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6.4-magnitude earthquake hits Southern California

Los Angeles: An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted the US state of California on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The epicentre, with a depth of 8.68 km, was initially determined to be at 35.70 degrees north latitude and 117.51 degrees west longitude, Xinhua reported. The quake was felt across the […]

Was Wednesday Deogarh tremor a trailer only? Seismic earth station need of the hour

Bhubaneswar: Are the mild tremors felt in western Odisha on Wednesday an indication of any big quake in the making in that part of the State? As per reports, in the dusk hours of Wednesday, western Odisha was jolted mildly by a quake epicentered at Deogarh. “A mild earthquake, with its epicentre in Deogarh district, […]

Earthquake of 4.8 magnitude hits Maha's Satara district

Pune: An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook parts of Satara district in Maharashtra on Thursday morning, an official said. The epicentre of the quake, which occurred around 7.47 am, was recorded at a depth of 10 km, the official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) centre here said. No casualty or damage to property has […]

Earthquake tremors felt in parts of Odisha

Sambalpur: Earthquake tremors were felt in several parts of western Odisha including Sambalpur, Kuchinda, Deogarh, Rourkela, Bonai and Jharsuguda around 05:48 PM today. As per reports, strong tremors were felt for few seconds following which people started to come out of their residences in the affected areas. “I was studying at home when our house started […]

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21 injured in Japan earthquake

Tokyo: At least 21 people were injured following a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan’s northwestern coast overnight and caused a slight tsunami, officials announced on Wednesday. The quake occurred at 10.22 p.m. on Tuesday and had its epicentre at sea – though near the coast – close to the border that separates the prefectures of […]

China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

Beijing: As many as 13 people were killed and 199 others injured in a 6-magnitude earthquake that hit China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Emergency Management said on Tuesday. The earthquake hit the Changning county at 10.55 p.m. on Monday. As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 people trapped in the debris were rescued and […]

5.8-magnitude quake jolts Andaman and Nicobar islands
5.8-magnitude quake jolts Andaman and Nicobar islands

New Delhi: A medium intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday morning. The quake, which had its epicentre in the Andaman islands, occurred at 6:09 am, the National Centre for Seismology said. The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.

6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck off the coast of Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture, the weather agency here said Friday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor’s epicenter was located at a latitude of 31.8 degrees north and longitude of 132.1 degrees east and occurred at a depth of 20 km, […]

Philippines quake toll increases to 16

Manila: The death toll in Monday’s 6.1-magnitude quake that struck the Philippines’ Luzon Island has increased to 16, amid ongoing efforts to rescue around 30 missing people who were trapped under a collapsed commercial centre, authorities said on Tuesday. Fifteen of the victims were from the Pampanga province, in the central part of the island […]

6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami alert

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara province on Sunday, but no tsunami alert was issued. The quake struck at 4.54 a.m., with the epicentre at 148 km northeast of Alor and the depth at 573 km under the sea bed, said an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency. […]

18 quakes hit Andaman and Nicobar Islands

New Delhi: Eighteen earthquakes of various intensity rocked Andaman and Nicobar Islands from Sunday night to Monday morning, officials said. The first of tremors was reported at 11.44 p.m. on Sunday and the last at 7.37 a.m. on Monday, the India Meteorological Department said. Most quakes measured 4.8 or 4.9 on the Richter scale but […]

5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Turkey

Istanbul: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck Turkey on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported as yet, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 9.34 a.m. local time in the Acipayam district of Denizli Province, Xinhua quoted the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency as saying. The agency said nine aftershocks, measuring between magnitudes […]

2 tourists killed in 4.4-magnitude Indonesia quake

Jakarta:Two tourists were killed and 44 others injured after an earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s Lombok island, authorities said on Monday. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesperson of the National Agency for Disaster Management, said the Malaysian victims were caught in a landslide with 36 others at the Tiu Kelep waterfall near […]

6.0-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia’s West Sumatra province on Saturday, but no tsunami alert was issued with no immediate reports of any damage or casualties, officials said here. The epicente of the quake was recorded at 117 km southeast of Mentawai Island, at a depth of 17 km under […]

Rare fish sightings in Japan raise quake, tsunami fears

Tokyo: Sightings of the rare oarfish in Japan have raised fear and speculation amongst the people of an incoming natural disaster, as the deep-water fish is believed to be a harbinger of earthquakes and tsunamis, the media reported on Saturday. On Friday, two oarfish were discovered after being caught in fishing nets off the Toyama […]

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji island
6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji island

Sydney: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit near the Pacific island nation of Fiji just before 8:00 local time (2:30 am IST) on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. Shortly after, the area felt another smaller tremor, which registered 5.2 magnitude. The earthquakes hit just south of the island between Fiji and Tonga, and were detected at […]

6.7-magnitude quake jolts Chile

Santiago: An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale the Chilean port city of Coquimbo with no immediate reports of casualties or damages. The quake struck at 10.32 p.m. on Saturday with the epicentre some 13 km east of the town of Tongoy and 428 km north of capital Santiago, said the National Seismological Centre […]

Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir
Low intensity earthquake hits Kashmir

Srinagar: A low intensity earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale hit the Kashmir Valley on Friday, with no reports of casualties or damage. The earthquake occurred at 8.21 a.m. at a depth of 10 km. The epicentre was in the Jammu and Kashmir region, an official of the disaster management department said. “The coordinates […]

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. […]

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 […]