RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

5.9 Earthquake Hits Southern Peru

A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 hit southern Peru early Monday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 2:15 am (0715 GMT), was located in the mountains 123 kilometers (77 miles) northwest of Juliaca, Peru,

Christchurch reopens no-go zones after quake

New Zealand authorities have lifted the cordon in the heart of quake-hit Christchurch, one week after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s second largest city. And as aftershocks continued to hit and a state of emergency remained in place in

Haiti Quake, 98% Of Debris Remains

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — From the dusty rock mounds lining the streets to a National Palace that looks like it’s vomiting concrete from its core, rubble is one of the most visible reminders of Haiti’s devastating earthquake that killed almost

Moderate quake strikes Indonesia

A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s North Maluku province, the meteorology and geophysics agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at 14:12 pm (local time), 198 kilometres south-east of Labuha at a depth of 10 kilometres,

Christchurch warned of stronger aftershocks

Christchurch residents have been warned they may not be through the worst of the strong aftershocks which continue to hit the New Zealand city. The agency charged with dealing with Saturday’s earthquake is telling residents that aftershocks stronger than any

Quake Strikes Off Chile Coast

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued an advisory on the quake, which hit at 3:28am (local time) about 35 kilometres

Strong Quake Near Vanuatu

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A strong 6.2-magnitude quake struck near the Pacific island of Vanuatu on Wednesday, US seismologists said. No tsunami alert was issued. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 10:37pm (local time) at a depth of 54 kilometres,

New Zealand hit by 5.2 Quake

A MAGNITUDE-5.2 earthquake has hit New Zealand’s North Island, the US Geological Survey says. The quake struck the east coast of the North Island, near Palmerston North, at 10.48am local time today (8.48am AEST), the USGS reported on its website.

Aftershocks rattle Christchurch recovery efforts

The New Zealand government has extended the state of emergency in earthquake-ravaged Christchurch until Wednesday and appointed a special minister to oversee the recovery effort as aftershocks continue. There have been about 100 aftershocks since Saturday’s 7.1-magnitude earthquake with some

Earthquake damage: $1.4 Billion

Video Report: Aftershocks continued on New Zealand’s South Island Sunday after a powerful quake struck in the early morning hours Saturday. Christchurch’s business district was especially hard hit. Please follow and like us: