RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

46 Dead In 7.5 Afghan Earthquake

AfghanQuake

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicentre of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was

Earthquake Damages Buildings In Poland

AppleMark

An earthquake in southern Poland caused damage to a number of buildings in the region on Wednesday. Authorities responded to calls from residents in the towns of Chrzanów, Libi?? and ?arki, who reported damage to their homes. A senior member

5.2 Earthquake Hits Mexico City

MexicoQuake

An earthquake caused buildings to shake in Mexico City and triggered quake alarms on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The earthquake registered a magnitude of 5.2, Mexico’s national seismological service said. The head of Mexico’s emergency

Canada: Sudbury Shaken By Two Earthquakes

Sudbury

Two earthquakes are confirmed to have shaken parts of Sudbury Tuesday night — shocking many people in the Minnow Lake and New Sudbury areas. Earthquake Canada’s web site confirms two distinct events. The first earthquake happened at 9:06 p.m. and

6.6 Quake Hits Indonesia 39 Injured

Sorong

A 6.6-magnitude quake hit in waters off Indonesia’s easternmost province early Friday, injuring dozens of people, damaging buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing from homes, hotels and even a hospital. The quake, which struck at 00:53 a.m. Friday (1553 GMT

5.1 Quake Shakes North Island New Zealand

Auckland city, Westhaven Marina and harbour view, Auckland, New Zealand

The 5.1 magnitude quake was 167 km deep, centred 25 km south-east of Tokoroa, GNS said. It struck at about 6.48am and has been felt in Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu-Wanganui, Wellington and in the top of the South Island. GNS seismologist

2.8 Earthquake Shakes Rutland UK

Rutland

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.8 has been recorded in Rutland in the east Midlands. The epicentre of the quake was north of Oakham, with residents also reporting feeling the tremor in Northamptonshire. The British Geological Survey said the

4.2 Earthquake Off Vancouver No Tsunami

Vancouver

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit off the west coast of Northern Vancouver Island, around 535km away from Vancouver. The earthquake occurred at 6:24 a.m. Tuesday morning 201km west of Port Hardy under the Pacific

5.6 Earthquake Off Aden No Tsunami

Aden

A 5.6-magintude earthquake struck the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday morning, with authorities confirming the UAE was not impacted by any seismic activity. The incident occurred at 8.03am UAE time, with the head of the country’s seismology centre telling ‘Emirates24|7’,

6.5 Earthquake Off Chile Coast No Tsunami

Santiago

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck about 130 miles north of Santiago, Chile at around 10:40 (PST) Monday morning. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there is

4.8 Quake Strikes Off Victoria No Tsunami

WboolQuake

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake has been detected in waters off Victoria’s south-west coast, Geoscience Australia says. It happened about 150 kilometres from the town of Warrnambool at 12:45pm and was also felt on King Island in Bass Strait. The Bureau of

Tsunami Hits Chile After 8.3 Earthquake

ChileQuake

Santiago: A powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake has struck off the central coast of Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago and triggering a tsunami warning. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has confirmed three people died when the earthquake struck on