Death Toll in Haiti Earthquake Rises to 15; 333 Injured

Thousands of people along Haiti’s north coast have dragged mattresses and chairs outside, fearing new aftershocks. A woman overcome by emotion after an aftershock hit the area is carried by a relative to the general hospital in Port-de-Paix, Haiti on … Read More

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

A caldera-forming volcano supplies the heat for the hydrothermal features in Yellowstone National Park. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post) Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but … Read More

Mexico struck by massive 7.2-magnitude earthquake

A massive earthquake hit Mexico Friday evening, leaving buildings shaking throughout the southern portion of the country. The earthquake was first measured as a 7.5-magnitude and later lowered to having a 7.2-magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter was found along the … Read More

Powerful Taiwan earthquake kills 2, topples buildings

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake rocked Taiwan on Tuesday, killing at least two people, injuring more than 100, toppling buildings and damaging roads, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 13 miles north-northeast of Hualien, a city of … Read More

Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes off Taiwan coast

TAIPEI, Taiwan – A strong and shallow earthquake struck off Taiwan’s east coast on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake’s epicenter was 9 miles northeast … Read More

Mexico City earthquake: 7.1 magnitude quake hits DAYS after biggest in century – 237 dead

AT LEAST 237 people have been killed after a huge 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico, causing hundreds of buildings to collapse in the capital, Mexico City. The quake struck at 1.15pm local time (7.15pm BST) and of the 217 … Read More