Tag: Earthquake

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7.1-magnitude quake jolts Philippines

Manila: A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Davao Oriental province in the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. No damage has been reported by the Philippine government yet. The institute said the quake hit at 11.39 a.m. (Philippines time) at a depth of 49 km. […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes

Jakarta: Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami. On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843. It is thought that volcanic activity set off […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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Tsunami alert issued after a 7.5-magnitude quake

Noumea (New Caledonia): A 7.5-magnitude earthquake shook off the coast of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, prompting warnings that tsunami waves of up to three metres can reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km on Wednesday, with its epicentre 168 km east-south-east of Tadine, a town on […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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6.3-magnitude quake jolts Iraq-Iran border

Baghdad: A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit the border area between Iraq and Iran and was felt in the capital Baghdad and many Iraqi provinces, a seismic monitor has said. The earthquake had its epicentre in Qaser Shireen border area in Iran, around 30 km from the Iraqi border town of […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Big earthquake likely to strike Delhi NCR

If a large magnitude earthquake occurs in the near future in the northwest (NW) Himalayas region as predicted by a recent study, the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi would suffer very heavy damage. The 2001 earthquake in Bhuj in Gujarat, which claimed about 10,000 lives, had shown that the destruction by an earthquake is […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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6.1-magnitude quake jolts Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Okinawa prefecture on Tuesday but no tsunami warning was issued, the weather agency said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor’s epicentre was located at a latitude of 24.0 degrees north and a longitude of 122.6 degrees east, and at depth of […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
Light intensity quake hits Himachal Pradesh

Shimla: Mild tremors were felt in Himachal Pradesh on Monday. No damage or casualty was reported. “An earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale were felt for a few seconds at 9.11 a.m.,” regional Meteorological Office Director Manmohan Singh told IANS. People rushed out of their houses. The epicentre of the quake was in Kinnaur […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
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
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