Tag: Earthquake

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
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
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
6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Jakarta: A strong earthquake located far below the Earth’s surface shook an area in Indonesia’s Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said. The US Geological Survey said the quake yesterday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers northwest of the village of Kampungbajo in central Indonesia at […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
82 killed as powerful quake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, disaster management officials said, BBC reported. The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, happening only 10 km underground. It damaged […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Landslide alert in Japan after earthquake

Tokyo: Japanese authorities on Tuesday issued landslide alerts in Osaka, after a strong earthquake a day earlier measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale left four dead and 381 injured. Heavy rain is expected to continue until Wednesday in Osaka which may cause landslides as the quake had loosened the terrain, Efe news reported quoting the Japan […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
3 killed, over 50 injured as 6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan

Tokyo: At least three people were killed and over 50 others injured on Monday when a an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Osaka city. The victims comprised a nine-year-old girl and two men, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported. The earthquake was recorded at 7.58 a.m. and had its hypocenter at about 13 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
5.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.1-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Japan’s Nagano on Saturday, the Met said. No major damage or injuries were reported. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the tremors were felt at 10.29 a.m. and the quake originated at a depth of 10 km, Xinhua news agency reported. No tsunami warning was issued […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
105 hurt in earthquake in Iran

Tehran: At least 105 people were injured in the 5.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Iran’s western Kohgiluye and Boyerahmad province on Wednesday, media reports said. The epicentre of the earthquake, with a depth of 8 km, was determined to be at 30.834 degrees north latitude and 51.559 degrees east longitude, Xinhua reported. People in Sisakht city […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
dogs predict earthquake
Can dogs predict earthquakes?

London: The long-held belief that strange behaviour by cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake is not backed by evidence, according to a new study. Such claims are often based on single observations and anecdotes that cannot be tested rigorously, showed the research published in the journal Bulletin of the Seismological Society […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Tremors felt in Philippines

Manila: An earthquake measuring 5.4-magnitude on the Richter scale hit Philippine’s main Luzon island on Monday, the volcanology and seismology institute said. The quake struck at 3.43 a.m. 39 km east of Gonzaga town in Cagayan at a depth of 23 km, Xinhua news agency reported. No damages were reported. The tremors were also felt […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
5.3-magnitude earthquake rocks US

Los Angeles: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit off the Southern California coast on Thursday, according to the US Geological Survey. The US Geological Survey initially reported the quake was a magnitude-5.0, but it was later upgraded to magnitude-5.3, Xinhua news agency reported. The epicentre had a depth of 16.8 km. The quake […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
31 killed in 7.5-magnitude Papua New Guinea quake

Sydney: At least 31 people were killed and over 300 others injured after an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale hit Papua New Guinea. the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Tuesday. According to the USGS, the tremor struck late Monday night at a depth of 35 km, with its centre about 90 km […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Two killed, 219 injured in Taiwan quake

Taipei: Two people were killed and 219 others injured on Wednesday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan. According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC), the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien county, reports Xinhua news agency. The epicentre was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 11 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Child killed as 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

Islamabad: At least one child was killed and nine others injured as a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted parts of Pakistan on Wednesday, Pakistan’s National Seismic Monitoring Centre said. The child died and others sustained injuries after a couple of mud houses and a school building collapsed in the Bela town of […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021