No damage reported as magnitude-5.8 earthquake hits south of Philippine capital

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 struck south of the Philippine capital early on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The agency said aftershocks could be expected, but the earthquake, which struck at a depth of 112 km (69.6 miles), was unlikely to cause damage. “Because this is deep, a… Read More No damage reported as magnitude-5.8 earthquake hits south of Philippine capital

Buildings damaged as magnitude-6 earthquake hits northeastern India

An earthquake of magnitude 6 struck India’s rugged northeastern state of Assam on Wednesday, causing cracks in the walls and floors of some structures, but no immediate casualties were reported. The quake hit at a depth of 34 km (21 miles) near the town of Dhekiajuli, 140 km (86 miles) north of the main city… Read More Buildings damaged as magnitude-6 earthquake hits northeastern India

No damages reported as double earthquake hits Taiwan

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake quickly followed by another at 6.2 struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no reports of damage. The first quake, which shook buildings in the capital Taipei, had a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) with its epicentre in Hualien county on Taiwan’s sparsely populated and mountainous… Read More No damages reported as double earthquake hits Taiwan

Seven dead, two injured as magnitude-5.9 earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java island

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia’s Java island on Saturday, killing seven people, severely wounding two and damaging hundreds of buildings in several cities, the country’s disaster mitigation agency BNPB said. The quake, which struck at 2 p.m. (0700 GMT) local time, was felt across East Java, home to 40.7 million people, and nearby… Read More Seven dead, two injured as magnitude-5.9 earthquake hits Indonesia’s Java island

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

Death toll from Indonesia’s Sulawesi earthquake rises to seventy three

At least 73 people have been killed after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday, the latest in a string of disasters to hit the Southeast Asian country. More than 820 people were injured and over 27,800 left their homes after the 6.2 magnitude quake,… Read More Death toll from Indonesia’s Sulawesi earthquake rises to seventy three

At least forty-two dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

A powerful earthquake killed at least 42 people and injured hundreds on Indonesia’s island of Sulawesi on Friday, trapping several under rubble and unleashing dozens of aftershocks as authorities warned of more quakes that could trigger a tsunami. Thousands of frightened residents fled their homes for higher ground when the magnitude 6.2-quake struck 6 km… Read More At least forty-two dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-6.2 earthquake hits Indonesia’s Sulawesi island