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Strong quake hits Sulawesi

A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island yesterday, damaging dozens of shops and homes and prompting thousands to flee for fear of a repeat of last month's tsunami.

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Japan issues tsunami warning after quake

Japan issued a tsunami warning yesterday after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off its eastern coast. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Japan sees rebuilt Kobe as beacon of hope

Japanese leaders vowed yesterday to help the world protect itself from disasters as the nation mourned the 6,400 people killed 10 years ago in the Kobe earthquake, saying the rebuilt city could become a beacon of hope.


Life in Bam hangs by a thread

A year after a powerful earthquake flattened Bam in Iran, the city is now coming to life again. But the future, especially for itsresidents, is still uncertain, reports NIK NAIZI HUSIN who visited Bam recently.


So whose fault is it?


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Quake shifts Port Blair by one metre

This capital of India's Andaman Islands, has shifted over a metre following the huge earthquake that sent tsunamis smashing into Asian shores, the country's chief mapmaker said yesterday.

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Don’t evangelise, aid groups warned

A senior Muslim leader warned international relief workers on Friday of a backlash if they bring Christian proselytising to Sumatra along with their humanitarian aid.

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Religious groups working with survivors

The Church of Scientology is applying its mind-over-matter healing techniques to injured tsunami survivors in Aceh. Jews and Quakers are sending humanitarian aid. Radical Islamic groups are providing 'spiritual guidance'.


Taking nothing for granted after the quake

An encounter with disaster can change one's priorities in life. In this daily post-tsunami series, S.S. YOGA finds out how one family puts first things first.


How earthquakes are shaping Earth

Earthquakes are still rearranging Earth's map after 300 million years, writes JOSEPH B. VERRENGIA.