21 Nov 2022

Java quake kills 56 and injures hundreds in Indonesia

An earthquake hit the main Indonesian Island of Java, leaving 56 people dead and hundreds injured. The earthquake had a magnitude of 5.6 and struck at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers in Cianjur town in West Java.  Hundreds of people were rushed to hospitals after the quake and rescuers

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09 Nov 2022

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes Italy’s Adriatic coast

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake occurred off Italy’s Adriatic coast on Wednesday, but didn’t cause any serious damage or injuries. The earthquake occurred a little after 7 a.m. and was felt as far away as Rome and the northern regions of Veneto, Friuli and Trentino.  The epicenter was 35 km offshore

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22 Jun 2022

More than 900 people killed after magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits eastern Afghanistan

Over 900 people were killed and hundreds were wounded in a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan Wednesday. The earthquake hit at 1:24a.m. local time and the epicenter was about 46km southwest of the city of Khost.  The quake only registered at a depth of 10 kilometers, which indicates

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17 Mar 2022

What we know about the earthquake off Japan’s Fukushima coast

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima on Wednesday and injured dozens of people. The earthquake struck around 12:30a.m. local time north of the capital of Tokyo and off the coast of Fukushima. The quake was designated a 7.4 magnitude after initially being designated a 7.3.

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22 Sep 2021

Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

At approximately 9:15 local time on Wednesday, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake occurred in southeast Australia. Buildings in the city of Melbourne were damaged, but no reports of serious injuries were made. South Australia and New South Wales also felt the earthquake. The aftershocks were of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude.  Victoria’s

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16 Aug 2021

Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Climbs to 1,297 as Storm Nears

In Haiti, at least 1,297 people are known to have died as a result of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Saturday. An unknown number of individuals remain missing. Rescue workers are rushing to locate survivors of the earthquake as a tropical storm makes its way towards the nation.

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15 Jan 2021

Indonesia earthquake: Sulawesi hospital among collapsed buildings

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Sulawesi Friday morning injured hundreds of people and displaced thousands. The five-story Mitra Manakarra Hospital in Mamuju partially collapsed, killing eight people. Officials worry the death toll will increase as the rescues continue.  The epicenter of the earthquake was six kilometers northeast of Majene city

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10 Jan 2020

Restoring an earthquake-hit power plant in Puerto Rico could take a year

Experts say it could take over a year to repair a critical power plant damaged in Tuesday’s earthquake. The 6.4 magnitude quake is considered the worst earthquake Puerto Rico has suffered in the last century. Tragically, the quake killed one person and caused an island-wide electrical blackout. Only half of

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12 Jan 2010

7.0 quake hits Haiti; could be ‘catastrophe,’ official says

“A major earthquake struck southern Haiti on Tuesday, knocking down buildings and inflicting a catastrophe on the impoverished Caribbean nation, its ambassador to the United States said. ‘The only thing I can do now is pray and hope for the best,’ the ambassador, Raymond Alcide Joseph, told CNN.

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