Tag Archives: 2010

Quake Hits Indonesia: Tsunami Alert

JAKARTA (AFP) – A major 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’s coast on Monday, seismologists said, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami watch notice. The quake hit Indonesia’s Kepulauan Mentawai Region at 9:42 pm (14:42 GMT) at a shallow depth

Earthquake strikes Philippines

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippines early Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no tsunami warning. The quake struck Mindanao island at a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles),

Floods sweep away bus, 13 missing

Vietnamese Police are searching for about 13 passengers believed to be missing after floodwaters on Vietnam’s main north-south highway swept away their bus. Police from Nghi Xuan district in Ha Tinh province in central Vietnam say 17 passengers have already

Earthquake strikes China

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake has struck southwestern China, near the region devastated by a powerful 2008 quake, the US Geological Survey said today. The earthquake hit the border area between the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou at 5.49am local

Brazil Amazon Forest To Be Sold Off

Brazil will auction large swaths of the Amazon forest to be managed by private timber companies and cooperatives to help reduce demand for illegal logging, a top official told Reuters on Monday. After years of legal battles and political opposition,

Whirlpool Sinks Ferry, 36 Dead

NEW DELHI, INDIA (BNO NEWS) — Thirty-six people drowned and at least 25 people are still missing after an overcrowded boat sank pn the Ganga river in the northwestern region of India on Sunday evening, local authorities said on Monday.

Quake Could Destroy Nuclear Plant

A short drive from the Armenian capital, the enormous cooling towers of the Metzamor nuclear power station sit in a seismic zone that has suffered one of the worst earthquakes in modern history. The international community has long pleaded with

9 Earthquakes shake Nevada

Nevada had a few earthquakes today. A total number of 9 earthquakes in one day ranging between 2 and 4 magnitude on the Richter scale. The biggest earthquake was 4.3 magnitude. The earthquakes did not cause any damage or injury

Earthquake hits eastern Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania — Officials say a moderate 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled eastern Romania. The Romanian Institute for Earth Physics says the quake struck Thursday morning in the Vrancea region some 120 kilometres (75 miles ) northeast of Bucharest. The

Strong quake strikes Indonesia

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck in Indonesia’s eastern Aru Islands, though there was no immediate warning of a tsunami, the US Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 9:12pm (local time) at a depth of 8.7 kilometres and 63 kilometres

New Dust Storm To Hit Sydney

An earth scientist says another major dust storm over south-eastern Australia is likely within weeks. The Australian National University’s Professor Patrick De Deckker is studying the last decade of storms, which have carried millions of tonnes of dust across the

Typhoon injures 45 in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A typhoon injured 45 people, canceled flights and cut power to tens of thousands in Taiwan on Sunday, keeping officials on high alert to stop any repeat of a deadly storm last year that damaged the president’s

One dead, dozens injured in southern Iran quake

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook southern Iran early Wednesday, killing one person, injuring dozens and damaging houses in four villages near the town of Lamerd, media reports said. State television’s website reported that “an 80-year-old woman, who was injured in

Deadly floods hit south west China

Video Report: Deadly floods hit south west China.

G8 wants 20 carbon-burying projects by 2010

AOMORI, Japan (AFP) – The Group of Eight industrial powers said Sunday they hoped to launch 20 large projects to bury greenhouse gas by 2010 and aimed to broadly deploy the technology a decade later.