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IAEA says Fukushima water release to follow safety standards

Jan. 20, 2023 20:24 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The head of a U.N. nuclear agency task force assessing the safety of Japan's plan to release treated radioactive water from the wreaked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea said Friday that Japanese regulators have shown their commitment to comply with international safety standards....

Deep 6.1 earthquake shakes east Indonesia, no known damage

Jan. 17, 2023 20:56 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A deep earthquake shook eastern parts of Indonesia on Wednesday, but no serious damage or injuries were reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.1 earthquake was centered 147 kilometers (91 miles) under the sea, 65 kilometers (40 miles)...

6.2 earthquake shakes west Indonesia, no casualties reported

Jan. 15, 2023 21:57 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An undersea earthquake shook part of western Indonesia on Monday morning, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake was centered 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of Singkil, a coastal district in...

Today in History: JAN 15, Martin Luther King Jr. is born

Jan. 15, 2023 00:01 AM EST

Today in History: Today is Sunday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2023. There are 350 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 15, 1929, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta. On this date: ...

Advocates: Proposed budget for W.Va. doesn't go far enough

Jan. 12, 2023 18:06 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's budget proposal doesn't go far enough to support the most vulnerable and marginalized residents in one of the nation's poorest states, advocates said Thursday. Prevent Child Abuse West Virginia Director Jim McKay said it...

Strong quake hits Vanuatu, triggering tsunami warning

Jan. 08, 2023 09:05 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning that was withdrawn hours later. The quake was centered 23 kilometers (15 miles) from Port Olry and hit at...

Today in History: December 28, Afghan war formally ends

Dec. 28, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2022. There are three days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 28, 2014, the war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end with a...

Today in History: December 26, deadly tsunami in Asia

Dec. 26, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 26, the 360th day of 2022. There are five days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 26, 2004, more than 230,000 people, mostly in southern Asia, were killed by a 100-foot-high tsunami triggered...

Strong quake shakes main Indonesia island, no major damage

Dec. 03, 2022 10:44 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Saturday, causing panic but only minor damage just two weeks after an equally powerful quake killed hundreds. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.7 quake was centered...

Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

Nov. 23, 2022 09:14 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people, as heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a...