Just before noon on the morning of Sept. 1, 1923, a massive earthquake shook Japan’s Kanto Plain, hitting the busy industrial cities of Tokyo and Yokohama.
The 9.0 quake that hit Japan on March 11 was powerful enough to shift the earth on its axis and make it spin a little faster, shortening the day by 1.8 millionths of a second. It shoved the island nation one parking space to the east
Death Toll in China Quake Rises to 617 The death toll from the powerful earthquake that struck western China Wednesday rose to at least 617 people on Thursday, with 10,000 more injured as many remained buried under debris, Chinese state media reported. The quake, which struck at 7:49 a.m. in Qinghai Province, bordering Tibet, had […]
In Mexico, Resuming Life After Quake The day after one of the strongest earthquakes to strike the region in nearly two decades, residents on both sides of the border marveled that damage was relatively light even as waves of mild aftershocks troubled nerves. The United States Geological Survey reported that the 7.2 quake, the strongest […]
With little hope of finding additional survivors, authorities Monday began clearing the rubble left by a pair of devastating earthquakes that rocked Indonesia last week. The death toll from a pair of devastating earthquakes that struck Indonesia last week climbed to 608 on Monday, the government said
Another earthquake struck near the Samoan islands, an area already devastated by earthquake and tsunami damage.
Leaders of the world’s most powerful economies pledged to seek huge cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions at a summit in Italy on Wednesday.
A moderately strong earthquake rocked Mexico City on Friday afternoon, shaking the earth in the sprawling capital.
For 20 hours Gao Ying lay in the rubble of her school in China’s Sichuan province last spring.
In one big jolt, the worst earthquake to hit China in 32 years changed the lives of millions of people in the nation’s heartland. The earthquake struck Sichuan province on May 12, 2008, at 2:28 p.m., just when students were taking lessons in schools, caretakers were watching over giant pandas, farmers were tilling fields and people were shopping in stores. The initial tremor, which had an 8.0 magnitude, was so strong it was felt as far away as Beijing and even Bangkok, more than 2,000 kilometers (nearly 1250 miles) away.