Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

Parts of the Greater Accra and Central Region have experienced earth tremors. The phenomenon which took place at about 1040 (GMT) on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, occurred three times in the space of 10 minutes. Various residents of Osu, Ablekuma Manhean, Kaneshie, Achimota, Adenta, Circle, Kokomlemle, Accra New Town, Legon, Dansoman, Kasoa, Haatso, Kwashiman, Teshie,… Read More Several areas in Ghana experience earth tremors

Major earthquake hits southern Mexico, triggers tsunami in coastal areas

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck the coast of southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least one person, buckling paved roads, and setting off a tsunami in nearby Pacific coastal areas. One person died in the state of Oaxaca, Governor Alejandro Murat said, after the quake hit the Pacific coastal state mid-morning. The country’s… Read More Major earthquake hits southern Mexico, triggers tsunami in coastal areas

One dead, buildings damaged as earthquakes hit Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes killed at least one person, toppled buildings and knocked out power to nearly the entire island of more than 3 million people. The largest of the quakes in the U.S. territory registered at magnitude 6.4, the most powerful… Read More One dead, buildings damaged as earthquakes hit Puerto Rico

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean city of Valparaiso

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck off Chile’s coast on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but local authorities said there was no immediate report of any damage. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.5, was centered 87 miles (140 km) southwest of the coastal city of Valparaiso in central Chile, the USGS… Read More Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off Chilean city of Valparaiso

Communities brace for aftershocks following magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California

High desert communities in Southern California on Saturday assessed damage and braced for potentially dangerous aftershocks from a major earthquake that shook buildings, ruptured gas lines and sparked fires near the remote epicenter of the second temblor in as many days. The powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked the Mojave Desert town of Ridgecrest south of… Read More Communities brace for aftershocks following magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California

Power cut, tsunami triggered as magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwest Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan’s northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings. The magnitude 6.4 quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), lasted for as long as 20 seconds and damage included a landslide that struck a road, according… Read More Power cut, tsunami triggered as magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northwest Japan