Earthquake

  • 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles southern Greece 05-04-2014 11:25 AM

    Seismologists say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The US Geological Survey put the preliminary magnitude at 5.7, with an epicenter 25 kilometers (15 miles) east of the...
  • Massive 8.2 magnitude quake off Chile coast, 5 dead; tsunami warning issued 02-04-2014 07:13 AM

    Santiago: Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile hours ago. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis. Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo attributed the five deaths to heart attacks or...
  • Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southern California: USGS 29-03-2014 10:15 AM

    Los Angeles: A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area in southern California on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 5.3, was very shallow, only 1.2 miles deep, with its epicenter located just 2 miles east of the town of La Habra...
  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands 21-03-2014 07:47 PM

    A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Nicobar Islands on Friday, the US Geological Service reported. The quake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) about 68 miles (110 km) southeast of Mishap, Nicobar Islands, in the Indian Ocean, the agency said. An official at the provincial disaster...
  • Actress Kate Winslet gets her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 18-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Kate Winslet was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Academy Award-winning actress wore a form-fitting black dress that showed off her enviable body at the event, reports eonline.com The six time Oscar nominated star said she was surprised to see so many...
  • Watch: TV news anchors dive under their desks during a live telecast when a 4.4 earthquake hits Los Angeles 18-03-2014 11:59 AM

    Imagine you are reading news live on air when an earthquake hits your city. These two KTLA anchors experienced that first hand when a 4.4 earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles. They dove under their desk and emerged looking sheepish. ...
  • Powerful earthquake strikes off North California coast 10-03-2014 11:30 AM

    Officials say a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no early signs of a tsunami. The US Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 9:18 pm PDT about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50 miles west of...
  • Two mild intensity earthquakes hit Uttarakhand 17-02-2014 09:12 PM

    Two mild intensity earthquakes hit Uttarakhand's Rudraprayag and Chamoli districts in the wee hours on Monday. The first tremor measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale hit Rudraprayag at 1 am while another measuring 3.2 shook neighbouring Chamoli district a few hours later at six in the morning, sources at the...
  • Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes western China 12-02-2014 04:31 PM

    An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but in a very remote and sparsely populated area. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The USGS had previously put the magnitude at 6.9, but later downgraded...
  • Islamist group prays for earthquake in Sochi Winter Olympics 12-02-2014 11:31 AM

    A terrorist Islamist group has urged followers to pray for an earthquake in Sochi during the Winter Olympics to avenge Muslims who died there fighting "Russian infidels". The appeal was made by a local branch of the Caucasus Emirate, a group which is waging an insurgency for an Islamist state...
  • Tsunami centre can detect quakes within 10 minutes: Jaipal Reddy 10-02-2014 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC) is capable of detecting tsunamigenic earthquakes within 10 minutes of their occurrence and can disseminate advisories to authorities concerned within 20 minutes through various modes of communication. In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, S Jaipal Reddy, Minister for Earth Science...
  • Central New Zealand shaken by strong quake, no injuries 20-01-2014 04:01 PM

    Central New Zealand, including the capital Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, and damage was mostly superficial. The minute-long, rolling quake was centred in the mainly rural Wairarapa region about 120 kilometres north east of Wellington, at a depth...
  • Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off Puerto Rico 13-01-2014 12:33 PM

    A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday and could trigger a local tsunami, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, was very shallow, at a depth of 17.7 miles below the seabed. It struck at...
  • TN: Nine years after tsunami, fishermen not looking for doles 26-12-2013 10:59 AM

    Chennai: The fishing community in coastal Tamil Nadu, badly battered by the killer tsunami of 2004, now sports its original attitude - work and earn your livelihood rather than expecting doles, fishermen and NGO officials said. Post tsunami the fishing community also ensures that its children get educated at any...
  • 4-magnitude quake hits Uttarakhand, no damage reported 25-12-2013 06:33 PM

    A slight intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand early on Wednesday. An earthquake measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale hit Uttarkashi district at 8.27 am, Meteorological department said. Its epicentre was also in Uttarkashi. The quake had a latitude of 31.2 degree north and longitude of 78.3 degree east, the...
  • Quake of 6.6 magnitude strikes South Atlantic 25-11-2013 03:02 PM

    A quake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck the South Atlantic southeast of Britain's Falkland Islands on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. The USGS put the epicenter of the quake 200 miles southeast of Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, which have long been claimed by Argentina. The...
  • Moderate intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand 14-11-2013 05:09 PM

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand early on Thursday morning. The tremor, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at about 5 AM and lasted for a few seconds, the MeT office said. The quake had its epicentre in the Garhwal region and was felt by the residents...
  • Mild tremor shakes Chamoli, Pauri; epicentre in Garhwal 14-11-2013 03:50 PM

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand early on Thursday morning. The tremor, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at about 5 am and lasted for a few seconds, the MeT office said. The quake had its epicentre in the Garhwal region and was felt by the residents...
  • Four earthquakes strike Delhi, NCR within four hours on Tuesday 12-11-2013 07:24 AM

    New Delhi: Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) as four earthquakes hit the city within a span on four hours in the wee hours of Tuesday. The first quake measuring 3.1 on Richter scale occurred at 12.41 am, the report by Indian Meteorological Department...
  • Four earthquakes hit Delhi, National Capital Region 12-11-2013 01:56 AM

    New Delhi: Four earthquakes hit Delhi, National Capital Region in the wee hours of Tuesday. Slight tremors of 3.1 magnitude were felt in the national capital region on the wee hours of Tuesday. The tremors reportedly lasted a few seconds. The slight-intensity quake occured at 12:41 am and the epicentre...
  • Mild tremors felt in Punjab 07-11-2013 08:15 AM

    Dharamsala: Mild tremors were experienced in the areas of Punjab lying along the border with Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday, the meteorological office in Shimla has reported. An earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale was recorded at 8.23 pm with its epicentre near Hoshiarpur in Punjab, the MeT office...
  • Moderate quake rocks Assam 06-11-2013 12:06 PM

    Moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Assam on Wednesday. The tremor though lasted for few seconds, yet the doors and windows jolted. However, no information of any casualty or damage has been reported. The earthquake occurred at 9:46 am. The epicentre of the tremor was at...
  • 6.7-magnitude earthquake rattles Taiwan 31-10-2013 11:31 PM

    A 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan's Hualien county on Thursday evening, the China Earthquake Networks Centre said. The epicenter, with a depth of 20 km, was at 23.5 degrees north latitude and 121.4 degrees east longitude, Xinhua reported citing a statement from the centre. Taiwan's meteorological authorities put the quake at...
  • J&K: Moderate quake jolts Doda-Bhaderwah belt, triggers panic 26-10-2013 12:51 PM

    A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter Scale on Saturday jolted Doda district, particularly Bhaderwah mountainous valley triggering panic among the people. The quake hit the area around 5.34 AM on Saturday, a senior MeT official said. There was no loss of life or damage to property reported...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 7.6 strikes off Japan 25-10-2013 11:34 PM

    An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck on Saturday morning (Tokyo Time) off Japan's east coast, the US Geological Survey said. Japan's emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima nuclear site. Japan's Meteorological Agency raised a 1-meter (3-foot) tsunami warning for a long stretch...
  • 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off western Mexico coast 20-10-2013 12:20 AM

    A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Mexico on Saturday the US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake hit56 miles (90 km) southwest of Huatabampo in Sonora state, . The quake hit at a depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) in the Gulf of California, USGS said. ...
  • Philippines quake toll rises to 183 19-10-2013 07:43 PM

    Manila: The death toll from Tuesday's magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Philippines has gone up to 183, the authorities said Saturday. Around 8,600 homes were destroyed in Quezon city, CNN reported citing officials of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. But the bulk of the casualties were reported...
  • Philippines quake death toll rises to 144, more people missing 16-10-2013 05:38 PM

    Philippines: The death toll from an earthquake in the Philippines rose to 144 on Wednesday as rescuers dug through the rubble of collapsed buildings including an old church and a hospital. Nearly 3 million people were affected by the 7.2 magnitude quake on Tuesday, which caused landslides and widespread damage...
  • Philippines: Death toll of earthquake rises to 99 16-10-2013 08:13 AM

    Manila: At least 99 people have been confirmed dead in the magnitude 7.2 earthquake in central Philippines, the country's disaster relief agency said on Wednesday. The Philippine National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in a report released Wednesday that 99 people had been killed, of whom 90...
  • Death toll rises to 93 after 7.2-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines 16-10-2013 12:05 AM

    The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power. Bohol police chief Dennis Agustin said 77 of the deaths...