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AseanPlus News 11 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Powerful quake rocks Taiwan

B>TAIPEI: /B>A powerful earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale and more than 400 aftershocks rocked Taiwan Wednesday, sending panic-stricken people running for shelter.

AseanPlus News 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Strong quake rocks central Philippines

B>MANILA:/BA strong earthquake jolted the central Philippines in the early hours Wednesday, killing a child, injuring 21 people and sending panicked residents fleeing their homes, officials said.

AseanPlus News 29 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Second fire breaks out at oil refinery in Japan

A second major fire was raging at an oil refinery in northern Japan yesterday as authorities announced that nearly 600 people had been injured by massive earthquakes and 60 aftershocks over the past three days.

AseanPlus News 28 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hokkaido residents begin to clean up

Strong aftershocks rocked Japan's northern island of Hokkaido early Saturday, as residents set about sweeping up broken dishes and retrieving water from supply trucks a day after a major earthquake hit the area.

AseanPlus News 27 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

400 hurt as strong quakes hit Hokkaido

B>KUSHIRO (Japan):/BA series of powerful earthquakes shook the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early yesterday, injuring more than 400, causing widespread damage and blackouts and prompting officials to issue tidal wave warnings.

AseanPlus News 23 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

China to rebuild quake-hit mosques

THE Chinese government will allocate special funds for rebuilding all mosques demolished or seriously damaged in the major tremor that hit the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region early this year, local authorities said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Researcher predicts big earthquake to hit Tokyo

A Japanese researcher is causing a stir in Tokyo with a prediction based on his study of radio waves that a major destructive earthquake is highly likely to hit the city this week.

AseanPlus News 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two killed in Mongolia quake

AN earthquake hit China's northern region of Inner Mongolia, toppling more than 2,700 homes and killing two people, officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Victims of strong quake in Japan return home

B>NANGO (Japan):/BThousands of people returned home from shelters in northern Japan yesterday as aftershocks dwindled following Saturday's three strong earthquakes that injured more than 420 people and damaged hundreds of houses.

AseanPlus News 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Japan hit by two quakes

B>TOKYO:/BA strong earthquake hit north-eastern Japan Saturday morning, just hours after an earlier temblor, injuring more than 200 people and causing landslides and blackouts, police said.