More quakes jolt Iceland overnight

2014-08-27 16:03

Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high.


A number of Twitter users took to the social network to share their experiences of the tremor across South Africa.

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US sailors suing Japanese company over radiation

2014-04-09 13:42

American sailors who were 'blanketed' with radiation when they were carrying out a humanitarian mission at Fukushima in 2011 are suing a Japanese company for $1 billion.

7.5 quake in California may be disastrous

2014-03-31 08:58

Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the a "Big One" from the San Andreas Fault.

Quake hits near Los Angeles

2014-03-17 15:51

The US city of Los Angeles has been awoken just before dawn by a relatively powerful earthquake.

Indonesia mosque collapses in quake

2013-07-02 21:21

Six children have been killed and 14 others were trapped when a mosque in Indonesia collapsed during a powerful earthquake.

Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake

2012-12-21 20:38

Nearly three years after a catastrophic earthquake Haiti, around 360 000 Haitians are still living in emergency camps, the International Organisation for Migration has said.

Priest died 'saving Madonna statue'

2012-05-30 20:26

A parish priest killed in an earthquake in Italy as he tried to save a Madonna statue has become a symbol for the loss of lives and devastation of cultural heritage.

World can deal with disaster for a week

2012-01-06 15:42

The global economy could endure major disruption from natural disasters or militant attacks for only seven days because of unpreparedness, says a think tank.


Turkey earthquake

2011-10-26 13:30

A devastating earthquake killed at least 459 people and injured hundreds after it hit parts of southeast Turkey.

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Earthquake shakes US Bay Area

2011-05-22 09:41

People across the San Francisco Bay Area felt the rumblings of a small earthquake, but there were no reports of any damages or injuries.

Nuclear plant boss hospitalised

2011-03-30 08:20

The president of Tokyo Electric Power, which operates Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, has been admitted to hospital.

Hawaii tsunami damage costs to escalate

2011-03-15 11:46

Lost homes, sunken boats and damaged piers have caused tsunami damage estimates to jump into the tens of millions of dollars in Hawaii and California.

Japan govt issues warning

2011-03-13 09:17

Japan's top government spokesperson is warning of a fresh threat of explosion from a nuclear unit at a power plant the country's earthquake-ravaged northeast.

170 000 evacuated in Japan

2011-03-13 08:34

The UN nuclear watchdog says Japan is evacuating 170 000 people from the area near a nuclear power plant damaged in the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

South Africans explain quake terror

2011-02-23 13:35

South Africans in New Zealand are still reeling after the earthquake which hit Christchurch with one woman comparing it to “a tumbledryer on a rollercoaster”.

Pacific tsunami warning

2010-12-25 16:14

A tsunami warning has been issued for Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji following a 7.6 magnitude earthquake below the Pacific seabed.

Chilean police arrest 327

2010-03-06 08:30

Authorities have arrested 327 people for various offences following the killer earthquake and tsunami that devastated Chile nearly a week ago, police say.

WFP: $230m in Haiti promises

2010-02-03 22:27

Countries, companies and individuals have promised more than $230m to the World Food Programme for its Haiti emergency operations.

Quake shakes Indonesia

2009-10-25 09:44

A strong earthquake, which originated at a depth of 165km, has rocked eastern Indonesia.

Quakes rock India, Japan

2009-08-11 00:03

Indian Ocean countries are on tsunami watch, after a major 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off India's Andaman Islands, while a 6.6-magnitude quake in Japan resulted in a small tsunami.

Posh gets quake lessons

2009-05-31 19:31

Victoria Beckham is reportedly so worried about earthquakes in Los Angeles she has been having lessons to help her prepare for one.


Social media reacts to earthquake

2014-08-05 14:01

A number of Twitter users took to the social network to share their experiences of the tremor across South Africa.

Magnitude-7.9 Alaska quake spawns small tsunami

2014-06-24 10:10

A strong earthquake near Alaska's Aleutian Islands has triggered a tsunami warning, but only small waves measuring several cenimetres hit coastal communities.

Chile quake boosts copper price

2014-04-02 13:19

The vast earthquake in Chile sent copper prices jumping to a three-week peak as traders fretted over supplies from the top global producer.

Chile hit by 6.7 earthquake

2014-03-17 15:51

Chile’s Pacific shore in the North was hit with a 6.7 magnitude earthquake and according to officials 100 000 people were briefly evacuated.

Quake did not damage Iran nuclear plant

2013-11-29 19:00

Iran has told the International Atomic Energy Agency an earthquake near the city of Bushehr did not damage the country's sole nuclear power plant.

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits Japan

2013-11-18 23:08

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Japan seismologists report.

China quake death toll rises

2013-04-20 12:01

The death toll from an earthquake in China's southwestern Sichuan province has reached 100 with more than 2 000 others injured, say government officials.

Tsunami warning issued for Pacific countries

2012-08-31 15:14

A major 7.9 earthquake has hit the sea area east of the Philippines and a tsunami warning has been issued for the Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan and Japan.

Tsunami warning as quake hits Japan

2012-03-14 12:00

Japan has issued a tsunami warning after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off its northeastern coast.

Turkish quake death toll hits 13

2011-11-11 16:20

Rescue workers have pulled out the body of another quake victim, increasing the death toll in Turkey’s latest temblor to at least 13.

Hydroelectric plant workers killed in quake

2011-09-21 11:37

A company building a hydroelectric plant in north-east India says that 18 of its employees were killed in separate incidents in the weekend’s Himalayan earthquake.

Up to 25 000 feared dead

2011-04-10 08:49

The Japanese and US militaries have launched another all-out search for the bodies of earthquake and tsunami victims along Japan's ravaged northeast coast.

How to quake-proof your finances

2011-03-22 12:23

Thought earthquakes were only a worry overseas? Think again.

Tokyo stocks hammered

2011-03-14 06:59

Japan stocks tumbled on Monday and the central bank poured a record amount of cash in a bid to soothe money markets shaken by Japan's biggest ever earthquake.

160 may have radiation exposure

2011-03-13 08:56

The number of individuals exposed to radiation from the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan could be as high as 160.

Asia stocks drop after big quake

2011-03-11 09:25

Asian shares have retreated after a massive earthquake hit Japan, including the capital Tokyo, darkening an already bleak mood.

3 quakes in Switzerland

2011-01-09 14:01

Three earthquakes have shaken the west of Switzerland but there were no reports of damage.

6.9 quake strikes Ecuador

2010-08-12 17:27

A 6.9 magnitude quake has struck Ecuador in a region southeast of Quito in the centre of the country.

'Ring of Fire' strikes again

2010-02-27 22:48

A massive earthquake that struck off Chile has revealed anew the ferocity of the volatile "Ring of Fire", a massive zone of volcanic instability that encircles the Pacific Ocean.

Quake rocks west Algeria

2009-11-02 12:59

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the open-ended Richter scale has hit the Ain Defla region, about 150 kilometres west of Algiers, seismologists say.

Quake hits Peru

2009-09-30 22:22

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck in southeastern Peru, close to the Bolivian capital of La Paz.

Quakes: New Zealand warned

2009-07-17 14:01

Residents in New Zealand have been warned to be prepared for a civil emergency as strong aftershocks continue to rock the region.

Quake sparks tsunami alert

2009-05-28 11:39

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the northern coast of Honduras, sparking a tsunami alert for three Central American countries.

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