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  • TOKYO, April 16- A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, just over 24 hours after a quake killed nine people and injured at least 1,000 in the same area. The epicenter of the quake was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a shallow depth of 10 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said. "Thursday's quake might have been a foreshock of this one,"...

  • April 15- A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, triggering a tsunami advisory, though it was later lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, media reported. There were no immediate reports of casualties in the quake, the epicentre of which was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a...

  • TOKYO, April 16- A tsunami warning was lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear plants early Saturday after a strong aftershock from a Thursday earthquake hit southern Japan, local media said. The new quake, measuring 7.1 magnitude according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, caused some injuries and trapped some people in the area around...

  • April 15- A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday morning, triggering a tsunami advisory. The quake's epicenter was near the city of Kumamoto and measured at a depth of 40 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory, which identifies the presence of a marine threat and asks people to...

  • TOKYO, April 15- Manufacturers including Honda Motor and Sony Corp halted production at plants in southwestern Japan on Friday to inspect for any damage from the previous night's earthquake. Honda said it had yet to decide when production would resume at its motorcycle plant around 20 kms northwest of the city of Kumamoto, which was shaken by Thursday's quake.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • TOKYO, March 30- Five years after a huge earthquake temporarily crippled parts of Japan's auto supply chain, some companies have adjusted the industry's famed "Just in Time" production philosophy in a bid to limit any repeat of the costly global disruption. "Holding more inventory, or adding another production line as a business contingency measure may improve a...

  • A stopped clock covered in five years of dust, sits in tsunami damaged home inside the exclusion zone close to the devastated Fukushima nuclear plant. The area is now closed to residents due to radiation contamination from the Fukishima Nuclear Disaster on February 26, 2016 in Okuma, Japan.

    As the fifth anniversary of Japan's massive earthquake and nuclear disaster nears, the former prime minister said it's time to do without nuclear power.

  • Sumatra earthquake

    A powerful and shallow earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb 16- Oklahoma's oil and gas regulator released a wide-ranging plan on Tuesday to scale back use of wastewater injection wells in western Oklahoma, just days after a 5.1 magnitude quake rocked the state. The plan by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission includes a voluntary order that covers 245 disposal wells over a 5,200- square mile area.

  • The Current New Zealand Flag

    A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea.

  • TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 7- A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday. At least 12 people are known to have died in the 6.4 magnitude quake, which struck at about 4 a.m. local time at the start of a Lunar New Year holiday,...

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 11 people, most in a 17- storey apartment building that collapsed, with at least five people missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell, government officials said. An 18- year old man was found alive and conscious shortly...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where a quake hit early on Saturday, affecting no more than 1 percent of first-quarter shipments. TSMC, whose customers also include Qualcomm Inc, is so far the only major Apple supplier in southern Taiwan to report damage...

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday killing at least seven people, most in a 17- storey apartment building that collapsed, with about 35 people still feared trapped there hours into a rescue operation. As a search for survivors in the rubble went on, questions were being raised about the...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said some silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where an earthquake hit early on Saturday, but that first-quarter shipments would be unaffected. The world's largest contract chipmaker has production facilities in Tainan city, around 315 km south of the capital...

  • *Magnitude 6.4 quake hits southern Taiwan. *Taiwan president rushes to the scene. TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 6- A powerful earthquake toppled a 17- story apartment building in southern Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least two people, including a 10- day-old girl, and triggering frantic efforts to rescue dozens of people feared trapped inside.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said some wafers made in Tainan have been damaged following Saturday's earthquake and that some customers may be affected.

  • An aerial view of Sakurajima taken in August 2015

    A Japanese volcano about 50 km (30 miles) from a nuclear plant erupted on Friday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

  • 4.5 earthquake in Banning

    NBC4 News' Tony Shin describes the earthquake he felt north of Banning, California.