US Geological Survey

5.7-magnitude quake hits Central East Pacific Rise

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted Central East Pacific Rise at 14:33:12 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Dec 12, 2016, 04:11 AM IST

6.2 quake hits eastern Japan: USGS

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Nov 12, 2016, 04:02 AM IST

Powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude strikes off Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.9 magnitude struck off the coast of New Britain island in Papua New Guinea on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Oct 17, 2016, 14:04 PM IST

Strong 6.3 quake rattles southern Philippines: USGS

The offshore quake hit at 6:53 AM (local time) and was centred around 100 kilometres southeast of the city of Davao on the island of Mindanao, according to the US Geological Survey. 

Sep 24, 2016, 06:13 AM IST
Earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude hits southeast of Tokyo

Earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude hits southeast of Tokyo

According to the US, the quake's epicentre was 226 kilometres southeast of Tokyo at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres.

Sep 23, 2016, 07:27 AM IST

Magnitude 5.3 quake jolts Tibet: USGS

The Chinese news agency Xinhua says the temblor hit Litang County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, in China's Sichuan Province at 1:23 AM (1323 GMT) on Friday. 

Sep 23, 2016, 02:00 AM IST
Earthquake in Delhi is trending – Here's why

Earthquake in Delhi is trending – Here's why

 Tremors were felt in Kolkata after an earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar.

Aug 24, 2016, 16:45 PM IST

Major 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck about 535 km (330 miles) southeast of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, briefly triggering a local tsunami warning.

Aug 12, 2016, 11:42 AM IST
India finds promising natural gas hydrates in Bay of Bengal

India finds promising natural gas hydrates in Bay of Bengal

The discovery, called the Indian National Gas Hydrate Programme Expedition 02, was the result of the most comprehensive gas hydrate field venture in the world made up of scientists from India, Japan and the US, it said in a statement.

Jul 26, 2016, 17:30 PM IST

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea in the Admiralty Island area early Tuesday, US geologists said.

Jul 26, 2016, 02:11 AM IST

6.2 undersea earthquake strikes central Indonesia

A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of central Indonesia on Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Jun 09, 2016, 10:22 AM IST

Strong 6.2-magnitude quake shakes Mexico: US monitor

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Pacific coast of Mexico on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey that monitors quakes worldwide reported.

Jun 07, 2016, 17:12 PM IST

6.5-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Indonesia: USGS

Indonesia experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activity due to its position on the Pacific "Ring of Fire," where tectonic plates collide.

Jun 02, 2016, 05:18 AM IST

Earthquake measuring 6.1 shakes parts of Taiwan, including capital

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook parts of Taiwan on Tuesday and was felt in the capital, Taipei, residents and officials said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

May 31, 2016, 11:41 AM IST

6.4 magnitude undersea quake rocks Fiji

An undersea earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude on the Richter scale hit waters off Fiji on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

May 27, 2016, 12:21 PM IST

Shaking felt in Taipei as 5.6-magnitude quake hits

Buildings shook violently in Taiwan's capital Taipei today as a 5.6-magnitude quake hit off the island's northeast coast.

May 12, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
Second deadly earthquake hits southern Japan, rescuers race against time

Second deadly earthquake hits southern Japan, rescuers race against time

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said rescue efforts were critical with wet weather forecast overnight, which could further damage weakened buildings and cause landslides.

Apr 16, 2016, 10:26 AM IST

Strong earthquake rocks Afghanistan, tremors felt in many parts of Pakistan

A 6.6-magnitude quake struck northeast Afghanistan, the US Geological Survey said, with tremors also felt in Pakistan and India. 

Apr 10, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast; no tsunami

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Japan's southwest coast on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Apr 01, 2016, 09:08 AM IST

Magnitude-6.2 earthquake recorded off New Zealand coast

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake has been recorded off the coast of New Zealand.

Feb 16, 2016, 02:58 AM IST