India loses $9.8 billion every year due to disasters

India suffers losses of $9.8 billion every year owing to multi-hazard disasters as 58.6 percent of its land is prone to earthquakes and 8.5 percent vulnerable to cyclone, as per a UN estimate.

IMF says ready to help quake-struck Nepal

The International Monetary Fund said Thursday it was ready to extend aid to Nepal to help it begin rebuilding after a devastating earthquake that left nearly 6,000 dead.

CII to send relief material to quake-hit Nepal

Industry body CII has constituted a task force to assist in relief work in earthquake-ravaged areas in Nepal and affected parts of India.

FICCI joins hands with govt to provide relief to Nepal

Industry body FICCI Sunday said it has joined hands with the government to extend relief to quake -hit Nepal.

No major impact on Indian companies operating in Nepal

Indian companies operating in the earthquake-hit Nepal Sunday said there has not been any major imapct on their operations in the Himalyan nation.

Central Peru rocked by 6.9 earthquake: USGS

A day after quakes rocked Chile and US` California, a major earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale struck a sparsely populated area of central Peru early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California`s scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep.

Minor tremors felt in Uttarakhand`s Bageshwar district

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale hit the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand on Sunday.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits northern California: USGS

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted California early Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey said, though there were no immediate reports of deaths or serious damage.

Strong earthquakes shake Icelandic volcano on red alert

Two strong earthquakes on Sunday shook Iceland`s largest volcano, which is on red alert for imminent risk of eruption, the Icelandic Met Office said.

Central Chile rocked by 6.6 earthquake, no major damage reported

Chile was rocked by a strong earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale early on Sunday.

Magnitude 5 earthquake hits parts of Himachal Pradesh

A 5-magnitude earthquake hit parts of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far.

Strong quake hits southwest Iran: Report

Iran`s official news agency is reporting a 6.1-magnitude earthquake today hit a sparsely populated mountainous area near the Iraqi border.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off Mauritius

The quake hit at a depth of 16.4 km, said USGS, which calculated it struck around 1,140 km east of the capital Port Louis.

Three injured as moderate quake jolts China county

At least three persons were injured today after a moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck Yongshan County of China`s southwestern Sichuan province.

Shallow 5.1 magnitude earthquake strikes SW China

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.

Deep drilling to study earthquakes in Maharashtra

A major national project involving deep drilling in the earthquake-prone Koyna intra-plate seismic zone in Maharashtra has been initiated by the central government for conducting scientific studies related to earthquakes, a statement said Thursday.

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes Mexico`s Oaxaca state

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

Ecuador quake triggers deadly landslides

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Ecuadoran capital Quito Tuesday, triggering landslides that killed at least two people and violently shaking buildings and homes.

Magnitude-5.1 quake rattles Ecuador`s capital

An earthquake measured at a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has rattled Ecuador`s capital and surrounding areas, causing tall buildings to sway and sending people scurrying into the streets.

Strong magnitude 6.0 quake hits off northern Japan

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.

President Mukherjee condoles deaths in China earthquake

President Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his "sincere grief" and "sympathy" over the loss of life and property in the earthquake that jolted China on August 3.

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes off East Timor: USGS

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off East Timor on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Quake shakes central South Africa, one dead

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.

Moderate quake jolts Tibet region close to Arunachal border

A 5.0-magnitude earthquake today jolted Xigatze Prefecture in Tibet close to Indian and Nepal borders.
The epicenter was monitored at a depth of 10 km, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said.

Six dead as earthquake stirs panic in Algiers

Six people were killed and hundreds injured as panic gripped areas of the Algerian capital when an earthquake of 5.6 magnitude struck offshore early today, an emergency official said.

Strong quake hits Mexico, shakes capital

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

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

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

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