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Powerful earthquake hits southwestern Colombia, no casualties


October 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Colombia near the border with Ecuador on late Sunday morning, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of ... Read more...

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24 killed, 150 injured in China quake (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured Friday in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.More than 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Five die in China quake


September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Damage reported after magnitude-7.6 earthquake hits Costa Rica


September 5th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by BNO News
HOJANCHA, COSTA RICA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the coast of Costa Rica on early Wednesday evening, causing at least some damage and prompting tsunami warnings which were later canceled, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea, no damage


August 20th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ANGORAM, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck on land near the north coast of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there ... Read more...

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6.3 magnitude quake rocks Kashmir


July 12th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 12 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked the Kashmir Valley Thursday evening, officials said."The epicenter was in the Hindukush mountain range," meteorological office director ... Read more...

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Three minor quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat (Lead)


April 14th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes in western and coastal Maharashtra and one in the Bhuj region of Gujarat shook large parts of the two western Indian states Saturday, ... Read more...

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Two strong earthquakes shake Mexican desert in Baja California


April 12th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
GUERRERO NEGRO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong earthquakes just minutes apart shook a desert region in the Mexican state of Baja California on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Mexico’s Pacific coast, no casualties


April 12th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by BNO News
LAZARO CARDENAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Wednesday afternoon, causing tall buildings to sway as far away as Mexico City, seismologists ... Read more...

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Earthquakes in India : A chronology


April 11th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India since 1950:* Sep 18, 2011: 6.8-magnitude quake hits northern and eastern India.* Sep ... Read more...

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Tsunami scare: Tourists ordered off Goa beaches


April 11th, 2012 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 11 (IANS) Fearing a tsunami, the Goa government ordered tourists off the beaches here after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia.Speaking to reporters at the secretariat Wednesday, Chief ... Read more...

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Second temblor rocks Indonesia


April 11th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A second temblor, this one measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale, struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra Wednesday, hours after a more intense ... Read more...

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Major earthquake rocks Sumatra, tsunami alert in India (Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.While the IMD put ... Read more...

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Strong aftershock shakes southwestern Mexico, no casualties


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by BNO News
ACAPULCO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southwestern Mexico in the early afternoon on Monday, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity quake rocks Kashmir


March 31st, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) A moderate intensity temblor rocked Kashmir Saturday morning, sending panic stricken locals rushing out of their homes and workplaces."An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale ... Read more...

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4.9 quake shakes Delhi, suburbs (Third Lead)


March 5th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) A 4.9-magnitude temblor shook the Indian capital and its adjoining areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) Monday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of ... Read more...

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Strong quake strikes Russia-Mongolia border region, no damage


February 27th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
KYZYL, Russia (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southwestern Siberia near the border with Mongolia on early Sunday afternoon, seismologists and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of major damage ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Siberia


February 26th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Russia's Siberia Sunday.Russia's Emergencies Ministry said the epicenter was located some 100 km from the city of Kyzyl in the ... Read more...

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First vaccine against kala azar ready for trial


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The first ever vaccine to prevent kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the world's second largest parasitic killer after malaria, is entering dual clinical trials in ... Read more...

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36 injured in Iran quake


January 20th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 20 (IANS) At least 36 people were injured in a magnitude-5.6 earthquake that struck Iran Thursday, an official said.Seyyed Reza Abbasi, an official in the northeastern province of ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits northern Chile, no damage


December 9th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
VALLENAR, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near a city in northern Chile on early Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 5.8-magnitude ... Read more...

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Mild tremors felt in Punjab, Haryana


November 7th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Mild tremors were felt in most parts of Punjab and Haryana and the union territory of Chandigarh Monday evening.Met department officials said the mild tremors were ... Read more...

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Mild tremor felt in Odisha


November 5th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 5 (IANS) An earthquake of slight intensity, measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale, was felt Saturday in Odisha, a senior official of the Bhubaneswar meteorological centre said.The mild ... Read more...

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Advani reiterates demand to bring back black money


October 28th, 2011 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 27 (IANS) Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani Thursday reiterated his demand for bringing back black money stashed away abroad and accused the central government of doing nothing ... Read more...

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Indian GP epitomises changing trends in Formula One


October 27th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Oct 27 (IANS) Come Friday, India will step into the glamorous and make-believe world of Formula One as the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here becomes the latest venue ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes Russia’s Far East near border with China


October 14th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by BNO News
SKOVORODINO, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Russia's Far East near the border with northeast China on late Friday afternoon, seismologists and officials said, causing some damage but no casualties.The ... Read more...

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43 hurt as quake shakes Bali


October 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Oct 13 (IANS) At least 43 people were injured when an undersea quake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Indonesia's Bali province Thursday, officials said.A foreign tourist was ... Read more...

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Centre okays Rs.120 crore more for quake-hit West Bengal


October 13th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The central government Wednesday approved financial assistance worth Rs.120 crore to West Bengal following the recent earthquake that rocked the region.The amount is the second ... Read more...

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Argentina struck by 6.2 magnitude earthquake


October 6th, 2011 - 10:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Buenos Aires, Oct 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Argentina on Thursday. The quake has been described by some residents as the “strongest” they have felt in years. There ... Read more...

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More aid to Sikkim, will visit state soon: Mamata


September 19th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said her government, which has extended support to quake-hit Sikkim, will continue its rescue and relief ... Read more...

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Quakes in India: A chronology


September 18th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) A 6.8 earthquake hit northern and eastern India Sunday. Following are some of the major quakes in the recent past:Sep 7, 2011 -- 4.2 magnitude ... Read more...

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7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Fiji


September 16th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Fiji, Sept 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 7.3 magnitude quake has struck Fiji. The US Geological Survey reported on Friday that the quake struck earlier in the day hitting at a depth of ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Cuba’s coast, no damage


September 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by BNO News
CAPE CRUZ, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of Cuba on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Virginia, Washington, D.C.


August 24th, 2011 - 1:56 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck Virginia. The quake was felt in Washington, New York and North Carolina. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake struck ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake destroys homes, injures dozens in northwest China


August 12th, 2011 - 1:21 am ICT by BNO News
KASHI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A moderate earthquake struck northwestern China on early Thursday evening, seismologists and government officials said, destroying scores of homes and injuring more than two dozen people.The 5.8-magnitude ... Read more...

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