One dead, buildings damaged as earthquakes hit Puerto Rico

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

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

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

Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with authorities reporting as many as 200,000 without power and two people dead of heart attacks. The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. about 16 km (10 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The quake, measured 53… Read More Two dead as magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Chilean coast

Scores injured as magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits western Iran

Iran said on Sunday that no fatalities had been reported but that about 200 people were injured after an earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near its western border with Iraq, Iranian state TV reported. The tremor was also felt in the Iraqi capital Baghdad and in Kuwait. “About 200 to 210 people have been injured… Read More Scores injured as magnitude-6.3 earthquake hits western Iran