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Shallow 5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes SW China

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 04:40

A moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck China`s southwestern Sichuan province early Sunday, US geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Mexico`s Oaxaca state

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 21:43

The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck the southwestern Mexican state of Oaxaca.

Strong magnitude 6.0 quake hits off northern Japan

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014, 11:32

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Japan on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities did not issue a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage.

Quake shakes central South Africa, one dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 18:38

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake hit central South Africa on Tuesday, killing at least one man who died when a wall collapsed on top of him, according to emergency services.

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.

Most detailed map yet of Mars developed

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:32

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the most detailed map of Mars to date, which includes topographic and thermal information as well as data on the properties of the Martian surface.

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.

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.

Indian-American scientist gets mountain named after him in Antarctica

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 17:09

Indian-American scientist Akhouri Sinha got a rare honour with a mountain named after him in Antarctica in recognition of the pioneering biological research expedition he has done which provided critical data about animal populations.

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:58

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Powerful quake strikes near remote south Atlantic islands

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 17:07

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the far south Atlantic ocean near the mostly uninhabited South Sandwich Islands region, the US Geological Survey said today.

Powerful quake strikes near remote south Atlantic islands

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 15:41

A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the far south Atlantic ocean in the inhospitable South Sandwich Islands region, the US Geological Survey said Sunday.