Tag Archives: Earthquakes

Quake Hits The English Channel

.An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the middle of the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds but no injuries or damage

Earthquake of 6.7 Magnitude Strikes Alaska

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake has occurred in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The islands are a seismically active zone where the earth’s crust is being subducted. The United States Geological Survey has announced that an earthquake struck Alaska’s Aleutian Islands The earthquake

200,000 killed in Haiti quake, says premier

More than 200,000 people were killed in the January 12 earthquake that hit Haiti, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said yesterday. Mr Bellerive said 300,000 people were injured in the disaster, including 4,000 amputees. Previous estimates from the Haitian government had

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by

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

Magnitude 6.1 aftershock strikes Haiti

A strong aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, sending people camping out in the capital’s streets after last week’s earthquake running away from crumbled buildings in panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centred

Haiti earthquake death toll at 70,000 and rising

The latest Haiti Earthquake news has the official death toll at over 70,000 and rising. One week after the 7.0 Haiti Earthquake hit ten miles away from and six miles below the capital city of Port-Au-Prince, Haitians and people from

Haiti earthquake: police admit gangs have taken over Port-au-Prince

Haitian authorities conceded they had lost their battle to maintain order in Port-au-Prince after the leaders of the city’s crime gangs reclaimed their old turf since being freed when the national prison collapsed last week. The gangsters have stepped into

Troops arrive to help Haiti

US Black Hawk helicopters swooped down on Haiti’s wrecked presidential palace to deploy troops and supplies, as a huge relief operation to help earthquake survivors gained momentum. The airborne troops in combat gear moved to secure Port-au-Prince’s nearby General Hospital,

Argentina rattled by two earthquakes

Western Argentina has been rattled by two moderate earthquakes that emphasised the region’s seismic volatility but left no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The first quake, of 4.6 magnitude, struck in the early hours just south-west of the town

5.8 quake strikes Cayman Islands

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled buildings and homes in the Cayman Islands, but there are no reports of injury or damage. “It shook my whole apartment for about 10 seconds,” said photographer Alan Markoff in the capital George Town.

For doctors in Haiti, worst is yet to come as Disease Epidemics begin to bite.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An earthquake killing more than 200,000 people would have been bad enough anywhere, but in Haiti, where AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are rampant, children are malnourished and hygiene is already a challenge, it may create one of

Moderate quake rocks Guatemala, Salvador

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has hit Guatemala’s Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage. The agency said the quake was centred 97 kilometres south-east

Atheist Richard Dawkins shows the heart of God by sponsoring Haiti relief effort

Richard Dawkins, noted atheist and author of The God Delusion and The Greatest Show On Earth, is sponsoring a new dedicated bank account and PayPal facility to collect donations for non-religious relief organizations. The new account, to which, Prof. Dawkins

Haiti must prepare for more massive quakes say scientists

Haiti and its neighbours must prepare themselves for more massive quakes after the devastating tremors this week increased pressure along a lengthy fault line, scientists have warned. Paul Mann, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Geophysics at the

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