Gulf Times - earthquake
New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing. P

Chinese county stops shale gas mining amid quake fears

Chinese county stops shale gas mining amid quake fears

A county in southwestern China has ordered a halt to shale gas mining amid fears it may have helped cause an earthquake in the area that killed two people, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Indonesia

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Indonesia

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Mentawai on Saturday, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks.

At least 400 people left homeless by Etna volcano earthquake

At least 400 people left homeless by Etna volcano earthquake

At least 400 people have been left homeless by the 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck towns near the Mount Etna volcano, Italy's Civil Protection Agency said Thursday.

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the area around Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna early Wednesday, injuring four people, damaging old buildings and forcing the closure of part of a highway ...

New Caledonia issues tsunami evacuation alert after 7.6 quake

New Caledonia issues tsunami evacuation alert after 7.6 quake

New Caledonia on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of coastal areas following a tsunami warning, after a powerful undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck off the east coast of the French territory.

Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists.

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

The World Bank on Sunday announced funding of up to $1 billion for Indonesia after it was rocked by a string of recent disasters, including a deadly earthquake-tsunami that killed thousands.

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia on Tuesday ordered independent foreign aid workers to leave the quake zone and said foreign groups with staff in the disaster area on Sulawesi island should pull them out.