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 May 2023Delhi
Earthquake alert: Minor jolts felt in Delhi, neighboring areas
Minor earthquake tremors were reportedly felt in Delhi and neighboring areas on Sunday morning though there have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
24 Mar 2023Delhi
Frank Hoogerbeets: The man who accurately predicted Turkey, Delhi-NCR earthquakes
No one knows what tomorrow has in store for us. However, it's probably safe to say the same isn't the case with Frank Hoogerbeets, a Dutch researcher whose earthquake predictions are coming true!
23 Mar 2023Delhi
#NewsBytesExplainer: What are earthquake lights and why Delhi saw them
On March 21, Tuesday, strong tremors were felt across North India, including Delhi NCR, as an earthquake with magnitude 6.5 struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush.
21 Mar 2023Afghanistan
6.6 magnitude quake in Afghanistan, tremors felt in North India
Strong tremors, lasting for almost two minutes, jolted several states in North India after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan on Tuesday night. This was the third earthquake to hit Afghanistan in 48 hours.
19 Mar 2023Ecuador
Powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Ecuador, northern Peru; 15 killed
At least 15 people were killed after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, reported AP.
16 Mar 2023New Zealand
New Zealand: 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Kermadec Islands
A strong earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale rocked the Kermadec Islands in the north of New Zealand on Thursday, reported Reuters.
07 Mar 2023Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand: 3 back-to-back earthquakes felt in span of 12 hours
Three earthquakes of mild intensity struck Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi within a span of 12 hours on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday, reported Mint.
26 Feb 2023United Nations (UN)
'Apocalyptic,' says UN food agency chief of earthquake-hit Turkey
United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Saturday revealed he witnessed "apocalyptic" scenes during his recent visit to earthquake-hit areas in southern Turkey.
25 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey starts rebuilding houses after earthquakes leave 1.5 million homeless
Turkey has reportedly started rebuilding buildings destroyed by a series of devastating earthquakes that struck the country and its neighbor Syria earlier this month.
23 Feb 2023China
6.8 magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Tajikistan-China border
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Tajikistan near the border with China on Thursday, as per the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
21 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey-Syria earthquakes: Death toll crosses 47,000 after fresh 6.4-magnitude temblor
Fresh quakes of magnitudes 6.4 and 5.8 rocked the border region of Turkey and Syria on Monday, leaving three dead and 213 injured. Officials expect the number of deaths to rise.
20 Feb 2023Turkey
6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near Turkey-Syria border
An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck near the Turkey-Syria border region on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.
19 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey-Syria earthquake: Over 46,000 dead, rescue operations likely to end
The series of devastating earthquakes, which jolted Turkey and Syria since February 6, has reportedly left more than 46,000 people dead.
18 Feb 2023Turkey
Footballer Christian Atsu found dead after Turkey earthquake: Details here
Former Newcastle United footballer Christian Atsu has been found dead under the rubble of his home almost two weeks after the Turkey earthquake.
16 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey earthquake: Salt Bae praised for providing hot meals
More than a week has passed since the catastrophic 7.8 earthquake hit Turkey and Syria.
15 Feb 2023New Zealand
New Zealand: Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 detected off coast
An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of New Zealand on Wednesday.
13 Feb 2023Turkey
Another 4.7-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey, death toll exceeds 33,000
A fresh earthquake of magnitude 4.7, the sixth major in less than a week, reportedly rocked Turkey on Sunday.
12 Feb 2023Turkey
Operation Dost: India's 7th humanitarian aid flight reaches Syria, Turkey
India's seventh flight under Operation Dost landed at Damascus in earthquake-struck Syria on Sunday with over 23 tons of relief assistance and was received by Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment Moutaz Douaji. It later headed to Turkey's Adana.
12 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey-Syria earthquake deaths to top 50,000: UN relief chief
United Nations (UN) aid chief Martin Griffiths on Saturday said the death toll from the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria would likely cross 50,000.
11 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey earthquake: Trapped 17-year-old drinks urine to survive for 94hrs
Turkish rescuers pulled out a 17-year-old boy—trapped for four days after the devastating earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday and Tuesday—from the wrecked remains of a building in the southern Gaziantep province on Friday.
11 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 24,000; millions turn homeless
The death toll from a horrific series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this week surpassed 24,000 on Saturday.
10 Feb 2023Turkey
Baby born under Syria earthquake debris gets adopted, named Aya
The tragic earthquake that killed more than 21,000 people in Turkey and Syria has left the world shaken.
10 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 21,000, rescue operations still underway
The combined death toll due to a devastating series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria crossed 21,000 on Thursday.
09 Feb 2023India
India's 6th flight reaches Turkey: What is Operation Dost
India has launched Operation Dost, under which it's sending humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria. The sixth flight from India carrying relief supplies and rescue personnel arrived in Turkey on Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said.
09 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey-Syria earthquake: Death toll crosses 15,000, many still feared trapped
The combined number of deaths caused by a series of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria has reached 15,383, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
#NewsBytesExplainer: What causes earthquakes, the science behind it
Earthquakes are among the most devasting natural disasters. The recent one in Turkey and Syria has killed over 8,700 so far.
Turkey-Syria earthquake: Miracle baby born under rubble, sadly mother dies
A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Turkey and Syria on Monday, spreading destruction and debris on each side of the two nations.
Death toll from earthquake in Turkey and Syria nears 8,000
The death toll from a series of earthquakes that shook Turkey and Syria on Monday is approaching 8,000, reports said. Officials confirmed about 5,894 deaths in Turkey and 2,032 in Syria.
Why earthquakes in Turkey and Syria were so devastating
The string of earthquakes that rocked Turkey and Syria on Monday and continued till Tuesday has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people so far.
Turkey: 5th major earthquake hits country, death toll crosses 5,000
Another powerful earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Turkey on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
Death toll crosses 4,300 after 3 earthquakes in Turkey, Syria
Three consecutive earthquakes on Monday wreaked havoc in Turkey and Syria, with the death toll reportedly crossing the 4,300 mark on Tuesday.
06 Feb 2023Turkey
Turkey: 2 more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6, 6 hit country
Two more earthquakes of magnitudes 7.6 and 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Turkey on Monday, merely hours after a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck the country, said reports.
06 Feb 2023Turkey
Powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey, Syria; buildings collapse, 1300 dead
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Turkey on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.
03 Feb 2023Jammu And Kashmir
Joshimath-like crisis hits J&K's Doda as several houses develop cracks
A total of 20 families were moved to safety after the Nayi Basti area in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district started sinking, resulting in dozens of houses developing cracks and becoming unsafe.
24 Jan 2023Nepal
5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal; tremors felt in Delhi, surrounding areas
An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit northwest Nepal at 2:28 pm IST on Tuesday, according to the National Center for Seismology (NCS).
24 Jan 2023Research
Earth's core has stopped spinning and might reverse direction: Study
The Earth's inner core rotation has 'paused,' claims new research. Earthquake data suggests the inner core stopped rotating faster than the rest of the planet in 2009.
22 Jan 2023Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand: 3.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Pithoragarh
During the wee hours of Sunday, Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh was rocked by a 3.8 magnitude earthquake.
06 Jan 2023Afghanistan
As tremors jolt Afghanistan, here's how to survive an earthquake
An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted Afghanistan on the late evening of January 5.
22 Nov 2022Tsunami
Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Solomon Islands; no tsunami warning issued
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, followed by a second quake of magnitude 6.0 just 30 minutes later.
21 Nov 2022Indonesia
5.6-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia; 56 dead, over 700 injured
A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit Indonesia on Monday, leaving at least 56 people dead and injuring over 700.