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 [...]

Deep magnitude-7.0 quake strikes off the Northern Mariana Islands

SAIPAN, NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful but deep earthquake struck near the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands on Tuesday, seismologists said, but no tsunami alerts were issued and neither damage nor casualties [...]

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 [...]

At least 34 killed in Pakistan after 7.8-magnitude earthquake

KARACHI, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least 34 people killed after powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Pakistan border, officials said Tuesday. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck at around 10:44 local time approximately 201 kilometers (125 miles) [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Tsunami kills 7, destroys hundreds of houses in the Solomon Islands

HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS (BNO NEWS) -- A major earthquake struck the South Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami which destroyed entire villages and claimed the lives of at least seven people, officials [...]

UPDATE 4 — Small tsunami waves hit B.C., Alaska after 7.7 quake

VANCOUVER, B.C. (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful and shallow earthquake struck the Queen Charlotte Islands of British Columbia on Saturday evening, generating small tsunami waves which hit coastlines in Canada and the U.S. state of Alaska, officials [...]