International aid groups rush to reach Nepal quake victims

2015-04-25 19:20

International aid groups have rushed to respond to a massive earthquake in Nepal that claimed more than 1 400 lives as aftershocks and severed communications hampered rescue efforts.

US sending disaster team to Nepal

2015-04-25 17:40

The United States is sending a disaster response team to earthquake-hit Nepal and has authorised an initial $1m, the US Agency for International Development.

Climbers caught in earthquake on Everest

2015-04-25 16:03

Climbers on Mount Everest have been caught in a deadly earthquake that struck Nepal an AFP reporter at the mountain says, with reports of a major avalanche hitting the world's highest peak.

Hundreds feared dead in Nepal after massive quake

2015-04-25 12:33

Hundreds of people have been feared killed in Nepal after a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake ripped through parts of the country, toppling office blocks and towers in the capital Kathmandu.

Heavy damage as quake hits Nepal

2015-04-25 09:33

A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake has hit near Nepal's capital of Kathmandu, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits British Columbia

2015-04-24 22:41

6.1 magnitude earthquake has hit British Columbia's north coast but no initial damage reported.

Man-made quakes shake US

2015-04-23 21:36

Man-made quakes linked to energy drilling shakes more than a dozen areas in the US.

Tsunami warning lifted after quake hits near Japan

2015-04-20 05:57

School children have been evacuated to higher ground on some islands and buildings swayed in Taipei after a strong earthquake struck in seas east of Taiwan and south of Okinawa, Japan.

Earth tremor in Johannesburg's East Rand

2015-04-01 12:21

An earth tremor of 2.2 on the Richter scale has occurred on Johannesburg's East Rand, the Council for Geoscience says.

Tsunami warning as 7.5 quake hits Papua New Guinea

2015-03-30 05:31

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea, US seismologists say, with ‘hazardous’ tsunami waves possible in areas near the epicentre.


South Africans in Nepal accounted for after quake

2015-04-25 17:49

All South Africans in Nepal during the devastating earthquake have been accounted for, the department of international relations and so-operation said.

Death, panic on Everest once more, year after tragedy

2015-04-25 16:51

Climbers on the world's highest mountain have pleaded for help after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic.

Devastating Nepal quake kills 100s, triggers deadly Everest avalanche

2015-04-25 15:30

A powerful earthquake has struck Nepal, killing hundreds of people, toppling an historic 19th-century tower in the capital Kathmandu and touching off a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest

Areas of Joburg feel the earth shake

2015-04-25 10:25

Certain areas of Johannesburg have felt the earth shake, with people describing shaky grounds and trembling windows.

Buildings collapse in Nepal after 7.7 quake - witnesses

2015-04-25 08:43

An earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude struck 80km east of Pokhara in Nepal, about halfway between the town and the capital Kathmandu and witnesses says some buildings have collapsed.

Scientists convinced of tie between earthquakes and drilling

2015-04-24 13:26

Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the US, with the evidence coming in from one study after another.

Moderate earthquake rattles New Zealand capital

2015-04-23 10:45

A moderate 4.7-magnitude earthquake has hit the New Zealand capital Wellington, the US Geological Survey says.

Thousands could survive a US tsunami by walking - study

2015-04-16 16:20

Thousands of people living along the US Pacific coastline from Northern California to Washington state could survive a powerful tsunami, as long as they are prepared to walk briskly to higher ground.

More strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands

2015-03-30 13:06

A series of strong earthquakes has struck off the South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west.

Quake strikes northern Chile

2015-03-28 21:47

Earthquake strikes northern Chile around 40km northeast of the city of Calama.

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