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

Thousands evacuated in New Zealand following series of earthquakes

Thousands of New Zealanders on the east coast of the country’s North Island evacuated to higher ground on Friday, and its biggest city was put on alert after three offshore earthquakes in less than eight hours triggered tsunami sirens and warnings. Workers, students and residents in areas like Northland and Bay of Plenty, on the… Read More Thousands evacuated in New Zealand following series of earthquakes

Evacuation orders and tsunami warnings following series of earthquakes off New Zealand

Evacuation orders were issued for New Zealanders living in some areas on the east coast on the North Island after a third earthquake struck in the area on Friday. The latest was a magnitude 8.0 quake that struck the Kermadec Islands, northeast of New Zealand’s North Island. This came shortly after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake… Read More Evacuation orders and tsunami warnings following series of earthquakes off New Zealand

Widespread blackouts as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits eastern Japan coast

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 hit off the coast of eastern Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings and triggering widespread blackouts, but there appeared to be no major damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of 60 km (36 miles),… Read More Widespread blackouts as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits eastern Japan coast

At least forty-two 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 forty-two 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