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Desperate Search For Quake Survivors On Iraq-Iran Border

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  TEHERAN – A woman and her baby were pulled out alive from the rubble yesterday in Sarpol-e Zahab, the Iranian county that was worst hit in an earthquake the previous night, but the authorities were bracing themselves for the death toll of more than 400 to go up as rescuers dug through devastated buildings.…

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Quake Death Toll Rises To 20

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Jiuzhaigou – The death toll from a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Jiuzhaigou county in Sichuan province on Tuesday night rose to 20 and the tally of the injured rose to 431, including 18 seriously. All-out rescue efforts were continuing. About 60,000 tourists and migrant workers had been evacuated from the epicentre of the quake by…

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Magnitude 5.2 Quake Rattles Buildings In Taiwan Capital

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TAIPEI – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 shook parts of Taiwan on Monday, the island’s Central Weather Bureau said, with witnesses reporting that tremors could be felt in buildings in the capital, Taipei. The quake was centred in the ocean off Taiwan’s east coast, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of injuries…

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Earthquake Of 4.0 On Richter Scale Reported In Ranau

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KUALA LUMPUR – A weak earthquake, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, hit Ranau, Sabah, at 5.58 am Thursday. The Meteorological Department, in a statement today, said the tremors from the earthquake could only be felt in Ranau. It was the third tremor since Wednesday. Two weak earthquakes were detected in Ranau yesterday, with the…

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5.1 Richter Scale Earthquake Hits Sabah Again

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was reported in Ranau, Sabah, at 2.29 am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement today, said the epicentre of the quake was about 25 kilometres southeast of Kota Belud, Sabah. The quake caused tremors in Ranau, Kudat, Beluran, Kota Marudu, Kota…

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Weak Earthquake Occurs 16Km Southeast Of Tuaran, Sabah

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KUALA LUMPUR – A weak earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale occurred about 16 km southeast of Tuaran, Sabah at 8.41 am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre was at 6.1 degrees north and 116.3 degrees east, and tremors were reportedly felt near Ranau. Last Friday, a 5.9-magnitude earthquake,…

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