North Carolina emergency response team goes to Puerto Rico

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A 12-member team from North Carolina is spending two weeks in Puerto Rico helping islanders deal with earthquake damage. The state Division of Emergency Managem...

6.0 quake causes blackouts, rock slides, rail cancelations, 1 death in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck at 5:28 a.m. this morning (Aug. 8) has led to blackouts, rock slides, train cancellations, and one death. A magnitude 6.0 earthquake ...

Months of aftershocks could follow big California earthquake

RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Southern California expressed relief Saturday that damage and injuries weren’t worse after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 ye...

Video shows New Taipei office lights sway wildly during magnitude 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As footage has started to surface from Thursday's powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake, video of office lights in New Taipei City swinging out of control has captured the atte...

Video shows boulder barely miss car during quake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Dashcam video has surfaced showing a massive boulder barely missing a motorist driving through Taroko Gorge as the powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:...

17 injured by magnitude 6.1 earthquake in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 17 people have been reported as suffering significant injuries in greater Taipei and Hualien after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien Cou...

Taiwan Health Minister suffers minor injury during magnitude 6.1 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 1:01 p.m. today, Taiwan's Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) suffered a minor injury when ...

Update: 2 Taipei buildings tilt sideways after magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes

Update: 04/18 5 p.m. There is now a second building which has also been seen to be leaning sideways. The second building found to be tilting sideways after the quake is located at 405 Xinyi Road, S...

Lawmakers could face debate over earthquake damage

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are likely to face renewed debate in the next legislative session about how or whether to hold oil and gas companies accountable for property damage caused by ear...

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska after major quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of A...

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska's largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or colla...

Bronze sculpture installed in front of Taipei Main Station

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bronze statue named "Paternal Love" has been installed by the North entrance of the Taipei Main Station today, Aug. 8, coinciding with Taiwan Father's Day....

Oklahoma sees more severe earthquakes, fewer overall

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's 4.0 earthquakes are up significantly this year, but the overall rate of earthquakes is declining. Oklahoma has had six quakes of at least magnitude 4.0...

Kilauea eruption: A reminder to businesses about insurance

The eruption of Mount Kilauea in Hawaii is a reminder to business owners, even those nowhere near any of the 169 volcanoes in the U.S., that they could be vulnerable to nature's most destructive force...

Hualien’s Dragon Boat Race draws 800 athletes to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 800 athletes competed in the 2018 Hualien Pacific International Dragon Boat Race over the weekend. Teams from 20 countries traveled to Taiwan to compete in Hu...