Quake in central Peru causes panic

2017-08-13 20:28

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit parts of central Peru causing momentary panic in several cities but with no initial reports of damage or injuries.

Earthquake shakes Uganda

2017-07-30 19:08

The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 has hit southwestern Uganda.

Ecuador quake, aftershocks leave three dead

2016-12-20 10:18

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake followed by 37 aftershocks rattled Ecuador's Pacific coast, causing three deaths and heavy damage to hotels and homes in resort towns, officials said.

WATCH: Tanzania earthquake survivor reflects on his way forward

2016-09-13 15:24

A man, who was affected by the recent earthquake that left 16 dead in Tanzania, says his house was reduced to rubble, leaving him and his family destitute.

Quake rocks Australia tourist towns

2016-08-18 13:27

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake has rattled popular tourist towns stretching across more than 1 000 kilometres of Australia's north-eastern coastline.

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.


China combs through quake region for victims

2017-08-10 22:33

China has ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous zone as rescuers fanned out.

6.2-magnitude quake rattles northern Chile

2017-04-15 21:28

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale has shaken northern Chile, says the US Geological Survey, but there has been no tsunami alert.

Tsunami follows quake in New Zealand UPDATED

2016-11-13 15:14

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.

Biggest earthquake hits South Korea

2016-09-12 17:56

Officials say two earthquakes measuring magnitude 5.1 and 5.8 have jolted an historic city in southeastern South Korea, but there are no reports of serious injuries or damage

4 months after Japan earthquake, final victim may be found

2016-08-10 17:45

Searchers have found what appears to be the body of the final person missing nearly four months after two deadly earthquakes in southern Japan.

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.

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