RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

57 Students Injured In Stampede After Minor Earthquake In Pakistan

At least 57 students were injured during a stampede in a school in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province after a 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted parts of the northwest Pakistan yesterday. Three of them are in critical condition and shifted to district hospital for emergency

Another Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital Quito

The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador registered it as another earthquake and not an aftershock from the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16. Another earthquake hit Ecuador’s capital Quito at 7.22 p.m., local time. While only a 4.6 magnitude earthquake, the

State Of Emergency Declared In Oklahoma After Magnitude 5.6 Earthquake

A state of emergency was declared in Pawnee, Oklahoma, after a record-tying magnitude 5.6 earthquake — which could be felt as far as Chicago — rattled the county Saturday morning. “The earthquake was felt in multiple states and was the

Updated New Zealand Earthquake: Small Surges Recorded As Tsunami Warning Is Upgraded

The central North Island was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake early this morning, located 130km north-east of Te Araroa. A Tsunami warning was issued which has now been upgraded as small surges have been recorded. 8.30am: Civil Defence has

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.1 Earthquake Hits Off New Zealand

A major earthquake of magnitude 7.2 has struck off the coast of New Zealand, the U.S. Geological Survey said. New Zealand’s Civil Defence have advised residents that there is a tsunami warning. The quake hit 105 miles (169 km) northeast

6.7 Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea – No Tsunami

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake has struck off Papua New Guinea, officials say, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning has been issued. The tremor was estimated at a depth of close to 500 kilometres some 900 kilometres north-east of the capital Port Moresby,

99% Of Old Buildings In Israel Not Earthquake Safe

Despite legislation and incentives, the vast majority of structures in Israel have not undergone any fortification in preparation, leaving them extremely vulnerable to earthquakes; as Israel is on the Great Rift Valley, a large part of its periphery is particularly

4.5 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands – No Tsunami

THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm, near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa

Cluster Of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland’s Katla Volcano

LAST NIGHT, A brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep to near the surface (although the depth locating is likely problematic for many of

7.1 Earthquake South Atlantic – No Tsunami

A powerful and shallow earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck the South Atlantic Ocean, centered far northwest of Ascension Island, seismologists say. No tsunami warnings have been issued. The United States Geological Survey recorded the tremor at

Expert Predicts Worldwide Apocalyptic Earthquake

MASSIVE earthquakes are predicted to strike the Earth’s major fault lines at any moment, a leading expert has said. Sydney-based Dr Behzad Fatahi, who specialises in Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, worryingly said not a single person in the world would

Italy Earthquake “Raises” The Dead

SANT’ANGELO, Italy The earthquake that brought disaster to a cluster of mountain communities in central Italy this week did not even spare the dead. The small cemetery outside the hamlet of Sant’Angelo, sitting above the devastated town of Amatrice, has

Earthquake: Italy Declares State Of Emergency

PM authorises preliminary €50m in emergency funding for stricken zone as Amatrice hit by 4.7-magnitude aftershock. A 4.7-magnitude aftershock has hit the Italian town of Amatrice as rescuers and emergency teams continue their search of three flattened hilltop towns and

Italy Earthquake Toll Reaches 247

The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy. The search

6.8 Earthquake Hits Myanmar – 1 Dead Temples Damaged

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person. The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey

6.2 Earthquake Off Indonesia No Tsunami

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Flores Sea off Indonesia on Wednesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Anadolu Agency that the temblor struck at around 2.39 a.m. while residents of