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5.9-magnitude quake hits Taiwan
5.9-magnitude quake hits Taiwan

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan Wednesday and shook buildings in the capital, the Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

5.9-magnitude quake hits Taiwan
Strong quake shakes Mexico
Strong quake shakes Mexico

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico and the nation's capital early Saturday, two days after a similar temblor rattled the country.

Strong quake shakes Mexico
©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS
Strong quake strikes off Chile
Strong quake strikes off Chile

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's northwestern coast on Sunday, the latest of at least seven quakes to hit the region in recent days.

Strong quake strikes off Chile
Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes
Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes

A Japan-led team of seismologists set off Friday on a mission to drill deep beneath the seabed in a search for the origin of earthquakes.

Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes
Seismographic graph showing the magnitude of the earthquake. ©REUTERS/David Moir
6.0 quake off Russia's far-east Kamchatka coastline

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula early Tuesday followed by a series of strong after-shocks.

6.0 quake off Russia's far-east Kamchatka coastline
N. Korea carries out apparent nuclear test
N. Korea carries out apparent nuclear test

North Korea staged an apparent nuclear test Tuesday in a striking act of defiance that, if confirmed, is sure to trigger global condemnation from enemies and allies alike.

N. Korea carries out apparent nuclear test
US scientists outraged by Italy seismologist ruling
US scientists outraged by Italy seismologist ruling

US scientists on Tuesday joined global colleagues in expressing outrage at an Italian court's sentencing of six seismologists to jail for underestimating the risks of a 2009 earthquake.

US scientists outraged by Italy seismologist ruling
Director of Kazakhstan Seismology Institute Tanatkan Abakanov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Scientists denied rumors about devastating earthquakes in Almaty next week

No devastating earthquakes are foreseen in Almaty in the coming week: Tanatkan Abakanov

Scientists denied rumors about devastating earthquakes in Almaty next week
©REUTERS
6-7 magnitude earthquakes expected in Central Asia

Central Asian countries are considered to be a high seismic risk zone and 6-7 magnitude quakes are possible in the area in the coming years.

6-7 magnitude earthquakes expected in Central Asia
Almaty
Institute of Seismology: May 1 quake was the strongest in the last 50 years in Almaty

Seismology Institute commented on Almaty earthquake and preparedness of the population and authorities for natural disasters.

Institute of Seismology: May 1 quake was the strongest in the last 50 years in Almaty
©REUTERS
World seismic activity will cease in 2025

We have to be psychologically prepared to face the nature's surprises: Tanatkan Abakanov.

World seismic activity will cease in 2025

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