The 6.4 magnitude quake that hit the Balkan country before dawn on Tuesday was the most deadly and destructive in decades, and left about 5,000 people homeless.
The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks. In nearby Bosnia, another temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck southeast of the capital and rattled Sarajevo.
A strong earthquake struck on Thursday near the border of Thailand and Laos, setting high-rise buildings swaying in Bangkok, and prompting at least one power plant in Laos
Pope Francis called on Monday for renewed efforts to help victims of Japan’s 2011 “triple disaster” of earthquake, tsunami and the Fukushima meltdown, noting “concern”
With the help of dogs and more than 200 experts flown in from across Europe, rescuers worked through the night to locate survivors. By Wednesday morning, the death toll was up to 28 while 45 people had been rescued, the defence ministry said in a statement.
The humanitarian assistance will be sent under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and monitoring of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.
The powerful earthquake in Indonesia that killed at least 35 people and damaged huge properties is painful news (“At least 35 killed as quake rocks Indonesia,” Jan.14, Gulf Today website). A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi
More than 300,000 died, 1.5 million were injured and tens of thousands fled. Eleven years after Haiti’s crushing 7.0 earthquake, many of those who left are still struggling to rebuild, their future unclear in countries across the Americas.
The quake struck at 07:50 am local time (0050 GMT) around 15 kilometres from the town of Cianjur, epicentre of November's devastating tremor, the United States Geological Survey said.