Tag Archives: Earthquake

Tsunami Could Hit Los Angeles

An unusual discovery about how earthquakes triggered tsunami waves in Haiti could mean that similar coastal cities, including Los Angeles, are at a higher risk from these deadly waves. Geologists studying the magnitude-7 earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12

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

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

Moderate quake strikes Indonesia

A moderate 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s North Maluku province, the meteorology and geophysics agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at 14:12 pm (local time), 198 kilometres south-east of Labuha at a depth of 10 kilometres,

Quake Strikes Off Chile Coast

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has not issued an advisory on the quake, which hit at 3:28am (local time) about 35 kilometres

6.3 Quake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, seismologists said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage. The quake hit around three kilometres (two miles) off the west coast of

3 Quakes hit Mariana Islands, 14 aftershocks

Hagatna – In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks. Earthquakes have been the dominant natural disaster for the year

Magnitude 6 Quake hits Vanuatu: No damage

CANBERRA, Australia – The U.S Geological Survey says a magnitude 6 earthquake has shaken Vanuatu — a day after a stronger quake off the South Pacific island nation generated a small tsunami. The Wednesday quake was too small to cause

6.4 Quake hits Papua New Guinea

A STRONG, 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck deep off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. No Pacific Ocean tsunami or damage was expected. The quake hit at 5.15pm (AEST), 110km southeast of Madang, a province

4.3 Earthquake jolts northwest Haiti

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake today jolted northwest Haiti, reported the U.S. Geological Survey. According to the report the light tremor shook the sea-floor 15 miles west of the coastal city of Gonaives in the early morning. The quake did not damage

Two Earthquakes hit Ireland

Two earthquakes have been recorded in Co Donegal within the past 36 hours. They come less than three weeks after an earthquake measuring 1.6 was recorded in the northeast of the county. The latest events on Tuesday night and yesterday

Gangs Armed With Machetes Loot Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBS) ? Gangs of men armed with machetes were seen looting parts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Jan. 14, 2010. The earthquake aftermath has brought out the best and worst of the people of Haiti. Much like the days

Evangelist Pat Robertson claims Haiti earthquake was due to a pact with the devil. We show why he is wrong and doesn’t know God.

The U.S. televangelist says Haiti’s calamities derive from a purported pact rebellious slaves made in the 18th century to overthrow the French. Robertson’s TV show later issues a statement. (Please read Redsky’s rebuttal at the bottom of this article.) Reporting

Bottleneck paralyses Haiti relief efforts

International relief to quake-devastated Haiti was reduced to a trickle this morning after the capital’s airport was overwhelmed by a sudden influx of aid planes, as the country’s President said 7,000 victims had already been buried in a mass grave.

6.3 Magnitude quake strikes near Solomon Islands

A strong earthquake has shaken the South Pacific near the Solomon Islands, just days after a large earthquake and tsunami hit the country. No tsunami watch was issued after Saturday’s quake. The 6.3 magnitude quake struck 90 miles south-east of

Droughts, melting ice signs of rapidly worsening climate change

WASHINGTON — Droughts from Australia to the U.S. Southwest, acidic ocean water and melting glaciers are signs that the pace of climate change is surpassing the worst-case scenarios scientists predicted in 2007, a U.N. report said Thursday. Mountain glaciers in