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Earthquake in sea, mild tremors felt in Chennai

Earthquake in sea, mild tremors felt in Chennai

Chennai: Some parts of Chennai felt mild tremors on Tuesday morning due to an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale in the Bay of Bengal, about 600 km east-northeast of here, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). According to an IMD official, the earthquake happened at 7.02 a.m. in[Read More…]

Earthquake in sea, mild tremors felt in Chennai

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[Read More…]

ADB pledges $1bn fund for Indonesia's earthquake, tsunami

ADB pledges $1bn fund for Indonesia’s earthquake, tsunami

Jakarta: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) pledged up to $1 billion of emergency assistance fund to support Indonesia’s immediate budgetary needs and reconstruction efforts in areas affected by earthquakes and tsunami on Sulawesi Island. The ADB assistance fund pledge was conveyed by the bank’s President Takehiko Nakao in presence of[Read More…]

Earthquake in Assam: Tremors felt in Bihar, West bengal

Earthquake in Assam: Tremors felt in Bihar, West bengal

An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 Richter Scale jolted Assam Wednesday morning. The tremor was so strong that it was felt across the Northeast including Bihar, West Bengal as well as Bangladesh. According to the locals it lasted for 10 seconds. No loss of life or damage to property has been[Read More…]

Mexico earthquake kills 138 people, causes severe damages

7.2-magnitude quake jolts Mexico, no casualties reported

Mexico City: An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Mexico, with the epicentre recorded in the state of Oaxaca, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Emergency authorities in the Oaxaca reported “only material damage and no loss of human life” during the earthquake on Friday night, reports[Read More…]

Hotel collapses in Taiwan after major earthquake

Hotel collapses in Taiwan after major earthquake

A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake has toppled buildings in the Taiwanese city of Hualien, media reports say. The tremor struck at 23:50 (15:50 GMT) about 20km (12 miles) off the island’s east coast. Photographs posted on social media showed extensive damage to roads and high-rise buildings.

134 killed in powerful earthquake near Iran-Iraq border

At least 134 people were killed and over thousands of others injured after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck an area near the Iran-Iraq border, media reports said on Monday. According to Iran’s state-run Press TV, 130 victims were killed in Kermanshah province. Four other people[Read More…]

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