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

Magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Russia-Mongolia Border Region

An earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck the Russia-Mongolia Border Region on Tuesday, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences said. The quake was at a depth of 10 kilometers, it added. The epicenter of the earthquake was registered 277 kilometers southwest of the city of Angarsk, in the Russian Irkutsk region, and 30 kilometers from… Read More Magnitude-6.7 earthquake hits Russia-Mongolia Border Region

Buildings shake as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits northeastern Taiwan

Buildings shook briefly in Taipei on Saturday as a deep, 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Taiwan, but there were no reports of damage. The quake’s epicentre was just off the coast of Yilan county, at a depth of 72.2 km (44.9 miles), according to the island’s Central Weather Bureau. Taipei’s subway… Read More Buildings shake as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits northeastern Taiwan

Five dead, several injured as earthquake hits central Croatia

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck central Croatia on Tuesday, killing five people and injuring at least 20, and shook several neighbouring countries, officials and residents said. Rescuers pulled people from the rubble of collapsed buildings in the town of Petrinja and army troops were sent to the area to help. Tremors were also felt… Read More Five dead, several injured as earthquake hits central Croatia

Fourteen dead, scores injured as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greek islands

Fourteen people were killed in Turkey and Greece after a strong earthquake struck the Aegean Sea on Friday, bringing buildings crashing down and setting off tidal waves which slammed into coastal areas and islands. People ran onto streets in panic in the Turkish city of Izmir, witnesses said, after the quake struck with a magnitude… Read More Fourteen dead, scores injured as strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greek islands