Earthquake http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25632/all en Earthquakes behind China landslide that killed 46 - expert http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/earthquakes-behind-china-landslide-killed-46-expert <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A landslide in southwest China that killed 46 people was partly caused by an earthquake that hit the region four months ago, a geological expert said on Saturday.</p> <p>Unstable soil and steep slopes also contributed to Friday's landslide in Yunnan province, the state-run news agency Xinhua quoted Jiang Xingwu as saying.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/earthquakes-behind-china-landslide-killed-46-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earthquake Kunming Yunnan Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:15:34 +0000 5733639 at http://www.globalpost.com 5.5-magnitude quake hits off Taiwan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/55-magnitude-quake-hits-taiwan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan on Saturday, the island's Seismology Center said, but there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.</p> <p>The tremor, which was also felt in the capital Taipei in the north, struck at 11:39 am (0339 GMT), 46.9 kilometres (29 miles) southeast of Hualien on the east coast, at a depth of 16.9 kilometres under the sea, the centre said.</p> <p>Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/55-magnitude-quake-hits-taiwan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Seismology AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 04:30:04 +0000 5743810 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ North Korea quake 'suspected explosion': China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/urgent-north-korea-quake-suspected-explosion-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An earthquake measured in North Korea on Tuesday morning was a "suspected explosion", China's Earthquake Administration said.</p> <p>A webpage run by the China Earthquake Network Center, affiliated with China's Earthquake Administration, said a quake "at 10:57 on February 12 in North Korea was a "suspected explosion", and occurred at a "focal depth of 0 km".</p> <p>tjh/ao</p> Earthquake North Korea AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:30:31 +0000 5753230 at http://www.globalpost.com N. Korea tremor 'different from quake': Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-tremor-different-quake-japan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Scientists in Japan said Tuesday an earth tremor measured in the northeast of the Korean peninsula was "different from a normal earthquake".</p> <p>"The Japanese Meteorlolgical Agency detected the wave is different from a normal earthquake and centred at a latitude of 41.2 North and longitude 129.3 East, which is estimated at magnitude 5.2 when converting to an earthquake," public broadcaster NHK reported. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/n-korea-tremor-different-quake-japan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Technology AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 05:30:42 +0000 5753234 at http://www.globalpost.com Earthquake strikes far underground in southwest Argentina http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/earthquake-strikes-far-underground-southwest-argentina <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit southwest Argentina Friday but caused no damage or injuries, the US Geological Survey and local authorities reported.</p> <p>The earthquake was "within the limit of moderate to severe, but it was 672 kilometers (417 miles) underground and was not perceived by the population," Argentina's National Institute of Seismic Prevention said.</p> <p>USGS put the depth slightly shallower, at 585 kilometers (364 miles).</p> <p>The quake struck a rural area near Suncho Corral, 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, which is home to 400,000 people.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/earthquake-strikes-far-underground-southwest-argentina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Seismology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:31:09 +0000 5763349 at http://www.globalpost.com Hundreds of homes flattened in China quake: state media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/hundreds-homes-flattened-china-quake-state-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A shallow 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China on Sunday, causing 700 homes to collapse and leaving 20 people injured, state media said.</p> <p>The quake struck a rural area in the southwestern province of Yunnan on Sunday afternoon, damaging a further 2,500 houses, but there were no reported fatalities, according to state-run news agency Xinhua.</p> <p>The quake's epicentre was just nine kilometres (5.6 miles) beneath the surface, Xinhua said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/hundreds-homes-flattened-china-quake-state-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Seismology Xinhua News Agency AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:31:28 +0000 5772030 at http://www.globalpost.com California quake revives Big One jitters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/california-quake-revives-big-one-jitters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 4.7-magnitude earthquake Monday shook buildings in Los Angeles, with US seismologists saying it was the strongest to hit the area since 2010, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.</p> <p>The epicenter of the quake was some 11 miles (19 kilometers) southeast of Anza, California -- about 100 miles southeast of Los Angeles -- and was felt in San Diego, two hours' drive down the coast from LA.</p> <p>The temblor revived usually below-the-surface fears of the Big One in California, which is overdue for a massive earthquake.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/california-quake-revives-big-one-jitters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Geology Seismology AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:45:03 +0000 5780219 at http://www.globalpost.com Los Angeles drills response to 7.8 quake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/los-angeles-drills-response-78-quake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Emergency teams staged a mock operation Thursday to respond to a catastrophic 7.8-magnitude quake in Los Angeles, saying the West Coast megalopolis needs to be ready for an "overdue" Big One.</p> <p>Some 300 people took part in the office-based drill organized by LA County's Office of Emergency Management, based in a center especially built to withstand a major earthquake, and serve as a hub to coordinate disaster services.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/los-angeles-drills-response-78-quake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earthquake Seismology Technology AFP Fri, 22 Mar 2013 01:00:40 +0000 5790532 at http://www.globalpost.com Strong earthquake rocks Guatemala - US monitor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/strong-earthquake-rocks-guatemala-us-monitor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Guatemala late Monday, the US Geological Survey reported.</p> <p>The quake, which struck at 2302 GMT, had its epicenter 10 kilometers (six miles) east-southeast of the capital Guatemala City at a depth of 200 kilometers, the USGS reported.</p> <p>The earthquake was also felt in neighboring El Salvador, but there were no reports of damage.</p> <p>ch/rcw</p> Earthquake AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:30:55 +0000 5793753 at http://www.globalpost.com Gas quakes anger Dutch farmers but relieve state coffers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/gas-quakes-anger-dutch-farmers-relieve-state-coffers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Farmers living atop Europe's largest gas field in the isolated northern Netherlands are angry at increasingly frequent earthquakes caused by extraction.</p> <p>Freezing winds and a glimmer of cold light pass through the three-foot by two-inch (one metre by five centimetre) crack in Martha and Jan Bos's stable in Middelstum, a few miles (kilometres) from the Netherlands' most northern point.</p> <p>Their farmhouse, built in the early 20th century, has around 15 large cracks and part of the floor inside the entrance has dropped around three inches.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/gas-quakes-anger-dutch-farmers-relieve-state-coffers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Labor Seismology AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 04:01:38 +0000 5797930 at http://www.globalpost.com Earthquake rattles Acapulco, Mexico City http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/earthquake-rattles-acapulco-mexico-city-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An earthquake rattled the Pacific resort of Acapulco late Thursday and was felt as far north as Mexico City, causing buildings to sway, but there were no immediate reports of damage.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey said the 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of Acapulco at 0158 GMT. Mexico's seismology center measured it at 5.3.</p> <p>The temblor, which had a depth of 24.4 kilometers (15.1 miles), was 285 kilometers (177 miles) southwest of Mexico City, the USGS said. People cleared out of several government and office buildings in the capital.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/earthquake-rattles-acapulco-mexico-city-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acapulco Earthquake AFP Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:31:10 +0000 5802456 at http://www.globalpost.com Quake hits near Iran's nuclear city Bushehr, 37 dead http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/quake-63-magnitude-strikes-near-irans-nuclear-city-bushehr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yeganeh Torbati and Marcus George</p> <p>DUBAI (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck close to Iran's only nuclear power station on Tuesday, killing 37 people and injuring 850 as it destroyed homes and devastated two small villages, Iranian media reported.</p> <p>The 6.3 magnitude quake totally destroyed one village, a Red Crescent official told the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA), but the nearby Bushehr nuclear plant was undamaged, according to Iranian officials and the Russian company that built it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130409/quake-63-magnitude-strikes-near-irans-nuclear-city-bushehr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bushehr Bushehr County Disaster Earthquake Earthquakes Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear technology Politics Rosatom Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:45:27 +0000 5806975 at http://www.globalpost.com Strong quake near Iran nuclear plant kills 3 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/strong-quake-near-iran-nuclear-plant-kills-3-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck on Tuesday near the Gulf port city of Bushehr, home to Iran's only nuclear power plant, killing at least three people, state television and officials said.</p> <p>Iranian news agencies made no immediate mention of damage to the plant in the area of Kaki, nearly 90 kilometers (55 miles) southeast of Bushehr.</p> <p>The quake hit at 4:22 pm (1152 GMT) with a depth of 12 kilometres (7.5 miles), the Iran Seismological Centre said.</p> <p>The US Geological Survey, which monitors quakes worldwide, ranked the quake at a more powerful 6.3 magnitude.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/strong-quake-near-iran-nuclear-plant-kills-3-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bushehr Earthquake Seismology AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:46:54 +0000 5807144 at http://www.globalpost.com 2 quakes jolt Surigao del Norte http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/2-quakes-jolt-surigao-del-norte <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Two moderate earthquakes rocked Surigao del Norte province in Mindanao on Wednesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).</p><P>In its bulletin, the agency said the first quake with magnitude 3.5 occurred at 2:25 a.m. with its epicenter traced some 28 kilometers southeast of General Luna town in Surigao del Norte.</p><P>Its depth was estimated at 14 kms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/2-quakes-jolt-surigao-del-norte" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Earthquake Seismology Surigao del Norte Surigao del Norte Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:18:39 +0000 Asianet 5809226 at http://www.globalpost.com Earthquake kills at least 3 in southern Iran http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/earthquake-kills-at-least-3-southern-iran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A 6.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least three people in a sparsely populated area in the country's south, state TV reported on Tuesday. The report said the earthquake struck the town of Kaki some 96 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of Bushehr, a town on the Persian Gulf that is home of Iran's first nuclear power plant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130410/earthquake-kills-at-least-3-southern-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bushehr Bushehr County Earthquake Asianet Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:01:53 +0000 Asianet 5809345 at http://www.globalpost.com