earthquake

Strong Earthquake Claims Two Lives in Turkey and Greece

According to Greek media, two male tourists, a 27-year-old from Sweden and a 39-year-old from Turkey, were killed when a roof collapsed at a bar on Kos. At least one hundred people were injured, three of whom severely. The region around the Turkish

New Zealand earthquake moved South Island 5 metres

The discovery of blind, or unknown, faults means faultlines could connect up, giving a much longer structure and bigger-than-expected earthquakes, according to Radio NZ. GNS Science has published the first of 10 papers on November's 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in the international journal Science. The data,

A massive earthquake could plunge large parts of California into the sea instantly

The Big One may be overdue to hit California, but scientists near LA have found a new risk for the area during a major earthquake, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Mail Online. They claim that if a major tremor hits the area,

Human Activity Isn’t Just Warming the Planet, It’s Causing Earthquakes

As soon as people started to dig minerals out of the ground, rockfalls and tunnel collapses must have become recognized hazards. Today, earthquakes caused by humans occur on a much greater scale. Events over the last century have shown mining is just one

Powerful earthquake hits Philippines: a least 6 people killed, 120 injured

The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused residents from sleep in the Surigao del Norte province, sending hundreds fleeing from their homes, Joinfo.com reports with reference to ABC News. The quake was centered about 14 kilometers northwest of the

Italian hotel sent alert just before avalanche

Bruno Di Tommaso's warning came in an email published by Italian media, as rescuers continued searching for 23 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel, the BBC reports. After the series of earthquakes, avalanche buried the remote hotel in Abruzzo, central Italy on

Italy quake: Up to 30 feared dead after avalanche buries hotel

Italy's Civil Protection agency confirmed the Hotel Rigopiano had been engulfed by a two ­meter high wall of snow and that emergency services were struggling to get ambulances and diggers to the site, RTE reports. The agency said there had been around 30

5.4-magnitute earthquake shakes central Italy

Tremors from the earthquake were felt in the capital Rome and regions hit by a series of deadly tremors last year. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, according to RTE. The quake was recorded 111 km (69 miles) northeast

6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Fiji

The quake's epicenter was 152km southwest of the city of Nadi, according to the US Geological Survey. It struck about 6pm at a depth of 10km, New Zealand Herald reports. Last week a quake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck 284km off

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Madagascar

The US Geological Service measured the quake at a magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale. It said it was centered south of the lakeside town of Betafo, in central Madagascar, just a few miles from the border between Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa provinces, Joinfo.com