KAMAISHI, Japan (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan.
The agency's website says the temblor hit early Thursday about 283 kilometers (176 miles) southeast of the city of Kamaishi and more than 322 kilometers (200 miles) east of Fukushima.
A massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Fewer than 40 reports of people feeling Thursday's quake were registered on the Geological Survey website.
It comes as Mexico is reeling from a magnitude-7.1 earthquake that collapsed buildings and killed at least 225 people.
Cal Fire officials confirmed Thursday that an engineer from the San Diego Unit assisting with the Thomas Fire has died. Details surrounding the firefighter's death or his identity have yet to be released.
Macy's announced Thursday that special discounts will be provided to people affected by the wildfires that have plagued Southern California over the past week, including the Lilac Fire in northern San Diego County.
Fewer than 140 firefighters remained in San Diego's North County Thursday to finish digging containment lines around the Lilac Fire, which burned 4,100 acres and destroyed 157 structures between Fallbrook and Oceanside near Camp Pendleton, authorities said.
As the Lilac Fire comes to an end, authorities are warning affected homeowners to be aware of scams.
For some people, the holidays mean a house full of friends, relatives and guests, most of whom probably don't know, but will definitely want to know, your wifi password.
Police have confirmed that a school bus found in the Morena area is the bus that was stolen from a Tierrasanta preschool earlier this week.
Cal Fire San Diego Unit Chief Tony Mecham and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Chief Brian Fennessy joined News 8's Dan Cohen on Thursday to talk about Red Flag Warning, fire prevention, scammers and other dangers associated with fire season.
It is not a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie, but it sure looks like one. A News 8 viewer in Oceanside sent in a video of hundreds of crows swarming her neighborhood. She said the eerie sight has everyone on edge. News 8's Shawn Styles got to the bottom of it in this Your Stories Report.
Sad because you missed the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade? Well, fret not because The CW San Diego is airing the extravaganza on Friday at 8 p.m.
Extreme disappointment from parents and students after Adventure Days Preschool in Tierrasanta had their only bus stolen in the middle of the night.