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Massive Philippine Earthquake and Tsunami downgraded from 7.2 to 6.9

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 29, 2018 04:52

An earthquake measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale struck southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday. It was later downgraded to 6.9 and caused a local tsunami alert, but no ... Read More

Air traffic at Catania airport suspended after Mount Etna volcano eruption

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 24, 2018 16:45

Sicily's Mount Etna volcano erupted on Monday, the National Institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology (INGV) said in a statement. The eruption that began at noon was preceded by 130 earthquake ... Read More

Italy quake leaves thousands of survivors huddled in tents and cars

editor editor- May 21, 2012 07:20

FINALE EMILIA, Italy - Aftershocks rattled Italy's industrial heartland throughout Sunday evening following a magnitude 6.0 quake that struck around 4:00 am. Read More

Indonesia quake kills five, sends thousands fleeing

editor editor- January 6, 2009 02:27

Indonesian officials have confirmed that at least five people were killed in the Indonesian province of West Papua where a series of earthquake killed the five people, injured hundreds and ... Read More

Earthquake hits tourist area of the Ziarat district in Pakistan

editor editor- October 30, 2008 11:45

ISLAMABAD - An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter Scale, rumbled through southwestern Pakistan today, October 29, in the tourist area of the Ziarat district. Read More

Earthquakes, torrential rains, landslides greet Southeast Asian year-end festivities

editor editor- December 28, 2007 11:19

Just as the West greets the year-end holiday season with snowflakes and gale winds, Southeast Asia is becoming used to greeting the year end with reminders of the 2004 year-end ... Read More