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  • 5.5 magnitude Earthquake jolts Assam, eastern parts of India

    Dispur:  A moderate intensity earthquake rattled parts of Assam on Wednesday morning. Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal.

  • Moderate intensity earthquake hits Jammu and Kashmir

    Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale occurred in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, a disaster management department official said. No damage to life or property has been reported. The moderate intensity quake was felt at 5.15 a.m. and the epicentre was located 199 km north of Kargil town in the Ladakh region, he said. A major quake measuring 7.6 had killed over 40,000 people on both sides of the

  • Japan: Death toll reaches 44 after strong earthquake, no more missing, inform officials

    Tokyo: The death toll from a powerful earthquake that triggered massive landslides in northern Japan rose to 44 on Monday with tens of thousands of police and troops still on the ground to support survivors. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said no one was left on a missing list, which suggested the figure could be the final death toll.

  • Japan: Earthquake toll rises to 21

    Tokyo: The toll from a 6.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture earlier this week, has increased to 21 with 13 others still reported missing, the government announced on Saturday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference that a total of 40,000 people, including police, firefighters, Self-Defence Force personnel and Japan Coast Guard, are searching for the missing and helping the disaster-hit areas, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Ecuador: 6.2 magnitude earthquake occurs, no casualties reported

    Quito: A deep 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on Thursday night, USGS said. The quake hit at 9:12 pm local time (0212 GMT on Friday) at a depth of 93.5 kilometers, near the center of the South American country. It was felt across several provinces, according to Twitter users, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

  • Japan earthquake, landslides leave at least 8 dead and 120 injured

    Tokyo: A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing at least eight people and 120 injured by collapsing homes, and triggering landslides that left dozens missing. Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also hit by the edge of a powerful typhoon that surged through Japan earlier this week.

  • 6.7 magnitude earthquake jolts Japan’s Hokkaido island

    Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, followed by a number of aftershocks, rocked Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture on Thursday, leaving multiple houses buried by landslides. Rescue work is underway to search for the missing.

  • Google’s artificial intelligence to predict earthquake aftershocks

    Boston: Scientists at Harvard University and Google have used an artificial intelligence (AI) system to analyse a database of earthquakes from around the world to predict where aftershocks might occur. Earthquakes typically occur in sequences: an initial “mainshock” is often followed by a set of aftershocks, said Phoebe DeVries, a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University in the US. Although these aftershocks are usually smaller than the main shock, in some cases, they may significantly

  • Women in earthquake-hit Maharashtra villages set new empowerment goals

    Osmanabad: It was a classic example of a tragedy being converted into an opportunity. Women in Maharashtra’s Latur and Osmanabad districts, which were hit by an earthquake 25 years ago, refused to be defeated by the catastrophe and took it up as a challenge to restore their houses and in-turn became entrepreneurs.

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    Magnitude-5 earthquake hits China, 18 injured

    Beijing: Eighteen people were injured after a moderate earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted southwest China’s Yunnan Province, local authorities have said. The quake damaged over 6,000 homes and affected more than 48,000 residents in Tonghai and Huaning counties and in the district of Jiangchuan, all administered by the city of Yuxi, the provincial civil affairs department said in a statement. The injured are being treated in a hospital and

  • Death toll jumps to 347 after earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok Island

    Jakarta : The death toll in the 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Lombok island on Sunday swelled to 347, according to the state-run Antara news agency. Indonesia’s national disaster agency had last put the death toll figure at 131. As aid has begun to reach the northern parts of the island, which were among the worst hit by the natural calamity, many people are complaining that assistance has not arrived in

  • Death toll to rises to 164 as earthquake jolts Indonesia’s Lombok Island

    Mataram (Indonesia): The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 160, an official said today, as authorities urgently appealed for medicine, food and clean water for some 156,000 people displaced by the disaster.

  • 1200 tourist being evacuated from Indonesia post earthquake

    Mataram: More than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia’s tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds. The Gilis are three coral-fringed tropical islands popular with backpackers and divers, a few kilometres off the northwest coast of the larger Lombok island.

  • Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

     Cuernavaca: A devastating earthquake that struck central Mexico last September gave way to a fascinating discovery: remnants of a rain god temple within an Aztec pyramid. The temple, dedicated to a deity called Tlaloc and located within the Teopanzolco pyramid in Cuernavaca, Morelos state, belonged to the region’s Tlahuica culture.