Weather Earthquakes

  • 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.

  • *Magnitude 7.3 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 northern Pacific coast devastated by a massive quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in 2011..

  • Quake could increase anti-nuclear sentiment: Expert

    Takuji Okubo of Japan Macro Advisors discusses policy and market impacts from Tuesday's earthquake.

  • *Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near Japan coast early Tuesday. *Japan Meteorological Agency warns of 3 meter tsunami. TOKYO, Nov 22- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, generating a tsunami that hit the nation's northern Pacific coast.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Nikkei futures traded in the United States briefly fell on Monday after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan, followed by a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which struck at 5:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Japan time. "I know the yen moved up big, and that's always kind of the case because people think...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- Nikkei futures traded in the United States briefly fell on Monday after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan, followed by a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury from the quake, which struck at 5:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Japan time. "I know the yen moved up big, and that's always kind of the case because people think...

  • *Earthquake reported in northern Japan. Reports of an earthquake in Japan weighed on the dollar against the safe-haven yen and boosted the euro and other currencies. The single euro zone currency rose to session highs after the earthquake news, Late on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern...