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Weather Earthquakes

  • Mexico rescinds Texas aid offer after huge quake

    Mexico has withdrawn its offer to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas due to demands on its emergency services.

  • View of damages caused by the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico's Pacific coast, in Juchitan de Zaragoza, state of Oaxaca on September 8, 2017.

    Mexico has withdrawn its offer to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas because ofa massive earthquake that struck late last week.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Two people died in a mudslide in Mexico sparked by storm Katia, and thousands were left without power as the weather front dissipated inland on Saturday, threatening to dump rains in waterlogged areas also shaken by a major earthquake this week. The two people died in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz state, when mud loosened from a hillside by...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Storm Katia weakened to a tropical depression on Saturday as it moved into the interior of Mexico, but it could still dump heavy rains on areas that have absorbed large amounts of precipitation and been shaken by a massive earthquake in recent days. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said that as a depression, Katia was blowing maximum...

  • JUCHITAN, Mexico, Sept 8- At least 61 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia. The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late Thursday was stronger than a devastating...

  • JUCHITAN, Mexico, Sept 8- At least 34 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia. The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicenter, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and...

  • JUCHITAN, Mexico, Sept 8- At least 34 people were killed when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia. The southern town of Juchitan in Oaxaca state, near the epicenter, was hit particularly hard, with sections of the town hall, a hotel, a bar and other...

  • People gather on a street in downtown Mexico City during an earthquake on September 7, 2017. An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck southern Mexico late Thursday and was felt as far away as Mexico City, the US Geological Survey said, issuing a tsunami warning.

    Mexico was struck by a huge earthquake late Thursday local time, with tsunamis and at least 32 deaths reported.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- At least 32 people were killed after a massive 8.1 magnitude earthquake, one of the biggest recorded in Mexico, struck off the country's southern coast late on Thursday, causing cracks in buildings and triggering a small tsunami, authorities said. Alejandro Murat, the state governor, said 23 deaths were registered in Oaxaca, 17 of them in...

  • Magnitude 8.1 earthquake hits off Mexico's coast

    A powerful earthquake has triggered tsunami warnings along the entire southern coast of Central America; the epicenter hit about 70 miles off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least six people and triggering small tsunami waves but no major destruction. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but this...

  • Mexico struck by huge earthquake

    Frank Jack Daniel, bureau chief for Mexico and Central America at Reuters, gives an on-the-ground description of what is happening in Mexico, after a huge earthquake struck off the coast of Chiapas.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least five people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. The quake was apparently stronger than a devastating 1985 tremor that flattened swathes of Mexico City and killed thousands, but...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 7- An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 struck off the southern coast of Mexico late on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, killing at least two people, triggering small tsunami waves and damaging some buildings. The epicentre was 123 km southwest of the town of Pijijiapan in the southern state of Chiapas, at a revised depth of 43 miles.

  • The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes. "It's ridiculous that people should die in an earthquake of this strength," said Francesco Peduto, president of Italy's...

  • The tremor, officially recorded in Italy at a modest strength of 4.0, toppled buildings, killed two people and injured dozens in a district where seven years ago residents rioted to prevent bulldozers from razing illegally built homes. "It's ridiculous that people should die in an earthquake of this strength," said Francesco Peduto, president of Italy's...

  • Seismic chart

    Nine people were killed and 164 injured in an earthquake in southwest China's Sichuan province, officials said on Wednesday.

  • Seismic chart

    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 struck off the southwestern Aegean Turkish coast on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

  • LIMA, July 18- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Perus civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami and no immediate damage. The quake, which was initially measured by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at 6.3, was 44 km deep and centred 194 km southwest of Puquio,...

  • LIMA, July 18- An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Perus Civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake, which was initially measured by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at 6.3, was 44 km deep and centred 194 km southeast of Puquio, Peru, the USGS said.