Second powerful aftershock rattles Rome

2016-10-26 22:33

A pair of powerful aftershocks have shaken central Italy, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after an earthquake killed nearly 300 people.

Strong quake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7

2016-10-21 13:33

A powerful earthquake in western Japan has knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages but apparently no widespread damage.

Selfies and prayers as Pope visits Italy quake zone

2016-10-04 19:44

Pope Francis has paid a surprise visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August earthquake, mixing poignant silent prayers amid the ruins with cheerful selfies alongside survivors.

Death toll in Tanzania earthquake rises to 17

2016-09-13 19:54

A Tanzanian official says the number of people killed following an earthquake in the Lake Victoria region over the weekend has risen to 17.

Zuma extends condolences to Tanzania after quake

2016-09-11 22:11

President Jacob Zuma has offered condolences to the government and people of Tanzania, after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday morning.

New Nepal leader vows to speed up quake rebuilding

2016-09-08 18:35

Nepal's new prime minister has promised to speed up reconstruction after a devastating earthquake.

Strong quake shakes Oklahoma

2016-09-03 16:31

One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma has rattled people from Nebraska to North Texas.

New Zealand warns of 'potential' tsunami threat after powerful quake

2016-09-01 20:15

New Zealand has issued a "potential" tsunami threat after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the east coast of the North Island.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy toll

2016-08-28 11:37

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for he high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, a prosecutor says.

Aftershocks rattle Italy as national mourning begins

2016-08-27 08:55

Residents of an area struck by a destructive earthquake have been rattled yet again by a series of aftershocks overnight, the strongest measuring 4.2, as Italians began observing a day of national mourning


Quake shakes central Italy near devastated quake zone

2016-10-26 21:04

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake has rattled central Italy, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the streets just two months after a powerful tremor killed nearly 300 people.

3.4 magnitude tremor hits Oudtshoorn

2016-10-18 10:07

A tremor measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale was experienced in the Southern Cape on Tuesday morning, the George Municipality has confirmed.

Quake jolts Nicaragua, one dead

2016-09-29 07:52

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nicaragua, killing a woman and damaging homes close the epicenter in the country's north, officials said.

Tanzania quake: We've never known this in our country, says PM

2016-09-12 07:40

Tanzania’s prime minister Kassim Majaliwa has headed to the worst-hit city Bukoba, following a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest of the country.

Tanzania quake kills at least 11; president says many dead

2016-09-10 21:43

A Tanzanian police official says that at least 11 people have died in one town in the 5.7-magnitude earthquake that shook the Lake Victoria region, while the president says that many are dead

Romeo survives Italy quake

2016-09-03 16:48

A golden retriever called Romeo has been pulled from the rubble of Italy's earthquake, more than nine days after he was given up for dead.

Romeo the dog found alive in Italy rubble 9 days after quake

2016-09-03 10:38

Firefighters have rescued a Golden Retriever from a pile of quake rubble after they heard the dog barking, nine days after the temblor struck central Italy.

Powerful quake jolts New Zealand - USGS

2016-09-01 19:43

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake has rocked New Zealand, the US Geological Survey says.

Italy weeps for earthquake dead

2016-08-27 14:09

Italy has held a tear-drenched funeral for dozens of its earthquake victims as the country observed a day of mourning over a disaster that killed nearly 300 people.

Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims

2016-08-26 19:06

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish.

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