Japan trains Filipino engineers on earthquake response

The Philippines and Japan once again are teaming up in an effort to teach earthquake emergency quick response to Filipino engineers. A total of 80 Filipino engineers will be joining the training program which is set to commence this week. The program ... ( read original story ...)

5.2-magnitude quake strikes SW Japan; no tsunanmi warning

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southwestern Japan late today but there was no tsunami warning, Japanese and US authorities said. The quake was at a depth of 51 kilometres about 15 kilometres south east of the town of Saiki, at 11:27 ... ( read original story ...)

Southern Japan hit by 5.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami

TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 hit southern Japan late on Tuesday but was not likely to cause a tsunami, Japan Meteorological Agency said. The 11:31 p.m. (10.31 a.m. ET) quake was centered in the Bungo strait connecting the ... ( read original story ...)

Slow earthquakes could reveal how tsunamis start

The researchers found a series of slow slip events on the plate interface seaward of recurring magnitude 8 earthquake areas east of Japan. These slow earthquakes lasted days to weeks, some triggered by other unconnected earthquakes in the area and some ... ( read original story ...)

Japan’s consumption uptick convincing no one

TOKYO -- Japan's government has upgraded its assessment of the economy for the first time in six months in light of healthy consumer spending -- though neither the cabinet, the business community nor the public seems truly confident that things are looking up. ( read original story ...)