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Destructive far right out to shatter German politics

Berlin - The city of Erfurt, a quiet, chocolate-box town of around 200,000 inhabitants, is an unlikely epicentre for an earthquake that is shaking German politics to its post-war foundations.

Albania quake exposes scourge of sketchy construction

Mamurras - When a powerful earthquake struck Albania more than two months ago, buildings collapsed like houses of cards atop sleeping families.

Powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Witnesses reported strong shaking but there was no immediate word of casualties or heavy damage.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Sydney - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.The powerful quake struck just after 4 pm (0500 GMT) at a depth of 17.

Hopes fade for missing as Turkey quake toll rises

Elazig - Rescuers desperately attempted Sunday to find survivors in eastern Turkey in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake claimed at least 38 lives.

Southern Puerto Rico hit by magnitude 5.0 quake today

San Juan - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month.

Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

Elazig - A powerful earthquake has killed at least 21 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday.

Puerto Rico earthquake victims receive abandonded emergency supplies

San Juan - Puerto Ricans dealing with the effects of almost non-stop earthquakes since last month have begun to receive emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday -- but the supplies were originally meant for hurricane victims two years ago.

Earthquake-hit Puerto Rico investigates unused emergency supplies

Miami - Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.

UN chief calls on Haiti to 'resist escalation' 10 years after quake

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Haitians to "resist any escalation" in the political crisis rocking the country, during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of a devastating earthquake.

Living in tents, thousands of Puerto Rico's earthquake survivors wait for relief

Yauco - Living out in the open, their nerves on edge after a series of earthquakes that have shaken Puerto Rico, some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-need...

Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-prince - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability.

Southern coast of Puerto Rico hit by another big earthquake

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday at 8:54 a.m., causing further damage along the island's southern coast where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.

Ten years after deadly Haiti quake, survivors feel forgotten

Port-au-prince - Ten years ago, Herlande Mitile was left disabled by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti. Today, she uses a wheelchair jury-rigged with a piece of string, which means she cannot go far.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear plant, injuring seven

Tehran - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Wednesday rattled an area less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant near the country's Gulf coast, a US monitor said.

Second Earthquake hits Puerto Rico, causing death and injuries

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas.

6.4 magnitude quake leaves one dead in Puerto Rico: media

Guanica - A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck south of Puerto Rico early Tuesday killed at least one person, according to local media, as a series of tremors caused widespread damage across the US territory.

Puerto Rico rocked by magnitude 5.8 earthquake early this morning

A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

Quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Tehran - An earthquake struck Iran on Friday less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the country's only nuclear power plant, monitors said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.The US Geological Survey said the 5.

Rescuers race to find survivors after deadly Philippine quake

Padada - Rescuers in the southern Philippines used heavy equipment and their bare hands on Monday in hopes of finding several people feared trapped beneath a building toppled by a powerful earthquake that claimed at least three lives.
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