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# earthquake - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Donegal struck by 2.1 magnitude earthquake

The earthquake struck at 9.18pm last night.

# earthquake - Monday 8 April, 2019

Donegal struck by 2.4 magnitude earthquake overnight

Tremors were felt by members of the public around the Killybegs area.

# earthquake - Wednesday 26 December, 2018

Four injured in Sicily earthquake following Mount Etna eruption

The volcano, which is the most active in Europe, erupted on Monday.

# earthquake - Monday 24 December, 2018

Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, has erupted (but it's not believed to be dangerous)

More than 130 seismic shocks were recorded around the volcano afterwards.

# earthquake - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

Tsunami warning as magnitude 7.5 earthquake strikes off New Caledonia

There were no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake.

# earthquake - Friday 30 November, 2018

'Many homes are damaged': Powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits Alaska

Police in the city of around 300,000 said it had caused “major infrastructure damage”.

# earthquake - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan

The earthquake struck 104 kilometres off the coast of Hualien city.

# earthquake - Sunday 7 October, 2018

At least 11 dead and over 130 injured after Haiti earthquake

Secretary of State for Communications Eddy Jackson Alexis said a preliminary report indicated that 11 people had died.

At least 11 dead in 5.9-magnitude Haiti earthquake, authorities say

The epicentre of the quake was located about 19 kilometres northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix.

# earthquake - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier fatal earthquake Eruption This post contains videos

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier fatal earthquake

A government volcanologist said it’s possible the eruption was accelerated by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Central Sulawesi on Friday.

# earthquake - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Indonesia reluctantly accepts international help as it struggles to reach 200,000 desperate victims

Rescue efforts have been hampered by a lack of heavy machinery and severed transport links.

# earthquake - Monday 1 October, 2018

Indonesian earthquake and tsunami death toll grows as authorities prepare for 1,300 victims

Medicines are running out and rescuers are struggling with a shortage of heavy equipment.

# earthquake - Sunday 30 September, 2018

Death toll in horrific Indonesia tsunami is now at least 832 and is expected to rise

The death toll is expected to worsen considerably as so many regions have yet to be heard from in the aftermath of the quake.

# earthquake - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Almost 400 killed in Indonesian earthquake as hospitals struggle to cope

The main airport in Palu is expected to stay closed for at least 24 hours, complicating disaster relief efforts.

# earthquake - Friday 28 September, 2018

Tsunami hits Indonesia after powerful earthquake

The 1.5 metre tsunami slammed into Sulawesi island.

# earthquake - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Death toll rises to 35 in horror Japanese earthquake

The 6.6 magnitude quake struck on Thursday.

# earthquake - Monday 20 August, 2018

Explainer: Why are so many earthquakes hitting one Indonesian island?

Several earthquakes in recent weeks have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

10 more dead after fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

The quakes hit throughout yesterday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday which triggered landslides.

# earthquake - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok island

There have been no reports of deaths or injuries so far.

# earthquake - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Death toll surpasses 300 as 5.9-magnitude aftershock rocks Lombok Island

Aftershocks are hampering rescue efforts on the Indonesian island.

# earthquake - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

156,000 homeless as death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 131

Nearly 2,500 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries.

# earthquake - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

All Irish tourists taken off earthquake-stricken Gili Islands, ambassador says

Rescuers today resumed the search for survivors, and to recover the bodies of victims.

# earthquake - Monday 6 August, 2018

'Everyone was screaming... it was so scary': Irish woman caught up in Indonesia earthquake

Teacher Colleen Garry is travelling in Indonesia for six weeks and told us what it was like to get caught up in the quake.

At least 98 killed as powerful quake strikes tourist island of Lombok

More than 2,000 tourists are being helped to leave the island after the incident.

# earthquake - Sunday 5 August, 2018

At least 37 dead after major earthquake strikes Indonesia's Lombok island near Bali

The latest quake had a magnitude of seven and struck just 10km underground.

# earthquake - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Magnitude 2.6 earthquake hits southeast England as locals report 'rumbling and shaking'

The earthquake struck Newdigate, Surrey at 12.28pm.

# earthquake - Monday 18 June, 2018

At least three killed and 90 injured as earthquake shakes Japan's Osaka

One of the victims was a nine-year-old girl who was killed when a wall collapsed on her at school.

# earthquake - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Rescuers search for three Polish miners after deadly quake

Rescuers have not been able to establish communication with any of three other missing men.

# earthquake - Saturday 17 February, 2018

13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico at 11.39pm Irish time last night.

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake strikes southwest Britain

The earthquake struck at 2.31pm near Swansea, Wales.

# earthquake - Friday 9 February, 2018

Oxfam aid workers used prostitutes during Haiti relief efforts, report claims

A spokesperson has confirmed that no staff employed by Oxfam Ireland were involved in the case.

# earthquake - Thursday 8 February, 2018

'We could hear his phone ringing' - Taiwanese rescuers brave leaning building collapse amid quake aftershocks

At least nine people died in Tuesday’s earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien.

# earthquake - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake

Tower blocks have partially collapsed and it is unclear how many people remain in these buildings.

# earthquake - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Taiwan hotel collapses after 6.4-magnitude quake

Local media are reporting that a number of people are trapped inside.

# earthquake - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Tsunami threat lifted for Canada and US after powerful earthquake off Alaska

The quake struck at 9.31am Irish time.

# earthquake - Monday 1 January, 2018

Scientists are warning of an increase in powerful earthquakes this year

It’s all down to tiny variations in the speed of the planet’s rotation, according to a new study.

# earthquake - Monday 13 November, 2017

Iraq-Iran earthquake: Death toll rises to 328, over 2,500 injured

Landslides have been hindering rescue efforts this morning.

# earthquake - Thursday 26 October, 2017

President Higgins to visit people affected by deadly Christchurch earthquake

The centre of the city was largely levelled and a massive rebuilding project has been undertaken.

# earthquake - Friday 6 October, 2017

Powerful earthquake hits off the coast of eastern Japan

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers.

# earthquake - Friday 22 September, 2017

'Frida Sofia' - the young girl trapped beneath rubble in Mexico City - never existed

“We are certain that she was not real,” a top officer in the Mexican marines told reporters.

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