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6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Fiji

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Fiji

Sydney – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 on the Richter scale struck off Fiji on Tuesday but there is no threat of a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) said. The quake, at a depth of 104km, was south of the Fijian islands in the South Pacific, the Hawaii-based PTWC said. – […]

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Mexico earthquake death toll Rises to 318

Mexico earthquake death toll Rises to 318

Mexico City – So far there have been 318 people killed by a 7.1 earthquake on the Richter scale that hit central Mexico last Tuesday, said Luis Felipe Puente, national coordinator of Civil Protection. Of this total, 180 victims are reported in Mexico City -119 women and 61 men-, 73 in the state of Morelos, […]

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Another quake: 5.7 tremblor strikes near Surabaya

Another quake: 5.7 tremblor strikes near Surabaya

New York – An undersea earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck off the north coast of Java, Indonesia on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, at a depth of 588km, was 125km northeast of Surabaya, Java. The quake was initially measured at 6.0 magnitude. – Reuters

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Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast

Strong 6.1 quake off Japan’s east coast

A strong magnitude 6.1 quake hit off the east coast of Japan early Thursday but authorities did not issue a tsunami warning. It struck 281 kilometres (175 miles) east of the city of Kamaishi on Honshu, the largest Japanese island, at a shallow depth of just 10 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. […]

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More than 100 dead in major earthquake near Mexico City

More than 100 dead in major earthquake near Mexico City

Mexico City – A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched frantically for survivors under the rubble. Thousands of people ran out into the streets in panic, and millions lost electricity when the […]

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Tokyo hit with 4.6 magnitude earthquake

Tokyo hit with 4.6 magnitude earthquake

Tokyo – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 shook eastern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 9:27 a.m. (0027 GMT), was north of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture, the agency said. The quake was measured at a depth of 50 km (30 miles). No […]

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At least 58 die in Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years

At least 58 die in Mexico’s strongest quake in 85 years

Juchitan – At least 58 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia, with most fatalities in the picturesque state of Oaxaca. The 8.1 magnitude quake off the southern coast late Thursday was stronger […]

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Tsunami warning as magnitude 8 quake rocks Mexico

Tsunami warning as magnitude 8 quake rocks Mexico

Mexico City – A rare and powerful 8.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico late Thursday, killing at least two people as seismologists warned of a tsunami of more than three meters (10 feet). The quake hit offshore in the Pacific about 120km southwest of the town of Tres Picos in far southern Chiapas state, the US […]

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8.2 magnitude earthquake hits off Mexico Coast

8.2 magnitude earthquake hits off Mexico Coast

Beijing – An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Mexico’s Chiapas State at 12.49 pm Beijing time on Friday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). The depth of the earthquake was 20 kilometres, CENC said. – Bernama

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At least one killed, 25 injured in Italy 4.0 earthquake

At least one killed, 25 injured in Italy 4.0 earthquake

Rome – An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hit the tourist-packed Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night, killing at least one person and injuring some 25 others as buildings collapsed, officials said. Residents and tourists on the island ran out on to the streets from homes and hotels. Television images […]

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