Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake’

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…

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…

Japan:Revised quake estimate warns of 9700 dead in Tokyo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr. 18, 2012

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says 9,700 people could die in a huge earthquake hitting directly under the capital. 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…

8.2 Indonsesia quake aftershock triggers new tsunami warning – RT

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 11, 2012

Indonesia’s Geophysical Agency says a strong aftershock measuring 8.2 magnitude has hit off the Sumatra province of Aceh. A new tsunami warning has been issued. Read more…

8.6 quake off Indonesia, Indian Ocean tsunami warning issued

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 11, 2012

by RT

Banda Aceh : Acehnese people run shortly after a powerfull earthquake hit western coast of Sumatera in Banda Aceh on April 11, 2012. (AFP Photo / Chaideer Mahyuddin) – RT

Indonesia’s Geophysical Agency has registered a 6.5 aftershock following an earlier 8.6 magnitude quake in Aceh region off the coast of northern Sumatra. A tsunami warning has been issued across the Indian Ocean, the US Geological Survey reports. Read more…

M 8.7 quake hits off Sumatra

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Apr. 11, 2012


A magnitude-8.6 earthquake has struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Read more…