Strong 7.2-magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea

WASHINGTON: A powerful but deep 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Papua New Guinea on Tuesday (May 7), officials said, cutting power and knocking items off shelves though there were no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake struck at a depth of 127km, about … Read More

6.8 magnitude earthquake off Indonesia coast prompts tsunami warnings

About 310,000 people were within a 62-mile radius of the earthquake’s center. A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on April 12, 2009. USGS A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Sulawesi island Friday, prompting … Read More

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Peru

The temblor’s epicenter was 16 miles north-northeast of Azangaro and it had a depth of around 160 miles. LIMA, Peru — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Peru. … Read More

5.9 magnitude quake off southern Philippines

MANILA: A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck at sea off the southern Philippine coast late Friday (Feb 8), though there were no early reports of damage and the local seismology office said it expected none. The US Geological Survey and the … Read More

Strong 6.6-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia

JAKARTA (AFP) – A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian coast early on Monday (Jan 7), sending residents running out of their homes, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at a depth of 60km under the … Read More

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes off eastern coast of Russia

The 7.4 earthquake struck off the east coast of Russia early Friday. (USGS) A magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off the east coast of Russia early Friday local time, initially sparking warnings of a tsunami. The United States Geological Survey said the quake was … Read More

Tsunami warning for Vanuatu and New Caledonia after 7.6 magnitude earthquake

Authorities order the ‘immediate evacuation’ of people to refuge areas, saying tsunami waves could reach up to three metres  The quake struck at a shallow 10km deep Photograph: Theo Rouby/AP A tsunami warning has been issued for the Pacific island … Read More

Alaska earthquake claimed no lives, officials say, but infrastructure damage is another story

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the state of Alaska on Friday morning, churning up roads and sending office workers running to the streets in scenes locals described as pure “anarchy.” The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake was centered about … Read More

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