More strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands

2015-03-30 13:06

A series of strong earthquakes has struck off the South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west.

Quake strikes northern Chile

2015-03-28 21:47

Earthquake strikes northern Chile around 40km northeast of the city of Calama.

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

2015-03-02 12:10

Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are now sounding alarm for a new threat: earthquakes.

Tsunami drill unfolds across 40 countries

2015-02-06 22:07

Forty countries lying along the Pacific Ocean from Asia to the Americas are putting their tsunami early warning systems and escape drills to the test this week.

Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks

2014-11-24 12:14

Dozens of villagers have remained in shelters, as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses

2014-11-22 22:06

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck central Japan , the US Geological Survey says, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20 people, three seriously.

Indonesia hit by quake, no tsunami alert

2014-11-21 15:47

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Indonesian islands, according to the US Geological Survey, but no tsunami alert was issued.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Pacific

2014-11-01 19:02

A strong earthquake has jolteded the southeastern Pacific about 544km south-southeast of Chile's Easter Island.

Major new fault found in New Zealand capital

2014-10-08 14:30

A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1 magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital’s status as one of the world’s most seismically active cities.

Strong earthquake shakes southwestern China

2014-10-07 17:03

A strong, shallow earthquake has hit southwestern China's Yunnan province.


Tsunami warning as 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

2015-03-30 05:31

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, US seismologists say, with ‘hazardous’ tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre.

6.2 undersea quake hits Indonesia, no warning yet

2015-03-18 06:15

An undersea earthquake with 6.2 magnitude has hit Indonesia's North Maluku province, but did not trigger a tsunami warning, disaster officials have said.

6.9-magnitude quake hits Japan, no serious damage yet

2015-02-17 07:42

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck north-eastern Japan, with small waves reported along the northern coast, but no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Idaho earthquake damages property

2015-01-03 22:16

A moderate earthquake has rattled a broad swath of Idaho, damaging property and causing power outages near its epicentre in Challis.

Strong quake in west China kills 2, hurts 54

2014-11-23 10:00

A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials say.

Strong quake strikes central Japan

2014-11-22 16:05

A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.

7.3 magnitude Indonesia quake sparks tsunami warning

2014-11-15 07:23

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has been recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia, causing residents near the quake to flee their homes after a tsunami warning was issued.

Powerful quake strikes off El Salvador, 1 dead

2014-10-14 07:33

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person.

China earthquake leaves 300 injured, 1 dead

2014-10-08 14:29

Thousands of rescuers have deployed in southwest China after a strong earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured, a report says.

Authorities say 8 killed in Peru quake

2014-09-29 15:20

A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake has killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian civil defence official says.

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