Japan

Fukushima: Japan court acquits three on criminal charges

Decision means no-one has been held criminally-responsible for the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

Fukushima: Japan court acquits three on criminal charges

Earthquake

US marks eight years since Virginia's strong earthquake

The earthquake was felt as far away as in Canada, shaking buildings, delaying flights, and sending thousands of frightened workers into the streets.

Turkey

Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Experts say there is a 50 percent chance Istanbul will be hit by a major earthquake in the next two decades.

Twenty years after deadly quake, is Turkey better prepared?

Philippines

At least eight killed, scores injured as quakes hit Philippines

Earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 strike northernmost province within hours of each other.

At least eight killed, scores injured as quakes hit Philippines

Europe

Strong earthquake rattles Greece's capital Athens

No serious injuries reported as 5.1 magnitude tremor causes people to run out of buildings and disrupts communication.

Strong earthquake rattles Greece's capital Athens

Indonesia

Series of aftershocks hit Indonesia after earthquake kills two

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake damages homes southeast of Ternate in North Maluku province, prompting residents to flee.

Series of aftershocks hit Indonesia after earthquake kills two

Earthquake

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after powerful quake

No reports of major damage from magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the northeastern coast of the island of Sulawesi.

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after powerful quake

United States

California hit by new 7.1-magnitude quake

Friday's quake was 11 times stronger than the previous day's 'foreshock', seen as part of an 'earthquake sequence'.

California hit by 7.1-magnitude quake, strongest in two decades

United States

Californians jolted by strong aftershock following biggest quake

The magnitude-5.4 aftershock, the biggest so far, struck the same desert region as Thursday's earthquake.

Californians jolted by strong aftershock following biggest quake

Earthquake

California rocked by strongest earthquake in two decades

Magnitude-6.4 earthquake causes fires, damage to buildings as residents warned of aftershocks.

California rocked by strongest earthquake in two decades

Japan

Powerful earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the tremor, which hit 85km off northwestern Honshu island.

Powerful earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

China

Death toll from China quakes rises to 12

Rescuers pulled seven survivors out of the rubble near the epicentre in a largely rural area.

Death toll from China quakes rises to 12

Asia Pacific

PNG assesses damage from magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Strong quake strikes late in the evening off New Britain's coast, prompting officials to send teams to assess situation.

PNG assesses damage from magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Latin America

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama, five injured

Quake hits some seven kilometres southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan near Costa Rica border at a depth of 37km.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama, five injured

Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

Officials say no tsunami threat after quake hit on Tuesday morning about 250km away from the capital Port Moresby.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea