Free Press Journal
  • Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

     Cuernavaca: A devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico last September gave way to a fascinating discovery: remnants of a rain god temple within an Aztec pyramid. The temple, dedicated to a deity called Tlaloc and located within the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos state, belonged to the region’s Tlahuica culture.

  • 3 killed as 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocks Japan’s Osaka

    Tokyo: At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Osaka city. The victims comprised a nine-year-old girl and two men, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

  • 4.0 magnitude earthquake hits Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi

    Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand): An earthquake measuring 4.0-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi on Thursday morning at 6:12 AM. According to the India Meteorological Department, the earthquake originated at a depth of 10 km and had the latitude of 30.8 North and Longitude of 78.2 East.

  • earthquake in mexico, earthquake, earthquakes in world, southeastern Mexico, Oaxaca, earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, earthquake kills 216 people in mexico, tsunami alert in pacific due to earthquake

    Magnitude 5.5 quake rattles North West Pakistan, 9 children injured

    Peshawar: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake today jolted northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, injuring at least nine children and causing panic among the residents, media reports said.  The epicenter of the quake was northwestern city of Bannu at a depth of 12 kilometres. The temblor was felt in the Swat Valley and Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune.

  • 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran, 31 injured

    Tehran: A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck a remote, mountainous region in southern Iran today, injuring at least 31 people and disrupting power and communication lines, state media reported. It says the temblor rocked the town of Sisakht, some 700 kilometres south of Tehran, causing people to rush out into the streets. The town has a population of 10,000. Footage showed cracks in the walls of buildings.

  • 4.7-Magnitude quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

    Milan: A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata which was struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Mayors in towns affected are reporting some damage from the temblor, which struck around dawn, and said that checks were under way.

  • earthquake in mexico, earthquake, earthquakes in world, southeastern Mexico, Oaxaca, earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, earthquake kills 216 people in mexico, tsunami alert in pacific due to earthquake

    Powerful 6.8 quake strikes Bolivia

    Washington: A strong but deep earthquake measuring 6.8 struck in Bolivia but there were no reports of damage or injuries, the US Geological Survey has said. The quake struck in the southeast of the country at a depth of 562-km, about 200-km from Tarija, and near the border with Paraguay, the USGS said yesterday. Bolivia’s private San Calixto Observatory gave the quake’s strength at 6.6 magnitude and said it was felt in various regions

  • Powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea triggering tsunami alert

    Sydney: A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea today, US seismologists said, triggering a tsunami alert for the country. The quake struck at 5:25 pm local time (2125 GMT) and was initially recorded at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, about 162 kilometers from the New Britain town of Rabaul, the US Geological Survey said.

  • 7.5-magnitude earthquake rocks Papua New Guinea

    Sydney: An earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Southern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Monday. However, no casualty was reported.

  • earthquake in mexico, earthquake, earthquakes in world, southeastern Mexico, Oaxaca, earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale, earthquake kills 216 people in mexico, tsunami alert in pacific due to earthquake

    7.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported

    Mexico City: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported “only material damage and no loss of human life” during the earthquake on Friday night, reports CNN.

  • Taiwan earthquake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missing

    Taipei: Rescuers were working Wednesday to reach five people trapped and more than 140 people unaccounted for in several buildings damaged by a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s eastern coast. The shallow, magnitude 6.4 quake late Tuesday night caused at least four buildings in worst-hit Hualien county to cave in and tilt dangerously, killing four people. Video footage and photos showed several midsized buildings leaning at sharp angles, their lowest floors crushed into

  • Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan earthquake

    Taipei: Two people were killed and 219 others injured on Wednesday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan. According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county, reports Xinhua news agency. The epicentre was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 11 km, said CENC.

  • Tremors in India, Pakistan after Afghanistan witnesses 6.0 magnitude earthquake

    Islamabad/Kabul: A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan today, with the tremors felt as far away as India and Pakistan, where one girl was killed and 11 people were injured. The quake hit at 12:37 IST near Afghanistan’s northern border with Tajikistan in the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 191 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

  • Quake hits Iran’s southeastern province

    Trehan : An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 on the Richter scale has hit southeastern Iran in Kerman province.

  • Natural tremor near North Korea nuclear test site: South Korea

    Seoul, A natural earthquake of magnitude 2.5 occurred today near North Korea’s nuclear test site, the fourth such tremor since the North’s most recent atomic explosion there, South Korean officials said. The micro-quake occurred about 2.7 kilometers northeast of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in the country’s northeastern province of North Hamgyong, the Korea Meteorological Administration said on its website.

  • 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits China-India border region of Arunachal

    Itanagar: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the China-India border region of Arunachal Pradesh, at 04:04 a.m. on Saturday. The earthquake hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers. No casualty or property damage has been reported so far.