Main line of Taiwan’s Alishan Forest Railway to resume operation on Aug 31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Alishan Forest Railway and Cultural Heritage Office (AFRCHO) said on Saturday (Aug. 17) that the main line of Alishan Forest Railway in southwestern Taiwan will stop opera...

It’s time to drink tap water in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – It’s summer and the heat is unbearable, which is why everyone wants to stay indoors, with a refreshing drink and the air conditioning full on. Though Taiwan has a...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispe...

Eastern Taiwan hit by three earthquakes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three earthquakes struck eastern Taiwan on early Sunday morning (August 11), with the biggest one reaching a magnitude of 5, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB)....

Video shows 2nd-largest movement of Taipei 101 damper in history during 6.0 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a testament to the power of today's (Aug. 8) magnitude 6.0 earthquake, Taipei 101's damper recorded its second-largest movement in its history due to an earthquake, ...

4.9, 4.5 earthquakes rock eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake jarred residents in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 9:19 a.m. this morning (Aug. 6), and was quickly followed by a 4.5 quake at 9:31 a.m., acc...

California hospitals question 2030 earthquake standards

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital spent $72 million on a building designed to do two things after an earthquake: stay standing and stay open. But when a pair o...

Crew end Quakes' 4-game win streak with 1-1 draw

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes tied it with a header in the 65th minute and the Columbus Crew ended the San Jose Earthquakes' four-game winning streak with a 1-1 draw Saturday night. ...

The Latest: 4 dead after quake hits off Indonesia coast

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake in Indonesia (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Indonesian authorities say a 6.8 magnitude earthquake that hit off J...

Businesses learn hard lessons when not prepared for disaster

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hurricane Irma hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Carlos Melendez couldn't contact the staffers or customers of his San Juan-based technology firm, Wovenware. Me...

Earthquakes win 4th straight, beating Rapids 3-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Valeri "Vako" Qazaishvili and Shea Salinas scored and the San Jose Earthquakes won their fourth in a row with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. ...

At least 4 dead as quakes shake northern Philippine isles

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two strong earthquakes hours apart measuring 5.4 and 5.9 have struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines, killing at least ...

In prized Venezuelan building, a long wait for light

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — When the lights began flickering back on in Venezuela's capital, residents in the six-story Doleli Building hailed as part of the city's cultural patrimony remained in the da...

Wondolowski, Earthquakes hand Whitecaps 5th straight loss

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Chris Wondolowski had a goal and an assist and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the slumping Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 on Saturday night. Valeri Qazaish...

Nevada: Feds should restudy seismic risk at nuke dump site

LAS VEGAS (AP) —        Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seism...