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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru Lima 12-08-2013 04:58 PM

    Peru:The US Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has struck off the coast of northern Peru. The quake struck at 4.49 am local time and was centred 58 miles west-southwest of the city of Paita. The USGS says it was at the relatively shallow...
  • Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Taiwan, some damage reported 02-06-2013 12:24 PM

    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'ai-chung at a depth of nine miles (14.5 km), the US Geological Survey said. The agency initially said it...
  • Over 21 dead, 5 injured as 7.8 magnitude quake hits Iran-Pak border 16-04-2013 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 21 people in Pakistan and injuring 5 in Iran. While earlier reports indicated at least 40 dead, the Iranian state owned media later denied the reports saying only five people have been injured. The...
  • Over 50 dead as 7.8 magnitude quake hits Iran-Pak border 16-04-2013 08:52 PM

    New Delhi: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Iran-Pakistan border on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 40 people in Iran and 13 in Pakistan, reports said. The epicentre of the quake lay 86 km east-south east of Khash, Iran, near the country's border with Pakistan, the US Geological Survey (USGS)...
  • Strong earthquake hits western Japan, no tsunami warning 13-04-2013 08:13 AM

    Tokyo: A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan early on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued, the nation's meteorological agency reported. "Although there may be slight sea-level changes in coastal regions, the earthquake caused no damage to Japan," the agency said...
  • Indonesia: 7.2 magnitude quake strikes Irian Jaya 06-04-2013 10:40 AM

    Jakarta A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia's mountainous West Papua province on Saturday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake hit 256 km (159 miles) east of Enarotali and was 58 km (36 miles) deep, the US Geological Survey said. An Indonesian meteorological survey...
  • 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits Pak-Afghan border 04-04-2013 12:38 PM

    New Delhi: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in Hind Kush region on Thursday. The coordinates of epicentre were 36.47 degrees North, 71.12 degrees East. According to USGS reports, the tremors were felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and other areas. Tremors were also felt in some parts of...
  • Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Guatemala's Pacific Coast 07-11-2012 10:39 PM

    Washington: A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck off Guatemala's Pacific Coast on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. The temblor was centered about 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Champerico, Guatemala, at depth of 20.5 miles (33 km), USGS said. The quake was originally reported at a magnitude of 7.3. The...
  • Tsunami hits Hawaii after Canada earthquake 28-10-2012 05:12 PM

    Honolulu: Hawaii was hit by a tsunami on Saturday night prompting the authorities to order at least 100,000 people on the island state to move to higher ground. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the first tsunami wave was three feet high and less forceful than expected. Some forecasts had...
  • Canada: Tsunami warning issued after quake 28-10-2012 11:22 AM

    Anchorage, Alaska: The first wave from a small tsunami has been reported in a southeast Alaska community. State officials say a wave with a height of about 4 inches was measured in Craig late on Saturday evening. That was smaller than earlier forecasts, which said the wave could have been...
  • Magnitude 7.7 quake hits Canada's British Columbia 28-10-2012 09:27 AM

    Washington: The US Coast Guard is warning people in far southern Alaska to take precautions after a tsunami warning was issued for coastal areas of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The warning was sparked by a strong earthquake on Saturday night that shook off the west coast of Canada. The...
  • The earth shook yet we were clueless

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The earth shook. The floor I was sitting on was shaking for about 5 seconds. I was in my world when I was shaken by...

  • 5.8 magnitude quake recorded off Nicobar Islands 01-12-2011 02:37 AM

    London: A 5.8 magnitude earthquake, at a depth of one kilometre, was recorded off India's remote Nicobar Islands at on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported. There were no immediate reports of a tsunami warning following the earthquake. The US Geological survey said that the quake was centered 74 km...
  • 5.7 magnitude quake rattles Turkey, 3 killed 10-11-2011 03:16 AM

    Turkey: An earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Wednesday night, killing at least three people and leaving dozens trapped in the rubble of toppled buildings damaged in the previous temblor, which had killed 600 people. About 20 buildings collapsed in the provincial capital of Van following a 5.7-magnitude quake, according to...
  • Peru quake destroys 134 homes, injures dozens 30-10-2011 04:12 AM

    Lima: Peruvian authorities said on Saturday that 134 homes were destroyed and 103 people treated at hospitals for injuries during a 6.9-magnitude quake just off the central coast. Civil defense chief Alfredo Murgueytio told The Associated Press there were no deaths and most of the collapsed homes were of adobe....
  • Turkey's post-quake relief races against winter 30-10-2011 03:27 AM

    Erics: A week after a powerful earthquake in southeast Turkey, survivors roamed the streets past devastated homes, some complaining their families still had no tents with winter closing in. On Saturday, the official death toll crept up to 582. The town of Ercis was worst hit by the 7.2 magnitude...
  • Magnitude 6.9 quake rattles Peru's southern coast 29-10-2011 12:21 PM

    Lima: A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of southern Peru on Friday, shaking buildings in Lima and injuring 16 people near the city of Ica. Officials said there were no deaths or major damages, though at least two adobe brick homes were knocked down. The US Geological Survey...
  • Man pulled out alive 4 days after Turkey quake 28-10-2011 12:40 AM

    Ercis: Rescue workers pulled a man from the rubble alive on Thursday, more than four days after a huge quake killed at least 534 in Turkey, while homeless survivors fearing death from cold begged for aid and some accused the government of a slow response. "Praise be to Allah!" cried...
  • Turkey earthquake death toll rises to 523 27-10-2011 02:08 PM

    Ercis: Rain and snow on Thursday compounded difficulties for thousands rendered homeless in the powerful earthquake that hit eastern Turkey, and the government said the death toll has gone up to 523. The prime minister's center for crisis and emergency management said 1,650 people were injured and 185 were rescued...
  • Turkey quake: search for survivors enters third day 26-10-2011 08:32 AM

    Ercis: Turkey clung to hopes on Wednesday of finding survivors under rubble three days after a powerful earthquake killed at least 459 people, and the government finally requested foreign help to shelter thousands of homeless families. The survival of a 14-day-old prematurely born baby girl called Azra had lifted hearts...
  • Miracle baby emerges from Turkish quake rubble 26-10-2011 03:01 AM

    Turkey: After 48 hours, a miracle emerged from the rubble, a 2-week-old baby girl brought out half-naked but alive from the wreckage of an apartment building toppled by Turkey's devastating earthquake. Rescue workers erupted in cheers and applause on Tuesday at sight of the infant - and again hours later...
  • Turkey quake: 279 dead, hundreds missing 25-10-2011 05:59 AM

    Turkey: Distraught Turkish families mourned outside a mosque or sought to identify loved ones among rows of bodies on Monday as rescue workers scoured debris for survivors after a 7.2 magnitude quake that killed at least 279 people. Rescue teams with generator-powered floodlights worked into the night in the worst-hit...
  • Turkey quake death toll rises above 200 24-10-2011 10:49 AM

    Ercis: More than 200 people were confirmed killed and hundreds more feared dead on Monday after an earthquake hit parts of southeast Turkey, with rescue teams working until morning to free survivors crying out for help from under rubble. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the 7.2 magnitude quake on...
  • In pics: 7.2 quake jolts Turkey 24-10-2011 08:19 AM

    Panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Sunday, killing at least 138 people with fears that the death toll will rise to 1000. (PHOTO: REUTERS)Rescue efforts went deep into the night under generator-powered floodlights. (PHOTO: REUTERS)Workers tied steel rods around large concrete slabs in Van, then lifted them with heavy machinery. (PHOTO: REUTERS)
  • Earthquake: Turkey declines Israeli aid offer 24-10-2011 07:57 AM

    Jerusalem: Turkey declined an offer of aid from its former strategic ally Israel on Sunday after a powerful earthquake struck southeast Turkey, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. "I am under the impression the Turks do not want our help," Barak told Channel 2 News. "Right now (their answer) is...
  • Turkey earthquake: at least 138 dead 24-10-2011 07:11 AM

    Ankara: Cries of panic and horror filled the air as a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 138 people as buildings pancaked and crumpled into rubble. The death toll was expected to rise as rescuers sifted through the rubble and reached outlying villages. Tens of thousands fled into...