ARTICLES RELATING TO EARTHQUAKES

Strong aftershock shakes Carletonville

2014-08-22 10:59

The Council for Geoscience says the latest earthquake that hit South Africa was 3.8 magnitude, and not 4.6 as estimated by the US Geological Survey. It also said there were several aftershocks, two of which were very strong.

Gauteng rocked by quake

2014-08-22 06:45
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A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning, the US Geological Survey has confirmed.

Strong earthquake shakes western Iran

2014-08-18 08:10

A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck western Iran, the US Geological survey which monitors quakes worldwide says.

Expect more tremors - experts

2014-08-09 19:11

Seismologists say more tremors are expected to hit the country again over the next few days, the Saturday Star reports.

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

2014-08-06 20:08

A strong, shallow undersea earthquake has hit off eastern Indonesia, but no injuries are reported.

Pupils miss class due to quake damage

2014-08-06 12:14

Pupils at two schools near Orkney are missing out on lessons after some of their classrooms were badly damaged in an earthquake.

African continent split likely cause of quake - expert

2014-08-06 10:47
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An expert says the North West earthquake may have been caused by movements of the Earth’s crust in the Rift Valley in Ethiopia, as the African continent is slowly splitting in two.

Officials assess quake damage, help residents

2014-08-06 09:01

Government officials are assessing the damage from the 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Orkney, as shaken residents fear further aftershocks.

SA quake claims first victim

2014-08-05 14:23
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One person has been confirmed dead in Orkney following an earthquake, according to paramedics.

Quake hit near Orkney - US Geological Survey

2014-08-05 14:02

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck six kilometres east of Orkney in the North West, the US Geological Survey says on its website.

Strong tremor felt in parts of SA

2014-08-05 12:34
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An earth tremor has been felt in Johannesburg and other parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.

Xinhua: China earthquake death toll rises to 367

2014-08-03 20:52

China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll from a strong earthquake in southern Yunnan province has risen to 367.

4.6 quake hits Japan

2014-07-16 13:01

A moderate 4.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the region that hosts Japan’s crippling Fukushima nuclear plant, but there have been reports of damage.

Alaska quake; local tsunami warning

2014-06-23 23:52

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Alaska, generating a local tsunami warning.

Tsunami warning issued as quake hits Indian Ocean

2014-06-14 20:25

A shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit the southern Indian Ocean, US seismologists said, prompting Australia to issue a tsunami warning.

Quake strikes southwestern China

2014-05-30 19:17

An earthquake has struck southwestern China near the border with Myanmar, injuring at least 33.

266 hurt as quake rattles Greece, Turkey

2014-05-24 20:28

An earthquake beneath the sea has shaken northern Greece and western Turkey, with 266 people reportedly injured in Turkey.

Strong quake shakes Mexico

2014-05-10 11:26

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Mexico and the nation's capital, two days after a similar temblor rattled the country.

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake

2014-05-06 07:47

An elderly woman has died and 23 other people have been injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region.

Strong 6.7 quake strikes off Canada island

2014-04-24 09:45

A strong earthquake measuring 6.7 has struck off Canada's Vancouver Island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey says.

Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico

2014-04-18 20:21

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, though there were no early reports of major damage.

Powerful 7.8 quake rocks northern Chile

2014-04-03 08:07

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 has rocked northern Chile, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities say.

After Chile quake, thousands return home

2014-04-02 15:00

Thousands of people evacuated from Chile's low-lying coastal areas have returned home after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive earthquake seemed mostly limited.

Earthquake, tsunami hits Chile 5 dead

2014-04-02 08:18

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 has struck off the coast of Chile, triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and so far has lead to five deaths.

 

No injuries after Gauteng quake

2014-08-22 08:49

Paramedics say no injuries have been reported after an earthquake hit Johannesburg overnight.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

2014-08-19 17:10

Thousands of small intense earthquakes have rocked Iceland raising concerns of an volcanic eruption.

China earthquake death toll rises to 615

2014-08-07 16:21

The death toll from an earthquake in south-western China has risen to 615, with 3 100 people believed to be injured.

China quake volunteers told to stay away

2014-08-06 16:22

The death toll from an earthquake that devastated a remote region of China has jumped, as volunteer rescuers were warned away.

Death toll in southern China quake rises to 589

2014-08-06 11:00

The death toll in southern China's earthquake rose to 589 as search and rescue teams pushed into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.

Why Durban felt the quake

2014-08-06 09:01

An expert says Durban felt the 5.5 magnitude earthquake which hit Orkney in North West because beach sand amplifies the ground motion.

SA quake severely dangerous - US Geological Survey

2014-08-05 16:15

The US Geological Survey says the earthquake experienced in South Africa was "severely dangerous" because the epicentre is located right below Orkney and Klerksdorp.

Rescuers head to mines after quake

2014-08-05 14:08

Some mineworkers at Orkney in the North West are trapped following an earthquake, according to emergency workers.

Buildings evacuated after strong tremor

2014-08-05 13:14
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Buildings in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal have been evacuated after a minute-long tremor was felt in parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.

Rescuers search for survivors after China quake

2014-08-04 07:28

Rescuers have dug through shattered homes looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province that killed at least 381 people and injured more than 1 800.

Strong quake kills at least 175 in southern China

2014-08-03 16:55

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province has toppled thousands of homes, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1 400.

Algerian capital hit by 5.5 quake

2014-08-01 09:29

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit southeast of the Algerian capital, shaking building and sending panicked families rushing in the streets in Algiers and nearby towns, witnesses and officials say.

Killer quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

2014-07-07 18:47

A powerful earthquake has rattled southern Mexico and Guatemala leaving at least 3 dead.

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands

2014-06-23 23:01

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands the US Geological Survey says.

Panic over Pakistan earthquake

2014-06-14 09:36

A moderate earthquake has struck northwest Pakistan, causing panic in towns and cities, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Hard-hit Haiti threatened by mosquito virus

2014-05-29 08:26

Hard-hit by a cholera epidemic that started in 2010, Haiti now faces a new threat in the expanding chikungunya virus, authorities say.

6.2 quake strikes off Philippines

2014-05-15 14:27

A strong quake has struck at sea off a major island in the central Philippines, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning has been issued.

1 dead, 30 injured in southern Pakistan quakes

2014-05-09 11:28

At least one person has been killed and 30 others injured after a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan, officials say.

Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured

2014-05-05 08:15

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken buildings in Tokyo, lightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there is no risk of a tsunami.

Strong quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

2014-04-19 19:45

A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

US geologists link small quakes to fracking

2014-04-12 22:30

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes to the intensely scrutinised drilling method called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

Chile's M8.2 quake not 'the big one'

2014-04-02 17:30

The magnitude 8.2 quake has killed only 6 people in Chile but seismologists say a bigger quake is likely someday.

Chile president cautious as 8.2 quake kills 5

2014-04-02 08:40

Authorities kept hundreds of thousands of people out of their beds after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck off Chile's northern coast.

8.2 quake hits northern Chile

2014-04-02 07:14

A powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake has struck off northern Chile, setting off a small tsunami that forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast.

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