Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59

2016-02-11 12:16

Taiwan's Ministry of Interior says the death toll from a weekend earthquake has risen to 59, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building.

Taiwan developer held over quake building collapse

2016-02-09 21:26

The developer of a Taiwan apartment complex that collapsed during a strong earthquake, has been arrested as rescuers reported hearing signs of life in the rubble where about 100 people are still trapped.

Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as 'golden window' closes

2016-02-09 06:20

Rescuers have deployed heavy machinery in a renewed effort to locate more than 100 people trapped in the rubble of a Taiwan apartment complex felled by an earthquake as the 72-hour "golden window" for finding survivors passed.

Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

2016-02-08 08:36

Two survivors have been rescued from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan felled by an earthquake, after being trapped for more than 50 hours.

Taiwan rescuers dig through quake rubble to reach survivors

2016-02-07 12:16

Rescuers have attempted to reach people trapped within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan, which killed at least 23 others, as families anxiously waited on site.

Rescuers searching for 100 missing after quake

2016-02-06 17:15

Rescuers are searching for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn.

230 rescued, injured as quake rattles Taiwan

2016-02-06 07:18

A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds.

7.0-magnitude quake hits east Russia

2016-01-30 07:45

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck in Russia's Far East, US and Russian authorities say, although there were no reports of any casualties.

Alaska hit by 7.1-magnitude earthquake

2016-01-24 13:34

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Alaska, US seismologists say.

Indonesia quake injures 8, damages houses

2016-01-17 13:28

Eight people were hurt and about 120 houses damaged when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook remote eastern Indonesia on Sunday, a government official said.


Taiwan building collapse: Company execs held

2016-02-10 17:50

Three Taiwanese construction company executives have been detained on charges of professional negligence resulting in death following the collapse of an apartment building that killed dozens, prosecutors say.

Quake survivor tells of 20-hour struggle to save self, girlfriend

2016-02-09 11:38

A young Taiwanese man and his girlfriend have been rescued after the man propped himself up against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering her.

Eight-year-old girl pulled alive from Taiwan quake rubble

2016-02-08 13:58

An eight-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment complex in Taiwan, more than 60 hours after it was felled by a powerful earthquake.

Rescuers in Taiwan race to save over 120 buried

2016-02-07 18:05

Rescuers are working as hard as they can to free more than 120 people buried under the rubble of an apartment complex after an earthquake in southern Taiwan.

Survivors tell of quake horror in Taiwan

2016-02-06 21:59

Rescuers have searched through the night hoping to free residents trapped in buildings toppled by a deadly earthquake in Taiwan, as survivors recalled being plucked to safety from their ruined homes.

'Tremor' felt in Durban

2016-02-06 11:29

Social media users are reporting an earth tremor felt around the Durban area.

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures

2016-02-05 12:11

Nine months after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors are now fighting sub-zero temperatures in flimsy temporary shelters, awaiting government help to rebuild their homes.

Quake strikes under Mediterranean, 26 hurt

2016-01-25 20:47

At least 26 people have sustained light injuries in the Spanish enclave of Melilla, when an unusually strong earthquake struck under the Mediterranean Sea.

6.4 quake strikes China, damaging dozens of homes

2016-01-21 08:34

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck a remote region of northwest China, damaging a few dozen homes but causing no casualties

Nepal finally begins earthquake reconstruction

2016-01-16 19:10

Nepal has officially begun the much-delayed reconstruction of about one million houses and buildings - nine months after they were damaged in a devastating earthquake which killed 9 000 people.

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