Two new quakes strike off Solomon Islands

2015-05-23 13:00

Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes have struck off the Solomon Islands, geologists say, but no tsunami warning has been issued.

Monsoon rains threaten Nepal quake-hit villages

2015-05-22 18:03

Nepal has sent geologists to quake-damaged villages to assess landslide risk before the arrival of the monsoon rains.

6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Solomon Islands

2015-05-21 09:13

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey says, but no tsunami warning has been issued and no major damage was expected.

Nepal PM wants $2bn to rebuild country after quakes

2015-05-17 18:46

Nepal's prime minister has appealed for $2bn to rebuild his country, shattered by two massive earthquakes in three weeks that have killed thousands and devastated the impoverished nation's infrastructure.

Nepal: US helicopter destroyed, no survivors

2015-05-15 11:32

A US Marines helicopter that crashed on a mountainside in Nepal was completely destroyed and there were no survivors among the eight on board, the country’s top defence official says.

Stores reopen in Nepali capital after second quake

2015-05-15 08:58

Stores have reopened and traffic is returning to Nepal’s capital three days after the Himalayan nation was shaken by a second major earthquake.

Choppers, drone hunt for missing US Huey in Nepal

2015-05-14 11:46

Military helicopters are flying over eastern Nepal and a team has sent up a drone to search for a missing US Marines Huey chopper, as the search and rescue operations continue in the quake-hit country.

Strong quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

2015-05-13 10:43

A strong earthquake has hit Japan in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011.

Nepal officials tell people to evacuate damaged buildings

2015-05-13 09:48

Officials with bullhorns have walked through the quake-damaged streets of Nepal’s Chautara town, calling for people to leave the damaged buildings.

Death toll from latest Nepal earthquake rises

2015-05-13 07:02

The death toll from another powerful earthquake centred in Nepal has passed 80, authorities say, with reports still coming in of landslides and further casualties.


Magnitude 5.4 quake hits Nevada

2015-05-22 22:13

A magnitude 5.4 quake has struck Nevada, close to the town of Helene, northeast of Las Vegas.

US military starts withdrawing quake assistance from Nepal

2015-05-21 09:13

The US military has begun to withdraw its rescue and relief team from quake-hit Nepal, officials say, after more than 900 personnel were deployed in the wake of a 7.9 magnitude quake on April 25.

UN: Building laws need to be enforced in Nepal

2015-05-20 11:22

Nepal must take lessons from earthquake-hit countries such as Mexico and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild from two major quakes, the UN says.

Aid helicopters turned back from Nepal

2015-05-16 09:48

Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following the devastating earthquake are to return home without being used.

Nepal army finds wreckage of missing US chopper

2015-05-15 10:07

The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid in quake-hit Nepal has been found near the Chinese border, the Nepalese border says.

Nepal quake relief operation run from tents

2015-05-14 21:06

Ministries in Nepal are battling to get aid to some of the remotest terrain on Earth, working from tents and makeshift shelters after an earthquake severely damaged government buildings in the capital.

Nepal villagers demand help from government

2015-05-14 08:10

Thousands of villagers have jammed the streets of the small Himalayan town of Charikot, demanding government help after Nepal suffered its second major quake in less than three weeks.

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake

2015-05-13 10:43

Rescuers are battling to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings.

1 000s spend night outdoors as death toll rises in Nepal

2015-05-13 08:47

Thousands of fear-stricken people have spent the night outdoors after a new earthquake killed dozens of people and spread more misery in Nepal.

Another quake hits Japan

2015-05-12 23:31

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake has hit the main Japanese island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey reports.

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