ARTICLES RELATING TO EARTHQUAKES

San Francisco area shakes

2015-08-17 17:08

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken the San Francisco area the USGS says.

Nervous Burundians say quake portends all-out war

2015-08-08 19:28

Already rattled by a political crisis that has claimed about 100 lives, many Burundians fear that this week's earthquake portends the return of the brutal civil war that rent the central African nation.

Shallow 5.6 magnitude quake hits DRC near Rwanda

2015-08-07 07:30

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck in the eastern part of the DRC at a relatively shallow depth of 10km, the US Geological Survey says.

Remains of 17 missing people recovered in Nepal

2015-08-05 10:24

Nepalese officials say villagers have recovered the remains of 17 people who went missing after their village was buried by a landslide.

Teenager killed, buildings damaged in Indonesian quake

2015-07-28 13:47

A powerful earthquake has rocked a remote eastern Indonesia, killing a teenage boy who fell into a river as he fished and damaging several buildings.

China using animals to predict earthquakes - report

2015-07-06 09:58

Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, a report says.

Drilling caused Indonesia mud volcano - study

2015-06-29 20:59

Geologists have reignited the debate about whether to blame nature or humans for the devastating eruption nine years ago of an Indonesian mud volcano.

Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk

2015-06-19 19:48

Thousands of Nepali children are trafficked into India every year to work in prostitution and as child labourers.

Safety worries as quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites

2015-06-15 14:11

Nepal has reopened its temple-filled Durbar Squares to the public despite warnings over safety, seeking to woo back tourists after a deadly earthquake that left much of the country’s cultural heritage in ruins.

3.7 magnitude tremor shakes Gauteng

2015-06-12 13:12

A 3.7 magnitude tremor has been recorded on the Gauteng's West Rand, the Council for Geoscience says.

 

6.6-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands

2015-08-15 16:11

A shallow 6.6-magnitude quake has hit off the Solomon Islands, the United States Geological Survey says, but there was no Pacific-wide tsunami expected.

Earthquake kills 2 children - DRC government

2015-08-07 10:24

A government spokesperson says two children have been killed after a 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Risk of west Nepal quake still high

2015-08-06 22:54

Large quakes in Nepal this year only partially relieved stress on a major Himalayan fault line, and chances for a big tremor are as high as before.

1 000s join quake drill in Philippine capital

2015-07-30 19:55

Thousands of people have participated in an earthquake drill in the Philippine capital to prepare the city of nearly 12 million for a feared magnitude-7.2 quake that could kill thousands and displace millions.

More drilling-linked earthquakes rattle Oklahoma

2015-07-28 12:46

Several earthquakes shook Oklahoma as the state experiences a sharp increase in the frequency of tremors linked to wastewater disposal from gas and oil drilling, including from fracking, state and federal officials said.

6.5 magnititude quake hits west China

2015-07-03 06:06

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck China's far western region of Xinjiang, shaking buildings and sending people out onto the streets.

UN agency under scrutiny for bad quality food aid in Nepal

2015-06-22 11:12

A UN agency is under scrutiny after the food aid it distributed to earthquake survivors in Nepal was found to be substandard, authorities say.

Fukushima: 7 000 want compensation

2015-06-16 07:41

About 7 000 residents near Fukushima prefecture are seeking compensation of $15m through an out-of-court settlement with the operator of a ravaged Japanese nuclear plant, a report says.

6.3-magnitude quake hits off Tonga

2015-06-12 16:44

A 6.3-magnitude quake struck off the Pacific nation of Tonga, the US Geological Survey says, but there was no tsunami warning.

Experts to assess Everest safety

2015-06-11 22:01

Tourism-dependent Nepal will call in international experts to examine popular trekking routes - including in the quake-hit Everest region - and declare them safe for hikers.

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