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Earthquake of magnitude 6.9 strikes eastern Turkey, four dead

January 25, 2020 2:12 am

The quake had a depth of 10 kilometers (6.21 miles), according to EMSC.

Puerto Rico declares emergency, activates National Guard after earthquakes

January 07, 2020 9:13 pm

The island has been rocked by a series of quakes in recent days, including a 5.8-magnitude temblor on Monday that damaged a few homes on the southern coast.

Earthquake Disaster Risk Index: Ratnagiri at high risk for casualties; Mumbai, Pune in ‘high exposure’ category

December 26, 2019 9:01 am

The report, prepared by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), indicates that while Mumbai and Pune are in the medium-risk category, high density of population makes them susceptible to “high exposure”.

Large earthquake strikes spot off coast of British Columbia

December 25, 2019 10:36 am

At 8:36 pm, the earthquake hit a spot 182 kilometres (113 miles) west of Port Hardy, a town of about 4,100 people, the agency said. It had a depth of 10 kilometres (6.2 miles).

Earthquake with magnitude 5.3 hits Nepal, tremors felt in Delhi

November 19, 2019 8:24 pm

The quake struck at 7:00 pm (IST) and hit a depth of 14 km.

Mild earthquake hits parts of West Bengal

August 03, 2019 6:43 pm

Mild tremors were felt in Howrah, Hooghly and West Midnapore districts of South Bengal, apart from Kolkata.

Tsunami warning in Indonesia after 6.8 earthquake hits southwest of Sumatra

August 02, 2019 6:42 pm

A Tsunami warning was issued in Indonesia after the quake but India was safe, a Ministry of Earth Sciences official said.

Earthquake jolts Maharashtra's Palghar, woman killed in house collapse

July 25, 2019 11:23 am

Palghar Collector Kailas Shinde said he was reviewing the situation adding that local revenue officials were instructed to visit the affected villages and check the damage caused.

Earthquake of 5.6-magnitude jolts Arunachal, other Northeastern states

July 19, 2019 5:42 pm

Kurung Kumey district of Arunachal Pradesh also experienced tremors of magnitude 4.9 at around 3.21 pm.

Aftershocks continue in California desert

July 11, 2019 9:15 am

The US Geological Survey said the chance of a quake larger than Friday's 7.1 temblor is less than 1% and the chance of a magnitude 6 or higher is down to 6%.


In Pictures: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano continues to keep residents on edge

May 11, 2018 3:39 pm

A similar 1924 explosion threw pulverised rock, ash and steam as high as nine kilometers into the sky, for a couple of weeks. Kilauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 and is one of five volcanoes that make up the Big Island.

Iran-Iraq border earthquake: More than 140 killed, 860 injured

November 13, 2017 9:40 am

At least 140 people were killed and 860 others injured in a 7.2 earthquake along along Iran-Iraq border, reports The Associated Press. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with the Interior Ministry emphasized the need for maximum effort from officials.

Earthquake rocks Northeast India, at least 6 dead

January 04, 2016 1:10 pm

An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked India’s northeastern states and adjoining Myanmar, Bangladesh and Bhutan on Monday morning

At least 100 killed as massive earthquake hits Afghanistan

October 26, 2015 6:35 pm

A strong earthquake rocked North India, including parts of the national capital region. Initial report say the epicentre of the earthquake was in north Afghanistan and has been clocked at 7.5 on the Richter scale.

Strong earthquake shakes Chile capital, tsunami warning issued

September 17, 2015 8:37 pm

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off northern Chile on Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning for the Andean nation's entire Pacific coast.

7.4 magnitude earthquake rattles Nepal, sends tremors across north India

May 13, 2015 10:39 am

Fresh earthquake kills nine in Nepal, four dead in Bihar; PM Modi directs authorities to be on alert.

Life limps back to normal amid fear in Nepal after devastating earthquake

April 30, 2015 3:12 pm

Thousands line up in Kathmandu where the government is providing free transportation for people hoping to travel to their hometowns.

Nepal earthquake: Angry citizens protest against slow rescue operations

April 29, 2015 2:21 pm

Nepalese people protest against the government for the slow pace of aid delivery for the earthquake affected in Kathmandu.

Massive earthquake strikes Nepal, tremors felt in India

April 25, 2015 11:15 pm

An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on Saturday hit many parts of east and north India, including New Delhi. The epicentre of the earthquake was in Nepal.


Nepal PM studies post-quake rehabilitation work in Bhuj

February 24, 2016 5:40 am

Kutch, Feb 24 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli visited Gujarat’s Bhuj area, which was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2001, to take lessons on rehabilitation of earthquake victims. Oli, along with his wife Radhika Shakya, and Nepali delegates reviewed the reconstruction work undertaken by authorities in Bhuj, adding that soon he will start reconstruction of Nepal.

IIT-Roorkee professors reach Imphal to study quake-hit buildings

January 08, 2016 6:25 am

Imphal, Jan 08 (ANI): Expert team of Professors from IIT-Roorkee reached Imphal in Manipur to check the buildings that were damaged in the recent earthquake. Almost 513 buildings and structures were reportedly damaged across Manipur when a powerful 6.8 magnitude pre-dawn earthquake struck the state. The earthquake resulted in huge loss of life and property. A senior official of the state Public Works Department (PWD) said that the visiting experts’ team would also assess other areas of the state and visit damaged structures.