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

Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete

A powerful earthquake rattled Crete on Tuesday, causing minor damage on the Greek island in the Mediterranean, and the tremor was felt as far away as Cyprus. There were no immediate reports of casualties after the magnitude 6.3 tremor, which the Athens Geodynamic Institute said was centred at sea about 23 km (14 miles) east… Read More Magnitude-6.3 earthquake shakes Greek island of Crete

At least twenty dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits southern Pakistan

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 20 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300, at a time when many victims were asleep, authorities said. The earthquake struck at a shallow depth of about 20 km (12 miles), with its epicentre 102 km… Read More At least twenty dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits southern Pakistan

Power outage, train services suspended as magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Tokyo

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 jolted Tokyo and surrounding areas late on Thursday, stopping train lines and causing sporadic power cuts, but there were no reports of major damage, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said. The tremor, at 10:41 p.m. (1341 GMT), registered “strong-5” on Japan’s intensity scale, a level that could… Read More Power outage, train services suspended as magnitude-6.1 earthquake hits Tokyo

One dead as strong earthquake hits Greece’s island of Crete

A strong earthquake measuring 5.8 shook Greece’s largest island Crete on Monday and one person was killed when a church dome collapsed, authorities said. The quake, which sent people out of their homes and public buildings and caused considerable damage, was described by a Greek seismologist, Efthymios Lekkas, as a “thunderbolt” with strong aftershocks. A… Read More One dead as strong earthquake hits Greece’s island of Crete

Buildings damaged as magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes near Australian city of Melbourne

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country’s biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country’s second-largest city and sending tremors throughout neighbouring states. The quake’s epicentre was near the rural town of Mansfield in the state of Victoria, about 200 km (124 miles)… Read More Buildings damaged as magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes near Australian city of Melbourne