Magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 7.9 earthquake strikes off the coast of Papua New Guinea

Tsunami alerts cancelled following 7.9 earthquake off Papua New Guinea Tsunami warnings issued after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday night have been canceled, the Pacific Tsunami... Read more »
Local residents Chris and Viv Young look at damage caused by an earthquake along State Highway One near the town of Ward, south of Blenheim on New Zealand's South Island, November 14, 2016. Phoot: Anthony Phelps/Reuters

Second strong tremor hits New Zealand after powerful 7.8 earthquake

Magnitude 6.2 aftershock shakes New Zealand after powerful 7.8 earthquake kills at least 2 An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude has hit New Zealand’s South Island, hours after an initial quake killed... Read more »
Tanzania earthquake

Tanzania earthquake kills 13, injures more than 200

Earthquake strikes western shore of Lake Victoria, with tremors felt as far away as western Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck northwest Tanzania on Saturday, 44 km from... Read more »
An elderly man in a tracksuit walks on the rubble of a collapsed buildings in Amatrice

Deadly earthquake rocks Italy, at least 120 dead, hundreds missing

The center of Amatrice was devastated, with entire palazzos razed to the ground. Aerial images from the fire department showed whole streets flattened. At least 120 people have died after a powerful... Read more »
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit central Australia

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits central Australia

Strong tremor hits Northern Territory near Kaltukatjara A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has hit Australia some 460 kilometers southwest of the town of Alice Springs in the country’s Northern Territory, Geoscience Australia Earthquake... Read more »
Toyota, Sony and Honda suspend production following Japan quake

Toyota, Sony and Honda suspend production following Japan quake

Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Sony and other firms suspended operations after a powerful earthquake struck Kyushu, damaging factories and supply chains. Two earthquakes hit southern Japan on 14 April and... Read more »
The massive earthquake hit just off the coast of Ecuador. (Supplied: USGS)

Ecuador’s 7.8 earthquake kill 350, injures more than 2,500

Dozens dead as powerful magnitude 7.8 tremor hits major city Rescue crews searched desperately through rubble for survivors of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador. Reuters reports that the death toll... Read more »
People work on the outer wall of a house that collapsed in an earthquake in Imphal. Photograph: Yurreipem Arthur/AP

Six killed, over 100 injured as 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit northeast India

At least six people were killed and over 100 injured as a strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit India’s Manipur region today, causing damage to buildings and triggering panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said... Read more »
Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, shakes Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

Strong 7.2 Earthquake hits Tajikistan, triggers tremors in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan

A major earthquake shook Tajikistan on Monday. The 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck at 12:50 p.m. local time on Monday in the most sparsely populated area of Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush Mountains, the... Read more »
A powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude has shaken Himalayan region on 26 October 2015. The epicenter of the quake was reported to be in northeastern Afghanistan.

Powerful earthquake of 7.5 magnitude shakes Pakistan, Afghanistan and India

More than 200 dead, 1000 injured in Pakistan as powerful quake strikes Hindukush region Pakistan Meteorological Department say the magnitude of the earthquake was 8.1 ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A powerful earthquake measuring 7.5... Read more »

5.1-Magnitude quake rocks Islamabad

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck just outside Islamabad, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing three people. Residents of the Pakistani capital reported buildings and vehicles shaking after the quake hit at 1:59... Read more »

Dozens dead, many injured after Nepal hit by another severe quake

At least 42 people have been killed after a severe earthquake hit Nepal, just weeks after an earlier severe seismic movement killed thousands in the mountainous nation. Powerful aftershocks have hit the... Read more »
Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea hit by magnitude 7.5 earthquake, Tsunami warning cancelled

The third powerful earthquake in a week has struck Papua New Guinea, triggering a tsunami warning stretching almost 200 miles from the epicentre. A magnitude-7.4 earthquake off Papua New Guinea has generated... Read more »

MSF sets up inflatable hospitals in earthquake-hit Nepal

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is setting up their makeshift inflatable hospital in Gorkha, the rural epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation ten days ago. Médecins... Read more »
An elderly woman mourns in front of her destroyed home in the Kumalpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu.

Nepal death toll tops 5,000, PM says toll could reach 10,000

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — More than 5,000 people are confirmed dead from Saturday’s earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nearly 11,000 more were injured, according to Nepal’s National Emergency Operation Center. Some eight million affected... Read more »

Chinese rescue team rushes aid to Nepal after devastating earthquake

KATHMANDU, (Nepal) — China this weekend rushed a 62-person team to Nepal to help with the ongoing search rescue operation after Saturday’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake. They landed in Kathmandu early Sunday and set... Read more »
Justin Pomella, from Melbourne, was last contacted on Friday when he was in Kathmandu.

Nepal earthquake: Around 200 are safe but many Australians still missing

Families, officials and aid agencies in countries including Britain, Australia and the US launch hunt for information about citizens More than 200 Australians were confirmed safe on Sunday after a massive earthquake... Read more »

Nepal Earthquake – Pictures capturing Disaster

Photos capturing Disaster caused by 7.9 Earthquake in Nepal A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale has killed more than 500 people and caused extensive damage in the capital of... Read more »

Nepal earthquake: Hundreds dead, many feared trapped

Worst Earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years kills more than 500 people, topples historic buildings and triggers avalanches Tribune International coverage of developments in Nepal following 7.9 magnitude quake near Kathmandu... Read more »

7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, tremors felt in Pakistan, India

KATHMANDU (Nepal) — A powerful magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. Dozens of... Read more »

Tsunami warning lifted after magnitude-6.8 quake rocks southern Japan

Japan’s Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas have been placed on high alert with tsunami advisories being issued following a shallow 6.8-magnitude underwater earthquake off Taiwan’s coast. Warnings were lifted after no significant wave... Read more »