RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Italy Earthquake Toll Rises To At Least 120

At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome,

Earthquake Kills At Least 37 In Central Italy

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 37 people dead and many others trapped under rubble, reports say. “Half the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, one of the worst areas affected. A family

6.0 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO: Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day today, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said. A shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan today, 167

7.3 Quake Hits British Islands No Tsunami

A HUGE earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has hit British territory. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake is described as “very strong” by seismologists. The quake struck the South Georgia island region at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according

5.8 Quake Strikes Central Queensland

Homes and buildings shook and panicked holidaymakers scrambled as a ‘violent’ 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked north Queensland and the Whitsundays. Geoscience Australia detected the quake 50kms off the coast of Bowen, north Queensland, about 2.30pm. It was the ‘biggest earthquake’

5.2 Quake Hits Tokyo – No Tsunami

An earthquake shook buildings in the Japanese capital on Monday (Aug 15), but there was no danger of a tsunami and no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The centre of the 5.5 magnitude earthquake was located under the sea

7.2 Quake Hits Vanuatu – Tsunami Warning Issued

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. The US Geological Survey said the quake was 535km (330 miles) southeast of Vanuatu island. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a local tsunami warning

5.9 Earthquake Hits Argentina

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the provinces of Jujuy and Salta in northwest Argentina, near the city of San Salvador de Jujuy, seismologists say. The earthquake struck at 3:52 p.m. local time and was

12 Earthquakes Hit Andaman No Tsunami

NEW DELHI: The sea around the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago has witnessed 12 earthquakes in 24 hours, with almost all measuring 5 and more on the Richter scale, however, no tsunami alert has been issued. The region saw nine quakes

Siberia Quake Could Rip Europe & Asia Apart

A WAVE of unusual seismic activity has prompted fears that a catastrophic earthquake could be on its way to Siberia which could TEAR Europe and Asia apart. Scientists have predicted the earthquake could cause widespread devastation after more than 50

Burning Lake Causes Tsunami Of Foam

A HUGE wall of foam, which has been bursting into four foot flames has sparked panic in a busy city in India and left thousands puzzled. Bellandur Lake, is one of the largest areas of water in Bangalore and now

300 Dead in Afghan Quake: View Gallery

Rescuers have been picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake struck Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing nearly 300 people. The death toll is expected to rise as search

46 Dead In 7.5 Afghan Earthquake

A strong earthquake in northern Afghanistan shook buildings from Kabul to Delhi, cut power and communications in some areas and caused 46 deaths, mainly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicentre of the 7.5-magnitude earthquake was

Earthquake Damages Buildings In Poland

An earthquake in southern Poland caused damage to a number of buildings in the region on Wednesday. Authorities responded to calls from residents in the towns of Chrzanów, Libi?? and ?arki, who reported damage to their homes. A senior member

5.2 Earthquake Hits Mexico City

An earthquake caused buildings to shake in Mexico City and triggered quake alarms on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The earthquake registered a magnitude of 5.2, Mexico’s national seismological service said. The head of Mexico’s emergency

Canada: Sudbury Shaken By Two Earthquakes

Two earthquakes are confirmed to have shaken parts of Sudbury Tuesday night — shocking many people in the Minnow Lake and New Sudbury areas. Earthquake Canada’s web site confirms two distinct events. The first earthquake happened at 9:06 p.m. and