RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

5.9 Quake Hits Chile No Tsunami

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck central Chile, about 129 kilometres north north-west of Concepcion, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no reports of any damage. “There have been no reports of any injuries or damage to infrastructure,”

Vanuatu: 6.9 Quake No Tsunami

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck beneath the sea near the south Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, but no tsunami warning was issued, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake, which

Strong Earthquake Shakes Iran

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern Iran’s Fars province on Saturday injuring 11 people and damaging some villages, the state television said on its website. The quake – the second to strike the Fars province since Wednesday – hit the town

Haiti Cholera Response Shameful

A UN spokeswoman has blasted the response to an appeal to counter the deadly cholera epidemic in Haiti as “shameful” with the world body receiving only a quarter of the funding it needs. “Out of the $174 million, the UN

Haiti Camps: Girls Rampantly Raped

One year after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, women and girls staying in the country’s refugee camps live without adequate food, water, shelter and medical care. And when the darkness falls, the rapists come. According to a report from Amnesty

Quake Injures 16 People in Iran

Sixteen people were injured when a 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted southern Iran on Wednesday, the semi-official Mehr News Agency reported. “Seventeen villages in the area have been damaged,” Mehr quoted a local official, Hamid Taqizadeh, as saying.

3.7 Quake Hits Northern England

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck today near Leeds, England, the US Geological Survey reported. It said the quake struck shortly after 9pm local time about 45km north of Sheffield, 55km east-northeast of Manchester and 270km north-northwest of London at a

Earthquakes Shake The Philippines

Philippines – Moderately strong earthquakes rocked Batanes and Ilocos Sur this morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Phivolcs said the magnitude 2.8 tremor, which happened around 6:21 a.m., was traced 72 kilometers of Basco, Batanes.

Tens of Thousands Flee Chile Quake

SANTIAGO, Chile – A magnitude-7.1 earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting tens of thousands to flee the coast for higher ground amid fears it could generate a tsunami like the one that ravaged the area last year. There were

7.1 Chile Quake: Local Tsunami Risk

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake was detected Sunday near the central coast of Chile, US authorities said, noting the risk of local — but not Pacific-wide — tsunamis. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 2020 GMT, 69 kilometers

Strong Quake Shakes North Israel

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale was felt by residents in the Jordan Valley area on Saturday evening. No injuries or damage were reported. In the area reaching from Safed to Beit She’an to Tiberias, police received dozens

Indonesia: The Year of Disasters

Straddling the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia lays claim to 150 active volcanoes — more than any other country. But that distinction also means the country is particularly prone to a range of natural disasters running the gamut from volcanic

Christchurch Hit by Aftershocks

An emergency centre has been set up in the New Zealand city of Christchurch after a series of violent aftershocks rattled the city on Sunday, cutting electricity supplies, damaging buildings and forcing evacuations. The biggest aftershock was 4.9-magnitude and came

7.3 Quake Triggers Pacific Tsunami

Hawaii. A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the western Pacific nation of Vanuatu on Sunday, triggering a small tsunami exactly six years after giant waves killed 220,000 people around the Indian Ocean. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the

5.6 Earthquake Hits Sumatra

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Indonesia’s Sumatra island Thursday, the US Geological Survey said. There was no tsunami warning.

Second Big Quake Hits Japan

NEW YORK — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled Japan’s southern Bonin Islands on Thursday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, a day after a stronger quake jolted the region and sent residents scrambling to community centers. No tsunami alert was