earthquake

Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors dig through rubbles by hand

Survivors dug by hand Thursday through villages in eastern Afghanistan reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban and the international community that fled their takeover struggled to aid the disaster’s victims.

June 26, 2022
June 26, 2022

Earthquake alert! Dos and don’ts before, during and after a tremor

Among the list of inevitable incidents, natural disaster holds the top list. That being said, Dhaka, one of the world's most densely populated cities, has been ranked in the top 20 cities most vulnerable to earthquakes. In addition to the current level of unplanned urbanisation along with the non-adherence to the National Building Code, Dhaka is a ticking bomb in the wake of an earthquake. In times like these, as responsible individuals, it is our responsibility to know what to do before, during and after these disasters.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

Afghanistan earthquake: Survivors dig through rubbles by hand

Survivors dug by hand Thursday through villages in eastern Afghanistan reduced to rubble by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 1,000 people, as the Taliban and the international community that fled their takeover struggled to aid the disaster’s victims.

June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022

Around 2,000 houses destroyed in Afghanistan earthquake: UN

An estimated 2,000 homes have been destroyed by the deadly earthquake in Afghanistan, and a lack of machinery is hampering a rush to find survivors, a UN envoy said Wednesday.

May 25, 2020
May 25, 2020

5.1 magnitude quake jolts Dhaka

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Dhaka and some other parts of the country.

February 23, 2020
February 23, 2020

7 dead in Turkish province bordering Iran after earthquake

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has said seven people including three children were killed in eastern Turkey after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit neighbouring Iran, the official Anadolu news agency reported.

July 19, 2019
July 19, 2019

Strong quake shakes Athens, knocks out phone service

A strong and shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Athens, knocking out phone connections, collapsing a couple of abandoned buildings and causing power outages, as worried residents rushed into the streets.

March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

Sin Chew editor killed in Indonesia quake

The deputy executive editor-in-chief of Sin Chew Daily Tai Siew Kim is killed in a landslide caused by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in Lombok Island of Indonesia.

February 26, 2019
February 26, 2019

Light earthquake felt in Bangladesh

The light tremor, measuring 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, is felt in different parts of the country including the capital.

January 22, 2019
January 22, 2019

Another 6.7-magnitude quake hits Indonesian province

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported that a 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted East Nusa Tenggara’s West Sumba of Indonesia again.

November 26, 2018
November 26, 2018

Earthquake in Iran leaves over 600 injured

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television has said. No fatalities have been reported.