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 […]

Two more large earthquakes hit Indonesia days after devastating quake and tsunami killed scores of people in the north

Shutterstock/leolintang Two shallow earthquakes rocked the eastern Indonesian island of Sumba, but no tsunami warning was issued. The US Geological Survey said the first quake was a magnitude 5.9 and the second one, about 15 minutes later, was a 6.0. The quakes occurred nearly 990 miles south of the area heavily damaged by a powerful […]

Powerful aftershocks strike Indonesia days after deadly quake & tsunami

Published time: 2 Oct, 2018 00:16 Edited time: 2 Oct, 2018 00:26 A series of powerful aftershocks, ranging between 5 and 5.9 in magnitude, have rattled Indonesia just days after a deadly earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc across the island of Sulawesi, killing hundreds. The most powerful 5.9-magnitude quake was recorded at 10.6 km depth […]

Japanese nuclear plant briefly switches to emergency power after quake paralyzes Hokkaido

Tomari nuclear plant on the island of Hokkaido has suffered main power outage and was forced to briefly switch to emergency generators following the 6.7 earthquake, Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Emergency diesel generators were activated to supply electricity to maintain cooling of nuclear fuel rods in the pool. Since the plant is undergoing a safety […]

Buildings collapse, people injured & trapped by landslides after 6.7 quake rocks Japan

A large-scale rescue operation is underway on the Japanese island of Hokkaido after a powerful 6.7 earthquake triggered several landslides that swallowed a number of houses, injuring and trapping people inside. The rural town of Atsumi has been partially devastated after a chunk of a mountain ridge slid and covered several houses, aerial footage by […]

Thousands flee to safety after massive quake strikes Venezuela (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 21 Aug, 2018 22:41 Edited time: 21 Aug, 2018 22:52 A major earthquake that struck just off the coast of Venezuela has sent thousands into the streets seeking safety. A number of videos have emerged showing the magnitude of the jolts, felt as far away as Trinidad and Tobago. The social media community […]

New strong quake hits Indonesia, levels buildings – reports

Published time: 9 Aug, 2018 06:04 Edited time: 9 Aug, 2018 07:11 The devastated Indonesian island of Lombok was hit by a new shallow earthquake on Thursday, when a 6-magnitude tremor reportedly caused buildings to collapse and people to flee in panic. The quake damaged houses and sent people running into the streets, a spokesperson […]

6.0 quake strikes western coast of Mexico – USGS

A powerful 6.0 earthquake has struck off the Pacific Coast of Mexico, the USGS reports. The quake, according to an initial reading, happened offshore at a depth of 10 kilometers, some 58 kilometers west of Cihuatlan, in the state of Jalisco. No tsunami warning has yet been issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. Let’s block […]

Deadly quake interrupts traffic, wrecks houses & causes blackout in Japan’s Osaka area (VIDEOS)

As well as killing at least three people and injuring hundreds, a powerful earthquake in the Osaka region has briefly brought chaos to local transportation systems and caused substantial damage to housing and infrastructure. The earthquake, measuring a magnitude 6.1, left a trail of destruction in its wake after striking the northern part of Osaka […]

9yo girl, elderly man killed as 6.1 quake strikes Japan

At least three people have been confirmed killed and more casualties are feared, after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit north of Osaka Prefecture in western Japan, local media report. An 80-year-old man and a young 9yo girl were killed in Japan, crushed by collapsing walls, public broadcaster NHK reported. Several others are reported in a state […]