As the human death toll topped 28,000, the desperation mounted with each hour that passed for those who hoped to find their relatives alive in the rubble days after two earthquakes devastated Turkey and Syria. But as rescue workers continued their round-the-clock search in freezing temperatures Saturday, the chances of finding survivors among those trapped … Continue reading Turkey Earthquake: Rescue hopes fade as death toll passes 28,000
Rescuers have saved two children wedged underneath the rubble of their home in northern Syria, following the world's deadliest earthquake for more than a decade. The sisters had been trapped for over 36 hours after the 7.8 magnitude tremor struck on Monday. More than 9,000 deaths have now been recorded in Syria and Turkey due to the quake, with search … Continue reading Syrian Earthquake: Girl shields sibling from rubble 36 hours after horrifying incident
Rescuers from Turkey and Syria, and increasingly from around the world as international assistance arrived, have continued to search the rubble for survivors early Wednesday after major earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Officials say the number of dead tallied in the two countries so far is climbing toward 9,000, with fears that this figure could double. Turkey's Disaster Management Authority … Continue reading Death toll from Turkey-Syria earthquakes passes 9,000, UN intervenes with $25 million
The elderly parents of Turkish journalist Turkmen Terzi escaped the deadly earthquakes that struck near the Turkey-Syria border on Monday. More than 6 300 people (at the time of writing) have been reported killed in the disaster. Terzi, a Turkish national and permanent resident in South Africa, told News24 that he received a phone call on Monday, … Continue reading Emotional Turkish journalist narrates how parents survived deadly earthquakes
A strong, shallow earthquake has killed at least 162 people and toppled buildings in Indonesia. The 5.6 magnitude quake hit Indonesia's densely populated main island, injuring hundreds and forcing many more to flee into the streets, some covered in blood and debris. Officials are currently gathering information on the toll of those injured and killed … Continue reading Indonesia earthquake: More than 160 dead and hundreds injured in West Java
SUMMARY A magnitude-6.8 earthquake jolted Luding County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, at 12:52 p.m. on Monday. Here is what we know so far: - A total of 66 people were killed, over 250 injured, 15 missing, as of 2:00 p.m. Tuesday. - Sichuan has activated the highest level of emergency response for the earthquake. - China … Continue reading A timeline of the M6.8 quake in Sichuan Province, China
Eight people died and others were stuck under collapsed buildings in southeastern Turkey on Sunday after a magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck near the border with Iran, the Turkish government said as teams dug through rubble in nearby villages. Three of those killed were children and 21 people were injured, including eight critically, Turkey’s health ministry said. … Continue reading Magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills 8 in Turkey
A major rescue operation to pull survivors from collapsed buildings in eastern Turkey began winding down on Sunday, a day and a half after a powerful earthquake killed dozens. Teams had worked through the night to rescue 45 people from the rubble, Turkey’s disaster authority said, using drills, mechanical diggers, buckets and bare hands in … Continue reading Dozens saved from rubble after disastrous earthquake in Turkey
A report from the US Geological Survey confirms Taiwan recorded a 6.4 magnitude and 9.4km deep earthquake around 22km north-northeast of Hua-lien. The earthquake struck at 11:50pm local time. Officials said two hotel employees were killed while about 144 other people sustained injuries. "Two people were unfortunately killed, and 114 have suffered light or severe injuries," … Continue reading 6.4 massive earthquake hits Taiwan
More than 120 persons are feared dead after a landslide occurred in Sichuan province, a location in southwest China. The tragic incident occurred in a countryside surrounded by mountains. Li Yuanjun, a local official who arrived in the village shortly after the slide, said he saw near total devastation. "In the entire village I could only … Continue reading Landslide in Southwest China buries over 120 People
The Chinese government delivered 60 million yuan (about 9.5 million U.S. dollars) worth of humanitarian aid materials to tens of thousands of victims in the deadly earthquake in Ecuador. Four planeloads of aid arrived at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, Wednesday. One more cargo plane will get to Ecuador … Continue reading China delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador.
The government of Ecuador has confirmed that 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country's Pacific coast on Sunday. At least 413 people are confirmed dead and the number is still rising while search and rescue operations continue. In an urgent assistance, the secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro said; "some of the group's rarely … Continue reading Ecuador Earthquake: Death Toll Increasing.