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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.

Earthquake jolts parts of Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 23:36

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan-occupied-Gilgit late on Tuesday night and resultant mild tremors were felt in Doda and Kishtwar districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Quake rocks Guatemala, Mexico, newborn baby among five dead

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 17:57

A strong earthquake shook the border between Guatemala and Mexico on Monday, killing at least five people, including a newborn boy, damaging dozens of buildings and triggering landslides.

Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh; Darma, Johar valleys on alert

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 13:57

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Ritcher scale, the second in a week`s time, hit Darma valley of the district on Sunday evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said on Monday.