Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

Aug 24, 2016

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples

A powerful magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least one person and damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan, officials said. The quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said hit at a depth of 84 kilometers (52 miles), was also ...

Shallow Peru temblor kills at least four, including U.S. tourist

Aug 16, 2016

Shallow Peru temblor kills at least four, including U.S. tourist

A shallow, magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook southern Peru’s picturesque Colca Valley, killing at least four people, including a U.S. tourist, and injuring 52 as it toppled adobe homes, authorities said Monday. The quake hit at 9:58 p.m. local time Sunday near the town of ...

Jul 19, 2016

No damage reported as quake shakes Tokyo

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 shook eastern Japan on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, centered east of Tokyo, shook buildings in the capital but was not strong enough to ...

Jul 17, 2016

Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts Kanto area

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted eastern Japan including Tokyo on Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami alert was issued for the 1:24 p.m. quake and its focus was about 40 km below southern Ibaraki Prefecture, the agency said. The ...

Apr 29, 2016

No Pacific-wide tsunami threat as M-7 temblor hits Vanuatu

A strong magnitude-7 earthquake rattled the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on Friday but authorities said there was no tsunami threat and no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake hit near Malekula Island. It was centered ...