The tsunami, set off by a 7.7-magnitude undersea quake, attacked at the southern part of the Mentawai Islands, wreaking havoc in villages and, the authorities believe, sweeping scores out to sea. Somewhere in Indonesia, the villagers held a mass crucial for some of the 63 people killed when one the country’s most deadly volcano eruption. […]
Emergency has been declared as a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hits Christchurch in New Zealand. Last night, a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island which cause widespread damage to buildings.
New Zealand’s second largest city Christchurch has been rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on early Saturday morning at 4:35 am. watch here, New Zealand earthquake 2010: Magnitude 7.2 video.
A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand’s second largest city Christchurch at 4:35 a.m. local time Saturday morning and the earthquake damage widespread including the some buildings and power outages, witnesses, and tear up roads, according to the US geological survey.
The US Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6 magnitude shaker at 5:04 a.m. EDT today, centered in the Gaithersburg area. That’s pretty minor, but unusual for Maryland and quite enough to be felt across much of Central Maryland, as the map suggests.