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ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Rescuers were Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing at least 277 people.
LUSHAN, China: Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rose past 200.
TOKYO, Jan 17, 2015 (AFP) - Japan on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next “Big One.”
TAIPEI (AFP) - One man died and another was hospitalised Monday in a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.
SYDNEY, Dec 07, 2014 (AFP) - A 6.8-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Sunday, US seismologists said, but no destructive tsunami was expected.
SYDNEY: A 6.4-magnitude quake struck Friday off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said, but no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected.
Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.