7.0 quake off New Caledonia sparks tsunami alert

2017-11-20 06:07

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials have said.

Survivors of Iran quake await badly needed aid, 3 days later

2017-11-15 13:40

Survivors of the Iran quake are awaiting badly needed aid, three days after the powerful temblor killed more than 530 people.


PICS: Iran-Iraq earthquake

2017-11-14 10:16
More than 400 people have been killed and thousands more injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border.

More than 400 people have been killed and thousands more injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border.

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Strong quake rocks Costa Rica

2017-11-13 11:35

A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica but no major damage occurred.

Scores killed in 7.3-magnitude quake on Iran-Iraq border

2017-11-13 05:46

At least 140 people have been killed and hundreds more injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border, officials say.

Six people dead, scores injured after earthquake rocks Iran-Iraq border

2017-11-12 22:03

Six people had died and scores more injured, according to the state-run IRNA news agency after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq.

6.8-magnitude quake off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

2017-10-31 05:55

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of New Caledonia in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists have said.

Engineers: lives lost in Mexico quake could have been saved

2017-10-10 12:55

Prominent engineers says dozens of lives likely could have been saved in Mexico City's earthquake if officials had outlawed a building technique now banned in parts of the United States, Chile and New Zealand.

6.6-magnitude quake strikes off Alaska - USGS

2017-10-09 06:26

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake has struck off the west coast of the US state of Alaska, seismologists have said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Volunteers attacked delivering quake aid in Mexico

2017-09-28 13:34

Mexico's Roman Catholic Archdiocese says a group delivering relief supplies to earthquake victims in the southern state of Oaxaca have been attacked and robbed.


Earthquakes rattle Oklahoma town

2017-11-19 22:52

The US Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town and researchers have linked them to wastewater injection.

Rescuers dig through debris after Iran-Iraq border quake

2017-11-14 13:13

Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by an earthquake that killed more than 430 people in the border region of Iran and Iraq.

Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 300 near Iraq border

2017-11-13 13:19

Iranian rescue workers dig through rubble in a hunt for survivors after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.

Death toll rises to over 200 in Iran-Iraq border quake

2017-11-13 10:12

More than 200 people have died and over 1 600 have been injured after a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border.

13 dead as strong earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border

2017-11-12 23:09

A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region has killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries say.

Earthquake rattles Iran-Iraq border area

2017-11-12 21:23

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the region near the border between Iran and Iraq. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Earthquake hits North Korea near nuclear test site

2017-10-13 08:00

A shallow 2.9-magnitude earthquake struck near North Korea's nuclear test site before dawn, weeks after Pyongyang's biggest detonation, but South Korean experts say the tremor did not appear to be man-made.

Mexico City begins demolishing earthquake-damaged buildings

2017-10-10 09:27

The head of Mexico City's construction safety institute says the city has begun demolishing the first building badly damaged by the September 19 magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

Mexico quake toll 361, 8 still missing

2017-10-02 12:23

The death toll from Mexico's magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen to 361 after another casualty was confirmed in the capital.

Blame starts to fly over Mexico quake collapses

2017-09-26 10:09

Allegations of negligent construction and poor oversight have begun to fly after deadly building collapses during Mexico's earthquake, as hope faded of finding more survivors of a disaster that killed more than 300 people.

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