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Taipei rocked by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

Taipei rocked by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

Taipei – A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Taipei on Wednesday afternoon, according to the government, with several witnesses reporting a slight rocking of buildings in downtown Taipei. – Reuters

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar – USGS

Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar – USGS

Yangon – A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit a remote region of central Myanmar early Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake struck some 40 kilometres (24 miles) west of the town of Pyu, the USGS said. It was followed by three weaker tremors in the region, all of magnitudes 5.3, the survey reported. […]

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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan’s Bonin Islands

Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan’s Bonin Islands

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck 320 km (200 miles) northwest of Japan’s Bonin Islands early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was reported in the sea at a depth of 10 km. – Reuters

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Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Java, Indonesia

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Java, Indonesia

London – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Java in Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey said on Friday. The USGS said the epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 92 kms, about 52 kms southwest of Tasikmalaya.- Reuters

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Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

Istanbul – An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 2149 GMT on Friday, Turkey’s Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said. The epicentre was at Aricilar-Ula district, southeast of Mugla province on the Aegean Sea at a depth of 6.3 km, Kandilli Observatory said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage […]

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6.8 quake strikes Loyalty Islands

6.8 quake strikes Loyalty Islands

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck Loyalty Islands, near New Caledonia at 6.43am this morning. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake occurred at 21.3 south 168.8 east of the Islands, which are an archipelago in the Pacific, and 6,178km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. The quake however, post no tsunami threat to […]

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More than 200 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

Iraq – At least 170 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials said Monday. Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late Sunday, […]

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5.8 magnitude quake strikes off east coast Japan

5.8 magnitude quake strikes off east coast Japan

A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Service said. The quake, originally measured at 6.1 magnitude, hit 218 miles (351 km) east of Sendai, Honshu, at a depth of 5.9 miles (9.5 km), the USGS said. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake’s magnitude was 5.7 […]

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61 people killed, 300 injured in Iran after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

61 people killed, 300 injured in Iran after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured by a quake in Iran’s Kermanshah province on the Iraqi border on Sunday, state television reported. The television quoted an emergency services official as saying that many of the victims were in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15 km (10 miles) from the border. – […]

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Moderate quake strikes Sumba, Indonesia

Moderate quake strikes Sumba, Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Sumba, Indonesia at 6.37 am today. According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the centre of the earthquake was 1,283 km south east of Sarikei, Sarawak. The quake did not pose a threat of tsunami. – Bernama

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