At least one dead as magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits western Mexico

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck western Mexico early on Thursday, claiming the life of a woman in Mexico City who fell and hit her head as residents evacuated their homes during the country’s second major temblor this week. The Mexico City government said the woman stumbled on the stairs of her home in the city’s… Read More At least one dead as magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits western Mexico

At least one dead, buildings damaged as strong earthquake strikes western Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating temblors, killing at least one person, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending residents of Mexico City scrambling on to streets for safety. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said in a video address a person had died in the nearby Pacific… Read More At least one dead, buildings damaged as strong earthquake strikes western Mexico

One dead, scores injured as magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, derailing train carriages, causing a convenience store to collapse and trapping hundreds on mountain roads. The weather bureau said the epicentre was in Taitung county, and followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor on Saturday evening in the… Read More One dead, scores injured as magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan

At least five dead as magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes northern Philippine island of Luzon

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the northern Philippine island of Luzon on Wednesday killing at least five people, damaging buildings and sending strong tremors through the capital, Manila. At least 64 people were injured and 173 buildings damaged, officials said, many in Abra province, just 11km (six miles) from the epicentre of the quake.… Read More At least five dead as magnitude-7.1 earthquake strikes northern Philippine island of Luzon

Four dead, power supply cut following massive earthquake in northeastern Japan

Tens of thousands of Japanese households remained without power on Thursday morning after a magnitude 7.4 quake struck shortly before midnight, throwing a swathe of northeastern Japan into darkness, severing key transportation links and killing four. Companies including Toyota Motor Corp and chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp raced to assess the impact, with any supply chain… Read More Four dead, power supply cut following massive earthquake in northeastern Japan

Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday and was felt as far as Lima in the center of the country, destroying 75 homes but with no deaths reported. The seismological center of the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) said the earthquake had a depth of 131 kilometers (81… Read More Dozens of houses destroyed as magnitude-7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

At least one dead, residents flee homes as double earthquake hits southern Iran

Two strong earthquakes struck southern Iran near the port of Bandar Abbas on Sunday, prompting residents to flee their homes and killing at least one person, state TV reported. The quakes measured 6.3 and 6.4 magnitude, jolting the province of Hormozgan, state TV said, and the tremors were felt across the gulf in Dubai. “One… Read More At least one dead, residents flee homes as double earthquake hits southern Iran