Northern Chile threatened by large waves produced after earthquake

Wednesday a wave of up to five meters hit the coastline of the northern city of Coquimbo, in Chile, after a powerful earthquake that hit the country, said the mayor of the town. “The tsunami has already reached the city. The waves reached the center. People are in the...

5,8 grades earthquake was recorded today in Ecuador

This morning in several provinces of Ecuador a strong earthquake of 5.8 degrees on the Richter scale was recorded at 6:19:52. In Guayaquil, Daule, Duran, and Milagro the quake was felt strongly. With less intensity it was felt in Quevedo, Bahía de Caráquez, Portoviejo, Riobamba,...

Worldwide effort to help the victims of the earthquake in Nepal

Following the 7.8 degrees magnitude on the Richter scale earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday, airplanes with humanitarian aid cargo have landed today to that India city. Governments and international organizations have pledged support. 1,883 dead and 4,655 wounded is the...

INOCAR rules out tsunami alert for Ecuador by earthquake in Papua New Guinea

On Sunday, two earthquakes of 7.7 and 5.7 degrees on the Richter scale shook the coasts of Papua New Guinea. According to the US Geological Service (USGS), the earthquakes were produced in the sea, at a depth of 65.7 and 35 kilometers respectively, in the towns of Kokopo and...

Mexico suffers earthquake of 5.4 on the Richter scale without major drawbacks

An earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale struck on Friday south of Mexico and was in the Mexican capital, without any reported damage and injury, the National Seismological Service (SMS). In a preliminary report, the SSN website initially said the quake was magnitude...

Chile: Concepción suffers earthquake of 6.3 degrees without causing further damage

The Chilean city of Concepción suffered an earthquake of 6.3 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, reported the Seismological National Center (CSN) of Chile. The telluric movement was felt at 15:27 local time and its epicenter was set near the city of Cobquecura, in Concepcion, about...

Japan suffers earthquake 5.7 on the Richter scale and remains on alert

An earthquake 5.7 degrees magnitude on the Richter scale occurred yesterday in northeastern Japan, the same area which suffered on Monday, another 6.9-magnitude earthquake, but this time the tsunami warning was not triggered. The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the quake...

Haiti remains in crisis after five years of devastating earthquake

Haiti commemorated on Monday the 5th anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince in 2010, with thousands of people still living in camps considered at risk of natural disaster and amid an intense political crisis. On Sunday, hundreds of protesters...