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A powerful earthquake has hit Russia's Far East region, sending tremors across the country and sparking a short-lived tsunami warning.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck 282 km south-west of Vaini, Tonga at 5:19 this morning, New Zealand time.
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Thai shares and the baht yesterday took a hit from China's disappointing manufacturing output and mounting concerns that the US Federal Reserve will taper its asset-buying scheme to dampen demand for emerging markets' assets.
No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-7.4 earthquake that struck Thursday morning in water's south of the Fiji islands.
A major earthquake in the south Pacific, 175 miles southwest of Vaini, Tonga, does not pose a tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to officials at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
At a time when U.S. stocks have been flying high, a selloff in Japan and a hint from the Federal Reserve that it might taper its stock-friendly bond-buying program sometime this year, has spooked investors.
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Japanese stocks plummeted Thursday after a spike in government bond yields and unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing spooked investors sitting atop months of massive gains in share prices.
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday endorsed a panel's conclusion that a seismic fault running underneath one of two reactors at an atomic plant in western Japan is active, making the reactor's restart virtually impossible.
An image from an animation using satellite observations of the March 11 tsunami that shows how the waves of the tsunami were influenced by seafloor features.
Farmers have resumed planting rice for market only 15 kilometres from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, a local official said Wednesday.
On Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan experienced an earthquake and a tsunami that killed many people and destroyed nuclear power plants owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Company .
Hundreds of people living just outside Japan's Fukushima prefecture say they have been denied adequate compensation after the country's 2011 nuclear disaster despite suffering elevated radiation levels.