Tag: Earthquake

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
Powerful 7.9 Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert 

Washington: A powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale struck the Gulf of Alaska in the US on Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning along the coastline that urged people in the affected areas to head to higher ground. The earthquake had previously been measured at magnitude 8.2. It hit 300 km southeast of Kodiak at […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
3.2-magnitude quake jolts Thane

Thane: An earthquake measuring 3.2 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Thane and surrounding areas on Tuesday morning, the IMD said. According to the preliminary report of the Indian Meteorological Department, the quake at a depth of 10 kms below the surface, was recorded at 2.21 a.m. The epicentre of the quake was calculated at latitude […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
3 killed in Indonesia earthquake

Jakarta: Nearly three people were killed and seven injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Java damaging 950 buildings, officials said on Saturday. The deceased include two women aged 80 and 34 and a 60-year-old man, a National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson said in a statement. The 80-year-old woman and the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Earthquake in Uttarakhand; tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Tremors were felt in Delhi and NCR at around 8.45 p.m. on Wednesday that lasted for a few seconds following a moderate earthquake in Uttarakhand. According to the Centre for Seismology, an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude was reported in Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. “The epicentre is in Uttarakhand, the tremors felt in Delhi and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
6.9-magnitude quake hits southern China

Lhasa: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 hit Nyingchi, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, in the wee hours of Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC). No casualty has been reported after the quake which struck at 6:34 a.m. on Saturday (Beijing Time), Xinhua news agency reported. However, the quake caused power […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Over 100 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

Tehran/Baghdad: At least 90 people were killed and over thousands injured after a powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake jolted the Iran-Iraq border area, the media reported. The epicentre of the earthquake on Sunday was 32 km southwest of the Halabja area near the Iranian border at the depth of 33.9 km, according to the US Geological […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Magnitude-5.9 earthquake hits Japan's Fukushima prefecture

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 struck off Japan’s Fukushima prefecture at 11:56 p.m. local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said on Friday. The temblor was centred off the shore of Fukushima prefecture in eastern Japan, with the epicentre at a latitude of 37.1 degrees north and a longitude of 141.2 degrees east […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Mexico City residents remain homeless after earthquake

Mexico City: A week after the powerful earthquake hit central and southern Mexico, many residents of the capital Mexico City on Tuesday still remain homeless on the streets, not knowing where to go and fearing possible burglaries of the belongings they abandoned in their houses. Merced Silva slept Monday night in a van, along with […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
New Mexico tremor kills 4, halts rescue operations

Mexico City: Four persons died as a result of a magnitude-6.1 aftershock that caused alarm in Mexico on Saturday, four days after a magnitude-7.1 earthquake left at least 305 dead. Two women died of a heart attack in Mexico City after a seismic alert system was activated by the temblor, Efe news reported. People ran […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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5.8-magnitude tremor strikes Mexico

Mexico City: A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck the south of Mexico on Saturday, where officials were working to assess the scale of the damage, the Mexican seismic alert system reported. The temblor occurred 123 kilometre to the southeast of Salina Cruz, which is located on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca, Efe news […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Moderate intensity quake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, a weather official confirmed. The Met department official said here: “An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred today at 5.44 a.m. “The intensity of the earthquake was moderate and its coordinates were latitude 35.0 degrees north and longitude 74.4 degrees east. “The […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021