Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, scores injured

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Jan 14 : A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, killing one person, injuring scores and causing homes and roads to collapse. The quake hit offshore at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of around 36 km (22.4 miles), the U.S. Geological […]

Strong earthquake in southern Peru leaves one dead, 20 injured

By Marco Aquino LIMA, Jan 14 : A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, leaving one dead and around 20 injured and causing homes and roads to collapse. The 7.1 magnitude quake hit at 4:18 a.m. local time (0918 GMT) at a depth of […]

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, sparks tsunami warning

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 10 : An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 that struck near remote islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday was felt across northern Central America, prompting a tsunami warning for parts of the Caribbean. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east […]

Magnitude 7.6 quake strikes off Central America -USGS

By Gustavo Palencia TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 10 : An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck near remote Caribbean Islands belonging to Honduras on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The quake rattled windows in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa roughly 323 miles (519 km) to the east, but no damage […]

Chile registers more than 8,000 tremors in 2017 but no quakes

By Dave Sherwood SANTIAGO, Jan 4 : Chile recorded more than 8,000 tremors in 2017, according to scientists at the University of Chile, though none reached the magnitude of an earthquake. The university’s National Seismological Center said the number of tremors had reached 8,094 last year, a 26 percent increase over 2016. Of those, 352 […]

Fear and loathing in S.Korea as university exam postponed by quake

By Joyce Lee and Jiwon Choi SEOUL, Nov 16 : South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country’s highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a “life assignment exam” by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns. South Korea postponed the exam after a […]