Quake

  • Quake kills two, 32 injured in Guatemala July 8, 2014

    Guatemala City: A powerful quake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale hit Guatemala Monday, leaving at least two people, including an infant, killed and 32 injured, President Otto Perez Molina confirmed. According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the 6.9 magnitude quake hit near the border between Guatemala and Mexico, two...
  • Strong earthquake jolts Tokyo region; a few injured May 5, 2014

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake jolted Tokyo early on Monday, rattling windows and nerves, though there were no initial reports of major damage. A few people suffered injuries. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake at 5:18 am local time (2018 GMT Sunday) had a magnitude of 6.0 and was centred 160...
  • Quake measuring 6.5 magnitude strikes off Tonga April 26, 2014

    Sydney: An earthquake measuring 6.5 magnitude struck off the northeast coast of Tonga in the South Pacific on Saturday, said the US Geological Survey. The undersea quake was 10 kms (6 miles) deep, and about 75 kms (46 miles) northeast of Tonga. There was no immediate tsunami warning. (More updates awaited)...
  • Philippines quake toll rises to 183 October 19, 2013

    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 from...
  • Philippines quake death toll rises to 144, more people missing October 16, 2013

    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 to...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits China, over 40 dead July 22, 2013

    Washington: Over 40 people have died and over 300 injured in the earthquake that hit northwest China on Monday morning. The seismological department officials say that the earthquake measuring 6.6 on the ricter occured at the junction of two counties, the Minxian County and the Zhagxian counties, about 170 km (105...
  • 5.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Pakistan July 21, 2013

    Islamabad: An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and some areas in northern region on Sunday morning, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said. There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property. The epicentre of the temblor, observed at 3.13 am (local time),...
  • Parts of Indian Himalayan region vulnerable to major quakes July 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: Parts of the Indian Himalayan region are facing the risk of major earthquakes in the future, according to a study conducted by citybased National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI). "The conclusion was reached following seismic imaging (similar to human body imaging) of the KumaonGarhwal region in Uttarakhand for the purpose...
  • Earthquake measuring 5.1 hits Himachal Pradesh July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday evening. The epicentre of the quake was Keylong in Himachal Pradesh. There were no immediate details of any damages or injuries. More details are awaited. ...
  • Indonesia: 6.1 magnitude quake in Aceh province kills 22 July 3, 2013

    Banda Aceh(Indonesia): Soldiers, police and volunteers fanned out across an earthquakedamaged region of western Indonesia on Wednesday, scouring the debris of fallen homes and landslides for possible victims of a temblor that killed at least 22 people and injured hundreds. The magnitude6.1 quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of...
  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Sumatra in Indonesia July 2, 2013

    Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale struck the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, which was only 10 km (6 miles) deep, struck 188 km (116 miles) southeast of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, said the USGS. There...
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Taiwan, some damage reported June 2, 2013

    Singapore: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Taiwan on Sunday and caused some damage, Taiwan media reported. The quake struck 24 miles (38 km) southeast of the city of T'aichung at a depth of nine miles (14.5 km), the US Geological Survey said. The agency initially said it was...
  • Omar meets PM, seeks relief package for quakehit people May 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and requested a special package for earthquakehit districts of Doda and Kishtawar in Jammu region. During the meeting, the Chief Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the matters pertaining to peace and development...
  • JKNPP demands central team for providing quake relief May 18, 2013

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Friday accused the state government of adopting "criminal negligence" towards the quakeaffected people of the region and asked the Centre to rush a relief team. "The situation in erstwhile Doda district is highly alarming because of earthquake and aftershocks going on...
  • Chand visits quakehit areas, reviews relief measures May 17, 2013

    Jammu: A team of Jammu and Kashmir ministers headed by Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand on Thursday visited the quake affected areas of Jammu region and took stock of relief and rehabilitation work. Chand, along with Minister for Rural Development, Ali Mohammad Sagar, and Minister of State for Health, Shabir...
  • J&K quake: Edu institutions to remain close on Thursday May 2, 2013

    Jammu: Authorities in the earthquake hit Doda and Kathua districts on Wednesday ordered closure of all educational institutions, keeping in view apprehension of aftershocks. As directed by District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kathua, all educational institutions of Bani, LohaiMalhar, Billawar, Mahanpur, Basohli and Bhaddu will remain close on Thursday, an official spokesman...
  • J&K govt assures all help to quake victims May 1, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday assured all possible help to victims of the earthquake in Doda and Kishtwar districts. "The government will extend all support to the quake victims of Doda and Kishtwar districts," Rural Development Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said. Necessary instructions had been issued to concerned district...
  • J&K: Earthquake leaves 1 dead, 69 injured May 1, 2013

    Srinagar: A 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook Jammu and Kashmir and North India earlier in the day on Wednesday left one person dead and 69, including 32 children, across the state. An injured person was airlifted to Jammu. Scores of houses have developed cracks in the Chenab Valley. The quake had...
  • 5.8magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan May 1, 2013

    Islamabad: A 5.8magnitude earthquake shook the Pakistani capital and many parts of Punjab and KhyberPakhtunkhwa provinces though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property. The quake, which occurred at 11.57 pm and lasted more than seven seconds, was felt in Rawalpindi, Peshawar, Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad and...
  • Nitish stresses on making buildings earthquakeproof April 27, 2013

    Patna: There is a need to make buildings earthquakeproof and these constructions should comply to green norms, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Friday. "Large parts of Bihar comes in earthquake zone fourfive hence there is a need to make building earthquakeproof and follow green norms," the CM said...
  • China: Tobacco pouch alert saves 800 from quake April 25, 2013

    Beijing: A tiny tobacco pouch tied to the hand of an elderly man saved the lives of nearly 800 people in a remote Chinese village when a powerful earthquake struck Sichuan province last week, killing about 200 people. The incident took place in Fujiaying village in Longmen township, just five...
  • 5.9 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico: USGS April 22, 2013

    Mexico: A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck western Mexico on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.2 off the coast, was centered 33 km (20 miles) northwest of La Union, on the border between Guerrero and Michoacan states, close to the Pacific coast. The quake...
  • Death toll mounts to 207 in China quake, over 11,500 injured April 21, 2013

    Beijing: Over 200 people were killed and 11,500 others injured in the devastating 7magnitude earthquake in southwest China, which continued to be rocked by hundreds of aftershocks on Sunday, while relief teams made frantic efforts to save hundreds trapped under tonnes of rubble. After suffering the shallow quake on Friday,...
  • 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits China; 56 dead, 600 injured April 20, 2013

    Beijing: A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit southwestern China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 56 people and injuring about 600 close to where a big quake killed almost 70,000 people in 2008. The earthquake occurred at 8.02 am in Lushan county near Ya'an city and the epicentre had...
  • 7.0 quake hits ocean off Japan, Russia; no damage April 19, 2013

    Tokyo: A 7.0magnitude earthquake struck in seas off far northern Japan and far eastern Russia on Friday, but no damage was expected. The Japan Meteorological Agency said sea changes were possible. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The tremor struck around midday in the Pacific Ocean at a relatively shallow depth...
  • Pakistan: Quake leaves 34 dead, more than 150 injured April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: At least thirtyfour people were killed and about 150 more injured when hundreds of buildings collapsed in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Tuesday during a massive earthquake that was felt across the region. Most of the deaths were recorded in remote Panjgur and Kharan districts of Balochistan. Officials...
  • 7.8 earthquake hits Iran, nuclear facilties safe April 16, 2013

    Dubai: A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday and tremors were felt in India and Gulf states. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at 10:44 GMT at a depth of 15.2 km (9.4 miles). The epicenter was in southeast Iran in...
  • Map of quake epicentre at IranPakistan border April 16, 2013

    A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter Scale hit the IranPakistan border with tremors being felt across North India, Pakistan and West Asia. The epicentre of the earthquake lay 86 km eastsouth east of Khash, Iran, near the country's border with Pakistan, the USGS website said. There was an...
  • 4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Assam April 16, 2013

    Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale shook Assam on Tuesday jolting people out of bed. The Regional Meteorological Centre here said the quake occurred at 6:53 am on latitude 26.3 degree North and 92.0 degree East with its epicentre being in Darrang district of Assam. There was no...
  • 16 injured as earthquake rocks Japan April 13, 2013

    Tokyo: Sixteen people were injured on Saturday when a powerful quake jolted western Japan, authorities said. The earthquake shook Hyogo prefecture and its surrounding areas in western Japan early Saturday morning, reported Xinhua. The quake, registering a preliminary magnitude of 6, occurred at 5.33 a.m. The epicentre of the quake...