Magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Leyte

Pia Piquero 05/03/2024

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has rattled Leyte, Philippines, on the early evening of Friday, May 3. According to the data released by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), the seismic activity…

‘I am fine:’ New York rattled by small earthquake

04/06/2024

New York, United States — UN Security Council diplomats were shaken in their chairs, planes got briefly grounded, and furniture rattled across New York Friday when an earthquake jolted the city that never sleeps. No one was…

Why is Taiwan so exposed to earthquakes and so well prepared to withstand them?

04/04/2024

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan was struck Wednesday, April 3, 2024, by its most powerful earthquake in a quarter of a century.  At least nine people were killed and hundreds injured, buildings and highways damaged and dozens of workers…

Taiwan earthquake cracks walls and shatters memories for one family

04/04/2024

HUALIEN, Taiwan—Linda Chen looked wistfully around her apartment in Taiwan’s eastern city of Hualien, which her family believes is now too dangerous to live in after it was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 7.2. Wednesday’s (April…

Japan rocked by magnitude 6 earthquake, no tsunami alert

Agence France Presse 04/04/2024

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck off northeastern Japan’s Fukushima region on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries after the earthquake, whose epicentre had…

9 dead, 50 missing in Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years

Reuters 04/03/2024

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s biggest earthquake in at least 25 years killed nine people on Wednesday, injuring more than 800, while 50 went missing en route to a national park, authorities said, as rescuers used ladders to bring…

Help desk for Filipinos affected by Taiwan earthquake now open

Charie Abarca 04/03/2024

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) launched on Wednesday a help desk for Filipino workers in Taiwan who need assistance after the 7.5-magnitude earthquake. “The Help Desk will also cater to information requests of…

Taiwan earthquake: Live updates

04/03/2024

(UPDATED, 5:00 p.m., April 4) These are the latest updates on the Taiwan earthquake on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. Bookmark this page to get the latest updates on Taiwan’s strongest quake in 25 years.  The Taiwan quake…

Taiwan earthquake death toll now at four

04/03/2024

Taipei, Taiwan —At least four people were killed and nearly 60 injured Wednesday, April 3, 2024, by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines before…

Taiwan earthquake update:  One feared dead, dozens injured 

04/03/2024

Taipei, Taiwan—At least one person was feared dead and nearly 60 injured Wednesday, April 3, 2024, by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines…

Taiwan earthquake: Tsunami warning in the Philippines cancelled

04/03/2024

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) cancelled a tsunami warning that had been issued after a major earthquake struck Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. “Based on available data of our sea level monitoring stations…

Taiwan hit by strong earthquake; tsunami warnings issued

04/03/2024

TAIPEI—An earthquake offshore Taiwan with a magnitude of 7.2 rocked the capital Taipei on Wednesday morning, April 3, 2024, knocking out power in several parts of the city and sparking a tsunami warning for the islands of southern Japan…

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