Articles about Earthquake

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.

Powerful earthquake near Mexico's Acapulco kills at least one

08 Sep 2021

Powerful earthquake near Mexico's Acapulco kills at least one

A powerful earthquake struck near the Pacific resort city of Acapulco on Tuesday night, killing at least one person and causing buildings to rock and sway in Mexico City hundreds of kilometers away.

Death toll in powerful Haiti earthquake soars to 1,297

16 Aug 2021

Death toll in powerful Haiti earthquake soars to 1,297

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbed to 1,297 on Sunday, a day after the powerful temblor turned thousands of structures into rubble and set off frantic rescue efforts ahead of a potential deluge from an approaching tropical storm.

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt in WB, Meghalaya, Bangladesh

07 Jul 2021

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; tremors felt in WB, Meghalaya, Bangladesh

An earthquake of magnitude 5.2 hit Assam on Wednesday morning with tremors being felt in neighboring Meghalaya and northern parts of West Bengal, besides Bangladesh.

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

29 Apr 2021

People spend sleepless night as 18 aftershocks rock Assam

People spent a sleepless night as a series of aftershocks continued to shake Assam, following the strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake causing extensive damage.

6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Assam, tremors in northeast, Bengal

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.

Powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeastern Japan; tsunami advisory issued

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.

Powerful earthquakes trigger Pacific-wide tsunami alerts, mass evacuations ordered

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.

Powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake off Japan's northeastern coast rocks Fukushima, Miyagi

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.

6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Tajikistan, tremors felt in north India

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.

Tsunami warning sounded after 7.7 magnitude earthquake jolts South Pacific

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.

Damaged roads, lack of gear hinder Indonesia earthquake rescue

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.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Croatia

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.

Powerful 7-magnitude quake in Aegan Sea jolts Turkey and Greece

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.

Google is turning Android into an earthquake warning system

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.

7.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Alaska, tsunami warning issued, then revoked

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.

Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude jolts Delhi-NCR: Details here

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.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.5 rocks Gujarat, epicenter near Rajkot

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.

Earthquake of 4.6 magnitude rocks Delhi-NCR: Details here

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.

Mild earthquake strikes Delhi; Kejriwal tweets, 'Hope everyone is safe'

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.

Coronavirus lockdown has changed the way our planet moves

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.

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

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.

Powerful earthquake with 7.3-magnitude jolts Eastern Indonesia: Details here

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.

Peru hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.5, no casualties reported

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.

Strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Arunachal, no casualties or damage reported

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.

Powerful 5.6-magnitude quake jolts Afghan-Pakistan border; tremors in Delhi-NCR too

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.

6.9 magnitude quake shakes southern Philippines, tsunami threat possible

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.

IIT-Kharagpur scientists making detailed maps to cut earthquake damage

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.

Nepal: 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Sindhupalchowk district

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.

Tsunami, triggered by volcano, kills 43 in Indonesia

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.

New Caledonians ordered to shelters in tsunami alert after quake

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.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 hits Western Iran, over 500 hurt

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.

#IndonesiaQuakeTsunami: Death toll reaches 1,944, number expected to rise

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.

Indonesia: Death toll from quake-tsunami hits 1,763; over 5,000 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.

Indonesia quake-tsunami: Last-ditch search for survivors as death-toll crosses 1,500

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.

India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

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.

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Rescue ramps up, dozens of students found dead

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.

Indonesia: Toll after devastating earthquake and tsunami climbs to 1,234

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.

Indonesia quake-tsunami: Mass burials to begin as toll tops 800

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.

Indonesia: Deadly quake and tsunami leave 832 dead

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.

Indonesia: Quake, tsunami kill over 380, injure 350

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.