An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth’s lithosphere that creates seismic waves. It can range in size like from those that are so weak and cannot be felt to those violent enough to toss people around and destroy whole cities. Earthquakes can also trigger landslides, and occasionally volcanic activity.
28 Apr 2021
6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale struck Assam early this morning, the National Center for Seismology confirmed.
20 Mar 2021
Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern Japan; tsunami advisory issued
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 on Saturday struck off the coast of northeastern Japan that also triggered a tsunami warning for the country's northeast coast.
05 Mar 2021
Powerful earthquakes trigger Pacific-wide tsunami alerts, mass evacuations ordered
The residents living in the coastal areas of New Zealand, New Caledonia, and Vanuatu, left their homes for safer higher-ground areas after a series of powerful earthquakes triggered Pacific-wide tsunami alerts.
13 Feb 2021
Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast rocks Fukushima, Miyagi
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of northeastern Japan late on Saturday, jolting Fukushima, Miyagi, and Tokyo, among other areas.
12 Feb 2021
6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tajikistan, tremors felt in north India
Strong tremors jolted Delhi, the National Capital Region (NCR), Punjab, Jammu, and other regions in northern India on Friday night, as an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Tajikistan.
10 Feb 2021
Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific
A tsunami warning has been sounded for New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and other nations in the South Pacific after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit the region on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
16 Jan 2021
Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia earthquake rescue
Damaged roads, bridges, power blackouts, and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 42 dead and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island.
30 Dec 2020
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Croatia
A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, crumbling buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital.
30 Oct 2020
Powerful 7-magnitude quake in Aegan Sea jolts Turkey and Greece
A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the Aegean Sea, sending tremors across western Turkey as well as Greece on Friday.
11 Aug 2020
Google is turning Android into an earthquake warning system
Google wants to help the world prepare (somewhat) for earthquakes - small as well as major, potentially deadly, ones.
22 Jul 2020
7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska, tsunami warning issued, then revoked
A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolted the Alaskan peninsula on Wednesday, triggering an alert for tsunami, multiple reports said.
03 Jul 2020
Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Delhi-NCR: Details here
An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter Scale struck Delhi-NCR on Friday evening. There have been no reports of property damage or casualties so far.
14 Jun 2020
Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 rocks Gujarat, epicenter near Rajkot
According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near Gujarat's Rajkot at 8.13 PM today; the epicentre was reportedly 118 km north-northwest of Rajkot.
29 May 2020
Earthquake of 4.6 magnitude rocks Delhi-NCR: Details here
An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 jolted Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region late on Friday night.
12 Apr 2020
Mild earthquake strikes Delhi; Kejriwal tweets, 'Hope everyone is safe'
A mild earthquake struck the national capital of Delhi on Sunday evening. The earthquake measured 3.5 on the Richter scale.
04 Apr 2020
Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way our planet moves
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, countries around the world have imposed lockdowns on their citizens.
25 Mar 2020
7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled
On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.
14 Jul 2019
Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here
A powerful earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude on Sunday hit off eastern Indonesia's remote Maluku Islands, said the United States Geological Survey (USGS). However, no tsunami warning has been issued.
26 May 2019
Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported
Peru, which is a small coastal country in South America, was hit by a strong earthquake on Sunday, multiple reports said.
24 Apr 2019
Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Arunachal, no casualties or damage reported
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early hours today, the US Geological Survey said.
02 Feb 2019
Powerful 5.6-magnitude quake jolts Afghan-Pakistan border; tremors in Delhi-NCR too
A powerful 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Saturday evening jolted the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. Strong tremors were also reportedly felt across several parts of North India, including Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Jammu & Kashmir.
29 Dec 2018
6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible
A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao today, said US Geological Survey (USGS), adding that a tsunami threat was possible for parts of the Philippines and neighboring Indonesia.
24 Dec 2018
IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage
In a bid to try and reduce damage from earthquakes, scientists from IIT-Kharagpur are developing detailed city-level maps to identify areas that are the most vulnerable to damage from earthquakes.
23 Dec 2018
Nepal: 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Sindhupalchowk district
An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale jolted Sindhupalchowk district in Nepal early this morning, creating panic among the residents.
23 Dec 2018
Tsunami, triggered by volcano, kills 43 in Indonesia
In the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, a tsunami believed to have been triggered by volcanic activity killed 43 and injured nearly 600, the country's disaster management agency said on Sunday.
05 Dec 2018
New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after quake
A shallow and powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off New Caledonia today prompting a tsunami alert and evacuations on the Pacific island.
26 Nov 2018
Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck western Iran near its border with Iraq yesterday night, injuring over 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, said authorities.
08 Oct 2018
#IndonesiaQuakeTsunami: Death toll reaches 1,944, number expected to rise
Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Palu since an earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city, an official said today, warning the number would rise with thousands still missing.
07 Oct 2018
Indonesia: Death toll from quake-tsunami hits 1,763; over 5,000 missing
Indonesia is still reeling from the tragic twin disaster that struck on September 28.
05 Oct 2018
Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500
Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts today to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami that killed more than 1,500 people.
03 Oct 2018
India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' to help tsunami-hit Indonesia
India has launched a massive operation to provide assistance to the earthquake-tsunami victims in Indonesia, dispatching two aircraft and three naval ships carrying relief material to the country, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said today.
02 Oct 2018
Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Rescue ramps up, dozens of students found dead
The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from the landslide-swamped church in Indonesia's Sulawesi island, officials said as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 increasingly desperate Indonesian quake-tsunami victims ground into gear.
02 Oct 2018
Indonesia: Toll after devastating earthquake and tsunami climbs to 1,234
The death toll after earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi has climbed to 1,234, the national disaster mitigation agency confirmed on Tuesday.
01 Oct 2018
Indonesia quake-tsunami: Mass burials to begin as toll tops 800
Mass graves were being readied today for hundreds of victims of an Indonesian quake-tsunami as authorities battled to stave off diseases and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.
30 Sep 2018
Indonesia: Deadly quake and tsunami leave 832 dead
The death toll in Indonesia saw a momentous climb as reportedly 832 people have lost their lives after the earthquake and tsunami.
29 Sep 2018
Indonesia: Quake, tsunami kill over 380, injure 350
More than 380 people have died and 350 have been injured after earthquake and tsunami jolted the Indonesian island Sulawesi, BBC reports.
28 Sep 2018
Earthquake jolts Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, no casualties reported
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi today, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported.
26 Sep 2018
September 30, 'black day' in lives of Maharashtra quake survivors
Every year, residents of Killari village in Maharashtra's Latur district observe "black day" on September 30.
12 Sep 2018
Quake measuring 5.5 rocks parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar, WB
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar, and West Bengal today, an India Meteorological Department official said.
10 Sep 2018
Earthquake measuring 3.7 hits Haryana's Jhajjar; tremors felt in Delhi
A medium-intensity earthquake hit Haryana's Jhajjar today, less than 24 hours after another quake struck the region, the National Center For Seismology said.