Magnitude 5.7 earthquake kills 8 in Turkey

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

Dozens saved from rubble after disastrous earthquake 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

6.4 massive earthquake hits Taiwan

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

Landslide in Southwest China buries over 120 People

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

China delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador.

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.

Ecuador Earthquake: Death Toll Increasing.

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.