New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

Nov 15, 2016

New Zealand airlifts tourists out of quake-hit town

New Zealand emergency services and defense personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from the South Island town of Kaikoura on Tuesday, a day after a powerful earthquake hit the region, killing two people. The 7.8-magnitude tremor, which struck just after midnight on ...

Nov 7, 2016

Magnitude-5.0 earthquake rocks central Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes. Cushing ...

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Oct 24, 2016

Younger students attend school in quake-hit Tottori Prefecture

Elementary and junior high schools in Tottori Prefecture opened as normal Monday following Friday’s magnitude-6.6 earthquake, but some prefecture-run high schools were closed. The Meteorological Agency has called on the public to stay alert as seismic activity is still continuing in the area. In ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey ...

Aug 26, 2016

Japanese scientists detect elusive deep-Earth tremor

Earthquake scientists in Japan have detected a rare and faint deep-Earth tremor known as an S wave microseism, tracing it to a distant but powerful storm in the North Atlantic. The findings, published in the U.S. journal Science on Thursday, could help experts learn ...

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 ...