Strong M7.3 earthquake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

World Aug 22, 2018

Strong M7.3 earthquake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela's northeastern coast on Tuesday, spooking residents in the capital who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally in favor of a series of controversial economic reforms. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.3 and ...

Asia Pacific Feb 26, 2018

Strong M7.5 temblor strikes Papua New Guinea

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, with unconfirmed reports of blackouts and damage to buildings, officials said. The quake's epicenter was around 90 km (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit ...

M4.7 Christmas quake shakes southern Mexico; no damage reported

World Dec 26, 2017

M4.7 Christmas quake shakes southern Mexico; no damage reported

AP A Christmas day earthquake has shaken southern Mexico. There are no immediate reports of damage. Monday's temblor was centered near the Pacific coast resort city of Acapulco, where the shaking was felt strongly and many people left their homes. Civil defense chief Sabas de la Rosa ...

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

World Nov 13, 2017

Strong earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area kills hundreds

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. State television said more than ...