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
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
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
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
A magnitude 6.5 quake struck off Chile’s coast near the coastal city of Coquimbo, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Thursday. The quake, which hit an earthquake-prone area, was very shallow and struck 51 miles (82 km) west of Coquimbo, the USGS added. The quake was initially measured at 6.4 magnitude.
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
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
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