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5 missing as tsunami hits central Indonesia after strong quakes

Jakarta: A tsunami struck off coastal areas near the Talisa beach off Indonesia’s central province of Sulawesi, leaving at least five people missing and scores of houses destroyed, said officials today. “One family in one house, five people, were missing after tsunami swept the house. The tsunami also damaged scores of houses,” an official told […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]