MANILA – Two strong earthquakes hours apart struck a group of sparsely populated islands in the Luzon Strait in the northern Philippines early Saturday. The earthquakes killed at least eight people, injuring about 60 and damaging ancestral houses famous among tourists. The quakes collapsed homes of stone and wood and roused residents from sleep, said […]
Shoppers, including children yelling in fear, rushed out of a five-story mall and many occupants abandoned a 26-floor condominium in a commercial district as the ground shook.
DAVAO – A powerful undersea earthquake struck off the southern Philippines on Saturday, prompting people to scramble out of shopping malls and buildings. Authorities warned villagers to stay away from beaches in case of a tsunami. No casualties or damage were reported hours after the quake struck before noon. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center […]
OSAKA – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and their top priority was the safety […]
The first quake had a magnitude of 2.7 and the second a magnitude of 1.6
CHIANG RAI – Nikornchai Popluechai, chief of the Chiang Rai quake monitoring center, has reported that 2 minor earthquakes hit Mae Lao District of Chiang Rai, late Tuesday evening. The first quake had a magnitude of 2.7 and happened at the depth of 2 kilometers, with its epicenter located in a rice field 7 […]
– MEXICO CITY – Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the […]