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The 6-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Italy this morning has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns

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The 6-magnitude earthquake that hit northern Italy this morning has killed at least six people and caused serious damage to buildings in several towns, local officials say. The quake struck in the middle of the night, about 35 km (22 miles) north of the city of Bologna. The tremor caused “significant damage to the cultural heritage” of Emilia Romagna region, the government said. Later...

Seventeen people are now known to have died and another 350 were hurt in the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit northern Italy yesterday

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Seventeen people are now known to have died and another 350 were hurt in the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit northern Italy yesterday. The tremor was the second in just over a week. Dozens of aftershocks have shuddered through Italy’s northern Emilia Romagna region overnight. The latest victim has been pulled from the rubble in the town of Medolla, some 27 miles (45km) north-west of Bolog...

Japan marks one year commemoration of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which struck the north-eastern coast, leaving 20,000 dead or missing

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...oshihiko Noda. “We shall not let our memory of the disasters fade,” Emperor Akihito said in a brief televised address. “I hope all the people will keep the victims in their hearts.” PM Yoshihiko Noda pledged to rebuild so that Japan could be reborn “as an even better place”. Japan marks one year commemoration of the devastating earthquake and tsunami, which str...

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Indonesia has issued a tsunami warning after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off Aceh province. The 7.3 magnitude quake struck 423 km (262 miles) south-west of Banda Aceh, Sumatra, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The earthquake had a depth of 29.1 km (18.1 miles), according to USGS. A giant earthquake struck off Indonesia in December 2004 triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean that kille...

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey, in the province of Van, on the border with Iran

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...ime, at 17 km (10 miles) north-east Van city. Van province appeared to be particularly badly hit and officials warning of damage to buildings and infrastructure. Some of the buildings in the area of Van have collapsed and casualties are reported. According to specialists, Turkey is particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because it sits on major geological fault lines. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake h...

The Turkish Red Crescent said its rescuers pulled several injured people out of the collapsed dormitory in Ercis, which sits on a geological fault line

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...owerful earthquakes that struck northwestern Turkey. Authorities blamed shoddy construction for many of the deaths. Related search articles:buildings that have collapsed seattle new high rise buildings proposed 2013 proposed high rise projects in seattle famous buildings that have collapsed Movies of buildings that have collapsed proposed high rise buildings in seattle earthquake clippings in...

Dozens of people are missing and up to 15 killed in Guatemala after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit off the Pacific coast

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...mes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometres of the earthquake epicentre.” The region is often hit by quakes, which have periodically caused huge damage and many deaths. Related search articles:clippings of earthquake in the philippines dna results red deer cave people 9FT 6INCH rattlesnake killed in midway 9 foot rattlesnake in nc...

An 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people

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...at least 46 people and injuring at least 400, state TV reports. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake, which had a 6.6 magnitude, was centred 31 miles west of the town of Linqiong. The tremor occurred at a depth of 7.4 miles. There are fears the death toll could rise further. An 8.0 magnitude quake in Sichuan in May 2008 killed nearly 90,000 people. An 8.0 magnitude earthquake in Sichuan...

Rescue teams in China are struggling to reach survivors of 6.6-magnitude earthquake that killed 203 and injured some 11,500 in Sichuan province

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Rescue teams in China are struggling to reach survivors of a powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake that killed 203 and injured some 11,500 in remote hill villages in Sichuan province. Emergency workers dressed in bright orange uniforms were making their way to remote areas on foot after roads were blocked by landslides. Soldiers worked all night to search villages and treat the injured, while local p...

At least four people died after an earthquake hit the Solomon Islands triggering Pacific tsunami

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...t the number killed at five – four elderly people and one young boy. Irene Scott, who works at the Power FM radio station in the Solomons, said several people had gone to local hospitals for injuries including broken bones. At least four people died after an earthquake hit the Solomon Islands triggering Pacific tsunami Initial reports by the USGS said the quake had a shallow depth of 5.8 km...

Warren Rodwell was freed on Saturday near Pagadian city in the southern Philippines

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...ayyaf in the Philippines, has been released. Warren Rodwell was freed on Saturday near Pagadian city in the southern Philippines, police said. He was kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants in 2011, and had last been shown alive in a video posted on social media websites in December. Abu Sayyaf is considered the smallest and most radical of the extremist movements in the southern Philippines. Australian...

Mount Mayon at 206 miles south-east of the capital Manila sent a cloud of ash and rocks into the sky early on Tuesday

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Mayon volcano has erupted in the Philippines, killing four German climbers and their guide. Mount Mayon at 206 miles south-east of the capital Manila sent a cloud of ash and rocks into the sky early on Tuesday. The ash blast caught a group climbing the mountain, which is famous for its near-perfect cone. At least seven other climbers were hurt in the eruption, which lasted for just over a minute....

Lolong, the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, has died in the Philippines

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Lolong, the largest saltwater crocodile in captivity, has died in the Philippines. Officials said the six-metre reptile, weighing more than 1,000 kg, flipped over with a bloated stomach and was declared dead several hours later. The crocodile, blamed for the death of at least one person, was caught in September 2011 and then became the star attraction of an eco-tourism park. Lolong was formally d...

The death toll from powerful Typhoon Bopha battering the southern Philippines has risen to about 200, as rescue teams arrive in affected areas

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The death toll from powerful Typhoon Bopha battering the southern Philippines has risen to about 200, as rescue teams arrive in affected areas. At least 156 people are known to have died in Compostela Valley province alone when Typhoon Bopha struck eastern Mindanao, local officials said. Rescuers have reached most areas, but have had difficulty getting to some isolated communities. Many were evac...

A new earthquake has shaken northern Italy, centred on the Emilia region, where a quake on May 20 killed seven people and damaged many buildings

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...ed seven people and damaged many buildings. Tuesday’s tremor was estimated at 5.8 and was felt in Milan and Bologna, where office workers were evacuated. The quake struck 40 km north of Bologna and 60 km east of Parma, at a depth of 9.6 km (six miles), Reuters reports. The tremor happened at 09:03 local time. There are no reports of major damage or injuries. A new earthquake has shaken nort...

A new earthquake of 5.8-magnitude has struck the Emilia region in northern Italy, killing at least 10 people and burying several others under rubble

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.... Three were killed when an industrial shed collapsed in Medolla. Three also died in San Felice, two in Mirandola and one in Cavezzo. Today’s tremor hit the same region where a quake 10 days ago killed seven people and destroyed many buildings. Milan and Bologna were shaken too. Some people fled from buildings when they felt the tremor, which struck at 09:03 local time. A new earthquake of...

A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has rocked the north-western part of Costa Rica triggering a tsunami warning

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...part of Costa Rica triggering a tsunami warning, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami warning is in effect for Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. The quake was centred about 50 miles (80 km) south of the town of Liberia and was at a depth of 12.4 miles. It rattled buildings and cut power in some parts of the capital of San Jose, Reuters news agency reported. A 7.6-magnitude earthquake has roc...

A tsunami warning has been issued for Hawaii after a 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked an island off the west coast of Canada Saturday

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...y a 5.8-magnitude aftershock several minutes later. There were no immediate reports of major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8:00 p.m. local time Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometers) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia. It was one of the biggest earthquakes around Canada in decades...

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck Bulgaria's capital Sofia early on Tuesday, causing residents to rush into the streets

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...ldings and rattled windows but caused no casualties or damage, Nikolay Nikolov, an official from the office was quoted as saying by the national radio, citing initial reports. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was centered about 23 km (14 miles) west of Sofia and occurred at a relatively shallow depth of 9 Km (5.8 miles). USGS initially reported the magnitude as 5.8. A 5.6 magnitude ear...

New Zealand’s officials have confirmed that Christchurch cathedral will be demolished after the 2011 earthquake rendered it beyond repair

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...edral with a different design would be built in its place. Conservationists, however, have asked for the plan to be reconsidered. The quake, which struck on 22 February, was New Zealand’s worst natural disaster in 80 years and left 185 people dead. The cathedral, built in the late 19th Century, is a Christchurch landmark. But the 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which leveled thousands of buildings...

This morning, a massive quake strikes off Aleutian Islands, south west of Alaska

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This morning, a massive quake strikes off Aleutian Islands, South West of Alaska, threatening a devastating tsunami. The quake, which struck at 6:55 a.m. EDT, was 22.1 miles deep and had 7.1 magnitude, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. This morning, a massive quake strikes off Aleutian Islands, South West of Alaska   People living in coastal areas have been told to leave their homes imme...

Baby Azra Karaduman, a 14-day-old infant was pulled alive from the rubble of the Turkish earthquake at almost 48 hours after the disaster struck

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Baby Azra Karaduman, a 14-day-old infant was pulled alive from the rubble of the Turkish earthquake at almost 48 hours after the disaster struck. Baby Azra Karaduman miraculously survived despite being naked in freezing conditions. The little baby mother and grandmother were later plucked alive from the same collapsed building. A rescuer cradled baby Azra, who was then wrapped in a blanket and ha...

Ferhat Tokay, a 13-year-old boy has been pulled alive from the rubble in Ercis after 108 hours since earthquake hit the south-eastern Turkey

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...the rescue and relief effort. Ferhat Tokay, a 13-year-old boy has been pulled alive from the rubble in Ercis after 108 hours since earthquake hit the south-eastern Turkey Ferhat Tokay, the rescued 13-year-old boy was found alive late on Thursday and pulled out by search teams early in the morning. “He was taken to hospital in Sahra and his health appears good,” said a rescue official....

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing widespread panic

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A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing widespread panic. The quake was registered at a depth of 15 miles, according to the US Geological Survey. Its epicenter was in the western state of Guerrero, near the seaside resort of Acapulco. A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has hit Mexico City, shaking buildings for at least 30 seconds and causing...

China's north-west Gansu province has been hit by two powerful earthquakes killing at least 47 people and injuring almost 300

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China’s north-west Gansu province has been hit by two powerful earthquakes killing at least 47 people and injuring almost 300. The first earthquake near Dingxi city had a magnitude of 5.98 and was shallow, with a depth of just 6 miles, the US Geological Survey said Just over an hour later, a magnitude 5.6 quake hit the same area, it added. In 2008, an earthquake in Sichuan province left up...