Puerto Rico hit with 6.5 magnitude earthquake, island-wide blackout reported

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake was registered off the coast of Puerto Rico on Tuesday that reportedly caused an island-wide blackout. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit just south of the island at a shallow depth of roughly 6 miles. A tsunami warning was not … Read More

Deadly 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern Philippines

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines Sunday, killing at least one child and injuring dozens, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) traced the epicenter to near the town of Matanao in the populated province … Read More

5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts several cities

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday jolted various cities of the country. Tremors were felt in the Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Shangla, Sargodha, Mianwali, Peshawar, Kohat, Swat, Chitral, Dir and other districts of the Pothohar region. As per the Pakistan Meteorological Department … Read More

‘Big one’ coming? Earthquakes off the West Coast could eventually trigger a global event

A string of recent earthquakes off the West Coast of the U.S., ranging from 2.8 to 5.6 on the Richter scale, could help trigger the earthquake colloquially known as “the Big One.” The map provided by the U.S. Geological Survey highlights 11 recent … Read More

Quake With 5.1 Magnitude Shakes Iran Near Bushehr Nuclear Plant

The national flag flies at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant in November. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 has struck southern Iran near the Bushehr nuclear plant, U.S. and European experts say. The U.S. Geological Survey listed the … Read More

Albania Quake Rescues End With Toll at 51

With all dead believed to have been found, Albanian officials turned their focus to helping the 4,000 made homeless and remedying a flawed construction industry. People mourning Saturday in Durres, Albania, at  the funeral for members of the extended Lala … Read More

Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Laos – EMSC

The European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) reported that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Laos on Thursday, with the epicenter registered some 219 kilometers northwest of Vientiane at an approximate depth of 10 kilometers. There has been no information on damage or … Read More

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

A 7.1-magnitude quake struck the area near Ternate city of North Maluku province of Indonesia early November 15. Jakarta (VNA) – A 7.1-magnitude quake struck the area near Ternate city of North Maluku province of Indonesia early November 15. The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported … Read More

Iran rocked by 5.9 magnitude earthquake, killing 5 and injuring hundreds

At least five people were killed and more than 300 were injured after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck Iran on Friday. According to Iran’s Seismological Center, the convulsion started at 2:17 a.m., in the eastern Azerbaijan province, which is around 250 miles from the country’s … Read More

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