RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

NZ Quake Residents Trapped

Rescue teams in Christchurch are searching for any residents they fear may be trapped as much of the city remains without power and water following yesterday’s devastating earthquake. Two people were seriously injured in the 7.0 magnitude quake, while another

Curfew in Quake-Hit Christchurch

New Zealand authorities have declared an overnight curfew in Christchurch after a major earthquake hit the country’s second biggest city, bringing down power lines and bridges and wrecking roads and building facades. A state of emergency has been declared and

Quake-hit Christchurch Evacuated

Authorities are evacuating residents from earthquake-hit Christchurch as New Zealand prime minister John Key visits the city to assess the damage. Mr Key travelled to Christchurch with civil defence minister John Carter after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s

Christchurch resident describes scene after earthquake

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7.4 Earthquake Hits New Zealand

A large earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 has rocked New Zealand’s second biggest city, Christchurch. The quake, which had a depth of 33km, was felt throughout much of the South Island and southern parts of the North Island. It

Undersea earthquake shakes Athens

AN UNDERSEA earthquake measuring 4.3 points on the Richter scale rattled Athens early on Thursday, the Greek geodynamic institute said. The quake in the Corinthian Gulf struck at 6:53am local time, with an epicenter 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia

AMBON, Indonesia, Sept. 1 (UPI) — A 5.3 earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia early Wednesday but there were no reports of injuries or damage, authorities said. The epicenter was reported 55 miles northwest of the city of Ambon at a depth

Earthquake recorded in North Sea

An earthquake has been detected in the North Sea about 155 miles (250km) east of Aberdeen. The British Geological Survey (BGS) said the 3.5 magnitude event would have been significant if it had occurred on land. Please follow and like

Earthquake rattles Japan

TOKYO—A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck near the west coast of Japan early Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The earthquake hit at 12:08 a.m. on Friday local time (1508 GMT Thursday), at a depth of 283.5 kilometers (176 miles). The

Large earthquake hits New Zealand

An earthquake struck Wanganui measuring 5 on the Richter scale, as reported by New Zealand’s TV3 News. Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws and RadioLIVE talkback host described the quake on his radio show as the strongest he had ever felt. “That