Earthquake News

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

Deadly earthquake strikes central Italy

24th Aug 2016 Tourism News

An earthquake has struck central Italy killing at least 73 people and leaving dozens more trapped under rubble. Damage from the 6.2 quake was centred on the town of Amatrice, while a family of four are also believed to have been killed by collapsing rubble in the nearby town of Accumoli.

Tsunami strikes Solomon Islands

Tsunami strikes Solomon Islands

6th Feb 2013 Tourism News

A tsunami has hit the Solomon Islands after a strong earthquake struck the south Pacific region. Warnings were briefly in place for several Pacific nations following the 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

Costa Rica hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake

Costa Rica hit by 6.6 magnitude earthquake

25th Oct 2012 Tourism News

A powerful 6.6 magnitude earthquake has struck the western coast of Costa Rica, according to reports from the United States Geological Survey. The quake was centred about 38 miles south of Liberia, Costa Rica, at a depth of 11.8 miles.

Italy earthquake kills four

Italy earthquake kills four

20th May 2012 Tourism News

Four people have died and dozens injured in a 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Northern Italy which hit at 4am local time, 22 miles north of the city of Bologna. It had a magnitude of 5.9 and struck at a relatively shallow depth of 6.3 miles (10km), according to the US Geological Survey.

United States transport disrupted following East Coast earthquake

United States transport disrupted following East Coast earthquake

24th Aug 2011 Tourism News

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has rocked the East coast of the United States, with transport connections across the region disrupted. The epicentre of the quake was registered was just a few miles from the two-reactor North Anna nuclear power plant in Mineral, Virginia, 80 miles south-west of Washington.

Turkey earthquake - three killed and 80 injured

Turkey earthquake - three killed and 80 injured

20th May 2011 Tourism News

At least three people have been killed and 80 injured after an earthquake measuring 5.9 struck north-west Turkey, around 300km west of the capital Ankara. The tremor struck just before midnight local time and centred on the town of Simav, in Kutahya province.

Japan tsunami alert lifted after new earthquake

8th Apr 2011 Tourism News

A tsunami alert for the coastal region of north-eastern Japan has been lifted following an earthquake of magnitude of 7.1. Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, devastated in last month’s quake and tsunami, were evacuated. But officials at the plant said there was no detectable effect there or at other nuclear plants in the region.