Thousands evacuated in New Zealand following series of earthquakes

Thousands of New Zealanders on the east coast of the country’s North Island evacuated to higher ground on Friday, and its biggest city was put on alert after three offshore earthquakes in less than eight hours triggered tsunami sirens and warnings. Workers, students and residents in areas like Northland and Bay of Plenty, on the… Read More Thousands evacuated in New Zealand following series of earthquakes

Evacuation orders and tsunami warnings following series of earthquakes off New Zealand

Evacuation orders were issued for New Zealanders living in some areas on the east coast on the North Island after a third earthquake struck in the area on Friday. The latest was a magnitude 8.0 quake that struck the Kermadec Islands, northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. This came shortly after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake… Read More Evacuation orders and tsunami warnings following series of earthquakes off New Zealand

Widespread blackouts as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits eastern Japan coast

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings and triggering widespread blackouts, but there appeared to be no major damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 60 km (36 miles),… Read More Widespread blackouts as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits eastern Japan coast

Magnitude-5.2 earthquake shakes central Croatia

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake hit central Croatia on Monday with an epicentre some 50 kilometres southeast of the capital Zagreb, Croatian state television reported, citing data from the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre. The quake at 0528 GMT was also felt in the capital. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. “We have no… Read More Magnitude-5.2 earthquake shakes central Croatia

Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

Parts of the Greater Accra and Central Region have experienced earth tremors. The phenomenon which took place at about 1040 (GMT) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes. Various residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie,… Read More Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

Major earthquake hits southern Mexico, triggers tsunami in coastal areas

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least one person, buckling paved roads, and setting off a tsunami in nearby Pacific coastal areas. One person died in the state of Oaxaca, Governor Alejandro Murat said, after the quake hit the Pacific coastal state mid-morning. The country’s… Read More Major earthquake hits southern Mexico, triggers tsunami in coastal areas