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Tag: Richter Scale

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern California

San Francisco: A massive earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale jolted southern California, just a day after a 6.4-magnitude temblor hit the US state, the strongest in 20 years. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter of the quake that hit the state at 8.19 p.m. on Friday was near Ridgercrest, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mild quake jolts Rajasthan

Jaipur: A mild tremor measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hits some parts of Rajasthan on Saturday, informed officials. People rushed out of their houses and offices in panic. The earthquake was felt around 3.21 p.m. and lasted for 15-20 seconds. According to Met department officials, the epicentre of the earthquake was near Jodhpur. Tremors […]

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 […]

5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off California

New York: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has struck off California in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, was then followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore, The Sun reported on Friday. The epicentre, with a depth of 12.0 […]

7.1 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico

Mexico City: At least 105 people were killed in a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico on Tuesday and the toll is expected to increase, officials said. In Mexico City alone, at least 30 people died and 44 buildings were reduced to rubble. Eight others were reportedly killed in the surrounding state of Mexico, 13 […]

6.6-magnitude quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit Bengkulu province in Indonesia on Sunday, local meteorology and geophysics agency said. The quake with epicentre 71 km southwest North Bengkulu and depth at 10 km under seabed hit at 10.08 a.m. (local time), Xinhua news agency quoted an official with the agency as saying. […]

China quake toll reaches 20

Beijing: The death toll in an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale that struck China’s Sichuan province has gone up to 20 with 431 injured, authorities said on Thursday. Among the injured, 18 are in serious condition, according to the provincial government authorities. Seventeen of the seriously injured have been transferred to the cities […]

5.4 magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale struck parts of southern Philippines on Saturday. No damage was reported but there could be numerous aftershocks, state seismologists said. The moderately quake which occurred at around 8.30 a.m. was traced 22 km southeast of Malapatan township at a depth of 30 km, the Philippine Institute of […]

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5.9-magnitude quake jolts N.Korea

Pyongyang: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of North Korea on Thursday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at 4.18 a.m. (local time), 180 km off the northeastern coast of North Korea, close to where the Punggye-ri nuclear test site is located, […]

Tremors across Odisha as quake hits Myanmar

Bhubaneswar/ Kolkata: A powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale with epicenter in Myanmar today shook many parts of Odisha including several parts in east and northeast India. Tremors were felt at about 4.08 pm in several areas of the state including Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Paradip, Rourkela and Berahmpur. […]