4.8 MAGNITUDE QUAKE SHAKES SOUTHERN IRAN
An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Eshkanan in southern Fars Province, early Friday.
Earthquake measuring 8.2 prompts tsunami warning on Russian coast
TREMORS were felt as far away as Moscow when a deep sea earthquake measuring 8.2 struck the coast off Sakhalin Island.
Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes Russian Far East
A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off Russia's eastern coast on Friday, briefly prompting a tsunami scare but causing no casualties or substantial damage, Russian emergency authorities said.
5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes near Susanville in Northern California
A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Northern California Thursday night, sending things flying off shelves and rattling plenty of nerves.
7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes south of Tonga
The United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck in the sea 285 kilometres southwest of Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa.
Asteroid to fly past Earth at end of month
An asteroid, around three times the size of the Titanic, is due to zoom past Earth next week.
Evacuation plan long overdue
It is with frightening speed that natural disasters are occurring: torrential downpours which cause landslides and flooding, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and “freak storms” where high winds rip rooftops from homes and down trees across roads, etc.
Quake measuring 4.1 Richter hits Crete
An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook the southern Greek island of Crete at 4 a.m. on Thursday, according to seismologists.
Tornado a portent of what could happen here
Viewing the swath of total destruction left by Monday’s tornado in Moore, Okla., it’s hard to believe anyone could have survived. But as of this writing, the death toll was a surprisingly low 24 – that is expected to rise – even though the twister was a mile-wide, top-of-the-scale EF5 with winds of more than 200 mph.
Floods Wreak Havoc in Kenya
Raging floods in Kenya as a result of heavy rains pounding most parts of the country have left a trail of destruction death and displacement in their wake.