earthquake

Eight miners killed as quake causes shafts to collapse in Poland

The death toll from a mine collapse triggered by an earthquake in Poland climbed to eight on Wednesday after the bodies of three missing workers were found.

New earthquake of 4.4 magnitude hits central Italy

An area of central Italy where three major earthquakes have happened in the past three months was struck again on Tuesday by a seismic event of 4.4 magnitude, authorities said.

Sherpa killed, climber hurt in quake triggered avalanche in Nepal

A Nepalese climbing guide was killed and a British climber injured on Monday when an avalanche triggered by an earthquake hit a Himalayan peak, expedition organizers said.

Magnitude-7.0 earthquake hits Central America

A magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua on Thursday.

Strong earthquake hits north-eastern Japan, no tsunami threat

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake rattled north-eastern Japan early Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Thousands rush to higher ground after tsunami warning in Japan

Thousands of residents moved quickly to higher ground Tuesday after a tsunami warning was issued following a magnitude-7.4 earthquake off north-eastern Japan, the same region hit by a huge quake...

Strong earthquakes rattle New Zealand

New Zealand was struck by several large earthquakes on Tuesday, with a 5.7 magnitude quake jolting residents near Christchurch just hours after a 5.4 magnitude quake hit the east coast of the...

Tsunami warning issued after huge quake hits north-eastern Japan

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake rocked north-eastern Japan early Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning in Fukushima prefecture.

Northern Greece rocked by 5.0-magnitude earthquake

Northern Greece was hit by a 5.0-magnitude earthquake early on Saturday, causing panic in a region already shaken by numerous tremors in recent weeks.

Earthquake moves New Zealand’s two main islands closer together

New Zealand’s two main islands, the North and South Islands, have moved closer together following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the country just after midnight Monday, killing two...

Italy to request 7 billion euros EU aid for quake assistance

Italy will request assistance from the European Union Solidarity Fund to help it recover from this year's earthquakes, with the bill from an August quake alone hitting more than 7 billion euros (7...

6.3 aftershock strikes New Zealand, PM tells of devastation

New Zealand was hit by a 6.3 aftershock Monday afternoon while the government was assessing damage from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck the country just after midnight on Monday.

Two dead, towns cut off after 7.5 New Zealand quake

Two people are dead and there is widespread damage to roads and infrastructure after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight on Monday.

At least two killed after massive earthquake hits New Zealand

Sydney (dpa) - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island, generating a tsunami, triggering evacuations from many low-lying areas on the eastern shore and killing at...

Vatican chastises Catholic radio for "offensive" Italy quake remarks

Suggestions by an ultraconservative Catholic radio network that Italy has been punished by God with devastating earthquakes after legalizing gay unions are offensive and scandalous, a top Vatican...