United States Geological Survey

  • Italy quake: Death toll rises to 16 May 30, 2012

    San Felice sul Panaro: Workers at the small machinery company had just returned for their first shift following Italy's powerful and deadly quake earlier this month when another one struck on Tuesday, collapsing the roof. At least three employees at the factory - two immigrants and an Italian engineer checking the...
  • 3 reported dead in 5.8-magnitude Italy quake May 29, 2012

    Milan: A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook northern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least three people according to Italian news reports. The United States Geological Survey said the quake, which struck at 9:00 am local time (0700 GMT), was centered 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Bologna. It hit the same region where...
  • 4.6 magnitude quake rattles Haiti: USGS March 8, 2012

    Port-au-Prince: A moderate earthquake has rattled southern Haiti, causing some people to run out of buildings in fear. There were no immediate reports of damage. The United States Geological Survey is reporting that the magnitude 4.6-quake was centred 38 kilometres southeast of the capital of Port-au-Prince and had a depth...
  • 6.1 magnitude earthquake hits northern Japan November 24, 2011

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake hit northern Japan on Thursday, but no damage was immediately reported. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the magnitude 6.1 quake struck early in the evening south of the main northern island of Hokkaido. No damage or injuries have been reported, and the agency did not issue a tsunami...
  • WikiLeaks: Nuke warnings issued 2 years ago March 17, 2011

    New documents released by WikiLeaks show that Japan had been warned of a meltdown two years ago. ...
  • First batch of Indians from Japan arrives March 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi airport was a picture of chaos on Wednesday night with almost every one here wanting to catch a glimpse of the passengers who were brought back from Japan on a special flight. But the 500 passengers who got off the flight were composed. Passenger Ridhi Singla...
  • Japan prepares to restart work at nuke plant March 16, 2011

    Fukushima: Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear complex on Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporarily suspending efforts to cool the overheating reactors. Hours later, officials said they were preparing to send the team back in. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the workers, who had been...
  • New quakes rock tsunami-devastated Japan March 12, 2011

    Sendai: Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland and left two nuclear reactors dangerously close to meltdown. The United States Geological Survey said a strong earthquake struck just...