7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in Route to the South Sandwich Islands

Mostly Uninhabited Land

The South Sandwich Islands and surrounding areas brace for a massive earthquake. Our planet’s seemingly stable surface is made up of enormous pieces of rock that are slowly but constantly moving. Those pieces continually collide with and rub against one another, and sometimes their edges abruptly crack or slip and suddenly release huge amounts of […]

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Indonesia, 29 Killed

Magnitude 6.1 Earthquake Shakes Indonesia, 29 Killed

Tuesday afternoon, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the Sumatra island, Banda Aceh, in Indonesia.  So far, authorities have determined at least 29 people have been killed and hundreds have been injured. Police, soldiers and volunteers are searching the tremor-damaged area on Wednesday looking for victims and survivors in the rubble.  They are searching amidst the […]

6.5 Earthquakes near Nicaragua

6.5 Earthquakes near Nicaragua

MANAGUA – A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck on Saturday off the Pacific coast of the central American nation of Nicaragua, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. “Thank God, so far we haven’t heard of any damage,” government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo told local television and radio stations. The quake, […]