Earthquake rocks Japan, triggering fears of tsunami

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off northwestern Japan on Tuesday, triggering a two-hour tsunami advisory for three prefectures in the region. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake struck Tuesday night at 10:22, or 9:22 a.m. EDT, 30 miles southwest of Sakata … Read More

6.8 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia coast prompts tsunami warnings

About 310,000 people were within a 62-mile radius of the earthquake’s center. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on April 12, 2009. USGS A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island Friday, prompting … Read More

Indonesian tsunami death toll hits 429 with 128 missing and thousands homeless while torrential rain hampers rescue efforts

429 people confirmed dead, 128 still missing and 16,000 displaced after tsunami hit Indonesia on Saturday  Searches are continuing but officials admit that it is unlikely anyone else will be found alive amid the rubble  Torrential rain is hampering search … Read More

5,000 people may still be missing in Indonesia following a devastating tsunami and earthquake

Search and rescue workers evacuate an earthquake and tsunami survivor trapped in a collapsed restaurant, Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS Officials fear at least 5,000 people may still be missing in Indonesia following a deadly earthquake and tsunami … Read More

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake, tsunami now 1,424

Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central island last week has increased slightly to 1,424. National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho provided the updated figure Thursday at a news conference … Read More

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