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  • 6.4-magnitude earthquake hits China-India border region of Arunachal

    Itanagar: A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the China-India border region of Arunachal Pradesh, at 04:04 a.m. on Saturday. The earthquake hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers. No casualty or property damage has been reported so far.

  • Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills over 400

    Tehran: A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 400 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, authorities said today.

  • Earthquake measuring 5.1 on richter scale jolts Japan

    Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture on Friday. No tsunami warning was issued.  According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the offshore temblor struck at a latitude of 42.6 degrees north and a longitude of 143.8 degrees east, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hits Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit the Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday. The tremor occurred at 6:40 a.m. in the state. No loss of life, injury or damage to property has been reported so far. Further details are awaited.

  • Earthquake measuring 4.5 on richter scale 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 epicentre of the tremor was in a depth of 150 km.”  There were no immediate reports of

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    Mexico earthquake: All Indians are safe, says Sushma Swaraj

    New York: In the wake of high magnitude tremors jolting Mexico yesterday, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said that that all Indians in Mexico are safe.

  • Death toll from Mexico earthquake rises to 90

    Mexico City: The death toll from the massive earthquake, which rocked southern Mexico has risen to at least 90. The maximum number of the fatalities have occurred in the Oaxaca State, the local media reports say. The powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake triggered a 1-meter-high tsunami on Thursday, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

  • Hurricane Katia makes landfall in eastern Mexico: US

    Tecolutla: Hurricane Katia madeTecolutla (Mexico), Sep 9 (AFP) Hurricane Katia made landfall in eastern Mexico, US forecasters said, just as the country grappled with its worst earthquake in a century. The storm had weakened to a Category One storm — the lowest on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale — by the time it reached the state of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. At 0300 GMT, the storm was located 185 kilometers northwest

  • Death toll rises to 60 in powerful Mexico earthquake

    Mexico City: One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico struck off the country’s southern coast, toppling hundreds of buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into the streets in the middle of the night. At least 60 people were reported dead.

  • 2 dead, children trapped after quake hits Italy holiday island

    Rome: A magnitude-4.0 earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia, causing destruction that left two people dead at peak tourist season, authorities said, as rescue workers struggled today to free two children from the rubble.

  • 6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

    Manila: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted the island of Luzon in the Philippines on Friday although no casualties were reported, officials said. The quake struck at 1.28 p.m., 2.5 km to the northeast of Putol, some 73 km to the south of Manila, at a depth of 168 km, reports Efe news.

  • Earthquake of magnitude 4.3 jolts Manipur

    New Delhi: An earthquake of magnitude 4.3 on the Richter scale jolted Manipur on Tuesday morning at around 6 am. The epicentre of the earthquake was Manipur’s Churachandpur district and was located 35 km below the surface of earth. No losses of lives and properties have yet been reported.

  • 4.0 magnitude earthquake hits Assam’s Darang

    Darrang (Assam): A 4.0 magnitude of earthquake hit Assam’s Darang on Monday morning. The quake occurred at 6:27 a.m. The north-eastern region of India has recently experienced tremors quite a few times. On July 19, a 3.4 magnitude earthquake shook Manipur’s Senapati.

  • Earthquake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 100 hurt

    Kos: A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands early morning today, damaging buildings and a port, killing at least two people and causing more than 100 injuries, authorities said. The island of Kos was nearest to the epicentre and appeared to be the worst-hit, with two deaths and structural damage to older buildings. Minor damage — cracks in buildings, smashed windows and trashed shops — appeared widespread, according to city officials.

  • 5.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan

    Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale shook the Fukushima Prefecture and northeast Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. However, no tsunami alerts or damage to the nuclear power plant were reported, Efe news said. The quake was registered at 9.11 a.m. at a depth of 40 km with an epicentre located off the coast of Fukushima. No casualties or property damage were reported.