Tag: Earthquake

4.6-magnitude quake jolts J&K

Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale jolted Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, although there were no reports of casualties or damage to properties. An official of the state disaster management department said: “The tremor occurred at 8.09 a.m. Its coordinates are latitude 36.7 north and longitude 74.5 east. The depth of the […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
5.9-magnitude quake hits Haiti, 11 killed

Port-au-Prince: At least 11 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted northwestern Haiti, authorities said on Sunday. According to the US Geological Survey, the tremor’s epicentre was recorded 20 km from Port-de-Pai at a depth of 15.3 km at 8.11 p.m. on Saturday, reports Efe news. According to a […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
5.3-magnitude quake hits Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage. No tsunami warning was issued, Xinhua reported. The temblor has an epicentre at a latitude of 42.6 degrees north and a longitude of 142.0 degrees east […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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1,234 people dead in Indonesia quake, tsunami

Palu (Indonesia): Indonesian authorities today raised the death toll to 1,234 in the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Sulawesi island last week. The twin disasters on Friday left the coastal city of Palu and the adjoining areas in ruins. Authorities said tens of thousands of people were growing increasingly desperate for food, fuel […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesian island

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Sumba island of Indonesia on Tuesday, barely four days after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit its Sulawesi island triggering a tsunami and killing nearly 900 people. No tsunami alert was issued on Tuesday and there was no report of damages so far, an official said. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Indonesia to begin mass burials for earthquake, tsunami victims

Jakarta: Indonesian authorities will begin on Monday mass burials for hundreds of people killed in an earthquake and a subsequent tsunami that hit the Sulawesi island on September 28, as search and rescue efforts continued to find more victims and survivors. The spokesperson for the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
6.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The US Geological Survey put the hypocentre of the tremor at a depth of 18 km and the epicentre at a point 30.5 km north of the city of Donggala, reports Efe […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Assam; no damage reported

Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook Guwahati and its adjoining areas on Wednesday, the Met said. No damage was reported. The quake occurred at a depth of 13 km around 10.20 a.m. with its epicentre in Kokrajhar district, the India Meteorological Department said. An Assam State Disaster Management Authority official said […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Moderate intensity quake hits Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, a disaster management department official said. No damage to life or property has been reported. The moderate intensity quake was felt at 5.15 a.m. and the epicentre was located 199 km north of Kargil town in the Ladakh region, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Japan earthquake death toll climbs to 44

Tokyo: The death toll in Japan’s 6.7-magnitude earthquake, that struck the Hokkaido island last week, has climbed to 44, officials said on Monday. Rescue teams on Monday recovered the dead body of a 77-year-old man, the last person missing, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a press conference. Most of the deaths were recorded […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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Japan quake toll rises to 21

Tokyo: The toll from a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture earlier this week, has increased to 21 with 13 others still reported missing, the government announced on Saturday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference that a total of 40,000 people, including police, firefighters, Self-Defence Force personnel and Japan Coast Guard, […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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7 killed, 200 injured as strong earthquake jolts Japan

Tokyo: Seven people were killed and 200 injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale rocked Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture on Thursday. The earthquake triggered landslides that engulfed houses. Local authorities said 40 people remained missing as search and rescue operations ramped up their efforts to find the missing before nightfall, Japan’s public […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
5.5-magnitude quake hits Andaman Islands

New Delhi : An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit Andaman Islands on Friday, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). According to the IMD, the earthquake occurred at 4.19 p.m and lasted for 27 seconds. “The epicentre of the quake was in Andaman Islands at a depth of 10 km. No casualties or […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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7.3-magnitude quake jolts Venezuela, no tsunami threat

Caracas: An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has jolted Venezuela’s northeast coast, with no immediate reports of casualties. The Venezuelan Seismological Research Foundation (Funvisis) said the quake occurred on Tuesday evening at 5:31 p.m., with the epicentre located 19 km southeast of the town of Yaguaraparo, in Sucre state, Xinhua news agency reported. The […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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8.2-magnitude quake strikes off Fiji

Suva: A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale on Sundat struck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly 200 miles off Fiji and almost the same distance from Tonga, according to the US Geological Survey. The earthquake struck just after midday Sunday and was almost 560 km deep, the USGS said. The […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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