Tag Archives: Earthquake

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

Earthquakes hit Mexico and Kazakhstan

Earthquake rattles Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Almaty , Sept 24 (AFP) A 5.0 -magnitude earthquake shook Kazakhstan&aposs largest city Almaty today, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, seismologists said. The epicentre was in a remote region of neighbouring

Two earthquakes hit Melbourne Australia

TWO earthquakes have hit Melbourne’s south, but there are no reports of damage. The earthquakes were about 14 seconds apart and hit the Mornington Peninsula region at about 6.20pm (AEST), Geoscience Australia seismologist David Jepson said. They recorded magnitudes of