Strong earthquake strikes New Zealand, tremors felt in Wellington

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND (BNO NEWS) -- A strong and shallow earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand on Friday afternoon, with strong tremors felt in Wellington and other parts of the country, seismologists and witnesses said. There [...]

Magnitude-5.6 quake kills 18, injures 130 in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake that struck eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday resulted in the deaths of at least 18 people, the presidential palace said on Thursday, adding that 130 others were injured and that hundreds [...]

Death toll rises to 193 after quake rocks southwest China

BEIJING, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southwestern China last week has risen to at least 193, the government said on Tuesday, adding that more than two dozen others remain missing. Some 12,000 people [...]

Strong earthquake in central Taiwan kills 1, injures 86

PULI, TAIWAN (BNO NEWS) -- A strong and shallow earthquake shook the island of Taiwan on Wednesday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 85 others as violent tremors damaged buildings and triggered fires, seismologists and emergency [...]

19 rescued after quake triggers collapse at Polish mine

RUDNA, POLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Nineteen miners were rescued Wednesday after a small earthquake caused a cave-in at a copper mine in western Poland, the mine's operator said. Their conditions were not immediately known, although none of them were [...]

Magnitude-6.5 quake shakes Papua New Guinea, no damage

FINSCHHAFEN, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck just off the island of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Monday morning, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. [...]

Moderate earthquake felt throughout Taiwan, no damage

HUALIEN, TAIWAN (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate but shallow earthquake struck northern Taiwan on late Thursday morning, causing buildings to sway in the capital Taipei and other parts of the island, seismologists and witnesses said. There were no immediate [...]

Moderate earthquake in SW China destroys 520 homes, injures 30

GUAN PING XIANG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake shook southwest China on Sunday afternoon, causing more than 500 homes to collapse and leaving 30 people injured, authorities said on Monday. More than 10,000 people in the affected [...]

Two strong earthquakes strike Russia’s Kuril Islands, no casualties

SEVERO-KURILSK, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong earthquakes struck near several islands of Russia's Kuril Islands on late Friday evening, seismologists and emergency officials said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. [...]

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake shakes Russia’s Far East, no damage

SYAGANNAKH, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake Friday morning struck a sparsely populated region of Russia's Far East, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, officials said. It is believed to be strongest earthquake [...]