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Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted south Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. this morning (April 4), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the earthquake was 5...

Earthquake rocks east Taiwan, TRA to consider installing automatic train control

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Shortly after Minister of Transportation and Communications Wang Kwo-tsai (王國財) said that Taiwan’s railways lack automatic equipment and promised to install an autom...

Minor earthquakes jolt east, central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked Taitung, and a magnitude 3.5 earthquake jolted Changhua on Sunday morning (March 27). According to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), t...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a poss...

Human rights group decries deportation to 'chaos' in Haiti

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday demanding the U.S. and other countries stop deporting Haitians to their homeland, calling it “unconscionable” and warning tha...

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocks southeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted central Taiwan at 8:38 a.m. this morning (March 24), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was 6...

5.1 quake shakes southern Haiti; minor injuries reported

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck in Haiti on Wednesday close to an area still struggling to recover from a deadly tremor that hit last year. ...

Taiwan sees 150 aftershocks, another magnitude 6 possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has already experienced over 150 aftershocks from a magnitude 6.6 earthquake that struck this morning (March 23), and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is not ruling...

Giant boulder falls on southeast Taiwan highway after magnitude 6.6 earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A massive boulder fell on a highway in Taitung early this morning (March 23) following a magnitude 6.6 earthquake. The quake struck at 1:41 a.m. just off the southeast ...

Bridge collapses in southeast Taiwan after magnitude 6.6 quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A bridge in Hualien that was nearing completion collapsed this morning after the area was hit by two earthquakes over 6.0 in magnitude and more than 100 aftershocks. At...

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeast Taiwan early Wednesday morning (March 23) at 1:41 a.m., followed two minutes later by a magnitude 6.1 quake, according to the C...

Power outage alert in Japan amid quake damage, cold weather

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese were urged Tuesday to conserve energy as the government warned of potential blackouts in the Tokyo region due to a shortfall in power generation after several coal-fired plants t...

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocks central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted central Taiwan at 11:23 p.m. this evening (March 19), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the temblor was ...

Quake-hit Japan plants restart but Toyota to suspend 18 assembly lines

Japanese manufacturers began restarting production at plants in the country's quake-hit northeast, but Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) said it plans to idle 18 assembly lines for a few days next week d...

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled east Taiwan at 8:50 p.m., the Central Weather Bureau said Friday (March 18). The quake was centered off the coast of Hualien County 5...