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Magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks northeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked northeast Taiwan at 9:48 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 25), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor...

Magnitude 5 earthquake rattles east, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien County in Taiwan on Saturday (Feb. 24) at 12:37 p.m., jolting most of central Taiwan, according to the Central Wea...

4 earthquakes strike east of Taiwan peaking at magnitude 5.6

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four earthquakes of magnitude 4.9 or higher were recorded overnight in waters to the east of Taiwan with the strongest a magnitude 5.6, according to the Central Weather Ad...

Will India's megaproject sink Great Nicobar island?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is planning to invest $9 billion (€ 8.38 billion) to transform India's Great Nicobar island into a massive military and trade hub. But the plans ...

Philippines: Earthquake halts landslide rescue efforts

Rescue operations that had been underway following a deadly landslide in the Mindanao region of the Philippines were forced to stop on Saturday after the region was hit by a strong earthquake. Accord...

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked east Taiwan at 2:11 a.m. on Monday (Jan. 29), according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

China: Landslide rescue efforts underway in freezing cold

At least 11 people have died in a landslide that struck a remote mountainous area in southwestern China, authorities said on Tuesday. At least two survivors were rescued, authorities added. The lands...

Taiwan hands over 60 million yen to Japan for earthquake victims during ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Secretary-General Fan Chen-kuo (范振國) handed over the 60 million yen (NT$12.95 million) in earthquake relief donated by the Taiwanese gov...

Eastern Taiwan mayor starts quake fundraiser to support Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the earthquake that struck Japan on New Year’s Day, Hualien Mayor Wei Chia-yen (魏嘉彥) initiated a fundraising campaign on Tuesday (Jan. 9) to support Ishika...

Japan earthquake survivors struggle to rebuild lives

On New Year's Day, Shinngi Takesono was in his car, when he felt a magnitude 5.7 foreshock. He stopped to call his wife Hatsue, asking her to turn off a heater at home — a potential fire ris...

Taiwan NGO dispatches medical team to Japan's quake-hit Ishikawa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A team of emergency medical responders representing a Taiwanese NGO arrived in Japan’s Ishikawa Prefecture to assist with the region’s recovery effort followin...

Japan earthquake estimated to cost insurers $6.4 bln - report

Insured losses from the devastating earthquake in Japan could reach $6.4 billion, according to an estimate from U.S.-based catastrophe modeling firm Karen Clark & Co (KCC). Losses from resident...

Japan: Deaths from New Year's quake continue to mount

Japanese rescue workers continued on Saturday to search for survivors of the devastating, 7.6-magnitude earthquake which struck the west coast on New Year's day, killing so far some 100, with over...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks set to snap 9-week win streak on Fed rethink; yen slides

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Asian stocks wobbled on Friday, keeping global equities on track to snap a nine-week winning streak, while the dollar was poised for its strongest weekly advance since mid-May...

Rescuers race against time to find survivors of Japan earthquake

Thousands of rescuers pressed on in a search for survivors of a New Year's Day earthquake that killed at least 84 people in Japan, hoping to save as many as possible despite a three day survival w...