Environment - Earthquake
  • Botswana: Government dismisses ‘induced earthquake’ reports in Botswana
    05 april 2017 18:19:08
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI) has rejected media reports suggesting that the earthquake which occurred in the southern Africa country on Monday was caused by fracking. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Southwest Rwanda shaken by earthquake
    23 september 2016 19:01:08
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An earthquake measuring 4.8 hit the district of Rusizi in southwest Rwanda on Friday, causing injuries to persons and damage to property, according to local administrative officials. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan FM extends condolences to Tanzania over deadly earthquake
    12 september 2016 16:23:49
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan Foreign Affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo has sent a message of condolences to Tanzania following a deadly earthquake in the East African nation country, which has caused a huge loss of property and lives. Full text...

  • Kenya: Tanzania earthquake causes deaths, damage to buildings
    10 september 2016 18:38:13
    Kisumu, Kenya (PANA) - An earthquake measuring 5.7 on Saturday hit Bukoba region in Tanzania killing at least 10 people and injuring about 200. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Earthquake rocks western Rwanda
    07 august 2015 17:06:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the local magnitude scale early Friday rocked several areas in western Rwanda, leaving four persons injured and six homes reduced to rubble, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs said in the capital, Kigali. Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africans accounted for after Nepal's massive earthquake
    26 april 2015 18:50:52
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African government has sent a message of condolence to Nepal following the massive earthquake which has left an estimated 1,400 people dead. Full text...

  • UN: UN disaster reduction chief hails "major milestone" in earthquake risk assessment
    21 january 2015 18:51:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has welcomed Full text...

  • South Africa: South Africa shaken by powerful earthquake
    05 august 2014 12:07:39
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa has been shaken by a powerful earthquake, the tremors of which were felt in several major centres, including Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Full text...

  • Earthquakes: Jonathan commiserates with China, Iran, Pakistan over victims
    20 april 2013 19:37:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, has commiserated with President Xi Jinping and the people of China over the massive devastation and loss of many lives caused by the earthquake which occurred in the country’s Sichuan Province Saturday. Full text...

  • Mild earthquake hits Rodrigues
    26 july 2012 18:23:10
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - An earthquake, measuring of 5.8 on the Richter scale, Thursday struck off the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, specifically the small Island of Rodrigues, according to the meteorological services of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Slight earthquake felt in Rwanda
    23 may 2011 17:24:57
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - An earthquake, measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale, struck several parts of Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) early Monday but no damage or human loss was recorded, PANA learnt from the Volcano Observatory of Goma (OVG). Full text...

  • UN sees 'great challenge and risk' in post-quake Haiti
    29 april 2010 17:00:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations on Wednesday reminded the world of a Haiti that is faced with "great challenge and risk", calling for continued international support for the Caribbean nation's recovery from earthquake. Full text...

  • AU aids Burundian, Ugandan landslide victims
    09 april 2010 14:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) has set aside US$ 500,000 to assist victims of a massive landslide which killed 350 people in Uganda and d i splaced some 700 families. Full text...

  • Int'l donors conference for Haiti opens at UN Headquarters (re-issued)
    31 march 2010 15:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An international donors conference began Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York, US, to secure the financial resources necessary to r ebuild Haiti after the 12 January earthquake. Full text...

  • Int'l donors conference for Haiti opens in at UN Headquarters
    31 march 2010 15:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An international donors conference began Wednesday at the UN headquarters in New York, US, to secure the financial resources necessary to r ebuild Haiti after the 12 January earthquake. Full text...

  • Billions needed to kickstart Haiti's reconstruction - UN
    30 march 2010 16:38:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Wednesday's United Nations donors' conference to rebuild H aiti, after the devastating 12 January earthquake, is being billed as a ``turning point'', the head of the UN mission i n Haiti said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO plans forum on rebuilding Haiti, Wole Soyinka to feature
    19 march 2010 18:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Haitian intellectuals, artists and decision makers, toget her with international experts, social scientists and members of the vibrant Hai t ian Diaspora, will meet at UNESCO headquarters in Paris,France, on 24 March to d e velop ideas for rebuilding their country. Full text...

  • UNESCO D-G pays solidarity visit to Haiti
    10 march 2010 17:53:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- On the first day of her 48-hour official visit to Haiti, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, said on Tuesday â?I have come to expre ss UNESCOâ?s solidarity with Haiti," PANA reported, quoting a press release from the organisation. Full text...

  • Darfur peacekeepers mourn victims of Haiti quake
    09 march 2010 19:19:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- In a solemn service held Tuesday in El Fasher, No rth Darfur, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) honoured the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives in the Haiti earthquake, includin g 101 members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Full text...

  • UNESCO D-G expresses sorrow over Chile earthquake
    01 march 2010 19:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has expressed distre ss over the death and destruction caused by the powerful earthquake that struck C hile on Saturday, saying UNESCO was ready to provide its expertise and support f o r the recovery effort. Full text...

  • Zuma expresses condolences over Chile earthquake
    28 february 2010 15:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday ex pressed his condolences following this weekend's earthquake which hit Chile. Full text...

  • African Union to send mission to Haiti over devastating quake
    02 february 2010 07:21:00
    From Segun Adeyemi- PANA Correspondent Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) is to send a mission to Ha iti ''to offer sympathy and express solidarity of all the peoples of Africa to the Haitian people,'' according to a declaration is sued in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tuesday as the 31 Jan-2 Feb. Full text...

  • Gambian govt. donates US$ 1 million to Haiti
    01 february 2010 18:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Gambian government has announced a US$ 1 million don ation to Haiti, following the recent earthquake that hit the country, PANA repor t ed Monday. Full text...

  • Gambia in fund-raising drive for Haiti
    29 january 2010 17:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gambia's private sector players have launched a fund-rai sing drive with the aim of assisting the people of Haiti, following recent earth q uakes that struck the country, sources in Banjul, the Gambian capital, confirmed to PANA Friday. Full text...

  • IMF to provide US$ 114 million in emergency aid to Haiti
    28 january 2010 14:59:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday tha t it would provide a total of US$ 114 million in emergency aid to Haiti, which w a s hit by a 7. Full text...

  • Mauritians donate US$ 500,000 to quake-hit Haitians
    27 january 2010 17:02:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Prime Minister, Navin Ramgoolam, ha s opened an account into which Mauritians on Wednesday began making some financi a l donations in aid of the quake-ravaged Haitians, PANA reported here. Full text...

  • UN initiates coordinated recovery plan for Haiti
    26 january 2010 07:50:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has unveil a plan to better coordinate the influx o f humanitarian aid to Haitians. Full text...

  • Lions Club International grants quake-stricken Haiti US$ 300,000
    24 january 2010 11:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Lions Club International (LCI), district 403A in Sen egal, has granted Haiti US$ 300,000 emergency fund to help the Pacific Ocean co u ntry, stricken by a devastating earthquake on 12 January, the District announced here on Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian state govt. donates US$ 1 million to Haiti
    22 january 2010 17:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's south-south Rivers State, in the Niger Delta region, has donated US$ 1 million to the people of Haiti, PANA r eported from here. Full text...

  • UN-HABITAT comes to Haiti's aid
    22 january 2010 13:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka has sent a message of condolence to the President and people of Haiti following last weekâ? s massive earthquake in that country. Full text...

  • Ghana donates US$ 3m to Haiti
    21 january 2010 16:35:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Thursday announced a US$ 3 million donation to th e people of Haiti, following the 12 January, devastating earthquake in that coun t ry. Full text...

  • Fresh earthquake hits Haiti, people flee onto streets
    21 january 2010 10:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A very powerful aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, sh aking more rubble from damaged buildings and sending screaming people running in t o the streets, eight days after the country's capital was devastated by an apoca l yptic quake, according to reports in the Nigerian local daily, the Independent. Full text...

  • Nigeria donates US$ 1 million to Haiti
    20 january 2010 17:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has donated US$ 1 million to earthquake-ravaged Haiti, to help in stabilizing the Pacific Ocean nation, PANA reported from here W ednesday. Full text...

  • Cأ´te-d'Ivoire grants quake-hit Haiti US$ 1m
    20 january 2010 15:50:00
    Abidjan- Cأ´te d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government has offered Haiti US$ 1 million to cushion the effect of the devastating earthquake that hit the Pacific Ocean country on 12 January, a communique issued by the Ivorian presidency discl o sed. Full text...

  • Expert allay fears over possible earthquake in Africa
    19 january 2010 13:48:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One week after an earthquake left about 200,000 people d ead in Haiti and the widespread rumours that it could occur in Ghana, an Earth S c ientist, Dr. Full text...

  • Int'l NGO to open bank account to raise fund for Haiti
    18 january 2010 16:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- International NGO, Enda Tiers-Monde, Monday announced th at it would soon open a bank account into which donors would pay money to be use d in assisting earthquake victims in Haiti. Full text...

  • Opposition condoles with Haiti, condemns Nigeriaâ?s tepid response
    17 january 2010 16:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's opposition Action Congress (AC) has condoled w ith the government and people of Haiti over last weekâ?s earthquake that rocked the Caribbean Island, leaving deaths and destruction in its trail. Full text...

  • Mauritius offers US$ 500,000 to Haiti earthquake victims
    15 january 2010 17:38:00
    Port-Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Mauritius announced Friday that US$ 500,000 have be en raised to help Haiti after Tuesday devastating earthquake that shook the Paci f ic Ocean country, official sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • US Geology experts inspect Malawi quakes, describe them as 'moderate'
    14 january 2010 16:46:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A two-man team of experts from the US Geological Surve y said on Thursday the string of earthquakes which hit Malawi's northern and ura n ium-mining district of Karonga were "moderate" and the damage of over 1, 000 hou s es and buildings were due to "poor engineering". Full text...

  • Mauritius raises funds to assist Haiti earthquake victims
    14 january 2010 14:51:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian people have mobilized to raise fund s to help victims of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti, leaving severa l thousands of people dead, PANA reported from here Thursday. Full text...

  • Haiti earthquake: Four Mauritians safe, one missing
    14 january 2010 14:01:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Foreign Affairs Minister, Arvin Boo lell, said here Thursday that four Mauritians were reported safe and sound after the earthquake that shook Haiti Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG pledges support for Haiti earthquake victims
    13 january 2010 13:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO's Director-General Irina Bokova on Wednesday expre ssed shock and concern over the devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Haiti, and pledged UNESCO's support for the victims of the disaster. Full text...

  • Malawi sends SOS for earthquake victims
    21 december 2009 16:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi's Department of Disaster Management Affairs has described the situation in the northern border district of Karonga, the epicent r e of Sunday's early morning strong earthquake, as "pathetic and sad" and has app e aled for urgent relief items. Full text...

  • Malawi earthquake kills toddler, injures several others
    08 december 2009 14:23:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A one-year old child died early Tuesday while six more people were rushed to hospital following an earthquake and resultant after-shoc k s that hit Malawi's northern border district of Karonga since Sunday, authoritie s confirmed to PANA here. Full text...

  • China assists Algeria to monitor seismic risks
    20 july 2009 12:06:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Chinese agency for the control of seismic attacks has given the Algerian Space, Astrophysics and Geophysics Agency (CRAAG) 20 seis m ological stations and one anti-seismic power station, as part of efforts to enha n ce early detection of natural disasters. Full text...

  • Slight earthquake reported on Mauritanian coast
    27 july 2008 12:33:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- An earthquake measuring 4. Full text...

  • 43 killed as earthquakes pound parts of Rwanda, DR Congo
    15 february 2008 15:23:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A whopping 43 people were killed and 15 others injured as three powerful earthquakes pounded some parts of Rwanda and the DR Congo in the last two weeks, according to a PANA report here. Full text...

  • Earthquake kills 37 in Rwanda
    04 february 2008 14:04:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- No fewer than 37 people were killed following a two-day powerful tremor, caused by a strong earthquake, in the south western region of R w anda, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • Earthquake warning sparks fear in Kenya
    18 july 2007 08:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has moved to dispel fears of an imminent catastrophe following widely circulated information that the US Geological Survey Information Centre, through the US embassy in Nairobi, has warned of a devastating earthquake in Kenya and Tanzania. Full text...

  • Unexplained tremors spark panic in Nairobi
    17 july 2007 12:35:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – Residents of the Kenyan ca-pital city of Nairobi have been thrown into panic after a sixth earth tremor shook the city in the early hours of Tuesday. Full text...

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