Earthquakes News

Populous Areas Near Utah’s Wasatch Front Fault Lines Prone to Large Quakes

Fault lines along the Wasatch Front in north-central Utah are much bigger than initially thought, a study said. The Utah Department of Natural Resources released new maps accompanied with a four-year study showing there is a significant risk in densely …

Earthquake Hits Croatia, a Month After Another Tremor Causes Damages of $6B

An earthquake rattled Croatia’s capital, a month after a stronger tremor left Zagreb in need of $6 billion for renovation, adding to a growing list of costs as the European Union battles the coronavirus. The 3.5-magnitude temblor on Thursday was …

Powerful Earthquake Strikes Philippines, Causing Deaths and Damage

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, hitting the central region hours after at least 15 people were killed by a tremor in the main Luzon island. Fourteen of the dead were from Pampanga province, among the hardest hit …

Tsunami-Wrecked Fukushima Nuclear Plant Begins Fuel Removal in Melted Reactor

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday [April 15] from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to …

Floods, Earthquake Pummel Indonesia, Killing More Than 80

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia’s easternmost province has climbed to 79, with dozens of others missing, officials said Monday. On Sunday, the disaster-prone country was …

Insurance Covered $90B of Natural Disaster Losses in 2018, Leaving 60% Protection Gap

The economic costs of last year’s 394 natural catastrophe events came to US$225 billion with insurance covering US$90 billion of the overall total, creating the fourth costliest year on record of insured losses, according to an Aon report titled “Weather, …

Indonesia Rattled by More Than 11,500 Quakes in 2018

Indonesia was rattled by more than 11,500 earthquakes last year, almost double the annual average of the past decade, according to the nation’s meteorological agency. The archipelago was hit by 11,557 temblors in 2018, with 297 of them packing a …

Natural Disasters in September Bring Costliest Damages to Date for 2018: Aon Report

Hurricane, flood, and earthquake damages made September the costliest month for natural catastrophes in 2018, according to a report from Aon’s Impact Forecasting team. September is typically the busiest month for tropical cyclone activity around the globe – and 2018 …

Indonesia Quake Losses Exceed Several Hundred Million Dollars; Deaths Pass 430

The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 430 and the government is estimating economic losses will exceed several hundred million dollars. The national disaster agency said Monday the Aug. …

July’s Droughts, Wildfires, Floods Caused Billions in Global Economic Losses: Aon

Many countries across the globe saw worsening in drought-related and wildfire conditions during July, which have led to hundreds of deaths and created a significant financial impact – particularly in the agriculture, forestry, water management and fisheries industries. This was …