Mount Fuji 'at risk of eruption' from pressure build-up after 2011 earthquake

Bellinda Kontominas The 2011 earthquake that sparked a devastating tsunami that killed thousands in Japan has caused pressure to build under active volcano, Mount Fuji.

Earthquake rocks New Zealand lower North Island


A sizeable earthquake has struck the lower half of New Zealand's North Island.

Tsunami warning as earthquake hits Chile


A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile. This is how the news unfolded.

Iran hit by 7.8-magnitude earthquake near border with Pakistan


Iran was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake centered in the eastern region near the border with Pakistan and felt as far away as Abu Dhabi.

Earthquake strikes Melbourne's east

The home of Philip Muscara, below which the earthquake originated

Caroline Zielinski A 1.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Lilydale in Melbourne's east this morning, with residents throughout the Yarra Ranges feeling tremors.

'Raw sewage' flowed at Malabar after 2012 earthquake in Melbourne

Malabar Beach which continues to have pollution problems.

An earthquake nearly a thousand kilometres away caused 63 million litres of sewage to flow at a popular Sydney surf spot, a NSW parliamentary budget estimates hearing has been told.

Earthquake, tsunami slam Japan


Offshore earthquake measuring 8.9 off the coast of northern Japan triggered a massive tsunami, engulfing coastal areas.

4.2-magnitude earthquake hits Wellington

A 4.2 earthquake has hit the New Zealand city of Wellington this morning.

Rattled Turkey hit by 5.7 earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary 5.7 magnitude has caused some buildings to collapse in the eastern part Turkey.

Earthquake rocks Turkey, hundreds feared dead


An earthquake of 7.3 magnitude rocked eastern Turkey Sunday, with a seismological institute estimating up to 1000 people could lie dead under the rubble of dozens of collapsed buildings.

Seabed may give up earthquake secrets

Japan, Miyagi Prefecture.

An international research team is to use the deep-sea drilling vessel, Chikyu, to bore into an area where two tectonic plates meet to study the movements of the plates that caused the Japanese...

Earthquake may have damaged reactor before tsunami


A radiation alarm went off at the Fukushima nuclear power plant before the tsunami hit on March 11, suggesting that contrary to earlier assumptions the reactors were damaged by the earthquake that...

Ten dead as earthquake rocks Spain


A magnitude 5.2 quake has killed 10 people in southern Spain, toppling buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing into the streets.

Earthquake rattles north Queensland townships


Darren Cartwright and Chi Tranter A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has shaken far north Queensland with a 5.3 magnitude aftershock hitting quake-devastated Christchurch just minutes later.

Japan earthquake: Australia attempts to find its missing


Stephanie Gardiner Officials are determined to track down Australians unaccounted for after Japan's earthquake and reunite them with their families.

'We stood in shock as the roar of the earthquake surrounded us'

Mark Russell The first tremor hit as we were catching the lift to the sixth floor of a ski resort in northern Japan.

Large earthquake hits off Sumatra

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Indonesia’s Northern Sumatra, the US Geological Survey reports, but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

Small earthquake shakes north Queensland

Cameron Atfield Far north Queensland residents have been shaken by a magnitude 4.0 earthquake off the coast, but authorities have been quick to assure residents there is no tsunami threat.

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Japan's tsunami victims learning from an earthquake island's rebuilding mistakes

People walk in an area damaged by the March 2011 magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, in Miyako, Iwate prefecture, April 5, 2011. This picture forms part of a set of 'before' and 'after' images released February 27, 2012 before the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2012. Picture taken April 5, 2011.        REUTERS/Toru Hanai/Files (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT ANNIVERSARY)

Martin Fackler On the night of July 12, 1993, the remote island of Okushiri was ripped apart by a huge earthquake and tsunami that now seem an eerie harbinger of the much larger disaster that struck north-eastern...

Powerful earthquake strikes Mexico


A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake has struck southwest Mexico, causing residents in the capital several hundred kilometres away to rush out onto the streets.