JAPAN QUAKE

  • 16 injured as earthquake rocks Japan April 13, 2013

    Tokyo: Sixteen people were injured on Saturday when a powerful quake jolted western Japan, authorities said. The earthquake shook Hyogo prefecture and its surrounding areas in western Japan early Saturday morning, reported Xinhua. The quake, registering a preliminary magnitude of 6, occurred at 5.33 a.m. The epicentre of the quake...
  • Japan lifts entry ban in some parts of Fukushima April 1, 2012

    Tokyo: Japan on Sunday lifted its entry ban on residents living near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was affected by a 9.0magnitude earthquake and deadly tsunami last year. Residents of Tamura city and Kawauchi village in Fukushima Prefecture, where radiation levels are relatively low, will now be allowed...
  • Japan quake anniversary: Nuclear safety in focus March 10, 2012

    Houston: The anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that destroyed communities along the northeast coast of Japan and crippled a large nuclear plant has focused nuclear supporters and foes on safety and the future of atomic power. In the United States, regulators on Friday issued the first formal rule changes to...
  • Japan quake: Toll rises to over 6,000 March 18, 2011

    Tokyo: The catastrophic quake and ensuing tsunami in Japan last week has left 6,405 people dead, while at least 10,259 were still unaccounted for till Friday, the National Police Agency said. Around 2,000 recovered bodies were identified on Thursday in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, of which 870 were returned to...
  • More than 206 fires erupt in Japan after quake March 12, 2011

    Tokyo: As many as 206 fires broke out after a massive earthquake rocked Japan Friday, a media report said on Saturday. Japan's Fire and Disaster Management Agency said fires broke out in 206 locations in 12 prefectures, broadcaster NHK reported. An earthquake measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale hit the country, triggering...
  • Widespread damage after Japan quake March 11, 2011

    Tokyo: Following are the main developments in the earthquake measuring 8.9 that struck northeast Japan on Friday. At least two people are reported dead, one hit by a collapsing wall at a Honda factory. Several people were buried in a landslide. Quake triggered a tsunami up to 10 metres (30 feet) high,...
  • Asia stocks rock after quake hits Japan March 11, 2011

    Hong Kong: Asian shares dropped after a massive earthquake hit Japan, including the capital Tokyo, darkening an already bleak mood caused by weak economic data and unrest in Saudi Arabia. The quake struck just before the close of Tokyo stock trading. Japan's Nikkei average closed at an intraday and fiveweek low,...
  • Japan quake: Sensex, Yen, Nikkei futures down March 11, 2011

    Singapore: The Yen extended losses against the Dollar and the Euro and Nikkei futures in Singapore tumbled more than 3 percent on Friday after Japan was hit by a major earthquake. The Yen dropped to as low as around 83.29 Yen to the Dollar compared to about 82.80 Yen before the...