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Dozens take refuge from Japan quake aftershocks

2014-11-24 12:14

Dozens of villagers have remained in shelters, as aftershocks rattled a region in central Japan hit by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes.

6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses

2014-11-22 22:06

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck central Japan , the US Geological Survey says, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20 people, three seriously.

Indonesia hit by quake, no tsunami alert

2014-11-21 15:47

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has struck eastern Indonesian islands, according to the US Geological Survey, but no tsunami alert was issued.

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Pacific

2014-11-01 19:02

A strong earthquake has jolteded the southeastern Pacific about 544km south-southeast of Chile's Easter Island.

Major new fault found in New Zealand capital

2014-10-08 14:30

A new geological fault capable of generating a 7.1 magnitude earthquake has been found in Wellington, confirming the New Zealand capital’s status as one of the world’s most seismically active cities.

SA quake victims forgotten by govt

2014-09-26 12:36

Following a recent 5.5 magnitude earthquake that left a trail of destruction in the township of Khuma near Orkney, North West, a frail 81-year-old man finds himself living alone in a house declared unsafe for occupation.

Quakes damage 83 houses in Philippines

2014-09-21 09:45

A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people.

California quake sends dozens to hospital

2014-08-25 10:31

The strongest earthquake in a quarter century to hit the San Francisco Bay area has struck the heart of California's wine country, sending dozens of people to hospitals.

Strong aftershock shakes Carletonville

2014-08-22 10:59

The Council for Geoscience says the latest earthquake that hit South Africa was 3.8 magnitude, and not 4.6 as estimated by the US Geological Survey. It also said there were several aftershocks, two of which were very strong.

Gauteng rocked by quake

2014-08-22 06:45
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A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of the morning, the US Geological Survey has confirmed.

Strong earthquake shakes western Iran

2014-08-18 08:10

A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck western Iran, the US Geological survey which monitors quakes worldwide says.

Expect more tremors - experts

2014-08-09 19:11

Seismologists say more tremors are expected to hit the country again over the next few days, the Saturday Star reports.

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

2014-08-06 20:08

A strong, shallow undersea earthquake has hit off eastern Indonesia, but no injuries are reported.

Pupils miss class due to quake damage

2014-08-06 12:14

Pupils at two schools near Orkney are missing out on lessons after some of their classrooms were badly damaged in an earthquake.

African continent split likely cause of quake - expert

2014-08-06 10:47
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An expert says the North West earthquake may have been caused by movements of the Earth’s crust in the Rift Valley in Ethiopia, as the African continent is slowly splitting in two.

Officials assess quake damage, help residents

2014-08-06 09:01

Government officials are assessing the damage from the 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Orkney, as shaken residents fear further aftershocks.

SA quake claims first victim

2014-08-05 14:23
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One person has been confirmed dead in Orkney following an earthquake, according to paramedics.

Quake hit near Orkney - US Geological Survey

2014-08-05 14:02

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck six kilometres east of Orkney in the North West, the US Geological Survey says on its website.

Strong tremor felt in parts of SA

2014-08-05 12:34
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An earth tremor has been felt in Johannesburg and other parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.

Xinhua: China earthquake death toll rises to 367

2014-08-03 20:52

China's official Xinhua News Agency says the death toll from a strong earthquake in southern Yunnan province has risen to 367.

4.6 quake hits Japan

2014-07-16 13:01

A moderate 4.6 magnitude earthquake has hit the region that hosts Japan’s crippling Fukushima nuclear plant, but there have been reports of damage.

Alaska quake; local tsunami warning

2014-06-23 23:52

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Alaska, generating a local tsunami warning.

 

Strong quake in west China kills 2, hurts 54

2014-11-23 10:00

A strong earthquake has struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China, killing at least two people, injuring 54 others and collapsing homes, officials say.

Strong quake strikes central Japan

2014-11-22 16:05

A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued.

7.3 magnitude Indonesia quake sparks tsunami warning

2014-11-15 07:23

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 has been recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia, causing residents near the quake to flee their homes after a tsunami warning was issued.

Powerful quake strikes off El Salvador, 1 dead

2014-10-14 07:33

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person.

China earthquake leaves 300 injured, 1 dead

2014-10-08 14:29

Thousands of rescuers have deployed in southwest China after a strong earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured, a report says.

Authorities say 8 killed in Peru quake

2014-09-29 15:20

A shallow, 4.9-magnitude earthquake has killed at least eight people whose crudely constructed homes collapsed in a remote Andean village near Cuzco, a Peruvian civil defence official says.

Earthquake shakes Alaska

2014-09-25 20:31

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Alaska and was felt in the state capital Anchorage.

34 miners trapped after Bosnia quake

2014-09-05 05:47

Thirty-four miners are trapped inside a Bosnian coal mine after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and caved in two tunnels.

Iceland volcano quakes but does't erupt

2014-08-26 17:48

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight, the biggest since tremors began 10 days ago, but there is still no sign of an eruption.

State of emergency as quake hits California

2014-08-24 20:55

California's governor has declared a state of emergency following a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake.

No injuries after Gauteng quake

2014-08-22 08:49

Paramedics say no injuries have been reported after an earthquake hit Johannesburg overnight.

Thousands of intense earthquakes rock Iceland

2014-08-19 17:10

Thousands of small intense earthquakes have rocked Iceland raising concerns of an volcanic eruption.

China earthquake death toll rises to 615

2014-08-07 16:21

The death toll from an earthquake in south-western China has risen to 615, with 3 100 people believed to be injured.

China quake volunteers told to stay away

2014-08-06 16:22

The death toll from an earthquake that devastated a remote region of China has jumped, as volunteer rescuers were warned away.

Death toll in southern China quake rises to 589

2014-08-06 11:00

The death toll in southern China's earthquake rose to 589 as search and rescue teams pushed into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes.

Why Durban felt the quake

2014-08-06 09:01

An expert says Durban felt the 5.5 magnitude earthquake which hit Orkney in North West because beach sand amplifies the ground motion.

SA quake severely dangerous - US Geological Survey

2014-08-05 16:15

The US Geological Survey says the earthquake experienced in South Africa was "severely dangerous" because the epicentre is located right below Orkney and Klerksdorp.

Rescuers head to mines after quake

2014-08-05 14:08

Some mineworkers at Orkney in the North West are trapped following an earthquake, according to emergency workers.

Buildings evacuated after strong tremor

2014-08-05 13:14
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Buildings in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal have been evacuated after a minute-long tremor was felt in parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.

Rescuers search for survivors after China quake

2014-08-04 07:28

Rescuers have dug through shattered homes looking for survivors of a strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province that killed at least 381 people and injured more than 1 800.

Strong quake kills at least 175 in southern China

2014-08-03 16:55

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province has toppled thousands of homes, killing at least 175 people and injuring more than 1 400.

Algerian capital hit by 5.5 quake

2014-08-01 09:29

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake has hit southeast of the Algerian capital, shaking building and sending panicked families rushing in the streets in Algiers and nearby towns, witnesses and officials say.

Killer quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

2014-07-07 18:47

A powerful earthquake has rattled southern Mexico and Guatemala leaving at least 3 dead.

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Kermadec Islands

2014-06-23 23:01

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands the US Geological Survey says.

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