Japan earthquake: The magnitude 6.7 quake is the 75th aftershock of at least magnitude 6.0 following the devastating March earthquake in Japan.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook northeast Japan late Thursday. A tsunami warning was issued, then lifted for the coast, already devastated by last month's massive quake and the tsunami that crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Tens of thousands of Japan earthquake evacuees survived for days on very little. Now supplies are getting through, but Prime Minister Naoto Kan warned that "life in the emergency refuge centers will continue for some time."
Shinmoedake volcano: The Shinmoedake cone on the Kirishima mountain range erupted on Sunday, the largest blast from the volcano in 52 years.