Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:19 p.m. this afternoon, but was more strongly felt in Yilan County, according to t...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan, tremors felt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked northeast Taiwan's Yilan at 10:01 this morning, with greater Taipei and much of northern Taiwan feeling the tremors, while another qu...

IAEA urges quick plan on Fukushima radioactive water cleanup

TOKYO (AP) — Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency have urged the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to urgently come up with a plan to dispose of massive amount...

Strong quake hits off Tonga; no injuries reported

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit off the Pacific island nation of Tonga, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Surv...

4.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan's Chiayi

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A 4.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Chiayi County in southern Taiwan at 9:51 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The epicenter of the quake was located 13.5 kilome...

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian officials says a powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has occurred in the Arctic Sea, northwest of a largely uninhabited Norwegian island. No in...

Oklahoma earthquake prompts shutdown of well

BRIDGE CREEK, Okla. (AP) — State oil and gas regulators in Oklahoma have ordered the indefinite shutdown of a disposal well after an earthquake struck nearby. The 3.3 magnitude quake...

2 tremors hit near Greek island within 7 minutes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say two new aftershocks have hit the western Greek island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodyn...

Polymer art space holds final show reflecting oppressive Taiwanese art industry  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Polymer art space will be closed due to its upcoming expiring lease in December. In order to commemorate its five-year's in the space, Polymer will hold a perform...

Magnitude 6.2 quake shakes north Chile; no reports of damage

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has struck the northern region of Chile. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. Chile's National Emergency Office said tha...

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  At 8:11 a.m. this morning, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County, where an intensity level of 4 was recorded, accordin...

Strong but deep quake rattles New Zealand's North Island

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A strong but deep earthquake has struck New Zealand's North Island, causing the nation's parliament to be briefly suspended as a precaution. There were...

Big quake in Romania could topple many schools, buildings

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say 170 schools and some 350 apartment buildings in the capital of Bucharest would not withstand a major earthquake. They spoke Monday,...

Large earthquake recorded off South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the southern tip of South America. The quake, which hi...

Strong quake hits in Pacific off coast of El Salvador

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit in the Pacific off the coast of El Salvador. The U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor occurred 24 kilometers (about 15 ...