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Strong quake hits Mexico, shakes capital

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 22:44

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings as far as the capital and rousing people out of their beds at dawn.

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits off Andaman coast, no tsunami threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 13:47

An earthquake with magnitude of 5.5 hit off the coast of North Andaman island.

Moderate 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 07:52

A moderate 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early today, US seismologists said.

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake hits off Japan`s northeast coast: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 02:34

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan`s northeast coast early Monday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

Corruption, greed blamed for Casablanca building tragedy

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 11:12

The scene was like an earthquake, but residents say the collapse of three buildings last week in Casablanca that killed 23 people was the man-made result of greed and corruption.

Strong 6.4 quake hits off Philippines, no damage

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 14:19

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at sea in the southern Philippines on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no reports of damage and no tsunami warning issued.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 06:23

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile`s coast, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.

Moderate 5.6-magnitude quake strikes off PNG

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 02:38

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Monday, US geologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Moderate 5.0 quake strikes northern Afghanistan

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 00:38

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan late Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Japan lifts tsunami advisory following strong quake: Authorities

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 03:07

Japan lifted a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a minor wave was monitored along large areas of the country`s northeastern Pacific coast following a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake, authorities said.

Japan issues Fukushima tsunami advisory after strong quake

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 01:31

Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said.

Friction and fractures inter-related, may explain earthquakes

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:33

In a major breakthrough that has implications for describing the mechanics that drive earthquakes, researchers have discovered that how things break (fracture) and how things slide (friction) are closely inter-related.