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World's beaches are being eroded in protected marine areas

The results showed that beaches in Australia and Africa are experiencing more erosion than growth, a process scientists call accretion.

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits off New Caledonia: US Geological Survey

There was no immediate tsunami warning issued by the Pacific from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii.


Earthquake hits off North Korea but experts rule out nuke test

First off, the quake was centered far offshore and very deep while North Korea's past nuclear tests were conducted on land. The quake struck 187 kilometers (116 miles) southeast of the northern port city of Chongjin. The epicenter was 559 kilometers (347 miles) below the seabed.

Two 6.8-magnitude quakes strike off Solomon Islands: US Geological Survey

The Solomons have been rocked by several quakes of 6.0-magnitude or higher in recent days, with the most recent a 6.0 magnitude quake which hit the islands early on Friday.

Earthquake rattles southern Greece, capital city

Greece lies in a highly seismically active part of the Mediterranean, but most quakes cause no damage or injuries.

Strong earthquake in west Iran, at least 250 feared injured

In April last year, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Iran and neighbouring Pakistan, killing 40 people.


Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake hit at a depth of 54 kilometres at around the same distance from the town of Panguna on Bougainville island.

Powerful earthquake kills 80 in Pakistan,creates new island in sea

Tremors were felt as far away as New Delhi,where buildings shook.

6.9 magnitude earthquake strikes off California coast

US Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 5:18 GMT about four miles (6 kilometers) beneath the Pacific seabed.

Quake of 6.2 magnitude strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra,no Tsunami warning

The epicentre was in the Indian Ocean,162 miles (260km) west of the town of Sibolga.