two people.
Aftershocks continue to rock New Zealand after two people died in the latest earthquake to hit the country. NBC News reports.