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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
Powerful 6.5 earthquake strikes Indonesia: USGS

Powerful 6.5 earthquake strikes Indonesia: USGS

A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia late Friday, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued, US seismologists said. 

Feb 12, 2016, 17:03 PM IST

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake shakes Chile

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake jolted central Chile on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to property, the US Geological Survey reported.

Feb 10, 2016, 07:20 AM IST

Strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hits southern Taiwan: USGS

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.

Feb 06, 2016, 02:05 AM IST
Strong 7.0-magnitude quake strikes eastern Russia: USGS

Strong 7.0-magnitude quake strikes eastern Russia: USGS

A strong 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Russia on Saturday morning, the US Geological Survey said.

Jan 30, 2016, 09:20 AM IST

Tremors in US Northeast caused by sonic boom, not quake: Report

Sonic booms are often mistaken for seismic activity, according to the USGS website.

Jan 29, 2016, 04:11 AM IST

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Alaska coast: USGS

A major earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude on the richter scale struck southern Alaska at 1030 GMT on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.

Jan 24, 2016, 17:50 PM IST

Strong quake strikes off Mexico's Pacific coast

The earthquake's epicenter was 267 kilometers from the popular tourist resort of Puerto Vallarta.

Jan 22, 2016, 02:44 AM IST

Strong earthquake struck off Indonesia's Talaud islands

A strong earthquake struck off North Sulawesi province in central Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Jan 12, 2016, 11:42 AM IST

Chandigarh-Mananli National Highway blocked due to land slide

The earthquake - which epicentre was in Tajikistan - was also experienced in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and New Delhi, besides Pakistan.

Dec 07, 2015, 21:55 PM IST
7.1-magnitude quake hits southern Indian Ocean: USGS

7.1-magnitude quake hits southern Indian Ocean: USGS

The shallow tremor struck at 6:24 am (22:24 GMT Monday), some 1,020 km (634 miles) east-northeast of Heard Island and McDonald Islands, the US Geological Survey said.

Dec 05, 2015, 05:09 AM IST
Two major earthquakes jolt Peru, neighbours

Two major earthquakes jolt Peru, neighbours

The first quake, which struck at 5:45 pm (2245 GMT), was 601 kilometers (373 miles) deep.

Nov 25, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

Acapulco rattled by 5.5-magnitude earthquake

The onshore earthquake had a depth of 37.9 kilometers.

Nov 24, 2015, 04:07 AM IST

5.9-magnitude quake hits northern Afghanistan: USGS

Earthquake hits Afghanistan, North India feels tremors.

Nov 23, 2015, 01:32 AM IST

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile: USGS

A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Saturday but there was no tsunami alert, seismologists said.

Nov 07, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Earthquake kills 22, injures 129 in Afghanistan

An magnitude 7.7 struck Afghanistan on Monday, killing at least 22 and injuring over 120 while leaving several houses destroyed in different provinces. Roofs of dozens of houses and some schools caved in, trapping the students and inhabitants. However, the total casualties could not be confirmed.

Oct 26, 2015, 20:30 PM IST

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