At least two killed, 38 missing after quake paralyses Japan’s Hokkaido

By Kaori Kaneko and Chang-Ran Kim TOKYO, Sept 6 : At least two people were killed and 38 were missing after a powerful earthquake paralysed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, media reported, but the death toll was likely to rise as rescuers searched houses buried by landslides. The quake also knocked out power […]

One killed, 32 missing after quake paralyses Japan’s Hokkaido island

By William Mallard TOKYO, Sept 6 : At least one person was killed and 32 were missing, Japanese media reported, after a powerful earthquake paralysed the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents. Public broadcaster NHK reported the first confirmed fatality and said 120 people […]

At least 19 missing, 120 injured as powerful quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido

By William Mallard TOKYO, Sept 6 : A powerful earthquake triggered a landslide that engulfed houses on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early on Thursday, television footage showed, injuring and trapping dozens of people and cutting power to millions across Hokkaido. A landslide along a long ridge in the rural town of Atsuma could be […]

Japanese homes engulfed in landslide after powerful quake hits Hokkaido

By William Mallard TOKYO, Sept 6 : A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido caused a landslide that engulfed houses early on Thursday, injuring and trapping a number of people and cutting power in several areas. A landslide along a long ridge in the rural town of Atsumi could be […]

Japanese homes engulfed in landslide after powerful quake hits Hokkaido

By William Mallard TOKYO, Sept 6 : A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido caused a landslide that engulfed houses early on Thursday, injuring and trapping a number of people and cutting power in several areas. A landslide along a long ridge in the rural town of Atsumi could be […]

Powerful quake hits off New Caledonia, small tsunami waves generated

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Aug 29 : A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck near New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, creating small tsunami waves, officials in the region said. The quake struck at a shallow depth of 10 km (6 miles) some 372 km (230 miles) east of the […]