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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# earthquakes

This year
Earthquake death toll passes 7,300 as countries pledge support for Turkey and Syria
Rescuers are racing frantically to find more survivors but their efforts are being impeded by low temperatures and some 200 aftershocks.
Rescuers are racing frantically to find more survivors but their efforts are being impeded by low temperatures and some 200 aftershocks
The earthquake struck early yesterday, bringing down thousands of buildings
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared a three-month state of emergency in 10 affected provinces
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
All time
Fracking halted in England over earthquake fears, UK government announces
The UK government’s new stance on the issue follows that of both Labour and Liberal Democrats.
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.
How does an earthquake happen and why do they kill people?
The answer is they don’t.
"I thought someone was using a massive drill": Two small earthquakes hit England in two days
The epi-centre of the quake was in Oakham, Rutland.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Today everyone’s talking about earthquakes in the Irish Sea and the last stand of Priory Hall residents.
Fracking ‘not a significant cause’ of earthquakes felt on surface: study
A British study says most hydraulic fracking activities release the same amount of energy ‘as jumping off a ladder’.
World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report
Proposals by Japan’s new nuclear watchdog may see a massive plant in centre of the country shut down over safety fears.
Stock exchange analyst predicts earthquakes for 'Mayan Apocalypse' day
Planetary alignments may well lead to major natural event, says famous markets and trends watcher.
US-Mexico border hit by two offshore earthquakes
The two quakes – which struck only 17 seconds apart – are of magnitude 6.4 and 6.1, but no tsunami alerts have been issued.
UK lifts 'fracking' ban
The Green Party in Ireland has reiterated its call for a ban on fracking in this country.
An Irish tsunami is 'possible' - experts
This week’s earthquake in Donegal had us wondering whether Ireland needs to worry about more of the same occurring – and the answer is a resounding yes.
Natural disasters mean most expensive year ever for insurance damages
Earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand contributed to almost €300billion in overall economic losses from natural disasters.
It wasn't all bad: 13 'good news' stories from 2011
The nicer side of the news…
New Zealand earthquake was just 'waiting to happen'
Why the Christchurch happened, why it caused so much damage – and why there are still dangers to come.