Tag Archives: Earthquakes

Quake Hits The English Channel

.An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the middle of the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds but no injuries or damage

Earthquake of 6.7 Magnitude Strikes Alaska

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has occurred in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The islands are a seismically active zone where the earth’s crust is being subducted. The United States Geological Survey has announced that an earthquake struck Alaska’s Aleutian Islands The earthquake

200,000 killed in Haiti quake, says premier

More than 200,000 people were killed in the January 12 earthquake that hit Haiti, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said yesterday. Mr Bellerive said 300,000 people were injured in the disaster, including 4,000 amputees. Previous estimates from the Haitian government had

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by

Two Earthquakes hit Ireland

Two earthquakes have been recorded in Co Donegal within the past 36 hours. They come less than three weeks after an earthquake measuring 1.6 was recorded in the northeast of the county. The latest events on Tuesday night and yesterday

Magnitude 6.1 aftershock strikes Haiti

A strong aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, sending people camping out in the capital’s streets after last week’s earthquake running away from crumbled buildings in panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centred

Haiti earthquake death toll at 70,000 and rising

The latest Haiti Earthquake news has the official death toll at over 70,000 and rising. One week after the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake hit ten miles away from and six miles below the capital city of Port-Au-Prince, Haitians and people from

Haiti earthquake: police admit gangs have taken over Port-au-Prince

Haitian authorities conceded they had lost their battle to maintain order in Port-au-Prince after the leaders of the city’s crime gangs reclaimed their old turf since being freed when the national prison collapsed last week. The gangsters have stepped into

Troops arrive to help Haiti

US Black Hawk helicopters swooped down on Haiti’s wrecked presidential palace to deploy troops and supplies, as a huge relief operation to help earthquake survivors gained momentum. The airborne troops in combat gear moved to secure Port-au-Prince’s nearby General Hospital,

Argentina rattled by two earthquakes

Western Argentina has been rattled by two moderate earthquakes that emphasised the region’s seismic volatility but left no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The first quake, of 4.6 magnitude, struck in the early hours just south-west of the town