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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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

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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.

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