RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Explosion Type Quake at Bulusan

LEGAZPI CITY–An “explosion-type” earthquake was recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology in Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon Friday night. In its latest bulletin, Phivolcs said that the quake occurred at around 7:27 p.m. and lasted for about 11

Tsunami Survivors Lack Shelter

JAKARTA, 26 November 2010 (IRIN) – One month after a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia’s southern Mentawai islands, shelter for the more than 11,000 people affected remains a critical challenge, aid workers and officials say. “The most urgent need for people

5.4 Earthquake Shakes Iran

TEHRAN – Iran’s seismological center is reporting that a magnitude 5.4-earthquake has jolted a city in the country’s south. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The center says the epicenter was near the city of Firouzabad, which

Earthquake Jolts North Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — An earthquake of 5.0 magnitude jolted northwest Pakistan near the border with Afghanistan on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of casualties, an official said. The quake struck at 2:27 pm (0927 GMT) with its epicentre in

6.0 Quake Hits Papua New Guinea

SYDNEY (AFP) – A quake of at least 6.0 magnitude struck Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey and Australian seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The USGS said the quake hit the New Britain

Haiti Death Toll Rises to 1,344

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday. The announcement came as international health officials predicted that the scale

Strong Earthquake Hits Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) An earthquake centered in eastern Taiwan measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Taiwan at 8: 31 p.m. Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The Central Weather Bureau said the quake’s epicenter

Big Earthquake Below Sumatra

Deep powerful but probably harmless earthquake happened 30 minutes ago at 4:55 AM. The earthquake will probably wake up a lot of people. Epicenter near Tembusai Utara. 87 km SE Padang sidempuan (pop 100,561).

Tsunami Wave Was 17 Meters High

Jakarta. The tsunami that devastated the Mentawai Islands off West Sumatra last month featured waves much larger than would normally have been expected from the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that spawned it, according to a tsunami expert. Jose Borrero, from ASR

Rare Earthquake Felt in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Friday 19 November 2010 (AFP) – A rare earthquake rattled Hong Kong on Friday, prompting alarmed residents to call local authorities to report feeling the tremor, officials said. There were no reports of any damage or casualties as

Anti-UN Cholera Riots in Haiti

Clashes have erupted between United Nations forces and hundreds of stone-throwing Haitians in Port-au-Prince after unrest targeting peacekeepers blamed for the cholera outbreak spread to the capital. There had been fears violence could break out after protest organisers called a

Vandalised Tsunami Buoys Cost Lives

Jakarta. The large number of fatalities caused by the tsunami that devastated the Mentawai Islands off the coast of West Sumatra last month could have been avoided if the much-hyped early warning system had worked properly, an expert says. “It’s

6.4 Quake Hits Indonesia No Tsunami

JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) — A strong earthquake struck deep underneath the Banda Sea in Indonesia on early Wednesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was centered about 252 kilometers (156 miles)

5.9 Quake Hits Indonesia No Tsunami

A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck northern Papua in Indonesia on Tuesday but there were no immediate reports of damage, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami warning was issued.

Earthquake Shakes Israel

An earthquake was felt in northern Israel early Tuesday, many residents reported. The Geophysical Institute reported an earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter Scale was felt in the Moshav Avivim area at 4:32 am. No injuries or damage were reported.

Earthquake Jolts Pakistan

The northern parts of Pakistan, including the federal capital and Peshawar, were today rocked by an earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale, officials said. The quake, which occurred at 5.51 am, was felt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur,