Scores dead as 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

At least 77 people were killed when a major earthquake hit Ecuador’s central coast, buckling homes and knocking out power in a city hundreds of miles away, authorities said. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck on Saturday night, Vice President Jorge Glas said in a televised address. Nearly 600 people were injured, he said, adding that the… Read More Scores dead as 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador

Two dead, several houses destroyed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

At least two people are dead and 19 houses collapsed after an earthquake struck southern Japan late on Thursday, authorities said. An unknown number of people were still trapped under collapsed buildings on Thursday night, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake struck near Ueki, Japan. Several smaller… Read More Two dead, several houses destroyed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Indonesian coast hit by magnitude-7.8 earthquake

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia on Wednesday. It is a tremor-prone area, thankfully, this one didn’t immediately appear to cause widespread death or destruction. The quake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Muara Siberut and roughly 500 miles west-southwest of Padang, which is on… Read More Indonesian coast hit by magnitude-7.8 earthquake