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Search and rescue operation is underway at Turkey’s Aegean resort city of Izmir, which suffered much of the damage.(Reuters)

7.0 magnitude earthquake with 196 aftershocks kills 26 in Turkey, Greece

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 10:04 AM IST
According to the US Geological Survey, the major earthquake hit 14 kilometres (nine miles) off the Greek town of Karlovasi on Samos.
A smartphone user checking an earthquake warning app.
A smartphone user checking an earthquake warning app.

Google turning phones into earthquake detectors

London | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 05:44 AM IST
ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that “an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent,” according to the system’s website.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks up when an earthquake struck during a live television interview in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday.(AP Photo)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern looks up when an earthquake struck during a live television interview in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday.(AP Photo)

‘Things moving behind me’: New Zealand PM continues TV interview as quake strikes

Wellington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 11:05 AM IST
Monday’s magnitude 5.6 quake struck in the ocean about 100 kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Wellington, according to the US Geological Survey.
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.(Photo: earthquake.usgs.gov)
A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit off the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Thursday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.(Photo: earthquake.usgs.gov)

Strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 06:44 AM IST
The quake struck about 37 kilometres (23 miles) offshore northeast of Ambon in Maluku province at 8:46 am local time, at a depth of 29 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, but there was no tsunami threat(HT Photo)
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima, northeastern Japan, on Sunday, but there was no tsunami threat(HT Photo)

6.3-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern Japan, no tsunami threat

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 07:20 PM IST
The quake jolted large areas in the region at 7:23 pm (1023 GMT) with its epicentre located 54 kilometres (34 miles) east of Namie, eastern Fukushima, according to the US Geological Survey said.
TOPSHOT - Indonesian people stay out of their homes following 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Labuha, North Maluku on July 14, 2019.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Indonesian people stay out of their homes following 7.3 magnitude earthquake in Labuha, North Maluku on July 14, 2019.(AFP)

One dead, hundreds evacuated after 7.3 earthquake in Indonesia

Jakarta | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:13 AM IST
The shallow quake struck about 165 kilometres (100 miles) south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28 pm (0928 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey.
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Western Australia on Monday morning.(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Western Australia on Monday morning.(Representative Image/Reuters File Photo)

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes Western Australia

Perth [Australia] | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 06:01 AM IST
Monday’s tremor had a depth of 10 kilometres and has an epicentre in the Indian Ocean, close to Derby in Western Australia.
The most recent large one to shake the Seattle area occurred in 2001, when a 6.8 magnitude quake happened just north of Olympia, Washington. Image used for representational purpose only.(Reuters)
The most recent large one to shake the Seattle area occurred in 2001, when a 6.8 magnitude quake happened just north of Olympia, Washington. Image used for representational purpose only.(Reuters)

Quake rattles greater Seattle area; no link to California Quake

Associated Press, Everett | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2019 09:35 AM IST
The US Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake rattled the Three Lakes area, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) northeast of Seattle. The USGS said it received reports of people feeling the shaking from Vancouver to near Wenatchee, Washington.
The latest quake was 11 times stronger than the previous day’s ‘foreshock’, according to the United States Geological Survey, and is part of what seismologists are calling an “earthquake sequence”.(AP)
The latest quake was 11 times stronger than the previous day’s ‘foreshock’, according to the United States Geological Survey, and is part of what seismologists are calling an “earthquake sequence”.(AP)

South California hit by 7.1 magnitude quake, strongest in two decades

Los Angeles | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 10:35 AM IST
The quake hit 202 km (125 miles) north of Los Angeles and was later revised down to a magnitude of 6.9 by the European Mediterranean Seismological Agency.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight, the US Geological Survey said(AFP/Representative Image)
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight, the US Geological Survey said(AFP/Representative Image)

Strong earthquake hits Costa Rica-Panama border: USGS

San José | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The quake struck at a depth of 26 kilometers (16 miles), about two kilometers from the nearest town of Progreso in Panama, USGS said, updating a previous alert that estimated the depth at 10 kilometers.
(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)
(Reuters FILE/ Representative Image)

Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes north-central Peru

Lima, Peru | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometers (71 miles) struck at 2:41 a.m, 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the village of Lagunas and 98 kilometer (158 kilometers) east-northeast of the larger town of Yurimaguas.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.(Reuters FILE)
The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.(Reuters FILE)

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami threat

Tokyo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 10:07 AM IST
The quake struck at 8:48 am (2348 GMT Thursday) in Pacific waters nearly 40 kilometres (25 miles) east-southeast of Miyazaki city at a depth of 24 km, according to the agency.
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.(Representative Image/AFP)
A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck India’s northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh early Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.(Representative Image/AFP)

6.1-magnitude earthquake hits Arunachal Pradesh : USGS

By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 08:11 AM IST
The epicenter of the shallow quake was about 40 kilometres (25 miles) southeast of Along, and 180 kilometres southwest of the state capital Itanagar.
The earthquake hit at a depth of 132 kilometres.(Representative image)
The earthquake hit at a depth of 132 kilometres.(Representative image)

7.5-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Ecuador: USGS

Quito | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The quake was felt in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito, and the coastal city of Guayaquil
An earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring about 31 people, most of them lightly, the state news agency IRNA reported.(AFP)
An earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring about 31 people, most of them lightly, the state news agency IRNA reported.(AFP)

5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts western Iran, about 30 injured

Dubai | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 09:52 PM IST
Iran’s emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi told IRNA that 29 of the injured had been released after treatment following the earthquake in Gilan Gharb in Kermanshah province.
This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.(AP)
This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.(AP)

Alaska hit by 2 earthquakes back-to-back, brief tsunami warning triggered

Anchorage (Alaska) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2018 09:51 AM IST
Alaska was the site of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the US. The 9.2-magnitude quake on March 27, 1964, was centered about 120 kilometers east of Anchorage. It and the tsunami it triggered claimed about 130 lives.
People stand in the street after feeling tremors in Baghdad.(AP File Photo/Representative image)
People stand in the street after feeling tremors in Baghdad.(AP File Photo/Representative image)

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes western Iran

Tehran | By AP
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The earthquake was shallow, which can cause severe damage. It was felt as far as Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.
(Representative image)
(Representative image)
Fallen debris from a building after an earthquake that rocked Surigao city, Surigao del Norte province in southern Philippines in February 2017. An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck the southern Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.(AP Photo)
Fallen debris from a building after an earthquake that rocked Surigao city, Surigao del Norte province in southern Philippines in February 2017. An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck the southern Philippines on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.(AP Photo)

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes southern Philippines: USGS

Manila | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2018 03:24 PM IST
There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage from the quake, which hit the east coast of the island of Mindanao.
The quake knocked down power cables, leaving the areas of Puertas Negras, Guano and Chunchi without electricity.(AFP)
The quake knocked down power cables, leaving the areas of Puertas Negras, Guano and Chunchi without electricity.(AFP)

Magnitude 6.3 quake causes slight damage in central Ecuador

Quito | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 10:19 AM IST
Ecuador’s geological institute said the earthquake, which hit a remote area with a low population, caused five smaller aftershocks.
A man (R) walks past collapsed houses in Kayangan in northern Lombok island, following the August 5 earthquake.(AFP Photo)
A man (R) walks past collapsed houses in Kayangan in northern Lombok island, following the August 5 earthquake.(AFP Photo)

Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, where tectonic plates collide and many of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
Rescue work at Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran where a 7.3 magnitude earthquake had struck in November 2017. A series of three earthquakes, including one at magnitude 6, struck western Iran on Sunday, with state media reporting one person killed and some 100 others injured.(AP Photo)
Rescue work at Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran where a 7.3 magnitude earthquake had struck in November 2017. A series of three earthquakes, including one at magnitude 6, struck western Iran on Sunday, with state media reporting one person killed and some 100 others injured.(AP Photo)

Three earthquakes hit western Iran, two killed, 241 injured: Reports

Tehran | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2018 11:57 PM IST
The US Geological Survey says three earthquakes at magnitudes 6, 4.4 and 4.2 respectively struck early Sunday near the city of Javanrud in Iran’s Kermanshah province.
USGS said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers, on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.(Representative image)
USGS said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers, on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.(Representative image)

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:28 AM IST
The earthquake hit shortly after 0900 GMT, about 140 kilometers west of the Peruvian town of Iberia, the USGS said.
People evacuate from Lombok International Airport after an earthquake in this still image obtained from a social media video August 19, 2018.(Reuters Photo via Fahad Attamimi)
People evacuate from Lombok International Airport after an earthquake in this still image obtained from a social media video August 19, 2018.(Reuters Photo via Fahad Attamimi)

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok again, no casualties reported

Reuters | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 09:45 PM IST
There was no immediate tsunami alert from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.
Collapsed houses in Kayangan in northern Lombok island on August 9, 2018, following the August 5 earthquake. A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday.(AFP)
Collapsed houses in Kayangan in northern Lombok island on August 9, 2018, following the August 5 earthquake. A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday.(AFP)

Struck again: Earthquake rattles Indonesia’s Lombok Island, triggers landslides

Sembalun | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 11:12 AM IST
The shaking toppled motorcycles and there was damage to buildings in Sembalun subdistrict, including a community hall that collapsed.
A major earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.(Reuters/File)
A major earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, just a week after a quake killed 17 people on the holiday island.(Reuters/File)

Magnitude 7 earthquake kills 39 in Indonesia, tsunami alert issued

Jakarta | By Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 12:15 AM IST
The earthquake struck just 10 km underground. Officials have issued a tsunami warning and urged people to move away from the ocean.
Laze plumes rising where lava pours into the sea on the south margin of the fissure flow of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.(AFP Photo)
Laze plumes rising where lava pours into the sea on the south margin of the fissure flow of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.(AFP Photo)

‘Collapse explosion’ at Kilauea volcano’s summit destroys Hawaii structures

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2018 07:19 PM IST
These lava surges on Hawaii’s Big Island have become an increased concern during the volcano’s 11-week eruption, which has destroyed some 712 homes but so far claimed no lives.
Laze plumes rising where lava pours into the sea on the south margin of the fissure 8 flow of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.(AFP Photo)
Laze plumes rising where lava pours into the sea on the south margin of the fissure 8 flow of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.(AFP Photo)

Lava bomb crashes through roof of tour boat in Hawaii, 23 injured

Honolulu | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 10:33 AM IST
A huge steam-driven explosion, caused by molten rock mixing with seawater as it poured from the shoreline, sent a “lava bomb” crashing through the roof of the boat in Hawaii .
Remains of the Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision and a fissure flow front at the town of Kapoho on the island of Hawaii.(AP photo)
Remains of the Kapoho Beach Lots subdivision and a fissure flow front at the town of Kapoho on the island of Hawaii.(AP photo)

Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano creates new coastline

Associated Press, Honolulu | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2018 09:32 AM IST
US Geological Survey says flow from Kilauea volcano is still very active and there’s no way to know when the eruption will end or if more lava-spewing vents will open.
As a volcanic fissure spurts molten rock into the air, lava slowly approaches a home on Nohea Street in the Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 27, 2018.(REUTERS)
As a volcanic fissure spurts molten rock into the air, lava slowly approaches a home on Nohea Street in the Leilani Estates near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 27, 2018.(REUTERS)

Lava covers potentially explosive well at Hawaii geothermal plant

Reuters, Honolulu | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 12:20 PM IST
The Hawaii Civil Defense Agency said the wells “are stable and secure,” and Hawaii Governor David Ige said that the plant was “sufficiently safe” from the lava that has plowed through backyards and streets and burned dozens of homes.
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