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Wednesday 22 January, 2020


# earthquake - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska

The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.

# earthquake - Monday 1 January, 2018

Scientists are warning of an increase in powerful earthquakes this year

It’s all down to tiny variations in the speed of the planet’s rotation, according to a new study.

# earthquake - Monday 13 November, 2017

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

# earthquake - Thursday 26 October, 2017

President Higgins to visit people affected by deadly Christchurch earthquake

The centre of the city was largely levelled and a massive rebuilding project has been undertaken.

# earthquake - Friday 6 October, 2017

Powerful earthquake hits off the coast of eastern Japan

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers.

# earthquake - Friday 22 September, 2017

'Frida Sofia' - the young girl trapped beneath rubble in Mexico City - never existed

“We are certain that she was not real,” a top officer in the Mexican marines told reporters.

# earthquake - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Mexican rescuers race to free girl trapped under school rubble

The magnitude 7.1 quake has killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured over 2,000.

# earthquake - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Frantic searches continue as 30 children are still missing after Mexico earthquake

Over 40 buildings collapsed in the capital.

# earthquake - Friday 8 September, 2017

Death toll now at 58 as Mexico reels from biggest earthquake in a century

A powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico late last night.

# earthquake - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

The last child to be pulled from Italian earthquake rubble had just saved his younger brother

Two women died when the quake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia last night.

# earthquake - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

'I thought it was next door's washing machine': Earthquake strikes Donegal

“I thought it was next door’s washing machine,” a local woman said.

# earthquake - Friday 21 July, 2017

Advice issued to Irish travelling to Greece and Turkey following major earthquake

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said there are no indications of any Irish citizens being involved in the earthquake.

Two dead, 120 injured, in massive earthquake in Greece and Turkey

The massive quake, which measured 6.7 on the Richter scale, struck at 11.30pm Irish time last night.

# earthquake - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Eating snow and singing: How people survived the Italian hotel avalanche

Rescuers are searching for 23 people still believed to be trapped in the hotel.

# earthquake - Saturday 21 January, 2017

A total of 11 people have now been rescued from the Italian hotel buried by snow

Scores of emergency workers have worked round the clock to try and find more survivors.

# earthquake - Friday 20 January, 2017

Hopes for new group of survivors at Italian mountain hotel following avalanche

More than 25 people are believed to have been staying at the hotel when it was hit.

# earthquake - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'No signs of life' at Italian hotel as 30 feared dead after massive avalanche

At least two bodies have been removed from the hotel, but bad weather conditions are slowing rescue efforts.

Italy avalanche: Several children confirmed missing as extent of devastation emerges

Prospects of anyone being rescued alive from the ill-fated Hotel Rigopiano look bleak.

# earthquake - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes the Philippines

No tsunami warnings have been issued.

# earthquake - Sunday 18 December, 2016

The farmers, their little pigs and the wolves: An Italy earthquake survival tale

A month after the quakes, the Fausti family managed to get itself up and running again – but it was no easy task.

# earthquake - Saturday 17 December, 2016

New Zealand on tsunami alert after massive earthquake

The earthquake struck this morning.

# earthquake - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

At least 97 dead and hundreds injured in Indonesian earthquake

The province was devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

# earthquake - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Tsunami warnings issued as hurricane and earthquake hit Central America at same time

The earthquake led to a tsunami warning being issued in El Salvador.

# earthquake - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'The fear that I felt almost six years ago came back': Relief as tsunami warning lifted in Japan

The powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake sparked fears of a repeat of the 2011 disaster.

# earthquake - Monday 21 November, 2016

'Evacuate immediately': Tsunami warning after magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits off Fukushima Japan This post contains videos

# earthquake - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

Up to 100,000 landslides in New Zealand as rescuers airlift stranded tourists

It is estimated the earthquake repair bill will reach billions of dollars.

From The42 'I made sure my wife and 2-year-old were safe': All Black stars turn thoughts to home after earthquake Half A World Away

'I made sure my wife and 2-year-old were safe': All Black stars turn thoughts to home after earthquake

Seismic tremors are almost part of daily life in Christchurch, but when a big quake hits, it’s a worrying time for everyone.

# earthquake - Monday 14 November, 2016

These three cows have been left stranded after New Zealand's powerful quake

Helicopters are circling the Kaikoura area after last night’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake.

New Zealand sends military helicopters to rescue tourists stranded by earthquake

A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused massive infrastructure damage in New Zealand last night.

From The42 All Blacks legend Richie McCaw joins earthquake rescue effort New Zealand

All Blacks legend Richie McCaw joins earthquake rescue effort

The double World Cup winner, now a commercial helicopter pilot, flew rescue and reconnaissance missions to Kaikoura.

# earthquake - Sunday 13 November, 2016

At least two killed as massive earthquake hits New Zealand

Christchurch was the location of a powerful earthquake in 2011.

# earthquake - Monday 31 October, 2016

"I don't see any possible future" - 15,000 people left homeless by Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years

Experts said it was remarkable that the quake had not resulted in any more fatalities.

# earthquake - Sunday 30 October, 2016

14th century basilica reduced to rubble after Italy's most powerful quake in 36 years

There were several people injured, but there have been no reports of fatalities.

# earthquake - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Two separate earthquakes within two hours hit central Italy

Quakes measuring 5.4 and 6.1 struck the same area of Italy where 298 people died in August of this year.

# earthquake - Monday 17 October, 2016

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude has hit Tibet

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 25km (16 miles) about 300km (186 miles) northwest of the city of Qamdo.

# earthquake - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tweeted pictures of the pope greeting youngsters and shaking hands with a visibly-moved middle-aged man.

# earthquake - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Miracle dog' Romeo pulled from rubble nine days after earthquake struck Golden Survivor This post contains videos

'Miracle dog' Romeo pulled from rubble nine days after earthquake struck

No human survivors have been found since 24 August.

# earthquake - Friday 2 September, 2016

Charlie Hebdo have drawn cartoons featuring Italy's earthquake victims as lasagne

“The drawings are repugnant,” said Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando, as furious reactions began flooding social media sites.

# earthquake - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Evacuations but no major damage as New Zealand hit by earthquake

A swarm of aftershocks rocked the region.

# earthquake - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'Don't be afraid to scream your suffering': Italy mourns victims of earthquake

Italy’s head of state earlier paid tribute to the “extraordinary effort” of more than 4,000 rescue professionals and volunteers who helped with the rescue effort.