Magnitude 6,2 Earthquake Shook Indonesia, Dead and Injured Reported

A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight, causing landslides and sending people fleeing from their homes in the nighttime darkness. At least 10 people were confirmed dead and more than 200 injured but authorities were still collecting information from devastated areas.

Barrage of quakes rattle Aigio

The town of Aigio in western Greece was jolted by a series of earthquakes on Wednesday.

Four tremors were recorded at 11.06 a.m. 11.21 a.m., 11.40 a.m. and 11.56 a.m., with magnitudes of 3.9, 3, 4.2 and 3.3 respectively.

These were followed by another measuring 3.5 at 1.15 p.m.

Magnitude 4,4 Earthquake Rocked Greece This Night


An earthquake of magnitude 4,4 on the Richter scale rocked Greece shortly after midnight, the National Observatory of Athens reported. The epicenter is 17 kilometers north of the city of Agio and 32 kilometers from the city of Patras. The quake occurred about 4 kilometers deep, in mainland Greece near Nafpaktos. No casualties or injuries were reported.

Another Earthquake Rocks Central Croatia, Holes Open in Earth

A new earthquake measuring 3.9  on the Richter scale was recorded 28 minutes after midnight in central Croatia, BTA reported.

According to preliminary data, the epicenter was again in the vicinity of Petrinja and Sisak this time. The quake was felt in the capital Zagreb and part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Expert calls for villages to be moved due to landslides

The state should consider moving certain mountain settlements to a different location instead of investing in expensive anti-erosion works, says Efthymis Lekkas, professor of dynamic tectonic applied geology at Athens University and head of the Organization of Earthquake Planning and Protection.

Another Balkan Country Rocked by Quake – Magnitude 4 Tremor in Romania

A magnitude 4 earthquake on the Richter scale was registered at 1.50am on Wednesday in Olt region, southern Romania. The quake was at a depth of 10 km and was felt in Pleven, Bulgaria.

No casualties or destruction have been reported.

Since the beginning of the year, seven earthquakes with magnitude from 2 to 4 on the Richter scale have been recorded in Romanian.


Croatia Mourns Earthquake Victims Amidst Continuing Aftershocks

A day of mourning has been declared in Croatia for the victims of the devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck the country on New Year's Eve. The natural disaster claimed the lives of seven people, dozens likely buried under collapsed buildings, more than 260 aftershocks were recorded.

Greek mission delivers humanitarian aid to earthquake-stricken Croatia

A Greek aid mission sent to Croatia in response to the country's devastating earthquake arrived on Wednesday, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.

The aid package includes tents, sleeping bags, blankets, sheets, heaters and other essential items for the people left homeless by the quake.