A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook northern Japan at 5:59 am on 22nd of November, 2016, triggering a small tsunami.
Japan Meteorological Agency said that the epicentre of the earthquake, which was felt in Tokyo, was off the coast of Fukushima prefecture at a depth of about 10 km (6 miles).
The quake however did not kill or injure anyone, nor did it damage the Onagawa Nuclear Plant, though Tokyo Electric Power Co was still checking if the other nuclear plants in Fukushima are damaged.
The biggest quake recorded to hit Japan was a 9 magnitude quake, causing a large tsunami which led to the world’s worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl, a quarter of a century earlier.
Below are some videos of the tsunami waves surge:
An 8.3 magnitude earthquake shook Chile, killing at least eight people as of Thursday.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred at 2254 GMT.
It occurred at a shallow depth, 228 kilometers (about 140 miles) north of Santiago.
AFP reported that Illapel, a coastal city of 30,000 was hardest hit by the earthquake.
The strong quake was very strong that the tremor was felt around South America.
The earthquake caused tsunami, leaving several towns flooded by water.
The coastal town of Coquimbo was hit by waves of up to 4.5 meters (15 feet) after the earthquake.
This earthquake is the strongest since 2010’s earthquake which killed hundreds of people.
Here are photos of the disaster…
Berita Harian reported that a 6.0 earthquake hit Ranau, Sabah at about 7:15 this morning.
The Star reported that the earthquake struck at a depth of 10km, with its epicentre located 19km from the town of Ranau, and 54km from Kota Kinabalu.
The tremors were felt around Ranau, Tambunan, Tuaran, Kota Kinabalu, Beaufort and Kota Belud.
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits Kathmandu, Nepal, on Saturday killing nearly 2000 people.
More than 700 people died in Kathmandu alone.
The Saturday earthquake was the worst earthquake in Nepal since the 1934 earthquake that killed about 8500 people.
The death toll from the earthquake might rise as the situation in the remote area is unclear because those places are either cut off or hard to access.
The earthquake sparked avalanches in the Mount Everest that killed at least seventeen people; which is the mountain’s worst disaster.
A strong aftershock with a magnitude of 6.7, centred 60km (40 miles) east of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Sunday sending people running for open ground in the city.
Here are some photos of the aftermath…
A 7.3 magnitude earthquake under the sea at a depth of 28 miles (46 km) near Maluku Islands, Indonesia has triggered tsunami warning on Saturday.
According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake struck northwest of the town of Kota Ternate, at 0231 GMT.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said: “Tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300 kilometres.”
It said tsunami waves could hit parts of Indonesia, as well the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan and islands in the South Pacific.
KOMPAS.com listed 15 places in Indonesia that has the potential to be hit by the tsunami:
1. Halmahera, Maluku
2. Halmahera Utara, Maluku Utara
3. Kepulauan Sula, Maluku Utara
4. Bolaangmongondow bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara
5. Kepulauan Sangihe, Sulawesi Utara
6. Kepulauan Talaud, Sulawesi Utara
7. Minahasa Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara
8. Minahasa-Selatan Bagian Selatan, Sulawesi Utara
9. Minahasa Utara bagian selatan, Sulawesi Utara
10. Minahasa Utara bagian utara, Sulawesi Utara
11. Gorontalo bagian utara, Gorontalo
12. Buru, Maluku
13. Seram bagian barat, Maluku
14. Halmahera Selatan, Maluku Utara
15. Kota Ternate, Maluku Utara
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit California’s northern c early Sunday morning, injuring at least 172 people.
The quake, the biggest in the region in 25 years, hit at 3:20 a.m. (1020 GMT) (1120 BST).
It was centered 6 miles (10 km) south of the city of Napa or about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco.
Historic buildings were damaged and homes were set on fire.
The quake went for about 50 seconds.
On Sunday afternoon, at least 33 buildings in the city are red tagged which means they are not safe to be entered.
Here are some photos of the aftermath: