5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes the South West

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the South West this morning, hitting the Lake Muir area, about 330 kilometres from Perth. The earthquake struck just after 5:00am, with people reporting to have felt it as far away as Albany and Perth. This is the second largest earthquake in the Lake Muir area, after a 5.7…

Australia Boosts Financial Aid in Wake of Indonesian Quake

Australia will pledge a further $5 million in financial aid to Indonesia to assist the country, after a powerful earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 1,200 people. The Federal Government has announced the funding that will be given to the Indonesian Red Cross for disaster relief services, adding to an initial $500,000 donated to…

Mexico hit by 7.2 earthquake, no deaths but power cut and homes damaged

Nearly a million homes and businesses have been left without power in Mexico following a prolonged 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the capital and four southwest states. So far no deaths have been reported and no buildings have collapsed. The quake caused panic though, with the region still suffering the consequences of to powerful quakes…

7.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Caribbean

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake has struck the Honduras, prompting tsunami warnings across the Caribbean. The quake struck 202 kilometres northeast of Barra Patuca and 307 kilometres south west of George Town in the Cayman Islands by the United States Geological Survey. The US Tsunami Centre issued tsunami warnings for Puerto Rico as well as the…

Java earthquake leaves at least two dead

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit Java just before midnight at 11:47pm local time, collapsing buildings and leaving at least two dead. Tremors were felt throughout the island, including the capital of Jakarta about 200kms where buildings were swaying. So far a 62-year old man and an 80-year old woman have been confirmed as dead from…

Thousands Homeless After Iran Earthquake

More than 70,000 people have been left homeless after an earthquake struck the western region of Iran. The 7.3 magnitude quake left survivors to camp out for a second straight night in close to freezing temperatures, which could drop to as low as 12 degrees in Sarpol-e Zahab, the worst-hit city. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani…

Hundreds Dead as Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico

A powerful earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing 248 people and leaving rescuers frantically searching for survivors. The 7.1 magnitude quake struck around lunchtime, toppling 44 buildings including at least one primary school in the Mexican capital. Millions of people fled into the streets when the disaster occurred, many concerned about their welfare and the…

At least 60 dead in Mexico after most powerful earthquake in decades

The most powerful earthquake to it Mexico in more than eight decades has left at least 60 people dead. It has been recorded as an 8.1 magnitude earthquake, but with the epicentre in the Pacific Ocean Mexico has avoided the devastation that a previous quake did. So far the provinces worst hit, Oaxaca, Tabasco and…

Earthquake Rocks Los Angeles

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake has shaken Los Angeles at 9:11pm American Western Time. The entire Los Angeles metropolitan area, southern city San Diego and Ventura County also felt the shake. There were two shocks recorded, including a 2.1 and 3.6 magnitude quake. Los Angeles resident Kurumi Mimi Watanabe described to WAMN News what she witnessed. “I was sitting…

Chilean Seismic network have less stations than three years ago

Three years after the earthquake of 8.8 on the Richter scale and the tsunami  in Maule,Chile, in 2010, the network that is monitoring earthquakes administered by the University  of Chile, feed of  the information of  the National Emergency Office (Onemi), has 11 devices less than the 27 / F. According to data provided by this…