Tag: Earthquakes

At Least 15 Dead After 8.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Mexico City

At least 15 people are reported dead after Mexico was rocked by an 8.1-magnitude earthquake—the strongest in 100 years—that struck off the country’s southern Pacific coast just before midnight Friday. Officials issued tsunami warnings for the Chiapas coast, fearing waves as high as 9 feet, but a series of pre-dawn tweets from President Enrique Peña…

8 Found Alive In Italian Hotel Hit By Avalanche [VIDEO]

Search crews reported early Friday that eight people, including two children, have been found alive inside an Italian mountain hotel that was hit by an avalanche a day earlier, killing at least two. A search was underway for at least 25 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel in central Italy. The avalanche came after a…

At Least 30 People Dead As Avalanche Hits Italian Hotel [VIDEO]

Italian rescuers say as many as 30 people are missing and feared dead after a ski resort was buried by an avalanche early Thursday. Snow from the earthquake-triggered avalanche was so deep, officials said, that rescuers had to use skis to get to the Hotel Rigopiano, located in the Italian Alps. Local reports claimed there…

7.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes New Zealand, Killing 2

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand’s South Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday. Officials on the island say the tremor has triggered a tsunami. Prime Minister John Key said at least two people were killed. Residents on the east coast were told earlier to move to higher ground. The epicenter was 59 miles north…

M5.6 Earthquake – 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma

M5.6 – 14km NW of Pawnee, Oklahoma Review Status REVIEWED Magnitude 5.6 mb Depth 6.6 km Time 2016-09-03 12:02:44.790 (UTC) Source: USGS —————————- M 5.8 – OKLAHOMA – 2016-09-03 12:02:43 UTC (EMSC) Magnitude M 5.8 Region OKLAHOMA Date time 2016-09-03 12:02:43.4 UTC Location 36.40 N ; 96.93 W Depth 2 km Distances 401 km N…

In Italy, Death Toll From Earthquake Rises To At Least 247 [VIDEO]

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that rocked central Italy early Wednesday morning has killed at least 247 people, injured 368, and destroyed buildings in several towns in the provinces of Umbria and Lazio, according to Italian officials. “Half the town no longer exists,” Sergio Pirozzi, mayor of Amatrice, said on national TV. “There are people stuck…

70+ Dead as Powerful Quake Hits Italy

At least 73 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday near the town of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said, in what is being described by the Italian Civil Protection agency as a “severe” seismic event. The epicenter is in the province of Rieti, northeast of Rome, where residents in…

Southern California Hit By 5.1 Earthquake [VIDEO]

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 rocked Southern California, rousing residents out of bed at about 4 a.m. PT. The quake was centered near Borrego Springs in the desert east of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

Second Powerful Earthquake Hits Ecuador [VIDEO]

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador’s coast Thursday as survivors were still reeling from last weekend’s quake that left 587 people dead. The quake struck about 62 miles northwest of Portoviejo at a depth of six miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage and officials did not issue…

Ecuador Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 272 More Than 2700 Injured

Rescue crews searched desperately through rubble for survivors of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador. The death toll has soared to 272, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said Sunday evening. That number is expected to rise as rescue teams dig through the rubble, he said. Earlier that day, Vice President Jorge Glas had estimated that…

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Japan’s Kyushu

An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter struck 11km east of Kumamoto prefecture in the Japanese island of Kyushu, the US Geological Survey reported on Thursday (Apr 14). The quake’s epicentre was at a depth of around 10km, Japan’s earthquake agency said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, and no tsunami…

Magnitude-6.7 Quake Hits Northeast India [VIDEO]

A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the Myanmar border early on Monday, killing at least six people and injuring more than 100 others. Authorities said three people were killed in the Manipur state capital Imphal while another three died in other parts of the state. The quake’s epicenter was in Tamenglong region of…

A Succession Of Earthquakes Hit Phoenix [VIDEO]

Three minor quakes rocked Phoenix on Sunday, sending shock waves throughout several cities. The series of minor quakes took place near Black Canyon City, about 45 miles north of Phoenix. The first magnitude 3.2 quake struck at 8:59 p.m., followed by a magnitude 4.1 tremor at 11:29 p.m. The third quake took place at 11:49…

1M Evacuated After 8.3 Quake in Chile [VIDEO]

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile late Wednesday, shaking buildings in Santiago and flooding some parts of the coast. At least five people were killed and about 20 others injured in the quake, while one million people have been ordered to evacuate. A tsunami warning was lifted early Thursday for the…

Google Marks Inge Lehmann 127th Birthday Who Discovered Earth’s Inner Core

Today’s Google Doodle honors Inge Lehmann, the female seismologist who discovered the earth’s inner and outer cores. Designed by Doodler Kevin Laughlin, the animated logo uses a glowing orb to represent Lehmann’s discovery. Born in Østerbro, Denmark, Lehmann was appointed the head of the department of seismology at Denmark’s Geodtical Institute in 1928. After intensive…

Magnitude 7.3 Earthquake Shakes Nepal [VIDEO]

A second powerful earthquake hit Nepal on Tuesday, just weeks after a quake devastated the nation and left more than 8,000 people dead. The 7.3-magnitude temblor struck near Mount Everest in the town of Namche Bazar, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Reuters reports at least 42 deaths and at least an additonal 1,000 people…

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea [VIDEO]

A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the U.S. Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicenter. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued the warning but said that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami reaching…

Nepal Shocked by Massive Earthquake 3700+ Dead [VIDEO]

BREAKING: Rescuers work to free people trapped by a powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake which hit near Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings. Nepal police say at least 3,700 dead in the massive earthquake centred outside of Kathmandu. THIS IS A LIVE BREAKING EVENT. WATCH THE LIVE NEWS STREAM HERE.

6.0 Magnitude Quake Hits California

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a quake struck during the World Series. Sunday’s earthquake struck 4 miles northwest of American Canyon, 6 miles southwest of Napa, and 9 miles southeast of Sonoma, according to the…

Magnitude 8.0 earthquake hits off coast of Chile

A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America’s Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. “An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter…

Magnitude 5.1 quake hits Los Angeles area, generating small damage

Authorities reported moderate damage after an earthquake struck the Los Angeles region Friday night. The magnitude 5.1 quake, which hit near La Habra, Calif., shortly after 9 pm PT, was reportedly felt throughout Los Angeles County. Several smaller aftershocks followed. Residents near the epicenter reported moderate damage to furniture and power outages, but no structural…

6.9 quake centered in ocean hits Humboldt County California

6.9 quake centered in ocean hits Humboldt County (California) (03-09) 22:45 PDT — A magnitude-6.9 quake off the Northern California coast shook the state on Sunday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s website. The quake, which was centered in the Pacific Ocean about 50 miles northwest of Ferndale (Humboldt County)… There were no immediate…

Earthquake – M7.8 – 69km NNE of Awaran, Pakistan

An earthquake measuring 7.8 has struck southwest Pakistan, with tremors felt across the region and as far as New Delhi. The quake struck in Balochistan, just 69 km north-northeast of Arawan, the nearest city. The US Geological Survey has measured the quake at 7.8 magnitude. A “RED” alert has been issued by the agency. This…

5.7-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Northern California

An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage. The magnitude-5.7 quake broke dishes and shook mirrors when it struck at 8:47 p.m. Thursday, officials said. It was centered near…