Tag: Earthquake

Earthquake tremors felt in Manipur; no damage or loss of lives reported

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 tremors felt in Manipur; no damage or loss of lives reported

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…]

Earthquake with 5.6 magnitude jolts Assam, tremors felt in other parts of Northeast

Earthquake of 8.1 magnitude hits Mexico, tsunami possible

Mexico was hit by a massive 8.1-magnitude earthquake late Thursday. At least three deaths have been reported and the officials have set off a tsunami warning. The impact of the quake was so strong that it caused buildings to sway violently in Mexico’s capital, more than 650 miles away. Residents[Read More…]

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Russia

Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Russia

A powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake hit 685 km in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy coast line, raising tsunami warnings in Russia on Tuesday. The earthquake happened at 05:04 AM (local time) with Kamchatka Krai peninsula being the epicenter. The quake followed several aftershocks before simmering down. However, no reports of loss of lives or[Read More…]

Earthquake in Western China claims eight lives

Eight people were killed and more than 20 were injured in a moderate earthquake that struck China on Thursday morning. It struck in Taxkorgan county, a remote mountaneous area bordering Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan in China’s Xinjiang region. According to The Xinjiang Earthquake Administration, more than 180 houses have collapsed.[Read More…]

Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 hit East Sikkim region

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 hit the East Sikkim region late on Sunday midnight around 03:12 AM on Monday. Lately, a lot of earthquakes have been reported. On March 25, a moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.0 rocked India’s northeastern states and parts of Myanmar. The tremor was felt around 7[Read More…]

Nepal police destroy earthquake displaced camp

Nepal police devastated the largest remaining settlement of people displaced by a powerful earthquake that struck nearly two years ago on Wednesday. This move will leave over a hundred of people homeless. The camp which was home to a hundred families in Kathmandu was demolished when police used bulldozers to[Read More…]

1 dead, 4 injured as 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits northeast

An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the richter scale hits Tripura on Tuesday triggering landslides and leaving a woman dead and four others injured. Landslides occurred in a number of places on the remote Chhamanu-Gobindabari Road of Dhalai district. Azerunnesa (30) of the town was injured when a brick fell from[Read More…]

7.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile, tsunami alert

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami alert for parts of the pacific ocean after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit off the coast of southern Chile Sunday, 40 km (about 25 miles) southwest of Puerto Quellon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A “state of precaution” has also been[Read More…]

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