Taiwan Marks Deadly but Seminal 1999 Earthquake

Voice of America

The earthquake prompted major legislative reform in how the government would handle natural disasters, but challenges remain.


INDONESIA: Earthquake & Tsunami Death Toll Tops 800, Expected to Rise


The official death toll stands at 832 but is expected to rise after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake spawned a tsunami that hit Indonesia's island of Sulawesi.


UPDATE: Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 98, Over 200 Injured


A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok and was felt throughout neighboring Bali. Rescuers continue to search for survivors, and authorities warn the death toll could climb further.


Protecting People Against Quakes

The Japan Times

Japan's government should focus on improving defenses against quakes rather than spending resources on the extremely difficult task of predicting when they will strike.

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