Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits central Iran

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck central Iran on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit shortly after 1000 GMT and was centred around 60 km (40 miles) southeast of the city of Kerman, the USGS said. It struck at a depth of 37 km.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattles south-central Alaska

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rattled a wide area of south-central Alaska, including Anchorage, on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Earthquake of 6.9 magnitude strikes Alaska's Aleutians: USGS

An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.9 struck the Aleutian Islands in the US state of Alaska late on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake hits near Tonga: USGS

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the South Pacific Island nation of Tonga on Monday, the US Geological Survey said.

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

 A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Java Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, but local officials said there was no risk of a tsunami.

7.0 quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but the threat of a Pacific tsunami in the tremor-prone region was thought to have mostly passed.

Polar bears face steep declines because of melting sea ice: US study
Polar bears face steep declines because of melting sea ice: US study

Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, US scientists said on Wednesday.

5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Assam

An earthquake of intensity measuring 5.6 on the Ritcher scale struck Assam on Sunday morning at around 6:35 am, leaving three injured.

Shallow quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off Chile, no damage
Shallow quake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off Chile, no damage

A shallow earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck off Chile on Friday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

5.2-magnitude quake strikes north of Athens

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck north of Athens on Monday evening, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), but while it was felt in the Greek capital there were no reported casualties.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake rocks Malaysia`s Borneo

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Malaysia`s Mount Kinabalu on Friday, damaging roads in the region and prompting rescue efforts for climbers feared trapped and possibly injured on the mountain, officials and reports said. 

12 hurt in Japan quake as life returns to normal

 

Tokyo: Twelve people suffered minor injuries and businesses returned to normal today after a powerful earthquake near remote Japanese islands shook most of the country the previous night, but it was well beneath the earth's surface and did not trigger a tsunami.

Strong earthquake measuring 7.8 jolts Japan; tremors felt in Delhi, NCR
Strong earthquake measuring 7.8 jolts Japan; tremors felt in Delhi, NCR

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake shook parts of Japan on Saturday evening, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away

A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Saturday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits Solomon Islands: USGS

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Solomon Islands early Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Scientists watching Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano for new eruption
Scientists watching Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano for new eruption

Scientists are closely watching a volcano on Hawaii`s Big Island for a possible eruption after volatile changes in the level of a lake of lava on its summit and a series of earthquakes, the US Geological Survey said on Monday. 

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off Japanese island of Honshu: USGS

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off the main Japanese island of Honshu, the US Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

Tsunami threat as 7.4 magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Tuesday with hazardous tsunami waves possible along the local coast, seismologists said.

6.8 magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

 A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea on Friday, 106 kilometres (66 miles) south-southwest of the town of Kokopo, the US Geological Survey said, just a day after a 6.7 magnitude tremor in the region.

Nearly half of Americans threatened by earthquakes

Nearly half of Americans - 150 million people - are threatened by possibly damaging ground shaking from earthquakes, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have warned.