Philippines’ Taal Volcano eruption triggers dozens of quakes and mass evacuation

‘People are panicking … the volcano can explode again anytime,’ mayor warns aftermarkets and airports close Weak lava fountaining, accompanied by thunder and flashes of lightning, indicates intense activity but ‘hazardous explosive eruption’ could follow A mass evacuation is underway … 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

Earthquake today: Earthquakes strike California, Alaska, Indonesia and Japan today

EARTHQUAKES are not an uncommon occurrence in areas of seismic activity – 34 have been reported today alone. Here is the latest news. The biggest quake to strike today was a magnitude 5.0, in Kainantu, Papua New Guinea, neighbouring the … Read More

Papua New Guinea volcano: ‘Unusual’ Ring of Fire ERUPTION ‘blocks the sun’ amid mass panic

Papua New Guinea is on high alert after the Maman Island volcano erupted yesterday, forcing 2,000 villagers to evacuate, as concerns grow over the volatile site along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Papua New Guinea has deployed armed forces to … Read More

Earthquake near Papua New Guinea triggers tsunami warning

A little more than a month after a 7.5 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, a 6.9 magnitude tremor occurred near the coast and triggered a tsunami warning earlier today. Papua New Guinea’s location within the Pacific Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped … Read More

Papua New Guinea rocked by HUGE 6.8 earthquake amid Ring of Fire fears

A 6.8 MAGNITUDE earthquake has struck off the island of New Ireland in Papua New Guinea, according to disaster officials, putting the Ring of Fire on high alert. USGS The earthquake struck off the island of New Ireland in Papua … Read More

Strong 6.7 earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami warning

JAKARTA: A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on Tuesday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The quake hit East Nusa Tenggara province … Read More