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More than 200 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

Iraq – At least 170 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that hindered rescue efforts, officials said Monday. Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late Sunday, […]

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5.8 magnitude quake strikes off east coast Japan

5.8 magnitude quake strikes off east coast Japan

A magnitude 5.8 quake struck off the east coast of Japan on Monday, the U.S. Geological Service said. The quake, originally measured at 6.1 magnitude, hit 218 miles (351 km) east of Sendai, Honshu, at a depth of 5.9 miles (9.5 km), the USGS said. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake’s magnitude was 5.7 […]

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61 people killed, 300 injured in Iran after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

61 people killed, 300 injured in Iran after 7.3 magnitude earthquake

At least 61 people were killed and 300 injured by a quake in Iran’s Kermanshah province on the Iraqi border on Sunday, state television reported. The television quoted an emergency services official as saying that many of the victims were in the town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 15 km (10 miles) from the border. – […]

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Moderate quake strikes Sumba, Indonesia

Moderate quake strikes Sumba, Indonesia

Kuala Lumpur – An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit Sumba, Indonesia at 6.37 am today. According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, the centre of the earthquake was 1,283 km south east of Sarikei, Sarawak. The quake did not pose a threat of tsunami. – Bernama

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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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