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An earthquake with a preliminary 5.6 magnitude shakes Indonesia's capital. No reports of casualties

Feb. 25, 2024 09:36 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake late Sunday shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java and the country’s capital. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said that the shallow quake had a preliminary...

Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant further delays removal of melted fuel debris

Jan. 25, 2024 10:30 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-hit nuclear plant in Fukushima announced Thursday a delay of several more months before launching a test to remove melted fuel debris from inside one of the reactors, citing problems clearing the way for a robotic arm. The debris cleanup...

Drone the size of a bread slice may allow Japan closer look inside damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

Jan. 23, 2024 10:51 AM EST

NARAHA, Japan (AP) — A drone almost the size of a slice of bread is Japan’s newest hope to get clearer footage of one of the reactors inside the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where hundreds of tons of damaged fuel remain almost 13 years after the disaster. A...

Japan's nuclear safety agency orders power plant operator to study the impact of Jan. 1 quake

Jan. 10, 2024 11:44 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s nuclear safety regulators have told the operator of a nuclear power plant in the area hit by a powerful New Year’s Day quake to study its potential impact. The Nuclear Regulation Authority, or NRA, asked for further investigation even though initial...

Scenes of loss play out across Japan's western coastline after quake kills 92, dozens still missing

Jan. 04, 2024 21:13 PM EST

SUZU, Japan (AP) — His face hidden under a humble straw hat, the man silently watched as several helmeted rescue workers carefully lifted from the rubble his wife's body, wrapped in blue plastic on a stretcher. He wiped his weary face with a rag. His eyes were red. ...

Rescuers race against time in search for survivors in Japan after powerful quakes leave 78 dead

Jan. 03, 2024 22:47 PM EST

SUZU, Japan (AP) — Rescuers braved the cold in a race against time as they searched for survivors along Japan's western coastline Thursday after a powerful earthquake earlier in the week smashed homes and left at least 78 people dead and 51 missing. A downpour and possible snow...

New Year’s Day quake in Japan revives the trauma of 2011 triple disasters

Jan. 03, 2024 05:37 AM EST

SUZU, Japan (AP) — The powerful earthquake that shattered the peace of New Year’s Day in central Japan did not spur massive tsunamis like those that scoured the Pacific coast in 2011, killing nearly 20,000 people and forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes. The...

Japan lowers tsunami warning after a series of earthquakes but tells people to stay away from coast

Jan. 01, 2024 18:03 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan dropped its highest-level tsunami alert after issuing one following a series of major earthquakes Monday but told residents of coastal areas not to return to their homes as deadly waves could still come. The quakes, the largest of which had a magnitude of 7.6,...

5.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Indonesia's Aceh province. No casualties reported

Dec. 30, 2023 01:43 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow undersea earthquake shook part of Indonesia’s Aceh province Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.9 earthquake was centered 362 kilometers...

Today in History: December 28, U.S. Afghan war formally ends

Dec. 28, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2023. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 2014, the U.S. war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end...