Monday, 26 April 2010

6.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan -

The Ryukyu Islands, where Jorge de Mascarenhas...Image via Wikipedia
TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 26 (UPI) -- A strong earthquake shook southeastern Taiwan Monday but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.9-magnitude quake struck just before 11 a.m. off the southeastern Taiwan coast, 152 miles south of Japan's Ryukyu Islands and 167 miles east of T'ai-tung, Taiwan.

Friday, 23 April 2010

New 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Chile

We hear reports of an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 today, in the Bio- Bio region of Chile, near to the area where a large earthquake in February caused major damage and fatalities. So far there are no reports of injuries or damage.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey the tremor lasted 25 seconds and occurred at 06:03 a.m., 41 miles south of Concepcion which suffered badly in the February quake. A spokesman for the State National Emergency Office said, “There is no reported damage to infrastructure or injuries, but people were shaken up”.
The previous earthquake in February was an 8.8 magnitude quake and caused massive damage and tsunamis that caused further trauma. Around 500 people were sadly killed in that quake, and the Chilean government.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Solomon Islands Earthquake: No Tsunami Expected | World News | Sky News

A powerful earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.

The location of the earthquake
Map of the earthquake produced by US Geological Survey
The US Geological Survey said the 7.1 magnitude quake hit southwest of the Kira Kira Island, with the epicentre around 130 miles away from the capital Honiara.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said they do not expect a tsunami and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Monday, 19 April 2010

China quake toll rises to 2,039

Hu Jintao 2004Image via WikipediaAnother 195 people were still missing after the quake in Qinghai province, Xinhua news agency said, quoting the rescue headquarters. The Chinese President Hu Jintao called on rescuers to keep searching for survivors as he visited victims of a powerful quake in the country's northwest

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea | WORLD News

(en) Papua New Guinea Location (he) מיקום פפוא...Image via WikipediaAn earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hit the east coast of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, the US Geological Survey says.

The quake, which hit about 9:15 a.m. local time/23:15 GMT, was centered about 29 km east of the city of Lae in the Pacific nation.

Officials at the National Disaster Centre in Lae said the quake had been felt in the city but there were no reports of buildings collapsing

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Chinese rescuers fight clock to find quake survivors as death toll hits 791

YUSHU, Qinghai, April 16 (Xinhua) -- Relatives cried, monks prayed, and rescuers clapped Friday as a teenage girl emerged alive after more than two days under the flattened ruins of a hotel in quake-stricken west China.
The 13-year-old was immediately carried away to a medical center in Gyegu town at about 2 p.m. as delighted rescuers congratulated each other.

Monday, 5 April 2010

The Baja Quake: What happened? - The Week

Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Cathedral in the c...Image via WikipediaA large earthquake rocked the area of Baja California at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The 7.2 magnitude quake killed at least two people, caused damage to buildings in the city of Mexicali, Mexico, and jolted millions of people across Southern California.