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

One dead as magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocks northern Peru

Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead. Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra left Lima early this morning to survey the damage following the strong quake that struck… Read More One dead as magnitude 8.0 earthquake rocks northern Peru

One injured as magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits southwest Panama

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled homes in southwest Panama on Sunday near the border with Costa Rica, damaging buildings and injuring at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of fatalities, authorities said. The quake struck some 4 miles (7 km) southeast of Plaza de Caisan, Panama, at a depth of 23 miles… Read More One injured as magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits southwest Panama