Feb 10, 2016

M6.4 temblor strikes off Chilean coast, USGS reports

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of central Chile on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, centered 61 miles (98 km) southwest of Coquimbo, an area often shaken by earthquakes, was 20.5 miles (33 km) below the seabed. It struck at ...

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Feb 9, 2016

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled by a powerful earthquake. The death toll in Saturday’s disaster stood at 40, while 320 people had been rescued, the Tainan city ...

Jan 22, 2016

No tsunami alert as M6.6 temblor hits off western Mexico

Authorities say a strong earthquake has struck well off the Pacific coast of western Mexico. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries, and no tsunami are expected. The U.S. Geological Survey says Thursday’s quake had a magnitude of 6.6 and was centered ...

Jan 21, 2016

Shallow M5.9 quake hits northwest China: USGS

A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted China’s northwestern Qinghai province on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake hit at 1:13 a.m. local time (1713 GMT) at a depth of just 10 km (6 miles), ...