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6.8 Magnitude Quake in Japan Prompts Tsunami Advisories

6.8 Magnitude Quake in Japan Prompts Tsunami Advisories

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit northeast Japan on Wednesday, triggering the Japan Meteorological Agency to issue a wide-scale tsunami advisory for the same area that was devastated by last year’s 9.0 quake and tsu…

Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year Later

Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year Later

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(TOKYO) — A moment of silence on Sunday marked one year since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami battered Japan’s northeast coast, and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.Sirens blared across Japan a…

5.5 Quake Hits Japan Days Before Disaster Anniversary

5.5 Quake Hits Japan Days Before Disaster Anniversary

Jason Reed/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — A magnitude 5.5 quake struck Ibaraki, Japan early Saturday morning, just days before the country marks the one year anniversary of the March 11 disasters.No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no immediate reports…

Japan Rocked by Nearly 10,000 Tremors in Quake Aftermath

Japan Rocked by Nearly 10,000 Tremors in Quake Aftermath

Sankei via Getty Images(TOKYO) — As Japan readies to remember the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck the country exactly a year ago from Sunday, more details are surfacing as to just how active the Earth has been since then.The…

Deadly 6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Philippines

Deadly 6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Philippines

Hemera/Thinkstock(MANILA, Philippines) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked central Philippines Monday morning, leaving at least seven people dead, including two children, according to the country’s National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Counc…

6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru; No Deaths, Damage Reported

6.3 Magnitude Quake Strikes Peru; No Deaths, Damage Reported

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LIMA, Peru) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the coast of central Peru early Monday morning, leaving a few dozen people with minor injuries, according to local media outlets. No deaths have been reported.The U.S. Geological S…

Three Earthquakes Rattle Japan’s Capital

Three Earthquakes Rattle Japan’s Capital

Japan Meteorological Agency(TOKYO) — A series of earthquakes rocked Japan early Saturday, waking up nervous residents near Tokyo.The strongest quake was a magnitude 5.5 near Mt. Fuji, just hours outside the capital city.No tsunami warning was issued, …

Report: Japanese Officials Withheld ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Docs

Report: Japanese Officials Withheld ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Docs

STR/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — New reports say Japanese officials hid documents that laid out the worst-case scenario during the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year because they didn’t want to scare the public.Kyodo News reports that government …

Japan Could See Another Big Quake, Researchers Say

Japan Could See Another Big Quake, Researchers Say

Jason Reed/Ryan McVay/Photodisc(TOKYO) — It’s been nearly a year since a catastrophic earthquake struck Japan – but scientists say another big one could be on the way.Researchers at the University of Tokyo say there’s a 70-percent ch…

Two Years After Quake, Haiti Has a Way to Go

Two Years After Quake, Haiti Has a Way to Go

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Exactly two years ago on Thursday, a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving an estimated 316,000 people dead, another 300,000 injured and one million homeless.Today, the country has made consi…

Powerful Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning for Indonesia

Powerful Earthquake Prompts Tsunami Warning for Indonesia

Photodisc/Getty Images(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — A tsunami warning was issued for a short time Tuesday following an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 off the coast of western Indonesia.There was no immediate word of damage or injuries.Copyrig…

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Tokyo on New Year’s Day

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Tokyo on New Year’s Day

NASA via Getty Images(TOKYO) — A powerful earthquake rocked Japan’s rattled nerves on New Year’s Day. The magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck around 2:30 p.m. local time. It was centered southwest of Tokyo, but jolted much of the capital city. Officials d…

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