Magnitude 6.6 quake jolts western Japan, no tsunami warning or major damage
TOKYO An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued.
The number of homes and businesses without power in the U.S. Southeast after Hurricane Matthew pummeled the region's Atlantic coast during the weekend was down to about 113,100 on Thursday morning, according to electric companies.
That compared with 241,900 on Wednesday afternoon and a high of about 2.2 million on Sunday morning when the storm was still battering the North and South Carolina coasts.Matthew, the fiercest Atlantic storm since 2007, lashed the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia and Virginia with heavy rain and wind after killing about 1,000 people in Haiti and at least 30 in the United States.
The hardest hit utility was Duke Energy Corp in North and South Carolina, which reported more than 1.3 million customers affected by the storm. Duke has restored service to almost 1.3 million homes and businesses.
Duke has said it could take all week to restore power to customers in the hardest hit areas.
(Reporting by Scott DiSavino)
OTTAWA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is usually greeted by cheering crowds when he goes out in public but received a less pleasant welcome in Hamilton on Friday - a handful of pumpkin seeds thrown by a green activist.
An area of low pressure about 450 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a 40 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.