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Earthquake

6.2 magnitude quake strikes east of Kuril Islands
The quake occurred at 05:10 GMT east of the Kuril Islands, Russia, at a depth of 10 kilometers. No immediate information about a possible tsunami has been reported.

07.07.2015 05:26

5.6 quake rocks India's Assam, felt in Bangladesh, Nepal
A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck some 23km from the Indian city of Basugaon in the northeastern state of Assam. The moderate, shallow earthquake was also reportedly felt in neighboring Bhutan, Bangladesh and Nepal.

28.06.2015 01:41

5.8 earthquake strikes Alaska
A moderate earthquake has struck Alaska some 125 km north-west of Anchorage. Initially reported as magnitude 5.6, it was upgraded to 6.2 before USGS reviewed it as 5.8.

24.06.2015 23:03

Fracking to blame? Alabama earthquakes occurring near shale-gas developments
More than a dozen minor earthquakes have struck western Alabama’s Greene County since November. The area is near the Black Warrior Basin, where thousands of hydraulic fracturing natural gas wells have been operating in recent years.

15.06.2015 16:13

Nudist tourists held in Malaysia for making ‘mountain spirits mad,’ sparking deadly quake
Five western tourists have been banned from leaving Malaysia for “disrespecting the spirits” by stripping naked at the peak of sacred Mt. Kinabalu. Local officials have blamed the group for causing Friday’s earthquake, which killed at least 16 people.

08.06.2015 00:11

Malaysia 6.0 earthquake: Over 160 people stranded on mountain, 40 missing
Rockfalls at Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu, caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake on Borneo Island, have left more than 160 people stranded on the peak, with some injured, according to officials. Forty people have been reported missing.

05.06.2015 09:20

Stuck in Japanese lift during quake? No problem – water and toilets to be inside!
Elevators in Japan could soon be equipped with toilets and emergency drinking water for those trapped inside during an earthquake, an official said Wednesday. The next "big one" could leave up to 17,000 people stuck in lifts, the government estimates.

03.06.2015 10:04

Oklahoma lawmakers officially prohibit local fracking bans
Oklahoma’s Republican governor recently signed a bill that stops local lawmakers from banning hydraulic fracturing or other oil and gas drilling operations.

01.06.2015 21:53

Strong 7.8 quake strikes off Japan’s remote Bonin Islands
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the ocean off Japan's remote Bonin Islands at 11:23 GMT on Saturday, USGS reports. There have been no immediate reports of casualties or damage, nor any tsunami alert.

30.05.2015 11:36

6.8 earthquake strikes off Alaska’s southwest coast – USGS
The US Geological Survey says there has been a 6.8 magnitude off the southwest coast of Alaska on Friday. The epicenter is 110km south-southeast of Ugashik with the center estimated at 33km deep.

29.05.2015 07:15

​Leaking Fukushima containers could lead to hydrogen explosions
Containers holding contaminated water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are at risk of hydrogen explosions, with 10 percent of them found to be leaking. As many as 333 containers may be defective, according to TEPCO.

25.05.2015 10:45

​4.3 quake hits Kent coast, tips over garden chairs & sparks Twitter satire
A tremor measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale hit the Kent coast just before 3am Friday, causing buildings to shake across an area of some 20 miles. Amid mild shock from residents, Twitter featured scattered patio chairs and “We will rebuild” jokes.

22.05.2015 11:32