6.7 quake hits western Brazil

2015-11-26 12:01

A large but very deep 6.7 magnitude earthquake has hit western Brazil, the US Geological Survey says.

5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

2015-11-23 08:41

The US Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 5.9 earthquake has hit northeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Earthquake hits Greek Lefkada island

2015-11-17 13:19

A strong earthquake has registering 6.0 on the Richter scale struck the Greek island of Lefkada, killing two people and damaging roads and buildings, local authorities say.

Pakistan ends rescue after factory collapse

2015-11-10 18:00

Rescuers have ended their search at the site of a multi-storey factory that collapsed in Pakistan last week after pulling 45 bodies from the rubble, officials say.

Afghan Taliban hold fire in quake zone

2015-10-29 17:27

The Taliban has announced a ceasefire in areas of Afghanistan affected by a powerful quake that hit the region earlier this week.

Cold, hungry survivors wait for relief - Pakistani quake

2015-10-28 09:18

Relief agencies are battling to reach cold and hungry survivors of a devastating earthquake that has killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan, with entire communities still cut off in the mountainous region.

Pakistan broadens quake rescue efforts

2015-10-27 16:18

Pakistani military planes have reached survivors in remote mountains 24 hours after a powerful earthquake struck the region, but thousands are feared trapped in inaccessible areas.

Rescuers struggle to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan

2015-10-27 09:32

Officials say rescuers are struggling to reach quake-stricken regions in Pakistan and Afghanistan as the combined death toll from the previous day's earthquake rose to 311.

Scores dead, thousands of homes destroyed in Afghan quake

2015-10-26 22:01

A massive earthquake in a remote part of the Hindu Kush mountain range in north-eastern Afghanistan has sent tremors rippling through Pakistan and India, leaving scores dead and hundreds injured in inaccessible areas.

South Asia quake leaves many buried under rubble

2015-10-26 15:41

A powerful 7.5 magnitude killed at least 70 people as it rocked south Asia and has left many buried under rubble.


2 major quakes jolt Peru

2015-11-25 10:10

A pair of major 7.6-magnitude earthquakes jolted eastern Peru near its border with Brazil, and were felt across several South American nations, but authorities had no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

2015-11-21 15:32

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia, the US Geological Survey has said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Powerful 6.9-magnitude quake shakes Chile

2015-11-11 06:26

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile but there was no immediate tsunami alert, US seismologists have said.

Pakistan will help quake survivors 'before winter'

2015-10-31 00:11

Pakistan has vowed swift compensation to survivors of a powerful earthquake that flattened thousands of homes, so that they can rebuild before the harsh winter sets in.

Pakistan, Afghanistan reach quake survivors

2015-10-28 16:28

Pakistani and Afghan rescue teams are taking food and medicine to communities in rugged terrain hit by the major earthquake.

Pakistani clerics say quake a wake-up call for sinners

2015-10-27 21:06

A religious body of Sunni clerics says the deadly earthquake that struck Pakistan is a wake-up call for Muslims to quit sinning.

Taliban asks charities for help in quake-hit Pakistan, Afghanistan

2015-10-27 11:53

The Taliban asks humanitarian and aid agencies to continue to deliver emergency supplies to earthquake victims in remote areas of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Rescuers hunt for survivors of massive Afghan quake

2015-10-27 06:47

Rescuers are picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing at least 277 people.

Nepal quake survivors see little hope after six months

2015-10-26 18:01

Six months after devastating twin earthquakes struck Nepal, thousands of people are still struggling in temporary shelters amid dire conditions.

12 schoolgirls killed in stampede after earthquake

2015-10-26 13:54

At least 12 girls have been killed after a stampede broke out in their school in the northern Afghan province of Takhar following a powerful earthquake, officials say.

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