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.

Earthquake shakes Alaska

2014-09-25 20:31

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska and was felt in the state capital Anchorage.

34 miners trapped after Bosnia quake

2014-09-05 05:47

Thirty-four miners are trapped inside a Bosnian coal mine after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and caved in two tunnels.


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.

SA quake victims forgotten by govt

2014-09-26 12:36

Following a recent 5.5 magnitude earthquake that left a trail of destruction in the township of Khuma near Orkney, North West, a frail 81-year-old man finds himself living alone in a house declared unsafe for occupation.

Quakes damage 83 houses in Philippines

2014-09-21 09:45

A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people.

California quake hastens calls for warning system

2014-08-27 20:39

The earthquake in California's wine capital has hastened calls for an early-warning system.

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