Triple-quake strikes reeling, snow-bound Italy

2017-01-18 13:07

A series of earthquakes measuring 5.3-5.7 magnitude struck central Italy, bringing fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall.

Strong 6.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Fiji

2017-01-14 11:18

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Fiji, the US Geological Survey has said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Strong quake hits northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

2016-12-28 15:43

A strong earthquake has struck northeast of Tokyo, but there is no fear of a tsunami, Japan's meteorological agency says.

Powerful earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

2016-12-17 15:31

A very strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea and a tsunami threat has been issued.

At least 45 000 homeless after Aceh quake

2016-12-10 09:00

At least 45 000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities say, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.

Tsunami warnings in Pacific

2016-12-08 21:51

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck near the Pacific's Solomon Islands, prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to warn that tsunami waves were possible.

Rescuers race to find survivors after Indonesia earthquake

2016-12-08 14:52

Rescue workers, soldiers and police have combed through the rubble of a devastated town in Indonesia's Aceh province, resuming a search for earthquake survivors.

1000s take refuge in mosques after deadly Aceh quake

2016-12-07 18:52

Thousands of people in the Indonesian province of Aceh are sheltering for the night in mosques after a strong earthquake killed nearly 100 people and destroyed dozens of buildings.

Devastating earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh, death toll rising

2016-12-07 09:04

A strong undersea earthquake has rocked Indonesia's Aceh province, killing at least 54 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings.

Strong earthquake in remote far-western China kills 1

2016-11-26 07:11

A strong earthquake in a remote area of China's extreme west has killed at least one villager after a home collapsed


Shallow earthquake rattles Indonesia's third-largest city

2017-01-16 16:52

A shallow earthquake has rattled residents of Indonesia's third-largest city Medan.

Nepal quake survivors rebuild - tired of waiting

2017-01-04 21:36

People who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal nearly two years ago are tired of waiting for help to rebuild.

Powerful earthquake shakes Chile, tsunami alert declared

2016-12-25 18:32

A powerful earthquake has shaken southern Chile, prompting officials to order an evacuation of coastal areas to guard against a possible tsunami.

Aftershocks drive Indonesians from homes

2016-12-13 17:01

Indonesia's disaster agency says the number of people displaced by last week's earthquake in Aceh province has jumped to more than 85 000 as aftershocks drive people from their homes.

Underwater 4.6 quake shakes coastal Croatia; no major damage

2016-12-09 22:59

Croatian seismologists say an underwater 4.6-magnitude earthquake has shaken the central area at the country's Adriatic coast, causing panic and sending people out of their homes.

Quake off California coast

2016-12-08 20:02

The United States Geological Survey reports a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean

Zuma sends condolences to quake-hit Indonesia

2016-12-07 21:22

President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to Indonesia following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake which struck the country's Aceh province, killing almost 100 people.

Magnitude 5.8 quake rattles Trinidad, nearby islands

2016-12-07 12:36

An earthquake has rattled Trinidad and Tobago and nearby Caribbean islands but there have been no reports of any significant damage or injuries.

Quake triggers avalanche in Nepal

2016-11-28 16:45

An avalanche triggered by an earthquake in a mountainous area of Nepal has killed a Sherpa mountain guide and injured a British climber who had to be rescued by helicopter.

Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles El Salvador

2016-11-24 21:25

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred off El Salvador's Pacific coast.

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