Oct 11th, 2012
SYDNEY (Reuters) – An earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude hit eastern Indonesia near the Aru islands on Friday, said the U.S. Geological Survey.
The quake, which was originally measured at 6.9, struck at a depth of 33 km (20 miles), 80 km (50 miles) north-northwest of Dobo on the Aru islands, said the USGS.
The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a destructive widespread tsunami was not likely to be...
May 29th, 2012
MILAN – An earthquake measuring 5.8 rocked Tuesday morning north of Italy, two weeks after a magnitude 6 quake that left seven dead May 20 in the same region.According to the commander of the Carabinieri in the province of Emilia-Romagna quoted by Italian news agency ANSA, the interim assessment of the earthquake Tuesday morning is 10 dead.
Many people are also missing, presumably buried under the rubble of...
May 20th, 2012
On Sunday 5.1-magnitude quake struck northern Italy, several buildings were destroyed, local media reported.
The epicenter of this replica was located at 10.6 km depth.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, two earthquakes struck northern Italy. The epicenter of the first, the magnitude of which amounted to 4.1, was located at 5.1 km depth. An aftershock measuring 6.0 struck the then outskirts of the city of...
May 9th, 2012
TOKYO – The Japanese government has earmarked 1,000 billion yen (9.7 billion euros, 12.5 billion euros) to the operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant ravaged by a tsunami last year and placing it temporarily under the control of the state.
These measures have been taken as part of a restructuring plan approved Wednesday. In return, the operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has appointed a new...
Apr 27th, 2012
TOKYO (Reuters) – On Friday Honda Motor reported that it planned for the year that has just begun operating profit increased almost three in favor of an expected surge in car sales in Asia and the continued market recovery in the United States.
For the 2012-2013 fiscal year, Honda expects an operating profit of 620 billion yen (5.8 billion) against 231.36 billion for the one that just ended.
This forecast is...
Apr 11th, 2012
Indonesia issued a tsunami warning Wednesday after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.7 hit waters off westernmost Aceh province, a tsunami alert was triggered for the entire Indian Ocean, reported Western media.
The epicenter of the quake was located 495 km southwest of the city of Banda Aceh and 1,029 km west of Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. No destruction or casualties were yet...
Mar 27th, 2012
TOKYO – A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan without triggering a tsunami alert on Tuesday.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.4 degrees on the Richter scale, according to preliminary calculations.
The epicenter of the quake was located off the coast of Iwate, about ten kilometers underwater. This city is in the region devastated by the earthquake and tsunami of...
Mar 26th, 2012
SANTIAGO, Chile – An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck the central coast of Chile on Sunday, the longest and most powerful, according to several residents, since the powerful earthquake that devastated the country there two years.
This is the second major earthquake in as many days in central Chile, after that of 5.1 recorded Saturday morning in Santiago, the capital, and which caused no injuries or...