RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

6.0 Earthquake hits Indonesia

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’;s Sumatra island early this morning , the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit at 07:01am (0531 IST) and was centred 224 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Sibolga at a depth of

‘Earthquake swarm’ rocks Yellowstone

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The swarm of more than 500 tremors is the largest series of back-to-back quakes to hit the area in years, according to scientists and follows recent quakes on the heels of a series of tremors earlier in January. “The December

Massive 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand’s remote and largely uninhabited Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, New Zealand’s GNS Science geological agency said. New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defense issued no tsunami warning following the quake, while the

Series of Earthquakes rock New Zealand

Aftershocks continue after todays earthquake centred near Kaikoura that was felt across much of the country. Kaikoura District Council Emergency Management Officer Mike Kennedy said there had been two aftershocks measuring 2.9 at 3.30pm and 4.6 at 3.50pm on the

Fears for China quake dams

An aftershock has hit the Chinese province of Sichuan nearly two weeks after the devastating earthquake. Around 300 dams have been affected by the quake and Chinese authorities have warned 69 in Sichuan could burst. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk Please

Natural Disasters Become More Catastrophic

A research suggested that the number of natural disasters stemming from geological reasons such as earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis increased from an annual average of one incident in the 1950s to two in the 2000s. The number of natural calamities

China says at least 75,000 dead or missing from quake

China raised the number of dead or missing from a devastating earthquake to be at least 75,000, as rescuers found another survivor eight days after the huge tremor hit. Vice governor Li Chengyu of the southwestern province of Sichuan said

Woman rescued after 196 hours

A 60-year-old woman has been rescued from rubble eight days after the earthquake hit Sichuan province in China. Wang Youqiong was inside a temple in her village near Pengzhou and was knocked unconscious by a girder. She survived drinking rainwater.

China quake toll tops 40,000

The death toll from last week’s earthquake in China has risen to over 40,000, officials have said. Report courtesy of www.bbc.co.uk Please follow and like us:

Reno urged to prepare for worse as earthquakes continue

RENO, Nev. – Scientists urged residents of northern Nevada’s largest city to prepare for a bigger event as the area continued rumbling Saturday after the largest earthquake in a two-month-long series of temblors. More than 100 aftershocks were recorded on

Climate events could reduce USA and China to third world status in less than 10 years

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In the recent documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, Senator Al Gore pointed out that the Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than anyone ever expected. More than this, once it has gone sea levels could rise by up to twenty feet.

Is a Tsunami due to hit the UK?

In the UK we often have the perception that natural disasters always seem to happen elsewhere in the world. The closest we seem to get is remote viewing of these events through our TV sets and after a while we