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Moderate quake jolts southern Iranian province, killing 1

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck a southern Iranian province Saturday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 30 others, Iranian media reported. The ...

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest temblors...

7 earthquakes strike off Iranian coast; no damage reported

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven earthquakes struck off Iran’s southern Kish Island on Wednesday, rattling Dubai and other areas across the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Geological ...

Early morning earthquakes jolt eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three earthquakes struck Taiwan’s eastern counties this morning (April 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The first two in Hualien at 3:06 a.m. a...

Earthquakes recorded near Alaska volcano dormant 800 years

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of small earthquakes have been reported near a volcano in southeast Alaska believed to have been dormant for at least 800 years. The cause of the qu...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a poss...

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeast Taiwan early Wednesday morning (March 23) at 1:41 a.m., followed two minutes later by a magnitude 6.1 quake, according to the C...

Taiwan Central Weather Bureau highlights unusual earthquake activity in Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is closely monitoring earthquake activity in Hsinchu County following the series of 10 earthquakes that occurred on Friday (Feb. 4). Af...

8 earthquakes jolt Taiwan's Hsinchu within 5 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A series of earthquakes shook Hsinchu County during the day on Friday (Feb. 4) following a minor quake in Chiayi County on Friday morning, according to the Central Weather...

Midnight, early morning earthquakes jolt Taiwan's Taoyuan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck Taoyuan’s Longtan District at 12:30 a.m. followed by a magnitude 2.7 earthquake at 4:45 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 30), according to the ...

UN: Afghan quake death toll reaches 26, including children

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flatten...

Twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan kill at least 22

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two earthquakes rattled Afghanistan's western Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday afternoon, killing at least 22 people, a local official said. ...

3 more active faults found in Taiwan, raising total to 36

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid two major earthquakes on Monday and Tuesday (Jan. 3-4), the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on Tuesday announced that three more active faults have been discovere...

Moderate earthquake jolts sparsely-populated, southern Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck a sparsely populated area in the southern part of Iran on Sunday, state television reported. Four rescue teams were deployed to ...

16 earthquakes hit Taiwan's Hualien over course of 15 minutes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 7:05 a.m. on Friday morning (July 16), followed by 15 other temblors ranging from magnitude 3.1 to 4.7 over the next 15...