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.

Kids miss school after north Chile quake

2014-03-18 18:21

Many children have stayed away from school in Chile’s northern coastal region, as aftershocks continued to rattle the area a day after a magnitude-6.7 quake.

Earthquake strikes off Japan's Kyushu island

2014-03-13 22:18

A Magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off Japan's southern island of Kyushu near the city of Oita, the USGS says.

Fukushima still fragile 3yrs after accident

2014-03-11 09:10

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the massive quake-tsunami disaster that sparked the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Powerful aftershock hits Cephalonia isle

2014-02-03 16:42

A strong aftershock has rattled the island of Cephalonia in Greece, just a week after a slightly more powerful earthquake hit the region, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes.

2nd relief ship off to quake-struck Greek isle

2014-01-28 14:58

Greek officials say a second ship is heading to earthquake-struck island of Kefalonia to provide additional emergency accommodation.

Indonesia panics over 6.1 earthquake

2014-01-25 10:00

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java, the US Geological Survey reported, sending panicked residents running from their homes.

Study pinpoints likely site of future China quake

2014-01-03 14:39

It is impossible to predict when the next big earthquake will hit, but researchers say they have a good idea of where in China such a temblor is likely.

Source of Gauteng tremors found

2013-12-03 12:49

The source of tremors that rocked areas of Gauteng has been located by the Council for Geoscience.

Quake hits Gauteng

2013-12-02 21:31

A quake has hit some parts of Gauteng, lasting up to 10 seconds.

Smartphone app to give quake warning

2013-11-30 14:10

A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists.

Disasters costs quadruple in 30 years

2013-11-18 22:27

Natural and weather disasters are costing nearly €150bn a year, four times more than in the 1980s, the World Bank says.

Joburg be twerking?

2013-11-18 11:32

A number of people have taken to social media to share their experiences after an earth tremor was felt in Johannesburg. Here are some of the tweets that had us LOLing.

Fukushima readies for fuel rod removal

2013-11-07 09:33

Engineers in Japan are readying to move uranium and plutonium fuel rods at Fukushima, in their most difficult and dangerous task since the plant's reactors were brought under control.

Tsunami hits Japan coast

2013-10-25 22:01

Tsunami waves of up to 1m high have hit the coast of north-eastern Japan after a powerful earthquake.

Haiti quake camp population drops

2013-10-22 08:11

A humanitarian agency for the United Nations says the number of Haitians still displaced by the 2010 earthquake has dropped below 200 000.

Earthquake strikes off Mexico coast

2013-10-19 21:21

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has struck off the western coast of Mexico, 90km southwest of Huatabampo in Sonora state, the US Geological Survey has reported.

Powerful quake hits near Papua New Guinea

2013-10-16 14:48

A powerful earthquake has rocked the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, officials say.

Massive devastation after Philippines quake

2013-10-16 12:34

Residents have told of the sheer terror and devastation of a 7.2 magnitude Philippine earthquake as blocked roads and destroyed bridges hinder the rescue efforts.


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.

5.3-magnitude quake rocks Los Angeles

2014-03-29 08:04

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has rocked the Los Angeles area, the US Geological Survey reports.

6.7 quake rocks Chile

2014-03-17 07:44

A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake has jolted Chile's northern coast, US geologists say, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate three cities.

US ex-nuke chief: Fukushima lesson is to phase-out

2014-03-13 14:57

As radiation spewed from Japan's nuclear disaster three years ago, the US atomic energy regulator issued a 80km evacuation warning for Americans in the area, a response some found extreme.

Powerful quake shakes California

2014-03-10 16:48

A powerful earthquake has shaken Northern California but no injuries or damage has been reported.

Strong earthquake shakes Barbados

2014-02-18 19:34

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake has struck northeast of Barbados, jolting thousands from their sleep but causing no reported damage or casualties.

5.1 quake strikes Japan's Fukushima

2014-02-08 09:05

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, the United States Geological Survey says.

Strong earthquake rattles Greek island

2014-02-03 10:00

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck near the Greek island of Cephalonia in the Ionian Sea, the the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports.

Emergency declared on quake-hit Greek isle

2014-01-27 13:40

Schools have been closed and a state of emergency was declared on the Greek island of Kefalonia after an earthquake damaged homes and injured at least seven people.

5.0 earthquake sways buildings in Havana

2014-01-10 06:57

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off Cuba in the Straits of Florida, swaying medium-rise buildings in the Cuban capital.

Earthquake rattles southern Italy

2013-12-29 19:54

An earthquake has rattled large areas of southern Italy, sending many residents out on to the streets.

Barrage of queries after Gauteng tremors

2013-12-03 08:58

The Council for Geoscience has been flooded with queries about tremors that were felt in Gauteng.

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

2013-12-01 07:23

A strong, shallow earthquake has rocked parts of eastern Indonesia, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

5.8 quake hits Peru capital

2013-11-26 07:19

A moderately strong earthquake has shaken Lima but no damage or injuries have been reported.

No damage reported in Johannesburg quake

2013-11-18 12:29

No damage or injuries has been reported after a magnitude four tremor struck Johannesburg on Monday morning, the city's Emergency Management Services (EMS) says.

Magnitude 4 quake hits Johannesburg

2013-11-18 11:26

An earth tremor measuring four on the Richter scale has been recorded in Johannesburg, the Council for Geoscience says.

Strong quake hits eastern Taiwan

2013-10-31 18:31

A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3 has hit Taiwan; no immediate reports of casualties or a tsunami.

Quake death toll climbs

2013-10-20 08:47

The death toll has risen to 185 from the worst earthquake to hit the Philippines in two decades as authorities began the task of rehabilitating devastated areas.

Philippine quake death toll rises to 171

2013-10-18 09:09

The death toll in the worst earthquake to hit the Philippines in two decades has risen to 171, with at least 20 still missing and feared trapped under rubble.

Philippine quake toll hits 144, 23 missing

2013-10-16 13:38

The death toll in a powerful earthquake in the Philippines has risen to 144, the national disaster risk management agency says.

Death toll in Philippines quake jumps to 85

2013-10-15 12:55

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippines has risen to 85, police say, as more reports trickled in about toppled buildings near the epicenter.

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