Feb 18, 2018

Biggest earthquake in a decade hits Britain: magnitude 4.4

Britain was hit by its biggest earthquake in a decade on Saturday, the British Geological Survey (BGS) said on Saturday, with tremors felt across parts of Wales and southwest England but no notable damage reported. The BGS said the quake was of magnitude 4.4, with ...

7.2 Mexican quake causes no direct deaths

Feb 18, 2018

7.2 Mexican quake causes no direct deaths

Mexico escaped major destruction from a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that jolted southern and central parts of the country, authorities said Saturday, with mostly minor damage and no deaths directly caused by the temblor five months after two other quakes killed hundreds. A national emergency committee ...

Tohoku fundraising drives launched for Taiwan

Feb 11, 2018

Tohoku fundraising drives launched for Taiwan

Areas hit hard by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami have begun a fundraising push for victims of last week's earthquake in Taiwan — part of a bid to repay the kindness afforded them seven years ago. Fundraising has already begun in some ...

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

Feb 9, 2018

Rookie rescue dog sniffs out survivor from Taiwan quake rubble

A golden Labrador retriever on his first rescue mission has won praise for helping Taiwanese search teams find two people trapped in a building severely damaged building by this week's deadly earthquake. Four-year-old Tie Hsiung (Iron Hero) braved dangerous aftershocks on his first field test ...

Rescuers hunt for missing after quake rocks Taiwan

Feb 7, 2018

Rescuers hunt for missing after quake rocks Taiwan

Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings Wednesday, some using their hands as they searched for the missing after a strong earthquake killed at least four near the popular Taiwanese tourist city of Hualien overnight. The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal ...