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  • Strong California quake causes injuries, damage historic buildings August 25, 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • Massive 8.2 magnitude quake off Chile coast, 5 dead; tsunami warning issued April 2, 2014

    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 being...
  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off Nicobar Islands March 21, 2014

    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 management control...
  • Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Peru Lima August 12, 2013

    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 westsouthwest of the city of Paita. The USGS says it was at the relatively shallow...
  • 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...
  • Over 21 dead, 5 injured as 7.8 magnitude quake hits IranPak border April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the IranPakistan 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 epicentre...
  • Over 50 dead as 7.8 magnitude quake hits IranPak border April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the IranPakistan 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 eastsouth east of Khash, Iran, near the country's border with Pakistan, the US Geological Survey (USGS)...
  • Strong earthquake hits western Japan, no tsunami warning April 13, 2013

    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 sealevel changes in coastal regions, the earthquake caused no damage to Japan," the agency said...
  • Indonesia: 7.2 magnitude quake strikes Irian Jaya April 6, 2013

    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 official...
  • 5.4 magnitude earthquake hits PakAfghan border April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted the PakistanAfghanistan 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 Jammu and...
  • Seismic activity in N Korea amidst nuclear test threats February 12, 2013

    Seoul: Seismic activity has been detected in North Korea with an earthquake measuring 4.9 registered by the US Geological Survey. North Korea is not prone to seismic activity and it could possibly indicate that the country has carried out a promised nuclear test. The quake occurred at 11:57 am Korean time...
  • Magnitude 7.5 quake hits off Guatemala's Pacific Coast November 7, 2012

    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 Pacific Tsunami...
  • Tsunami hits Hawaii after Canada earthquake October 28, 2012

    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 October 28, 2012

    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 October 28, 2012

    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 US...
  • 7.4 magnitude quake jolts southwestern Colombia September 30, 2012

    Washington: A 7.4magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Colombia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered 28 miles (45 km) south of Popayan, Colombia, close to the Ecuador border. The initial magnitude was reported to be 7.3. ...
  • Quake of 7.4 magnitude strikes off El Salvador coast August 27, 2012

    Colorado: The US Geological Survey is reporting that a strong magnitude7.4 earthquake has struck off the coast of El Salvador and a tsunami warning has been issued. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries after the quake struck at 10:37 pm on Sunday. The earthquake was located 86 miles (138...
  • Magnitude 6.6 earthquake jolts Indonesia August 18, 2012

    Jakarta: A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck 35 miles southeast of Palu on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Saturday rattling crockery as people were breaking the Ramadan fast but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, authorities said. The quake was originally reported by the USGS as a magnitude...
  • Two earthquakes in Iran kill 300 and injure 5,000 August 13, 2012

    Dubai: Overcrowded hospitals in northwest Iran struggled to cope with thousands of earthquake victims on Sunday as rescuers raced to reach remote villages after two powerful quakes killed nearly 300 people. Thousands huddled in makeshift camps or slept in the street after Saturday's quakes for fear of more aftershocks, 60 of...
  • 5.7 quake shakes SE Taiwan, no reports of damage June 6, 2012

    New Delhi: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook Taiwan on Wednesday morning but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage according to US seismologists. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 9:08 am (0108 GMT) was about 49.9 km in the eastern city of Taitong, at...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 strikes Indonesia April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale struck eastern Indonesia off Irian Jaya early on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said. There was some damage, but no immediate reports of injuries. The USGS said the quake hit 83 km off Papua province. It was centered just 30 km...
  • Strong tremor shakes buildings in Mexico City April 12, 2012

    Mexico City: A strong earthquake struck a sparsely populated area in the mountains of western Mexico on Wednesday, and caused tall buildings to sway more than 200 miles away in Mexico City. People evacuated some buildings in the capital, but the city government said helicopter flights detected no signs of...
  • 6.7magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS March 22, 2012

    Port Moresby: A strong magnitude6.7 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage from the Thursday morning earthquake. Chris McKee, the assistant director of the Geophysical Observatory in Port Moresby, says the earthquake was centered deep enough that it could be felt widely but...
  • 4.6 magnitude quake rattles Haiti: USGS March 8, 2012

    PortauPrince: 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 4.6quake was centred 38 kilometres southeast of the capital of PortauPrince and had a depth...
  • 5.8 magnitude quake recorded off Nicobar Islands December 1, 2011

    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 (46 miles)...
  • 5.7 magnitude quake rattles Turkey, 3 killed November 10, 2011

    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 5.7magnitude quake, according to media...
  • Peru quake destroys 134 homes, injures dozens October 30, 2011

    Lima: Peruvian authorities said on Saturday that 134 homes were destroyed and 103 people treated at hospitals for injuries during a 6.9magnitude 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. Two adobe...