Archive for the ‘Earthquake’ Category

Iran – Nearly 300 die in Iran quake

Monday, August 13, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News August  13,  2012

Local Iranian officials say the death toll from Saturday’s earthquakes will rise to nearly 300 people.

Iranian government officials are shifting from rescue operations to rebuilding in the disaster-affected areas.

The magnitude 6.4 and 6.3 earthquakes hit the northwestern province of East Azerbaijan. 20 villages were devastated in the mountainous area near the focus, with many of the buildings destroyed. Read more…

Iran – At least 180 killed in Iranian quake

Sunday, August 12, 2012 Comments off


August 12,  2012

The number of those killed by the earthquake on Saturday in northwestern Iran has risen to 180 people with number of injured now exceeding 1,300.
Two powerful tremors measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on the Richter scale stroke on Saturday near the towns of Tabriz and Ahar with their epicenters Read more…

Earthquake strikes inland China

Monday, June 25, 2012 Comments off

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake has struck inland China, killing 2 people and injuring around 100 others. Read more…

Six injured as powerful quake shakes southwestern Turkey

Monday, June 11, 2012 Comments off

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 shook southwest Turkey on Sunday and at least six people were injured after jumping from their balconies or windows in panic, as local media reported. Read more…

Quake shakes western Turkey

Sunday, June 10, 2012 Comments off

A 6.1 mg. earthquake shook southwestern Turkey on June 10. The quake’s epicenter was off the coast of the Mediterranean Mugla resort. A number of tourists from Mugla and Antalya hotels have been evacuated. Read more…

5.7 quake rocks Indonesia’s island

Friday, June 1, 2012 Comments off

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked the northwestern part of Indonesia’s eastern Papua Island on Friday. Read more…

Second powerful earthquake strikes Italy – at least 15 dead

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Comments off

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has struck northern Italy with authorities reporting 15 dead. It comes a week after a 6.0-magnitude tremor hit the same region, killing seven and destroying hundreds of buildings. Read more…

Japan:Balls from disaster-hit area found in Alaska

Saturday, April 21, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr.21, 2012
Two sports balls found washed up on an island off the US state of Alaska are believed to have been swept away by tsunami that hit northeastern Japan last year and drifted across the Pacific. Read more…

Japan – Quake hit Fukushima, no tsunami threat

Friday, April 13, 2012 Comments off

5.9 magnitude, 20 meters deep earthquake shook Japan today. Epicenter was near Fukushima. Read more…

No tsunami threat after Aceh quake

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Comments off

Twenty eight countries surrounding the Indian Ocean have called off their tsunami alerts, issued this morning following a major undersea earthquake off the Indonesian province of Aceh in northwestern Sumatra. Read more…