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  • Overpass that collapsed on Highway 10 in the Northridge/Reseda area at the epicenter of the earthquake in 1994.

    Mexico City's earthquake disaster is a reminder of the risk of Southern California's "Big One" striking and causing widespread damage.

  • FRANKFURT/ BERLIN, Sept 21- A profit warning from one of the world's largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance. Munich Re last issued such a warning in 2011 after losses from an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a spokeswoman...

  • TOKYO/ HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN, Sept 19- A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission. After losing three-quarters of its homes and 1,100 people in the March 2011 temblor and...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country's southern coast late on Thursday, causing cracks in buildings and triggering a small tsunami, authorities said. Alejandro Murat, the state governor, said 23 deaths were registered in Oaxaca, 17 of them in...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but this...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least two people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. The epicentre was 123 km southwest of the town of Pijijiapan in the southern state of Chiapas, at a revised depth of 43 miles.

  • LIMA, July 18- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Perus civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami and no immediate damage. The quake, which was initially measured by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at 6.3, was 44 km deep and centred 194 km southwest of Puquio,...

  • LIMA, July 18- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Perus Civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake, which was initially measured by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at 6.3, was 44 km deep and centred 194 km southeast of Puquio, Peru, the USGS said.

  • EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 6.3 STRIKES PERU- PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER.

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

  • Nikkei Business Report

    The Tokyo metropolitan government will invest in 6 solar power projects across Japan. Tokyo had set up funds last year to invest in power plants, and these funds will cover 20-30% of the cost of the new 170 million dollar solar power project. Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report

    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has rated the latest radioactive water leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a Level-3 incident. Nozomu Kitadai reports.

  • South Korean, Chinese Papers Fall for The Onion's Kim Jong Un Spoof

    The Korea Times thinks the North Korean leader really IS the sexiest man alive. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Japan's environment ministry expects about 33,000 tons of tsunami debris to reach the western coast of North America by next June. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Japan: 2.2% GDP is 'probably unattainable'

    George Boubouras, Head of Investment Strategy & Consulting, UBS Wealth Management discusses his outlook for the Japanese economy following the release of the country's GDP data.

  • A man looks at Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power station in Omaezaki city, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's controversial Hamaoka nuclear plant, shut down after Fukushima, wants to reopen once a 54-ft.-high, mile-long wall is finished. But the plant also sits on a seismic fault line, raising more than a few doubts.

  • Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima

    CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at how the nuclear industry has been altered one year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Tsunami hits Japan

    Last year's triple Fukushima disaster – an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis trifecta -- claimed more than 19,000 lives and wreaked utter havoc on the affected area. But the cascading effects of the Fukushima catastrophe may prove to be even more serious and long-lasting.

  • The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.