QUAKE-TRIGGERED AVALANCHE BURIES RIGOPIANO HOTEL IN ABRUZZO, ITALY

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  January 18, 2017: A series of four earthquakes rattled Central Italy between Abruzzo, Lazio, the Marche and Umbria regions triggering an avalanche which buried the Rigopiano hotel in the Gran Sasso mountain near Farindola in the Abruzzo region. The first of the four earthquakes was of magnitude 5.3 which struck 25 km northwest of L’Aquila on […]

Myanmar Earthquake Live Updates: Burma Rocked By Magnitude 6.8 Temblor

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  A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, the US Geological Survey has said, severely damaging ancient temples at the old city of Bagan and killing one person. The site, which is often compared to Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, holds more than 2,500 temples and pagodas, some of them centuries old. The earthquake was so intense that […]

Earthquake in Central Italy kills 247 people, injuring 100’s of others

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  ROME — A powerful earthquake toppled homes, churches, and shops in a wide swath of medieval towns in central Italy Wednesday, killing at least 247 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to Italy’s civil protection agency. Dozens more were missing or feared dead from the magnitude-6.2 earthquake and a series of aftershocks that jolted Umbria, Lazio and Le Marche, three regions 80 to 100 miles […]

Death toll soars to 272, more than 2,500 injured in Equedor Earthquake

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  (CNN)Rescue crews searched desperately through rubble for survivors of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador. The death toll has soared to 272, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said Sunday evening. That number is expected to rise as rescue teams dig through the rubble, he said. Earlier that day, Vice President Jorge Glas had estimated that […]

6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan ended Saturday as the death toll rose to 116

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  Search and rescue operations after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan ended Saturday as the death toll rose to 116, Taiwan’s Central News Agency reported. The last trapped person was rescued alive on Saturday afternoon, the city’s disaster response office said. A total of 289 people were rescued, 96 people remain in […]

More than 1,900 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal

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  ITANAGAR, India — At nightfall, Nepal’s capital became a tent city, as thousands of residents displaced by Saturday’s devastating earthquake stayed in their dark gardens and out on the cracked streets and lanes, afraid to go back inside because of waves of aftershocks, including a powerful jolt Sunday that the U.S. Geological Survey said measured […]

 
 
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