Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) -  A strong 6.0 earthquake hit various parts of the east coast of Tanzania Wednesday night, but no major damage or injuries were immediately reported, an official source told PANA here. The epicenter was Kilindoni in the Indian Ocean island of Mafia, 82 km south east [...]
©- - 12 august 2020 - 23:10:37 - thread Environment (278 words)


Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Two earthquakes of 5.3 and 4.2 degrees on the Richter scale were recorded Sunday evening in central Morocco, the Moroccan institute of geophysics has announced. The two tremors occurred at 10.56 p.m. and 11:06 p.m. respectively (UT +1), the institute said, indicating that no loss of life [...]
©- - 17 february 2020 - 18:03:32 - thread Environment (77 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.71 was recorded on Friday in northeast of Remada city in southern Tunisia,  the Tunisian National Institute of Meteorology (INM) announced. INM, the agency responsible for recording earthquakes in Tunisia, minimized the consequences of the tremors that occur in different regions [...]
©- - 03 january 2020 - 16:07:34 - thread Environment (117 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Several residents of the Tunisian city of Sekiet Sidi Youssef, near the border with Algeria, were frightened early Wednesday by an earthquake of 3.48 magnitude, said a statement from the Tunisian National Institute of Meteorology. The Institute's stations recorded at 02:40 hrs on Wednesday the ground shaking [...]
©- - 27 november 2019 - 15:45:31 - thread Environment (104 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA)   -   An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.24 degrees on the Richter scale struck the governorate of Kef, northwest Tunisia, on Wednesday evening, the Tunisian National Institute of Meteorology said here. Another earthquake with a magnitude of 3.40 degrees on the Richter scale was recorded on Wednesday afternoon [...]
©- - 24 july 2019 - 22:51:53 - thread Environment (99 words)


Algiers, Algeria (PANA) - An earthquake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, hit the sea off Jijel (north-eastern Algeria) this Saturday, without causing any casualties or material damage, said a statement from the Mediterranean Center of Seismology.   The impact of the earthquake was strongly felt by the populations of this part [...]
©- - 13 july 2019 - 17:23:38 - thread Environment (79 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian National Institute of Meteorology recorded Monday evening, at 8:35 PM, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.19 on the Richter scale at Metlaoui, in the Southeastern governorate of Gafsa, Tunisia.   PANA recalls that about 3 hours earlier, at 5:04 PM, the same area recorded an [...]
©- - 11 june 2019 - 18:16:38 - thread Environment (101 words)


Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - The Tunisian National Institute of Meteorology announced on Tuesday that a telluric quake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, hit the country off the governorate from Nabeul, 75km south-east of Tunis. Tunisia is part of the natural and non-dangerous areas in relation to the degree of earthquakes, [...]
©- - 31 october 2017 - 16:08:57 - thread Environment (122 words)


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. “It is very important to note that the earthquake occurred naturally due to tectonic movement of the earth,” said Lebotsang Mohutsiwa, spokesperson [...]
©- - 05 april 2017 - 18:19:08 - thread Environment (241 words)


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. The mayor of Rusizi, Frederic Harerimana, told reporters that at least one commercial complex, a vehicle, buildings and walls were [...]
©- - 23 september 2016 - 19:01:08 - thread Environment (129 words)


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. In a message posted on her twitter account, Ms. Mushikiwabo said that [...]
©- - 12 september 2016 - 16:23:49 - thread Environment (164 words)


Kisumu, Kenya (PANA) - An earthquake measuring 5.7 on Saturday hit Bukoba region in Tanzania killing at least 10 people and injuring about 200. The earthquake had a depth of 10 km, covering an area of 42 kilometres north west of Bukoba, an area with a population of 70,000 people, according [...]
©- - 10 september 2016 - 18:38:13 - thread Environment (209 words)


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. Most affected locations were in eight districts [...]
©- - 07 august 2015 - 17:06:23 - thread Environment (212 words)


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. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake ravaged large parts of Nepal, setting off an avalanche at Mount Everest and its base camp. Department of [...]
©- - 26 april 2015 - 18:50:52 - thread Environment (204 words)


New York, US (PANA) - The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has welcomed the launch of a new web-based platform that will provide global access to critical information on earthquakes and enable "cutting-edge" risk assessment, aimed at limiting the hazard of these potentially devastating natural events. In a statement [...]
©- - 21 january 2015 - 18:51:01 - thread Environment (313 words)


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. The quake, which occurred at 11.22am (GMT), was measured at 5.3 magnitude and lasted 40 seconds. The US [...]
©- - 05 august 2014 - 12:07:39 - thread Environment (175 words)


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. According to a presidency press statement here, Jonathan said "On behalf [...]
©- - 20 april 2013 - 19:37:10 - thread Environment (280 words)


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. The quake was centered 389 kms northeast of Rodrigues Island. "However, there was no effect of [...]
©- - 26 july 2012 - 18:23:10 - thread Environment (76 words)


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). The epicenter was an area 135 kilometers north-west [...]
©- - 23 may 2011 - 17:24:57 - thread Environment (164 words)


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. The message was contained in an open debate of the UN Security Council, [...]
©- - 29 april 2010 - 17:00:00 - thread Environment (473 words)


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. The continental body also gave out US$ 200,000 to drought victims in Burundi. A [...]
©- - 09 april 2010 - 14:11:00 - thread Environment (280 words)


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. The conference, with the theme: ``Towards a New Future in Haiti'', was convened to demonstrate [...]
©- - 31 march 2010 - 15:19:00 - thread Environment (327 words)


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. The conference, with the theme: ``Towards a New Future in Haiti'', was convened to demonstrate [...]
©- - 31 march 2010 - 15:17:00 - thread Environment (325 words)


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. "This is not the first time, UN members states will meet [...]
©- - 30 march 2010 - 16:38:00 - thread Environment (488 words)


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. In a statement from [...]
©- - 19 march 2010 - 18:42:00 - thread Environment (285 words)


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. â?I am here to see the situation [...]
©- - 10 march 2010 - 17:53:00 - thread Environment (498 words)


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 [...]
©- - 09 march 2010 - 19:19:00 - thread Environment (242 words)


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. Bokova also stressed the need [...]
©- - 01 march 2010 - 19:05:00 - thread Environment (367 words)


Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Jacob Zuma on Sunday ex pressed his condolences following this weekend's earthquake which hit Chile. Zuma said: "The Government and people of the Republic of South Africa wish to co nvey to Her Excellency, Ms Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, [...]
©- - 28 february 2010 - 15:06:00 - thread Environment (178 words)


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 [...]
©- - 02 february 2010 - 07:21:00 - thread Environment (278 words)


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. According to official sources in Banjul, "the gesture is Gambia's contribution t o the brotherly people of Haiti, to [...]
©- - 01 february 2010 - 18:27:00 - thread Environment (85 words)


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. According to the sources, private sector actors [...]
©- - 29 january 2010 - 17:09:00 - thread Environment (168 words)


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. 3-magnitude earthquake on 12 January. ``The IMF executive board has approved an [...]
©- - 28 january 2010 - 14:59:00 - thread Environment (281 words)


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. Launching the account, Ramgoolam said he was happy to note that Mauritians were [...]
©- - 27 january 2010 - 17:02:00 - thread Environment (211 words)


New York- US (PANA) -- The UN has unveil a plan to better coordinate the influx o f humanitarian aid to Haitians. UN Assistant Secretary-General for field operations, Anthony Banbury, made this known in at a media briefing via video conferencing on Monday from Port-au-Princ e , the capital [...]
©- - 26 january 2010 - 07:50:00 - thread Environment (253 words)


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. According to Seidou Diakite, who spoke [...]
©- - 24 january 2010 - 11:48:00 - thread Environment (321 words)


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. Governor Chibuike Amaechi said in Port Harcourt Friday that the state had also b ought five million syringes, [...]
©- - 22 january 2010 - 17:42:00 - thread Environment (119 words)


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. At the same time, Tibaijuka announced that through the United Nations Joint Flas h Appeal, the agency was [...]
©- - 22 january 2010 - 13:41:00 - thread Environment (413 words)


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. Minister for Information Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said in a statement in Accra, t he capital, that the donation was [...]
©- - 21 january 2010 - 16:35:00 - thread Environment (167 words)


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 [...]
©- - 21 january 2010 - 10:19:00 - thread Environment (604 words)


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. Nigerian senators also agreed to donate part of their entitlements for the victi ms of the earthquake. Senate President David Mark [...]
©- - 20 january 2010 - 17:34:00 - thread Environment (209 words)


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. The quake, which devastated the capital city, Port-au-Prince, [...]
©- - 20 january 2010 - 15:50:00 - thread Environment (84 words)


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. Olateju Bayewu, has dismissed fears of possible occurrence of earth q uake in Africa. â?Earthquake [...]
©- - 19 january 2010 - 13:48:00 - thread Environment (655 words)


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. Enda also plans to initiate emergency programmes to provide the victims with hou ses, [...]
©- - 18 january 2010 - 16:01:00 - thread Environment (152 words)


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. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Al [...]
©- - 17 january 2010 - 16:23:00 - thread Environment (421 words)


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. The decision was taken during a weekly meeting of the council of ministers held in [...]
©- - 15 january 2010 - 17:38:00 - thread Environment (69 words)


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 [...]
©- - 14 january 2010 - 16:46:00 - thread Environment (439 words)


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. The city council of Beau-Bassin/Rose Hill, which is the second major city of the [...]
©- - 14 january 2010 - 14:51:00 - thread Environment (149 words)


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. "One other Mauritian, however, is still missing," the minister said after the ea rthquake, measuring 7. 3 on the [...]
©- - 14 january 2010 - 14:01:00 - thread Environment (152 words)


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. "Reports of the devastation caused by the earthquake are deeply distressing," Bo kova said, [...]
©- - 13 january 2010 - 13:56:00 - thread Environment (180 words)