6.3 earthquake hits off Kuril islands in Russian Far East

Published time: 10 Oct, 2018 23:30 Edited time: 11 Oct, 2018 00:00 A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck in the sea south of the Kuril islands in the Russian Far East, US Geological Survey (USGS) data shows. Earlier estimates placed the magnitude higher, at 6.5. The quake occurred at a shallow depth of 17.5km (just […]

Haiti earthquake: Is it safe to travel after huge quake kills 11? Latest FCO safety advice

Haiti has seen its capital, Port au Prince, rocked by a huge earthquake which has claimed 11 lives. The quake was centred around 12 miles (20 km) west-northwest of Ti Port-de-Paix off Haiti’s north coast. The president, Jovenel Moïse, confirmed the news in a statement this morning, and said: “An earthquake with a magnitude of […]

Devastation emerges from deadly Indonesian earthquake: At least 1,200 killed, disaster agency says early detection system failed

The full scope of devastation in the city of Palu in indonesia is becoming clearer, days after an earthquake and tsunami hit the region. Citing government officials, local media reported at least 1,200 people were killed, with tens of thousands displaced. Many are seeking refuge in Palu’s main airport.  Local and military officials have arranged […]

Death toll hits 832 after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia — and authorities expect it to rise

Antara Foto/Muhammad Adimaja/ via REUTERS The toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia soared to 832 confirmed dead on Sunday. Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the city of Palu, on Sulawesi island, which was hit by waves as high as 20 feet following the […]

Is it safe to visit Indonesia? Tsunami and earthquake devastates region killing nearly 400

Indonesia was ravaged by both a tsunami and an earthquake last night in a horrible disaster that has seen at least 384 people killed. So what’s the latest travel advice to the region? Sulawesi island, Indonesia was struck by a 7.5 magnitude quake 6.02pm local time on Friday. The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the following hour, severely […]

Hero air traffic controller dies helping last plane escape Indonesian earthquake and tsunami

A young Indonesian air traffic controller stayed on duty as the earthquake shook the building, to make sure one last aircraft escaped Friday’s deadly disaster. He was fatally injured fleeing afterwards. Anthonius Gunawan Agung was the last person remaining in the air traffic control tower at Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport in Palu when the […]

WATCH: Terrifying moment tsunami hits city in Indonesia following 7.5 earthquake

The video captures the moment a huge wave ploughs into the city of Palu in Sulawesi. A number of people watching from a room on higher ground start running when the waves come in. Suddenly, a surge of water submerges a number of houses on the ground. The video then goes to black, before revealing […]

Northern Japan hit by 6.7 magnitude earthquake

A powerful earthquake has rocked the Japanese city of Sapporo, the capital of the northern Hokkaido prefecture. The magnitude 6.7 quake struck 112 kilometers south of the city at an approximate depth of 32 kilometers, according to the US geological service (USGS). The earthquake took place around 03:07 (local time) (18:07 GMT). No damage or […]

6.1 earthquake strikes western Iran near Iraqi border

Published time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:44 Edited time: 25 Aug, 2018 22:56 A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 has struck western Iran, near the border with Iraq, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck some 31 kilometers from Javanrud, Kermanshah province, at a depth of 10 kilometers, USGS reports. There were […]