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

At least three dead as magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits southwest China

China launched an emergency response on Thursday after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the southwestern province of Sichuan killing at least three people, state media reported. Sichuan’s earthquake relief headquarters activated a level-II response, the Xinhua news agency reported, the second-highest in China’s four-tier emergency response system. Luzhou City launched a level-I emergency response. The China… Read More At least three dead as magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits southwest China

Scores dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits southwestern Haiti

At least 227 people died and hundreds were injured or missing after a major earthquake struck southwestern Haiti on Saturday, authorities said, reducing churches, hotels and homes to rubble in the latest tragedy to hit the impoverished Caribbean nation. The 7.2-magnitude quake, which was followed by a series of aftershocks, struck 8 km (5 miles)… Read More Scores dead, hundreds injured as magnitude-7.2 earthquake hits southwestern Haiti

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