Earthquake News

  • Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away
    Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away Sat, May 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend. More »

  • Quake rattles nerves in Napa Valley after 2014 disaster Fri, May 22, 2015

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude-4.1 earthquake has jolted Napa Valley and became an unwelcome reminder of the wine country's large temblor last summer — the strongest quake to hit Northern California in a quarter-century. More »

  • Nepal assesses if quake-hit villages are at risk before rain
    Nepal assesses if quake-hit villages are at risk before rain Fri, May 22, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Geologists were sent to earthquake-damaged mountain villages in Nepal this week to assess landslide risks before the rainy season begins next month, an official said Friday. More »

  • Sleepers shaken by Kent earthquake
    Sleepers shaken by Kent earthquake Fri, May 22, 2015

    An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 shook windows and caused walls to creak when it struck in the middle of the night in Kent. More »

  • Earthquake Of 4.2 Magnitude Strikes Coast
    Earthquake Of 4.2 Magnitude Strikes Coast Fri, May 22, 2015

    The tremor was recorded at a depth of 9.5 miles (15km) about 1.4 miles (2km) west of Ramsgate in Thanet at around 3am. Earthquakes similar in size to the one that hit Kent happen around every two years in the UK and about 4,500 times a year across the world, it said. The force tweeted: "We are aware of reports of tremors being felt by residents in East Kent & are monitoring the situation. More »

  • Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands
    Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands Thu, May 21, 2015

    A 6.9-magnitude quake has hit islands in the Pacific, but no tsunami warning was issued and no major damage is expected. More »

  • US military rescuers end operations after Nepal earthquake Wed, May 20, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The 300 U.S. Marine, Army, Air Force and Navy personnel involved in rescue operations in Nepal since a major earthquake struck last month concluded their work Wednesday, officials said. More »

  • Nepal's historic homes at risk as post-quake demolition begins
    Nepal's historic homes at risk as post-quake demolition begins Tue, May 19, 2015

    By Tommy Wilkes and Ross Adkin BHAKTAPUR (Reuters) - Thousands of centuries-old homes could be demolished in Nepal's historic cities as the government begins the long process of tearing down buildings rendered unsafe by last month's 7.8 earthquake. More than 600 temples, statues and museums across the country were damaged in Nepal's deadliest earthquake on record, including Kathmandu's 200-foot Dharahara Tower, built in 1832, which collapsed. "If the owners do not dismantle them on their own, we will bring them down." Founded in the 12th century, UNESCO World Heritage site Bhaktapur is now littered with ruined monuments. More »

  • Dallas area has 3.3 magnitude earthquake; nobody hurt Mon, May 18, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas area has been shaken by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake. More »

  • Beyonce visits Haiti for UN to see progress made since earthquake
    Beyonce visits Haiti for UN to see progress made since earthquake Mon, May 18, 2015

    Haiti UN mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe said that Beyonce also was able to “meet some of the people who were affected by” the 2010 disaster. More »

  • Nepal quake death toll becomes highest on record; dozens still missing
    Nepal quake death toll becomes highest on record; dozens still missing Sun, May 17, 2015

    The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, killing thousands and demolishing more than half a million homes, most of them in rural areas cut off from emergency medical care. The previous deadliest earthquake to strike the country - in 1934 - killed at least 8,519 in Nepal, as well as thousands more in neighbouring India. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told reporters on Sunday 58 foreigners had died in the two earthquakes. More »

  • Special Report: Survivors Cut Off By Nepal Quake
    Special Report: Survivors Cut Off By Nepal Quake Sun, May 17, 2015

    We are flying low over Nepal's mountainous countryside heading for towns at the centre of Nepal's earthquake where hundreds of people are stranded. It was the epicentre of Tuesday's massive earthquake and lies in a steep valley on the border with China. More »

  • Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake
    Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake Sun, May 17, 2015

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. More »

  • Fears as buildings continue to crack in quake-hit Nepal
    Fears as buildings continue to crack in quake-hit Nepal Sat, May 16, 2015

    Thousands of buildings are too dangerous to live in but continue to stand perilously in capital Kathmandu. More »

  • Brick business booms as Nepal readies to rebuild after quake
    Brick business booms as Nepal readies to rebuild after quake Sat, May 16, 2015

    BHAKTAPUR, Nepal (AP) — The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose — helping to rebuild Nepal after a series of massive earthquakes and aftershocks ravaged the Himalayan nation, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. More »

  • Quake zone Chinooks sent in vain
    Quake zone Chinooks sent in vain Sat, May 16, 2015

    Three RAF Chinook helicopters deployed to help with the rescue effort in Nepal following last month's devastating earthquake are being returned home without even reaching the Himalayan country. More »

  • UN calls for urgent aid for Nepal earthquake survivors Fri, May 15, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly called Friday for urgent assistance to help Nepal earthquake survivors and to rebuild the impoverished Himalayan nation so it can better survive future disasters. More »

  • Another mountain village devastated in latest Nepal quake Fri, May 15, 2015

    By Athit Perawongmetha SINGATI, Nepal (Reuters) - Dozens of people, including relief workers who had been transporting emergency supplies, were still missing in and around the Nepali village of Singati on Friday, three days after a major earthquake triggered a landslide in the area. A local official said 12 bodies had been recovered from the rubble of Singati's buildings, most of which had been flattened by earth and boulders cascading down the hillside. He's missing," said Rawne Bisunke, whose 16-year-old son had gone to buy a bus ticket in the bazaar when Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck. More »

  • Ukip crisis: The purple party faces internal earthquake over split personal …
    Ukip crisis: The purple party faces internal earthquake over split personal … Fri, May 15, 2015

    Ukip once promised to trigger a political earthquake under Westminster, now the Eurosceptic party faces being torn apart by its own internal tremors. The party's embrace of anti-mass immigration policy exemplifies Ukip's split personality. Alexandra Swann, a Tory turned "future face of Ukip", fell out with the party over the issue. Alan Sked, the founder of Ukip, claimed Farage was "obsessed" with immigration. More »

  • Medics Working Flat Out To Help Quake Victims
    Medics Working Flat Out To Help Quake Victims Thu, May 14, 2015

    An hour's drive to the east of Kathmandu is Dhulikhel hospital. Inside, we meet the medical director, Dr Rajendra Koju. He invites us into the operating theatre zone. We move to the third operating theatre. More »

  • Choppers and drone hunt for missing U.S. Huey, Nepal quake toll rises
    Choppers and drone hunt for missing U.S. Huey, Nepal quake toll rises Thu, May 14, 2015

    By Ross Adkin and Krista Mahr CHARIKOT, Nepal (Reuters) - Military helicopters flew over eastern Nepal and a team sent up a drone on Thursday to search for a missing U.S. Marines Huey chopper, as the death toll rose from the Himalayan country's second big earthquake in less than three weeks. A Reuters correspondent flew on a Nepali military helicopter along the Tamakoshi river that runs by the town of Charikot, in the mountainous Dolakha district worst hit by Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude quake that has killed more than 100 people. "We are using infrared vision to look for hotspots and any signs of life," said drone operator Shepherd Eaton, from GlobalMedic, a Canadian aid agency that specialises in search and rescue. Eaton and his partner wore cowboy hats, T-shirts and jeans and worked with a Nepali army team that had a helicopter. More »

  • NEPAL EARTHQUAKE Thu, May 14, 2015

    Map locates two recent earthquakes in Nepal.; 3c x 4 inches; 146 mm x 101 mm; More »

  • Nepal's prime minister: 'We were not prepared' for 2nd quake
    Nepal's prime minister: 'We were not prepared' for 2nd quake Thu, May 14, 2015

    CHARIKOT, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now filling up with frightened villagers desperate for government help. More »

  • Nepal unprepared for second quake, says PM
    Nepal unprepared for second quake, says PM Thu, May 14, 2015

    Nepal's prime minister on Thursday said his government was unprepared for the strong earthquake that hit two days ago, as he visited one of the areas worst hit by the disaster. More »

  • Nepal PM lends helicopter to woman badly hurt in earthquake Thu, May 14, 2015

    By Ross Adkin and Krista Mahr CHARIKOT, Nepal (Reuters) - A Nepali woman seriously injured by falling debris in Tuesday's earthquake was airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital on Thursday in the prime minister's helicopter, after two British paramedics pleaded with officials to help save her life. Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was on a visit to Charikot town in Dolakha district, around 70 km east of Kathmandu and one of the areas worst affected by the latest tremor to hit the Himalayan nation still reeling from a massive quake last month. As Koirala sat in an army tent where he was being briefed on the rescue effort, a few metres away two advanced paramedics were hand-pumping oxygen into an elderly woman at a makeshift medical camp, keeping her alive. The woman had been taken to Charikot from her village on Thursday morning after being hit on the head by falling debris during this week's quake. More »

  • Nepal: Buildings lean precariously in aftermath of second earthquake
    Nepal: Buildings lean precariously in aftermath of second earthquake Thu, May 14, 2015

    Many buildings are leaning precariously over the streets in towns and cities around Nepal after two powerful earthquakes in less than three weeks. The tremors have left areas of Nepal perilously unstable, leading to fears of more landslides, especially when seasonal monsoon rain begins to fall in the coming weeks. More »

  • Nepal government runs quake relief operation from tents
    Nepal government runs quake relief operation from tents Thu, May 14, 2015

    Ministries in Nepal battled Thursday to get aid to some of the remotest terrain on Earth, working from tents and makeshift shelters after an earthquake severely damaged government buildings in the capital. More »

  • Nepal villagers demand help after 2nd quake
    Nepal villagers demand help after 2nd quake Thu, May 14, 2015

    CHARIKOT, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of villagers jammed the streets of this small Himalayan town Thursday, demanding government help after Nepal suffered its second major quake in less than three weeks. And while there have been occasional food handouts here, there was nowhere near enough supplies for all the people who kept arriving. More »

  • No sign of missing U.S. aid helicopter after second Nepal quake
    No sign of missing U.S. aid helicopter after second Nepal quake Wed, May 13, 2015

    By Krista Mahr and Ross Adkin CHARIKOT, Nepal (Reuters) - A daylong search failed to find a missing U.S. Marine helicopter on Wednesday, a day after the second Nepal earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and triggered landslides across the Himalayan nation. Nepal is still reeling from last month's devastating quake, which killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000. The U.S. helicopter was delivering aid in Dolakha, one of the districts hit hardest by both quakes, on Tuesday when it went missing with six Marines and two Nepali soldiers on board. Roads in Dolakha were cracked and littered with large boulders, a Reuters witness said. More »

  • Latest Nepal Quake Leaves Area 'Like Graveyard'
    Latest Nepal Quake Leaves Area 'Like Graveyard' Wed, May 13, 2015

    "Terrified" residents are too scared to return to their homes as Nepal reels from a second deadly earthquake in less than three weeks. Charikot, about 75 km (45 miles) east of Kathmandu, was one of the hardest-hit areas. Aula Bahadur Ale, the assistant administrator of the district, said there were 36 dead in Charikot and surrounding areas and 106 injured. More »

  • Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake
    Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake Wed, May 13, 2015

    Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as hundreds of troops searched for a missing US military helicopter. More »

  • The disaster in Nepal after the earthquake
    The disaster in Nepal after the earthquake Wed, May 13, 2015

    Relations between the international community and the Nepali government have rarely been worse than they are now. More »

  • Search to reach Nepal earthquake survivors resumes
    Search to reach Nepal earthquake survivors resumes Wed, May 13, 2015

    Rescuers try to reach remote mountain communities as death toll rises to 66 in latest disaster to hit Himalayan nation. More »

  • Strong quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami risk
    Strong quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami risk Wed, May 13, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake hit Japan on Wednesday in the same region devastated by a major quake and tsunami in 2011. Authorities said there was no risk of tsunami. More »

  • Strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern Japan
    Strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern Japan Wed, May 13, 2015

    Quake struck off east coast of Honshu island but tsunami warning not issued and no immediate reports of damage. More »