5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Peru; eight killed, half a dozen injured

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted the southern parts of Peru on Sunday, killing at least eight people including four children.

Eight dead, including four children, in Peru quake

At least eight people died, including four children, and half a dozen were injured in a 4.9-magnitude earthquake that shook a rural Andean region in Peru, police said on Sunday.

6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes Alaska: USGS

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Alaska on Thursday and was felt in the largest city Anchorage, the US Geological Survey and social media reported.

7.1-magnitude quake strikes off Guam: USGS

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the Pacific island of Guam Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no tsunami warning was issued as the tremor was too deep.

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.

Quake rattles southern Greece, capital city

An earthquake has rattled southern Greece and was widely felt in the capital, Athens. There were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami warnings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Most detailed map yet of Mars developed

The US Geological Survey (USGS) has developed the most detailed map of Mars to date, which includes topographic and thermal information as well as data on the properties of the Martian surface.

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.

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.

Indian-American scientist gets mountain named after him in Antarctica

Indian-American scientist Akhouri Sinha got a rare honour with a mountain named after him in Antarctica in recognition of the pioneering biological research expedition he has done which provided critical data about animal populations.

Series of quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the South Pacific islands of Wallis and Futuna in the early hours today, following another powerful earthquake off Tonga.

Powerful quake strikes near remote south Atlantic islands

A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in the far south Atlantic ocean near the mostly uninhabited South Sandwich Islands region, the US Geological Survey said today.

Powerful quake strikes near remote south Atlantic islands

A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck in the far south Atlantic ocean in the inhospitable South Sandwich Islands region, the US Geological Survey said Sunday.

Major quake strikes off Alaska; local tsunami warning

An 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, the US Geological Survey has said, generating a local tsunami warning.