Thousands rush to higher ground after tsunami warning in Japan

Thousands of residents moved quickly to higher ground Tuesday after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude-7.4 earthquake off north-eastern Japan, the same region hit by a huge quake and tsunami in 2011.

Tsunami warning issued after huge quake hits north-eastern Japan

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked north-eastern Japan early Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning in Fukushima prefecture.

At least two killed after massive earthquake hits New Zealand

Sydney (dpa) - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island, generating a tsunami, triggering evacuations from many low-lying areas on the eastern shore and killing at least two people.

Tsunami warning issued for New Zealand after 7.1-magnitude quake

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the north-eastern coast of New Zealand early Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

Strong earthquake hits eastern Japan, no tsunami threat

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rocked eastern Japan late on Monday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Japan hit with magnitude 7.0 earthquake; no tsunami warning

Southern Japan was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake early Saturday morning, just one day after a quake killed nine people in the region.

Magnitude-6.7 quake hits northern Japan

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck wide areas of northern Japan Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said.