Earthquake: News

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.

23 Jan 2024


Earthquake of 7.2-magnitude hits China's Xinjiang, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

An earthquake of 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale hit China's Xinjiang region, subsequently strong tremors were felt in Delhi and nearby areas on Monday night.

11 Jan 2024


Tremors in Delhi, neighboring states after 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan  

Delhi and nearby areas were hit by an earthquake on Thursday afternoon.

09 Jan 2024


Powerful 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan again, no tsunami warning yet

A major earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck central Japan on Tuesday (local time) causing strong tremors.

03 Jan 2024


Death toll nears 70 in Japan earthquake, search operations continue

At least 64 people lost their lives in Monday's devastating earthquake of 7.5 magnitude that struck the Noto Peninsula and surrounding areas in Japan, reported Kyodo News.

02 Jan 2024


Jr. NTR returns from Japan, expresses shock over earthquakes

RRR actor Jr. NTR returned from a vacation in Japan on Monday and was shocked by the series of powerful earthquakes that struck the country.

02 Jan 2024


Japan earthquake: 155 jolts recorded, 30 dead; tsunami warnings lifted

Japan has witnessed at least 155 earthquakes since Monday, including a powerful 7.6-magnitude quake in Ishikawa, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA).

01 Jan 2024


Japan: 7.6-magnitude earthquake triggers tsunami in coastal areas 

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck central Japan, along the coastal regions of Ishikawa, Niigata, and Toyama prefectures, on Monday (local time).

19 Dec 2023


China: 116 dead, nearly 400 injured in deadly 6.2-magnitude earthquake

At least 116 people were reportedly killed and nearly 400 people injured as a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northwestern China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces on Monday night.

02 Dec 2023


5.6 magnitude earthquake rocks Bangladesh, tremors felt in Kolkata

An earthquake of 5.6 magnitude rocked numerous parts of Bangladesh on Saturday morning. The quake's epicenter was located nearly 48 kilometers southwest of Comilla.

27 Nov 2023


Iceland hit by 700 earthquakes, fears of volcanic eruption persist

Iceland, known for having Europe's most active volcano systems, was rocked by 700 earthquakes on Sunday (local time) as fears of a volcanic eruption persisted.

11 Nov 2023


2.6-magnitude earthquake hits Delhi-NCR

A 2.6-magnitude earthquake struck Delhi on Saturday afternoon at 3:36pm, sending tremors in the surrounding National Capital Region (NCR).

11 Nov 2023


Iceland declares state of emergency after earthquakes threaten volcanic eruption

Authorities in Iceland have announced a state of emergency after a series of powerful earthquakes threatened a volcanic eruption in the region.

06 Nov 2023


5.6-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, rocks Delhi-NCR; 2nd in 3 days

Strong tremors were felt across North India, including Delhi and neighboring areas, on Monday after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal at around 4:14pm.

04 Nov 2023


Nepal: At least 132 dead in deadly 6.4-magnitude earthquake

At least 132 individuals reportedly lost their lives and more than 140 people suffered injuries in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that rocked the western area of Jajarkota in Nepal on Friday night.

04 Nov 2023


6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Nepal; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR, Bihar-

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Nepal on Friday night. The tremors were also felt in North India, including Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, and Bihar. However, there have been no reports of any casualties so far in Delhi-NCR.

22 Oct 2023


5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal; tremors felt in UP, Delhi-NCR

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, at 7:39am on Sunday. The epicenter of the quake was located in the Dhading district.

15 Oct 2023


3.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Delhi, neighboring areas: Report

Delhi and several parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) felt strong tremors on Sunday afternoon after a 3.1-magnitude earthquake struck around the Faridabad area, the National Center for Seismology (NCS) said.

08 Oct 2023


Death toll in Afghanistan earthquake crosses 2,000: Report

The death toll from the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that jolted western Afghanistan on Saturday has gone up to 2,000, news agency Associated Press (AP) reported, quoting a Taliban government spokesperson on Sunday.

07 Oct 2023


Afghanistan: 14 dead, 78 injured after 6.3-magnitude earthquake

A massive 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked western Afghanistan on Saturday, resulting in 14 deaths and 78 injuries, the AFP reported, citing officials.

AI can warn us about earthquakes before they happen 

A new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, created by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, has managed to predict 70% of earthquakes a week before they happened, during a seven-month trial in China.

05 Oct 2023


Japan hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Torishima Island, off the eastern coast of Japan's Izu Peninsula, at 11:00am (local time) on Thursday.

03 Oct 2023


6.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal; strong tremors felt across North India 

A powerful earthquake jolted Nepal on Tuesday afternoon.

12 Sep 2023

Binance USD

Binance to 'airdrop' $3mn in crypto for Morocco earthquake victims

Binance Charity has announced plans to airdrop up to $3 million in BNB (nearly Rs. 25 crore) to Binance users residing in areas affected by the recent earthquake in Morocco.

10 Sep 2023


Morocco earthquake: Death toll crosses 2,000, rescue operations underway

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Morocco crossed 2,000 on Sunday.

09 Sep 2023


Deadly 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Morocco, at least 300 dead

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake reportedly rocked Morocco on Friday night. As per the Associated Press (AP), the country's Interior Ministry revealed at least 296 people died and over 150 injured individuals were sent to hospitals for treatment.

05 Aug 2023


Earthquake jolts Delhi-NCR, J&K, parts of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China: Reports 

Strong earthquake tremors were reportedly felt by residents in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday night.

16 Jul 2023

US Geological Survey

US: 7.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska, tsunami warning issued

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 has struck the Alaska Peninsula region, 106km south of Alaska's Sand Point City, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

06 Jul 2023


Iceland recorded 2,200 earthquakes in 24 hours, raising eruption concerns

On Wednesday, Iceland's weather office stated that in the last 24 hours, around 2,200 earthquakes were recorded in the vicinity of Reykjavik, the capital city.

17 Jun 2023


5.8-magnitude earthquake jolts France; 1,100 homes without electricity

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake jolted France on Friday night, IANS reported, quoting the French Central Seismological Bureau (FCSB).

13 Jun 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

5.4 magnitude earthquake jolts J&K, tremors felt across North India

An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude reportedly hit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

28 May 2023


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 2023


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 2023


#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 2023


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 2023


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 2023

New 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 2023


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 2023

United 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 2023


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 2023


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 2023


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 2023


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 2023


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 2023


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 2023


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 2023

New 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 2023


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.