6.5-magnitude quake shakes Guatemala, Mexico
A 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook Mexico and Guatemala on Friday, leaving three people injured and causing infrastructure damage, authorities said.
Strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia
A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Sumba on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
Strong earthquake rocks western Iran
strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country's institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 people injured.
Earth tremor: Group urges government to stop rock mining in FCT
Following a repeat earth tremor in Maitama area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), a group, Heart of the Mother Foundation (HOMEF), has urged the Federal Government to stop rock mining in the capital city. The group, which attributed the tremor to indiscriminate blasting of rocks, said the tremors were clear signals that mining in…
Quake-hit Indonesia starts burying dead in mass grave
Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster. Indonesia is no stranger to natural calamities and Jakarta had been keen to show…
5.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh
A 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's western Aceh province early Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The shallow quake struck shortly before 1 am local time with its epicentre 20 kilometres northwest of the city of Langsa. No tsunami warning has been issued. Indonesia, one…
FCT Tremor: No possibility of earthquake – FEMA
FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Friday assured residents of the territory that there was no likelihood of earthquake within the territory and the country, after the earth tremor in Mpappe and its environs on Thursday. Residents in the Federal Capital Territory were alarmed by the sudden shake of the earth in the the affected…
Indonesia quake kills at least 19, injures dozens
A major earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday killed at least 19 people, injured dozens and damaged buildings, officials said. The seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10 kilometres (six miles) underground, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks. "The latest…
Magnitude 7 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island
A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, sending people running from their homes and triggering a tsunami alert, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.
Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic
A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people. No buildings collapsed, according to early reports. But two towns near the epicenter, in the southern state of Oaxaca, reported damage and state authorities said they had opened emergency shelters. Later…