Earthquake warning: New app to identify tremors early

2016-02-14 10:39

A new smartphone app has the potential to create a worldwide mobile seismic network to warn users of quakes.

Strong 7.0 earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

2015-07-28 08:00

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake has struck the far eastern Indonesian province of Papua, US geologists say, although tsunami monitors say there was no threat of dangerous waves.

First casualties after 6.4 earthquake hits China

2015-07-03 08:09

At least three people have been killed and more than 20 injured when a strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit a rural part of China's far western Xinjiang region on Friday, Chinese officials say.

Iran hit by a 4.4 magnitude quake

2015-06-01 09:04

Iran says a magnitude-4.4 earthquake has jolted a sparsely populated district some 110km northwest of Bushehr, home to the Islamic Republic's only operational nuclear power plant. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Nepal relief effort a duty to humanity - SA surgeon

2015-05-04 07:07

A Pietermaritzburg surgeon and veteran missionary says he sees his work in quake-struck Nepal as his obligation to humanity.

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.


Watch: Powerful 7.7 earthquake rocks South Asia

2015-10-26 11:52

A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake in northern Afghanistan rocked cities across South Asia.

6.5 quake hits near the Solomon Islands

2015-07-10 08:53

A shallow 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the Solomon Islands on Friday, seismologists said, but no tsunami threat was issued and no major damage was expected.

Quake strands about 160 climbers on Mount Kinabalu

2015-06-05 14:03

Malaysian authorities have raced to try to reach about 160 people, some of them injured, who were stranded atop the popular climbing peak of Mount Kinabalu after a strong earthquake triggered dangerous rockfalls.

About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village

2015-05-04 12:05

Nepali police and local volunteers have found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials say.

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.

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.

Multiple quakes rattle northeast China

2013-11-23 17:46

Multiple earthquakes have hit northeast China causing serious damage to homes.

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.

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