It was the strongest shake yet since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck before dawn on Tuesday.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 8 miles south of Indios at a shallow depth of 6 miles.There were no immediate reports of the extent of damage or injury.
It was the strongest shake yet since aon Tuesday, knocking out power across the island and leaving many without water. In the southwestern part of the island, that quake knocked some homes right off their foundations.
The arch was just one of the few naturally occurring arches on the island until a 5.8-magnitude quake that struck early Monday morning off the island’s southern coast caused it to collapse.
The Monday morning earthquake destroyed five homes in Guánica and heavily damaged dozens of others. It also caused small landslides and power outages. The quake was followed by a string of smaller temblors.
The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at an approximate depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) early Tuesday local time.The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, about 13 miles from the capital Tirana. Social media videos from the area show several buildings have collapsed.Police told CNN-affiliate A2 that at least three people had been killed, adding that strong aftershocks were shaking Tirana.Minister of Health Ogerta Manastirliu confirmed earlier in the morning that at least 140 people had been injured.Schools have been closed in three cities — Durres, Lezhe and Tirana — until further notice.
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A HUGE 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile today according to the USGS.
Chile, located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” has a long history of deadly quakes, including an 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 off the south-central coast that triggered a tsunami that devastated coastal towns.
The epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was believed to be between the northeastern Jehlum city of Punjab province and Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Afzal, chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, told reporters.
All the deaths have been reported from Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir, bordering Pakistani province of Punjab.
“Medical emergency has been declared in all the hospitals in Mirpur, and our teams are on way to the affected areas,” Afzal said.
The town of Mirpur on the banks of Mangla Dam lake was badly shaken by tremors, lasting nearly 10 seconds, said Mushtaq Minhas, information minister of Azad Kashmir.
Local disaster management official Saeed ur Rehman confirmed that a residential building has collapsed in Jatlaan town of Mirpur, injuring 50 people, including women and children.
- An initial quake of magnitude 5.4 that struck the Batanes islands was followed shortly by an aftershock of magnitude 5.9, according to Philippine government data. Another big aftershock struck a little later.
- The national disaster agency said it was sending medical and rescue teams to the islands, about halfway between the main Philippine island of Luzon and Taiwan.
The earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.
People in Athens felt the earthquake as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press.
The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.
Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quake. The Acropolis Museum remains open, although many people around the city were sent home from work for the day.
It officially hit about 14 miles from Athens, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, and lasted just a few seconds.
The quake struck as millions of people in Southern California are on edge and worried about their safety afterand more than 4,000 aftershocks. The powerful, damaging quakes rocked the small desert town of Ridgecrest, 110 miles north of Los Angeles.
Southern California was rocked by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that jolted Kern County and was widely felt around the region as many prepared to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday. Details: http://on.ktla.com/1kmrC
An 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Thursday, shaking a widespread area.
The quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of San Bernardino.It was unclear of the temblor caused major damage or injuries.
It was the most powerful quake to hit Southern California in years.
Local emergency agencies have been flooded with calls, and officials urged that people only use 911 for emergencies.
The earthquake registered off the western coast of Yamagata, roughly 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. The shallow quake hit around 6 miles below the sea’s surface.
May 12 19:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.
Date & time: Sun, 12 May 19:24:49 UTC – 4 hours ago
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.6°N / 82.79°W (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (41 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short “I felt it” report.