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More than 800 houses damaged in Mexico earthquake

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Comments off

More than 800 houses were damaged in the Mexican state of Guerrero as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.
This was reported by local authorities, announcing the preliminary information on the consequences of the disaster. Read more…

Japan – Island off Miyagi hit by 43-meter tsunami

Saturday, March 17, 2012 Comments off

A Japanese scientist says a tsunami about 43 meters high hit an island off Miyagi Prefecture after the earthquake on March 11th of last year.

University of Tokyo Associate Professor Yoshinobu Tsuji has been conducting a survey of tsunami damage in Japan’s northeast. Read more…

Japan – Over 10,000 tremors shook Japan after March quake

Friday, March 9, 2012 Comments off

Japan’s Meteorological Agency says more than 10,000 noticeable tremors have shaken the country since last year’s major earthquake.

The agency says it measured 10,119 earthquakes strong enough to be felt by humans during the 12 months until Wednesday, nearly 8 times the number recorded in 2010. Read more…

Japan – Quake epicenter to be shallower than estimated

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Comments off

A government team of earthquake experts says an expected powerful earthquake in northern Tokyo Bay would have an epicenter shallower than earlier estimated. Read more…

5.6 Magnitude quake strikes off Chilean coast

Saturday, February 11, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 11, 2012

According to the US Geological Service, a 5.6 magnitude earthquake has struck off the central part of Chile’s Pacific coast on Saturday. Read more…

Philippines quake kills at least 7

Monday, February 6, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News  Feb. 6, 2012

A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.7 has struck the central Philippines. At least 7 people have been confirmed dead near the epicenter. Read more…

Japan:Tsunami alerts to be revised

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

Japan’s Meteorological Agency has come up with new guidelines for issuing tsunami alerts after an earthquake.

Following the massive earthquake that hit northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, the emergency alerts issued to the public underestimated the possible tsunami height. Read more…

Japan:Scientists warn of huge quake east of Japan Trench

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Jan 31, 2012

Japanese researchers say the March 11th disaster has increased the risk of a major quake and tsunami east of the Japan Trench off northeastern Japan.

The research was carried out by a group at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Read more…

Quake shakes northern Italy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Comments off

 Italy. Photo: EPA  

A 4.9-magnitude quake hit northern Italy Wednesday, local media said. The Italian Geophysics Institute said the first shocks had been registered after 9 a.m. local time. The epicenter was located in the Reggio Emilia area. Read more…

5.5 quake hits Iran

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

The strongest earthquake in 10 years has hit northeastern Iran.

Earthquake in Iran. Photo: EPA

There are reports that over 100 people have been injured. Most of the victims have already received medical treatment.

The epicenter of the earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, was located 10 kilometers from the city of Nishapur. In a number of settlements dilapidated dwellings were destroyed. Read more…