EARTHQUAKE

  • Magnitude 7.4 quake shakes Central America, Tsunami alert sounded 6 days ago

    San Salvador: A magnitude 7.4 underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of El Salvador shook several Central American countries late on Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami warnings. But power outages were reported in El Salvador, and Nicaragua put out an internal alert, announcing...
  • Slight intensity earhtquake shakes Meghalaya 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A slight earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale jolted East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya early on Tuesday. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, the epicenter of the earthquake, which took place at 0055 hrs (IST), was located at 25.6 degrees North Latitude and 91.9 degrees East...
  • One killed, 17 injured in China earthquake October 7, 2014

    Beijing: At least one person was confirmed dead and 19 injured when a quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southwest China's Yunnan province on Tuesday night and caused damage to properties, Xinhua reported. The casualty was reported from the Yongping Town in Jinggu County of Yunnan province, five kilometres...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake rattles China October 7, 2014

    A powerful quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southwest China Tuesday night. No casualty was reported immediately, according to Xinhua. The temblor, with a focal depth of just five km, was felt strongly in Jinggu Dai and Yi autonomous county of Yunnan province, having a population of 290,000, a...
  • J&K: Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on richter scale hits Indo-Pak border September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake of 4.6 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred on the Indo-Pak border region of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. According to the Indian Meterological Department, the quake struck at 9.52 pm. The depth of the earthquake was 10 km below the surface, IMD said. ...
  • Indian Ocean region vulnerable to massive tsunamis: Study September 11, 2014

    Colombo Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large, or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned. The study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much...
  • 12 injured as 4.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Pakistan September 6, 2014

    Karachi: At least 12 people were injured on Saturday when an earthquake of 4.5 magnitude jolted Pakistan's southern Sindh Province. The earthquake struck Nawabshah district and its adjoining areas in the province, causing panic and forcing people to come out on streets. Residents from Lahore, Nankana and Sheikhupura also headed...
  • India gears up for Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill September 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Oceanwide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWS). The drill, organised under the auspices of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, is expected to increase...
  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage historic buildings August 24, 2014

    Napa (California): The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday. The 6.0magnitude earthquake that struck at 3:20 AM about 6...
  • Strong 6.4magnitude quake jolts central Chile: USGS August 24, 2014

    Santiago: A strong 6.4magnitude earthquake has jolted central Chile, officials said, though there were no immediate reports of fatalities or serious damage. The quake struck at 6:32 PM local time on Saturday about 108 kilometers (67 miles) northwest of the capital Santiago, at a depth of 35 kilometers, the US Geological...
  • Magnitude 4.9 earthquake hits Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. The epicentre of the earthquake was 24 km northeast of Dharamsala. Tremors were felt in Palampur and Chandigarh too. There have been no initial reports of loss of life or property. ...
  • President condoles deaths in China earthquake August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his "sincere grief" and "sympathy" over the loss of life and property in the earthquake that jolted China August 3. In his message to the Chinese President Xi Jinping, Mukherjee said, "It is with profound sadness that we, in India, learned of the earthquake...
  • China earthquake death toll rises to 381, over 40,000 houses damanged August 4, 2014

    Beijing: The toll from the 6.5magnitude devastating earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan province has now risen to over 380. The quake hit at 4:30 pm local time (1400 IST) on Sunday, at a depth of 12 kms with the epicentre in Longtoushan township, 23 kms southwest of the county...
  • 367 killed, 1,800 injured in strong quake in southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing: A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,800. About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 366 kilometers northeast of Yunnan's capital, Kunming, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported. The magnitude6.1...
  • 150 killed, dozens injured as quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing: At least 150 people were killed and dozens injured when a powerful 6.5magnitude earthquake struck southwest China's Yunnan province on Sunday. Staterun Xinhua news agency reported 150 people were killed and dozens injured while pictures on state television showed severe damage to various buildings and infrastructure in Zhaotong city. The...
  • At least 26 dead after quake hits southwest China August 3, 2014

    Beijing:A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 26 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings to collapse including a school. The US Geological Survey said the quake registered at a shallow depth of less than 1 mile. Chinese state media said...
  • Quake hits Andaman Sea, tsunami ruled out July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit the Andaman Sea on Thursday but the Met department ruled out tsunami. According to Laxman Singh Rathore, Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department, the earthquake occurred in the Andaman Sea at a depth of 44 kms at 7.10...
  • Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico, no major damages or injuries July 29, 2014

    A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damages. The quake was felt in Mexico City, a...
  • Gujarat government working on earthquake warning system July 17, 2014

    Gandhinagar: The department of science and technology is working on development of early earthquake warning system, the Gujarat assembly was informed on Thursday. "Currently we can learn about earthquake only after it has taken place. But now the department is conducting research to develop a system whereby earthquake can be...
  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage July 12, 2014

    Fukushima: A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami. No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi...
  • Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir July 8, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit PakistanoccupiedGilgit late Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The quake struck Gilgit at 9:06 PM, Indian Meteorological department said. However, no report of any casualty or damage to property has...
  • Strong quake hits Mexico, Guatemala; four dead July 7, 2014

    Mexico City: A magnitude6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America on Monday. At least four people are reported dead and dozens of houses damaged in Guatemala. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 0453 IST on the Pacific Coast 2...
  • Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh, valleys on alert July 7, 2014

    An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the second in a week's time, hit Darma valley of the district last evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said. The earthquake occurred at 8.18 PM on Sunday with...
  • Mild tremors in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand July 3, 2014

    Mild tremors were on Thursday felt in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, MeT office said. A mild earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit Pithoragarh and adjoining areas at 5.6 PM, the MeT office said. The epicentre of the quake was located 30.2 degree north (latitude) and 80.2 degree east...
  • CM Harish Rawat seeks 100 satellite phones for the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government has sought 100 satellite phones from the Centre in view of state's vulnerability to earthquakes. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Chief Minister Harish Rawat said as a longterm disaster management measure, the Centre should make available 100 satellite phones on a permanent basis to the...
  • Tsunami warning issued as earthquake hits southern Indian Ocean June 14, 2014

    Sydney: A shallow 6.4magnitude earthquake hit the southern Indian Ocean on Saturday, US seismologists said, prompting Australia to issue a tsunami warning. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of seven kilometres (4.4 miles) at 1110 GMT, almost 700 miles northwest of Australia's Cocos Islands, also...
  • Moderate quake jolts southwestern Pakistan June 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A moderate quake of 5.3 magnitude on Friday jolted southwestern Balochistan province of Pakistan but officials said that there were no reports of damage or casualty. The epicentre of the quake was in Khuzdar city about 300 km from the provincial capital Quetta at a depth of 26...
  • UKIP: Antiimmigrant, Eurosceptic party storms Britains political arena May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: This appears to be a season for electoral forces of nature around the world. While we mull over the BJP tidal wave that swept through India and Thailand tries to steady itself after a coup, Britain's polity is contemplating the 'UKIP earthquake' as it has come to be...
  • Magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes northern Greece May 24, 2014

    An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece on Saturday, and at least one person was reported to be injured, police said. The Institute of Geophysics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki said the temblor had a magnitude of 6.3; the US Geological Survey reported a magnitude of 6.4. The epicenter was...