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.

5.2-magnitude quake strikes north of Athens

2015-06-09 06:40

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake has struck north of Athens, according to the US Geological Survey.

Malaysia quake, 100 trapped on tallest peak

2015-06-05 21:32

An earthquake has killed 2 climbers, injured 11 others and trapped a hundred on Southeast Asia's tallest peak.

Series of quakes strikes off Northwest US coast

2015-06-02 09:37

A cluster of earthquakes ranging in magnitude up to 5.9 have struck off the coast of the Pacific Northwest, but haven't been strong enough to generate tsunamis, scientists say.


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.

21 dead, dozens missing as landslide buries Nepal villages

2015-06-11 16:01

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall has buried at least 21 people and left dozens missing as they were sleeping at night in six villages in Nepal's mountainous northeast.

Quake-stranded climbers rescued in Malaysia

2015-06-06 11:04

Malaysian rescuers have brought 137 hikers down to safety after an earthquake had stranded them atop Mount Kinabalu.

Strong 6.0 quake rocks Malaysia's Borneo

2015-06-05 07:28

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck near Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, damaging roads in the region and prompting rescue efforts for climbers feared trapped and possibly injured on the mountain.

Massive earthquake rocks Japan

2015-05-30 15:34

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake has struck off the east coast of Japan, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami.

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