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Hard-Hit Indonesia Quake Zone Was Seen as High-Risk

When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a …

New Zealand Hit With 7.8M Earthquake, Tsunami Alert Triggered

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, shaking awake residents, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck …

Taiwan Faces Greatest Tsunami Risk: Guy Carpenter

A new report finds that southwest Taiwan, specifically, up to 4 meters at the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s principal port and the sixth largest container port in the world has the greatest tsunami risk. Guy Carpenter & Company, a global …

New Zealand Hit by 6.3 Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake in New Zealand on Monday shook loose a giant eagle sculpture promoting “The Hobbit” movie trilogy and caused other minor damage around the region. The magnitude 6.3 quake struck the country’s lower North Island at a little before …

Death Toll in Philippines Quake Jumps to 93

The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power. …

Quakes Kill 2 in Taiwan, Injure 33 in Philippines

A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring …

Powerful Quake Hits Off East Timor; No Damage

A powerful earthquake hit waters off East Timor on Tuesday, but officials said it was too deep to trigger a tsunami. There were no reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.8-magnitude quake struck 171 miles …

Strong Earthquake Strikes Off Papua New Guinea

Officials issued a local tsunami alert after a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Monday. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck 76 miles (122 kilometers) west of Arawa, …