India offers help to restore two more temples in quake-hit Nepal

After Pashupatinath Temple, India has offered help to restore two more temples -- Swayambhunath and Kumarika temples in Kathmandu Valley -- in earthquake-hit Nepal, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Friday.

Manisha Koirala to support Nepali women affected by earthquake
Manisha Koirala to support Nepali women affected by earthquake

 Bollywood star and social activist Manisha Koirala has announced her support for the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) as its Goodwill Ambassador for Nepal to work for pregnant women, new mothers and their infants, girls and young people displaced by the devastating earthquake of April 25.

Nepal earthquake: Death toll exceeds 6,300, thousands still missing
Nepal earthquake: Death toll exceeds 6,300, thousands still missing

The death toll in last week's devastating earthquake in Nepal has exceeded 6,300 with over 14,000 people being injured in the Himalayan nation's 26 affected districts, officials here said on Friday.

Nepal refuses unscheduled relief flights from India

Nepal has stopped allowing unscheduled relief flights by Indian commercial airlines as the huge amount of relief and rescue material is causing clogging of the Tribhuvan International Airport, officials said on Thursday.

Strong quake hits Japan, Taiwan; tsunami warning lifted

Japanese meteorologists cancelled a tsunami warning Monday an hour after a powerful quake struck off the coast of Taiwan.

Strong quakes hit off South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa

A pair of strong earthquakes struck off the South Pacific nations of Tonga and Samoa on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning was issued.

Papua New Guinea hit by 7.7-magnitude offshore quake: USGS

A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Monday, US seismologists said, with "hazardous" tsunami waves possible within 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) of the epicentre.

6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Chile

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck northern Chile on today, the United States Geological Service said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

Mild tremors felt in Gujarat's Kutch, no reports of damage

As many as four mild tremors measuring 1.4 to 3.8 on the Richter Scale were felt in various parts of Kutch district of Gujarat today, Institute of Seismological Research's website said.

Quake rattles Mexico, triggers evacuations

A moderate 5.4-magnitude earthquake rattled central Mexico on Friday, prompting people to stream out of offices and homes in the capital, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Japan marks 4th anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

 Japan marked the fourth anniversary Wednesday of the quake-tsunami disaster that swept away thousands of people and sparked a nuclear crisis, a tragedy that has left visible scars on the landscape and continues to wreak misery for many.

Five killed, 80,000 affected in earthquake in China

China on Sunday launched an all-out rescue operation after a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck quake-prone Sichuan Province, killing at least five people and affecting nearly 80,000 others.

4.8 magnitude earthquake hits Greece

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 140 kilometres west of Athens provoking some light damage to buildings but no reports of injuries, officials said Friday.

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes off El Salvador coast, one killed by electricity pole

A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on Richter scale struck the southern coast of El Salvador on late Monday, the US Geological Survey informed.

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.

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.

Strong 6.4 quake hits off Philippines, no damage

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.

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.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile: USGS

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

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea early Monday, US geologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.