Powerful quake and landslides hit Japan

Powerful quake and landslides hit Japan

Image copyright EPA/Jiji Press Image caption Officials warned of aftershocks in the coming days Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido has been hit by a powerful earthquake, triggering landslides that engulfed houses. At least eight people have been killed and about 40 are missing, say local media reports. The magnitude 6.7 quake cut power to around…

Fresh quake shakes Indonesia’s Lombok

Fresh quake shakes Indonesia’s Lombok

Image copyright Reuters Image caption About 100 homes were severely damages in the latest quakes The Indonesian island of Lombok has been shaken by two strong earthquakes, after weeks of tremors that have killed hundreds of people. A magnitude 6.3 quake killed one person and wrecked homes near the town of Belanting on Sunday. It…

Aid plea for thousands after PNG quake

Aid plea for thousands after PNG quake

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Landslides have cut off some of the worst-affected areas Tens of thousands of people in Papua New Guinea are in urgent need of supplies after last Monday’s powerful earthquake, aid agencies say. Landslides and damaged roads have made it impossible to reach the worst-affected communities in isolated areas. Many people…