Japan issues tsunami advisory following quake
Japan issued a tsunami advisory Tuesday after a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the country but there were no immediate reports of damages or serious injuries.
China earthquake kills 12, injures 134
The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 12 dead and 134 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.
Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Peru
A powerful 8.0-earthquake toppled houses, blocked roads and knocked out power in parts of Peru on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 26 others as the shockwave extended into neighbouring Ecuador.
5.5-magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido, no tsunami risk
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted Japan's northern island of Hokkaido Thursday but there was no tsunami warning and no reports of injuries or damage to property, authorities said. The quake struck at 9:22 pm local time (1222 GMT) at a depth of 41 kilometres (25 miles), according to the US Geological Survey. The epicentre was around…
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.
More than 700 hurt in Iran quake
More than 700 people were injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran, state television reported in an updated toll Monday.
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…