One dead, buildings damaged as earthquakes hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes killed at least one person, toppled buildings and knocked out power to nearly the entire island of more than 3 million people. The largest of the quakes in the U.S. territory registered at magnitude 6.4, the most powerful… Read More One dead, buildings damaged as earthquakes hit Puerto Rico

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean city of Valparaiso

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off Chile’s coast on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local authorities said there was no immediate report of any damage. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, was centered 87 miles (140 km) southwest of the coastal city of Valparaiso in central Chile, the USGS… Read More Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean city of Valparaiso

Communities brace for aftershocks following magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California

High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday assessed damage and braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that shook buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days. The powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest south of… Read More Communities brace for aftershocks following magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California

Power cut, tsunami triggered as magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwest Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings. The magnitude 6.4 quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), lasted for as long as 20 seconds and damage included a landslide that struck a road, according… Read More Power cut, tsunami triggered as magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwest Japan

Four injured, houses damaged as multiple earthquakes rock Albania

Six earthquakes in the space of two hours, the first with a magnitude of 5.3, shook south-eastern Albania on Saturday, injuring four people and causing damage to 100 houses, authorities and eyewitnesses said. Four people were hurt from the collapse of the walls, roofs and plaster of their houses, and were taken to hospital in… Read More Four injured, houses damaged as multiple earthquakes rock Albania

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador

An earthquake measured at 6.6 magnitude struck off the coast of El Salvador early on Thursday, though emergency services in the Central American country said there were no initial reports of significant damage. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean some 27 km (17 miles) south-southeast of the… Read More Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of El Salvador