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Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Shocking images of a Taiwan apartment complex felled like a tree by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake have highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks. Like Taiwan, Japan is quake-prone -- it suffers about a fifth of the world's most powerful tremors. Show More Summary

Earthquake measuring 5.7 magnitude felt in New Zealand capital

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's capital city Wellington was rocked by 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, according to the country's earthquake monitoring service.

News in Asia

Welcome to another week of news and happy lunar new year!! It is now the Year of the Monkey! The biggest story is the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit Taiwan this weekend. There are 27 confirmed deaths, most in one apartment building, and an investigation is being launched over its construction. The Chinese government has detained … Continue reading News in Asia

New cause of strong earthquakes discovered

A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team.

Researchers find new cause of strong earthquakes

A geologic event known as diking can cause strong earthquakes -- with a magnitude between 6 and 7, according to an international research team. Diking can occur all over the world but most often occurs in areas where the Earth's tectonic plates are moving apart, such as Iceland, Hawaii and parts of Africa in the East African Rift System. Show More Summary

17-story building toppled in Taiwan earthquake found with cooking oil and paint cans stuffed in pillars

In the wake of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan early Saturday morning, killing at least 37 and injuring hundreds more, controversy has risen from the discovery of cooking oil and paint cans built into the pillars of a 17-story building in Tainan that toppled in the quake, resulting in the majority of the casualties. [ more › ]

Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near Lost Hills, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Sunday evening 18 miles from Lost Hills, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 10:20 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 36 miles from Wasco, Calif., 37 miles from...

Japanese Taxi Drivers Giving Rides to Tsunami Ghosts

2 days agoHumor / odd : Weird Asia News

It has been nearly five years since the March 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. On March 11, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered... The post Japanese Taxi Drivers Giving Rides to Tsunami Ghosts appeared first on Weird Asia News. Related posts: Some Japanese Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls Lavish Gold Taxi hits Japanese Streets with Style Tsunami Update: Cat Island Persists!

At Least 14 Killed in Taiwan Earthquake; FlyerTalk Member Reports From Near Epicenter

2 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 shook the southern part of Taiwan approximately 17 miles northeast of the city of Pingtung at 3:57:27 early this morning, according to this information released from the United States GeologicalShow More Summary

Earthquake in Taiwan Leaves at Least 14 Dead, More than 150 Missing

A pre-dawn magnitude 6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan has killed at least 14 people, and more than 150 people are still missing as some 1,500 rescue workers search the many structures damaged by the quake, including a 17-story residential building which collapsed like a folded accordion in the southwestern city... More »

Ghost Passengers In Japan: Cab Drivers In Region Devastated By 2011 Tsunami Report Picking Up Spirits Of Victims

“Ghost passengers” have reportedly been turning up in taxis in the Japan region where an earthquake and tsunami devastated the area and left thousands of people dead, Fox News is reporting. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake struck off the coast of the Sendai region of Japan (about 250 miles northeast of... Show More Summary

Taiwan Quake Kills 7, Suspends Railway Traffic in China

At least seven people died and a number of residential buildings collapsed when a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit southern Taiwan early Saturday morning. The quake was originally reported as a magnitude 6.7.

Deadly quake strikes Taiwan

Two residential high-rises collapsed because of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake; 221 rescued and at least five dead

Earthquake measuring 6.4 strikes Taiwan

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Earthquake measuring 6.4 hits southern Taiwan A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one partial building collapse and trapping scores of people. While there were no immediate reports of deaths following the quake, Taiwan’s Formosa...

Friday Night News: Henry Cavill, Sea Lion Pup, ‘I’m Still Alive!’, Zika Virus, Texas

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

NYC. Video of the horrific crane crash that killed at least one person in New York Friday has been posted online. SEISMIC ACTIVITY. 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan: “The earthquake struck 14 miles northeast of Pingtung City at 3:57 a.m.… Read The post Friday Night News: Henry Cavill, Sea Lion Pup, ‘I’m Still Alive!’, Zika Virus, Texas appeared first on Towleroad.

Dramatic images flood social media after Taiwan quake

On the eve of the Lunar New Year, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan. At least two buildings fell in the city of Tainan, one of the island's oldest cities, according to local media reports. The quake, which hit 3:57 a.m. Saturday local time, or 11:57 a.m. Pacific time Friday, was...

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Hits Taiwan

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, was centered 27 miles (43 km) southeast of Tainan, a city of nearly 2 million people. Show More Summary

'Enormous' 6.4 Quake Shakes Taiwan

According to the US Geological Survey, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered 19 miles (31 km) east-southeast of T'ai-nan, Taiwan, struck early Saturday morning.

Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rattles Taiwan

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the United States Geoglogical Survey (USGS).  The quake occurred 16 miles south of the city of Yujing and arond 400 miles east of Hong Kong, according to USGS. It struck at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles, according to USGS. Show More Summary

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits southern Taiwan: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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