Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete

A powerful earthquake rattled Crete on Tuesday, causing minor damage on the Greek island in the Mediterranean, and the tremor was felt as far away as Cyprus. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the magnitude 6.3 tremor, which the Athens Geodynamic Institute said was centred at sea about 23 km (14 miles) east… Read More Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete

At least twenty dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits southern Pakistan

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 20 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300, at a time when many victims were asleep, authorities said. The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of about 20 km (12 miles), with its epicentre 102 km… Read More At least twenty dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits southern Pakistan

Power outage, train services suspended as magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Tokyo

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted Tokyo and surrounding areas late on Thursday, stopping train lines and causing sporadic power cuts, but there were no reports of major damage, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said. The tremor, at 10:41 p.m. (1341 GMT), registered “strong-5” on Japan’s intensity scale, a level that could… Read More Power outage, train services suspended as magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Tokyo

One dead as strong earthquake hits Greece’s island of Crete

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 shook Greece’s largest island Crete on Monday and one person was killed when a church dome collapsed, authorities said. The quake, which sent people out of their homes and public buildings and caused considerable damage, was described by a Greek seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, as a “thunderbolt” with strong aftershocks. A… Read More One dead as strong earthquake hits Greece’s island of Crete

Buildings damaged as magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes near Australian city of Melbourne

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country’s biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country’s second-largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states. The quake’s epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles)… Read More Buildings damaged as magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes near Australian city of Melbourne

At least three dead as magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits southwest China

China launched an emergency response on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan killing at least three people, state media reported. Sichuan’s earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China’s four-tier emergency response system. Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response. The China… Read More At least three dead as magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits southwest China

Scores dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits southwestern Haiti

At least 227 people died and hundreds were injured or missing after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, authorities said, reducing churches, hotels and homes to rubble in the latest tragedy to hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. The 7.2-magnitude quake, which was followed by a series of aftershocks, struck 8 km (5 miles)… Read More Scores dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits southwestern Haiti