World renown humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers has assured that there is no need to panic after some residents in Cape Town were shaken by an earthquake at the weekend. There were no reports of any injuries, damage to property or infrastructure and no tsunami warning was issued.[…]
A powerful earthquake has struck north of Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, damaging buildings, burying vehicles in rubble and causing several fires. As firefighting and rescue operations were continuing at several locations across Zagreb on Sunday, news outlets reported that a 15-year-old was in critical condition and others were injured. GFZ German[…]
At least eight people have been killed and 21 others injured in Turkey’s Van province following an earthquake early Sunday, the country’s interior minister has said. Three of those killed were children, according to Suleyman Soylu, adding that some 1,066 buildings have collapsed. The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority had[…]
Search and rescue efforts are underway after a deadly earthquake struck eastern Turkey, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than 900 others. Turkey’s disaster and emergency management agency (AFAD) said in a series of tweets early on Saturday that five people were pulled alive from the rubble in[…]
An earthquake struck Iran on Friday less than 50 kilometres from the country’s only nuclear power plant, monitors said. There were no immediate reports of any damage. The US Geological Survey said the 5.1 magnitude quake struck 44 kilometres from the southwestern city of Borazjan and at a depth of[…]
Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday, killing at least seven people, injuring about a dozen and causing substantial damage. Itbayat town Mayor Raul de Sagon said five people died in the first quake and[…]
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck on Sunday centred 97km north-east of Ohonua, on the Pacific island of Tonga, the US Geological Survey reported. The quake hit at 2156 GMT on Saturday with an epicentre depth of 10km, the US global quake monitor said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued no[…]
Philippine rescuers were scrambling to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northwest of the capital on Monday, heavily damaging an airport and sending terrified[…]
The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has risen to 1,234, from 844, the national disaster agency said on Tuesday. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet), which ravaged the small city of Palu, on[…]
Tourists fled the Indonesian island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people – a death toll expected to rise. More than 200 people were seriously injured in Sunday’s shallow quake as rescue workers scrambled to reach survivors in remote areas. National Disaster Mitigation Agency[…]
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