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Buildings damaged & collapsed after Haiti hit with ‘major’ 7.2 quake

The earthquake was reported early on Saturday morning, with the United States Geological Survey putting its intensity at magnitude 7.2, or “major.” The epicenter was 12km (7.5 miles) northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud, a town of more than 50,000 inhabitants. Unconfirmed reports from multiple media outlets suggest several deaths and many injuries. …

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Strong 6-magnitude quake strikes near Indonesian coast – USGS

The quake hit some 80 miles (129km) off the west coast of Nias island on Tuesday morning, the USGS reported. While Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) noted there is currently no tsunami risk, they warned residents to brace for possible aftershocks and estimated the initial quake to have been 6.4 in …

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6.2 magnitude quake hits off Chile coast – USGS

The jolt occurred some 157.4 km (97.8 mi) to the south-east of Talca, a city of some 200,000 people south of the capital Santiago, late on Saturday.  There has been no tsunami alert issued as a result of the quake. Some 10 million people might have felt the shaking, according …

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