Tag Archives: Earthquake

Sumatra Shaken By Magnitude-5 Earthquake

JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Bernama) — An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, in the wee hours of Wednesday, Antara news agency reported. The temblor’s epicenter was located at 5.28 degrees northern latitude and 94.77

Eathquakes rattle Cyprus, Oregon and Canada

Earthquake rattles Cyprus Cypriot authorities say a moderately strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has shaken the eastern Mediterranean island. No damage or injuries have been reported. The Cyprus Geological Survey Department says the quake occurred at 9:28

Two very large Earthquakes Strike Indian Ocean Region, Japan

(Bloomberg) — Two potentially destructive earthquakes struck minutes apart in the Indian Ocean and Japan today, generating tsunami alerts for India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Bangladesh and Japan. The larger of the two quakes was a magnitude-7.6 temblor that hit the

New Zealand moves closer to Australia

The recent earthquake in Fiordland has shifted the South Island a few hundred millimetres closer to Australia. The trans-Tasman bond has become a little bit tighter following the recent big earthquake in Fiordland. The quake was the largest to strike

5.8 Quake hits Romania, Bulgaria

BUCHAREST, (Reuters) – A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Romania and northeastern Bulgaria early on Wednesday, Romanian National Institute for Earth Physics said. There were no immediate reports of damage. The quake’s epicentre was off the Romanian and Bulgarian Black Sea

Latest Earthquakes

Strong earthquake shakes southern Peru LIMA, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) — An earthquake of magnitude 5 shook Monday the city of Pisco in Ica department, south of Peruvian capital Lima, causing fear among local inhabitants. According to the Geophysics Institute of

6.0 Earthquake hits Indonesia

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’;s Sumatra island early this morning , the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit at 07:01am (0531 IST) and was centred 224 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Sibolga at a depth of

Massive 7.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand’s remote and largely uninhabited Kermadec Islands early Tuesday, New Zealand’s GNS Science geological agency said. New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defense issued no tsunami warning following the quake, while the

Giant panda habitat devastated by China quake

BEIJING – A Chinese forestry official said Tuesday that giant panda habitat in China’s Sichuan province, the endangered animal’s main preserve, was devastated by last month’s massive earthquake.

Million flee south China floods

Chinese state TV pictures show the extent of the damage caused by floods that have left at least 55 people dead and forced more than one million to flee their homes.