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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.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit the area off India's eastern coast at 1542 GMT measuring 7.0, and initially urged authorities near its epicentre to be aware of the risk of local tsunamis.
Tokyo: The magnitude-6.5 earthquake that battered Kumamoto Prefecture on Thursday evening was centred in an area that a government committee had warned could be the location of a major quake. Experts suggest more large ones could occur there.
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.
TOKYO: A 5.6-magnitude quake hit western Japan injuring five people and damaging buildings and roads, as officials warned stronger tremors could come in the days ahead.
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.