Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh province

Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Aceh province

At least 25 people died and hundreds were injured after a strong earthquake struck off Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, local officials said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake struck Pidie Jaya district at dawn, as some in the predominantly Muslim region prepared for morning prayers. Mosques and shops were flattened in the small […]

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after deadly earthquake

Tsunami strikes New Zealand after deadly earthquake

At least two people were killed and more fatalities were feared after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday, while residents in coastal areas fled following tsunami warnings. As dawn broke there was scant information from many rural villages in the South Island, which were isolated by landslips and fractured telephone […]

Central Italy struck by another earthquake

Central Italy struck by another earthquake

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck central Italy on Thursday morning in the same region hit by recent strong quakes, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the temblor, which struck at 1:35 a.m. (0035 GMT), was very shallow, only 6.2 miles (10 km) deep, and was centered 32 miles (51.5 km) southeast of Perugia. Earthquakes […]

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

N. Korea nuclear test suspected after earthquake

North Korea is believed to have conducted a fifth nuclear test, its most powerful to date, South Korea’s military said Friday after monitors detected a 5.3-magnitude “artificial earthquake” near its main nuclear site. A confirmed test by the isolated North would send tensions soaring over its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions, which have already earned […]

Italy holds mass state funeral for earthquake victims

Italy holds mass state funeral for earthquake victims

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral held in the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in last Wednesday’s earthquake. Among the 35 coffins laid out in a sports hall were small caskets holding the bodies […]

Several dead as powerful earthquake hits central Italy

Several dead as powerful earthquake hits central Italy

At least five people have died after a powerful earthquake struck mountainous central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported. The first confirmed victims of the 6.2-magnitude quake which devastated dozens of villages were an elderly couple whose home collapsed at Pescara del Tronto in the Marche region to the east of […]