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Strong magnitude 8 earthquake hits Peru

May 26, 2019 - 4:43 PM

(5th UPDATE) At least 26 are reported injured, roads are blocked, and a bridge is damaged, according to an assessment cited by Peru's President Martin Vizcarra

Handout picture released by the Peruvian Fire Department showing a house damaged by an 8.0 earthquake in Yurimaguas, Peru, early on May 26. - A strong 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday, sending residents fleeing their homes and cutting off power to at least one town, with the impact felt as far afield as neighbouring Ecuador. There were no immediate reports of injuries following the quake which the US Geological Survey said struck at a depth of 110 km (68 miles). (Photo by HO / Peru's Fire Department / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / PERU'S FIRE DEPARTMENT / HO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Tsunami warning lifted after strong quake hits off Indonesia

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:33 PM

(UPDATED) But the USGS warns that considerable damage is possible in poorly built or badly designed structures.

Twin earthquakes send residents fleeing on Indonesia's Sumba

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:40 AM

There are no immediate reports of serious damage

Three dead, 200 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

Jun 18, 2018 - 7:59 AM

(5th UPDATE) Among the casualties is a 9-year-old girl who died in the city of Takatsuki, north of Osaka city, reportedly trapped by a collapsed wall following the 5.3-magnitude quake

WALKING BACK. Passengers from a train walk along railroad tracks following an earthquake in Osaka on June 18, 2018. Photo by Jiji Press/AFP

6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Fiji Islands

Jan 02, 2017 - 10:13 PM

The USGS says the quake struck at a depth of 549 kilometers at around 9:14 pm Manila time

5.5-magnitude quake strikes near Japan's east coast – USGS

Dec 31, 2016 - 7:31 AM

The moderate earthquake hits at a shallow depth of 11 kilometers

6.5 magnitude quake hits China's Xinjiang region – USGS

Nov 25, 2016 - 11:18 PM

UPDATED The quake hits near the Tajik border and approximately 172 kilometers west of the Chinese city of Kashgar

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Mindanao

Sep 16, 2016 - 4:58 PM

The earthquake occurs 3 kilometers east southeast of Kalbay in Davao del Sur

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Panay island

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:17 PM

The epicenter is located some 31 kilometers northwest of Tigbauan town in Iloilo province and 10 km east northeast of San Remigio town in Antique province

The epicenter of the earthquake in the southern part of Panay island, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

Aug 12, 2016 - 10:10 AM

New Caledonia is part of the Ring of Fire a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Ecuador – USGS

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE The USGS revises slightly downward its initial estimate of the strength of both quakes Earthquake monitors in Ecuador have similar readings

Google adds real-time earthquake details to search results

Jul 01, 2016 - 9:32 PM

Users can search for earthquake or earthquakes near me to yield an information card with an updated list of earthquakes that have recently occurred

EARTHQUAKE CARD. Google adds updated information on earthquakes in 'Earthquake' search results. Screen shot from Google.

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off Vanuatu – USGS

Apr 30, 2016 - 5:50 PM

No tsunami warning is issued and there are no immediate reports of damage

6.0 earthquake hits off Vanuatu coast

Apr 14, 2016 - 9:49 PM

The quake strikes at a depth of 10 kilometers 6 miles some 86 kilometers 53 miles away from the town of Port Orly USGS reports There is no immediate tsunami warning

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile – USGS

Nov 07, 2015 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED The earthquake hits the central Coquimbo region at a depth of 36 kilometers

Locator map of Chile

6.6-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands

Aug 15, 2015 - 4:50 PM

UPDATED The quake strikes some 214 kilometers 132 miles west of the town of Lata but 460 kilometers from the capital Honiara

Earthquake hits parts of Mindanao, Eastern Visayas

Jul 03, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The epicenter of the magnitude 6 1 earthquake is located 41 km northeast of Burgos Surigao del Norte according to Phivolcs

6.8-magnitude quake in Vanuatu, no tsunami threat – USGS

Jan 23, 2015 - 12:32 PM

The quake hits at a depth of 218 kilometers 135 miles about 84 kilometers from Vanuatu s capital Port Vila according to the USGS

6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

Nov 07, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The quake is not expected to bring about a destructive Pacific wide tsunami

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia – USGS

May 02, 2014 - 7:17 PM

The earthquake is mildly felt in the cities of Ambon Namlea and Namrole but poses no risk of a tsunami

Locator map of Indonesian earthquake, May 2, 2014

Strong quake rattles Mexico City

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:20 PM

2nd UPDATE What we have are collapsed walls and no reports of deaths or injuries says the civil protection chief The city built over soft soil from a drained lake is sensitive to distant quakes

EARTHQUAKE. People evacuate buildings after a strong earthquake rattles Mexico City, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Chile orders evacuation as 8.2-magnitude quake kills 5

Apr 02, 2014 - 2:28 PM

The earthquake off Chile s Pacific coast kills 5 and prompts residents to seek higher ground to avoid two meter high tsunami waves

HIGHER GROUND. People flee the 'Costa Verde' bay after a tsunami alert in Lima on April 1, 2014. Ernesto Benavides/AFP

Powerful quake hits Chile, sparking tsunami warnings

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:32 AM

2ND UPDATE Chilean authorities order those along the coast to head to higher ground

Locator Map of Chile

6.6 magnitude quake strikes off Chilean coast: USGS

Nov 01, 2013 - 8:16 AM

The quake was centered about 54 kilometers southwest of the town of Coquimbo in Chile

6.3 earthquake hits Santa Cruz Islands

Feb 02, 2013 - 8:11 AM

No tsunami alerts are issued