Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

 An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 struck off Samoa in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled nearby Papua New Guinea.

1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid set to skim past Earth on Friday at 23,000 mph
1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid set to skim past Earth on Friday at 23,000 mph

 A 1,000 m wide mammoth asteroid, which is travelling at more than 23,000 mph in space, is predicted to skim past Earth on Friday.

Researchers to study reservoir triggered earthquakes in Koyna

A leading Indian scientific laboratory will take up a major exercise in Maharashtra's Karad area to study reservoir-triggered earthquakes in Koyna region.

Disaster management agencies need to speed up response time: Rijiju

India's response to disasters is not "adequate" and multiple agencies involved in this task need to step up their preparedness to a level ensuring that no person dies of human error, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Monday.

Powerful earthquake sparks panic in Indonesia

A powerful undersea earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia on Wednesday, causing fresh panic in an area that has been hit by a series of strong tremors in recent days.

Erosion may trigger earthquakes: Study
Erosion may trigger earthquakes: Study

Surface processes such as erosion and sedimentation may trigger shallow earthquakes and favour the rupture of large deep quakes up to the surface, a new study has found.

Quake-slowing rocks found in Earth's crust

 A team of scientists has discovered unusual rocks deep inside the Earth's crust that could slow down earthquakes.

Deepest, least-explored parts of Earth's oceans mapped
Deepest, least-explored parts of Earth's oceans mapped

A team of scientists have created a new map of the world's seafloor, offering thousands of unseen seamounts on ocean floor.

New map to study continent formation

To better understand continent formation, scientists have created a new map of the seafloor, offering a detailed picture of the structures that make up its deepest, least-explored parts.

Strong earthquake, magnitude 5.6, shakes buildings in Japan

A strong earthquake measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale was reported to have jolted buildings in Japan near eastern Honshu region on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey informed.

Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated
Timeline of mega-earthquakes in Indian Ocean recreated

Researchers recently reconstructed the mega-earthquakes timeline in Indian Ocean and examined sediment records to unveil region's tsunami potential.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake hits off Indonesia; no tsunami threat, no damages

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale struck off Indonesia near Manado, Sulawesi, on Wednesday morning, informed the US Geological Survey.

California earthquake: `A sea of wine` in Napa wineries as bottles crash to the floor

As California was hit by the largest earthquake in more than two decades, knocking off power lines and causing gas-triggered fires, hundreds of wine bottles crashed to the floor.

China earthquake toll touches 398; thousands of troops, 8 planes deployed in Yunnan

The extent of the destruction can be gauged from what one of the residents of Ludian county told the Xinhua, likening the quake-hit streets to “battlefield after bombardment”.

US offers help to China for quake relief

The White House offered condolences over loss of lives in China`s southwestern province of Yunnan, where a strong earthquake befell earlier in the day, saying the US was ready to help.

367 killed, about 2,000 injured in strong quake in China

Over 367 people were killed and about 2,000 others injured after a powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China`s Yunnan province, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation.

Seven small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma: USGS

The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours.

Research suggests extinct undersea volcanoes cause tsunami earthquakes

A new research has revealed that tsunami earthquakes may be caused by extinct undersea volcanoes squashed under Earth`s crust.

Series of moderate quakes strike Philippines

A series of moderate earthquakes and aftershocks hit the Philippines early Sunday, with US geologists estimating the shallowest -- a magnitude-5.1 tremor -- at just one kilometre deep, but there were no initial reports of damage.

One dead, 30 injured in southern Pakistan quakes

At least one person was killed and 30 others were injured when a series of quakes hit southern Pakistan on Friday, officials said.