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Tsunami warning lifted after large earthquake strikes off Alaska

People were alerted by text messages and those in affected areas have been urged to seek high ground A powerful earthquake having magnitude 8.2 struck about 250 kilometres southeast of Chiniak, Alaska, early today. Authorities prompted warnings of a possible tsunami down the west coast of North America. However, the tsunami alerts were cancelled “because additional information and analysis have better defined ... Read More »

Earthquake near Iraq-Iran border killed around 200

Earthquake was centred about 19 miles outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja More than 200 people have been killed and at least 860 believed to have been injured after earthquake struck Iran near to the Iraq border. According to state media, at least 200 people killed and 860 injured in Iran after magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck near border between ... Read More »

Earthquake killed more than 200 people in Mexico

Around 20 school kids had been found dead and more than 30 children are missing A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states killed at least 200 people and left many trapped under collapsed buildings. According to the official of the capital city Mexico, more than 200 people, including over 20 school children were killed after a deadly earthquake ... Read More »

Powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck coast of southern Chile

Once again powerful earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck coast of southern Chile

Tsunami alert was issued from US Geological Survey, after quake hits island Chile A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred off the coast of southern Chile Sunday, 40 km (about 25 miles) southwest of Puerto Quellon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. According to initial reports, no casualties have been reported however around 4,000 people have been displaced from their homes yet ... Read More »

Tanzania earthquake kills 13 and injures more than 200

Tanzania earthquake

Earthquake strikes western shore of Lake Victoria, with tremors felt as far away as western Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. At least 13 people have been killed and 203 injured in north-west Tanzania in a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, local authorities said. “The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203,” said Deodatus Kinawilo, district ... Read More »

Strong Earthquake in Italy kills at least 120, leaves towns in ruins

A man walks amidst rubble following an earthquake in Pescara del Tronto. Photo: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Deadly earthquake rocks central Italy; at least 120 dead and toll expected to rise At least 120 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise. Many people are missing and rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. An ... Read More »

Toyota, Sony, other Japanese firms halt production after quakes

Toyota, Sony, other Japanese firms halt production after quakes

Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Sony and other firms were suspended operations Friday after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains. Two earthquakes hit southern Japan on 14 April and 16 April, killing at least 41 people. The first quake hit the Kyushu Island on 14 April leaving 1,000 people injured and 11 still missing. This ... Read More »

Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 350, more than 2500 injured

Powerful quake kills 77 in Ecuador

About 10,000 troops have been deployed to the coastal areas, with 3,500 extra national police officers sent to affected towns A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s central coast Saturday evening, killing hundreds and devastating entire regions of the country. The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has risen to 350. The new number was given to reporters Sunday night. President Rafael ... Read More »

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Powerful 7.8 magnitude quake hits Indonesia

The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres Southwest of Sumatra JAKARTA (Indonesia) – A magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck offs the coast of Indonesia, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was centered in the Indian Ocean about 410 miles (660 kilometers) southwest of Muara Siberut and roughly 500 miles west-southwest of Padang, which is on the west coast ... Read More »

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