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7.9-magnitude quake strikes Costa Rica, tsunami warnings issued


September 5th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by BNO News
LIBERIA, COSTA RICA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the coast of Costa Rica on early Wednesday evening, prompting a tsunami warning for a number of countries in the region, seismologists ... Read more...

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7.6-magnitude quake off central Philippines (Lead, Changing dateline)


August 31st, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 31 (IANS) A major earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale was felt off the east coast of Samar province in the central Philippines at 8.47 p.m. local ... Read more...

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40 killed in Iran quake


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 11 (IANS) At least 40 people were killed in Iran Saturday when a 6.2 magnitude quake struck, authorities said.The quake jolted northwestern Iran around 4.30 p.m. The epicentre ... Read more...

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5.6 magnitude quake felt in Kashmir Valley


July 19th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) A 5.6 magnitude medium-intensity quake with its epicentre along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was felt in the Kashmir Valley Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties ... 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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7-magnitude quake hits New Zealand


July 4th, 2012 - 7:31 am ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 4 (IANS) An undersea quake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand but there was no report of damage or casualty, authorities said Wednesday.The tremor occurred ... Read more...

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35 injured, 64,500 affected in China quake (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) A 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region early Saturday, injuring at least 35 people and affecting over 64,500 others.The temblor also killed over 2,000 livestock ... Read more...

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24 injured in China quake (Lead)


June 30th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 30 (IANS) At least 24 people were injured and hundreds of cattle died in collapsed sheds as a 6.6-magnitude quake jolted China's Xinjiang Uygur region Saturday and toppled ... Read more...

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Two dead, 100 injured in China quake


June 24th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 24 (IANS) Two people died and about 100 others were injured in China in a 5.7-magnitude quake Sunday, the authorities said.The casualties took place in Ninglang county of ... Read more...

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I’m fine, says Gomez after earthquake in Bulgaria


May 24th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez has assured fans that she is okay after she was caught in a earthquake in Bulgaria.A 5.8-magnitude quake struck Bulgaria early Tuesday, but ... Read more...

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6,000 displaced in Italy quake


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Small aftershocks continue to shake northern Italy causing evacuation of at least 6,000 people.A 6.0-magnitude quake north of Bologna Sunday killed seven people, injured over ... Read more...

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Italy quake toll rises to seven


May 21st, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) The toll from a 5.9-magnitude quake in northern Italy rose to seven Monday.The seventh victim of Sunday's 5.9-magnitude tremor was an 86-year-old woman who died from ... Read more...

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5.4-magnitude quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Shillong, May 11 (IANS) A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Assam and Meghalaya Friday evening, triggering panic among locals. No casualties have been reported.According to the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong, ... Read more...

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Quake rattles Indonesian province


April 15th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 15 (IANS) A quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale Sunday rocked Indonesia's Aceh province but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The quake struck round ... Read more...

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Quake hits Mexico


April 12th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 12 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude quake struck western Mexico Wednesday but there was no major damage, the National Seismological Service (NSS) said.The quake occurred around 5.30 p.m. The ... 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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5.4-magnitude quake hits northwest Pakistan (Lead)


March 31st, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit northwest Pakistan Saturday morning, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department.The quake took place at 9.16 a.m. local ... Read more...

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Post-quake homes start to crack


March 27th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 27 (IANS) Houses built and donated to Chinese homeless earthquake victims after their homes were damaged by a deadly quake are already falling apart, China Daily reported Tuesday.A ... Read more...

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6.8 magnitude quake jolts Japan (Lead)


March 14th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale Wednesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu island, triggering a tsunami alert.The temblor came three days ... Read more...

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131-year-old New Zealand church to be demolished


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, March 3 (IANS) A 131-year-old cathedral, devastated in the earthquake last year in Christchurch, New Zealand, will be demolished because it is too dangerous and expensive to rebuild, a ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Siberia


December 28th, 2011 - 7:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A 6.5-magnitude quake hit the southern Siberian republic of Tuva Tuesday but there was no damage or casualties, an official said."Everything is all right. Our ... Read more...

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40 Haitian immigrants drown off Cuban coast


December 26th, 2011 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Dec 26 (IANS) At least 40 Haitian illegal immigrants have drowned when their ship sank off the Cuban coast, Xinhua reported Sunday.The accident took place Saturday off the ... Read more...

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Quake rocks New Zealand


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Dec 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch Friday, authorities said.The New Zealand government geological agency GNS Sciences ... Read more...

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5.4 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands early Saturday.According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the temblor hit the Nicobar ... Read more...

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5.8 magnitude quake hits Nicobar Islands (Lead)


December 1st, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted India's Nicobar Islands early Thursday.The quake hit the islands at 1.12 a.m., Xinhua quoted the ... Read more...

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Powerful quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami


November 14th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Nov 14 (IANS) A shallow undersea quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit eastern parts of Indonesia Monday. There was, however, no tsunami warning or immediate reports of ... Read more...

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Seven killed as magnitude-5.6 quake hits Turkey


November 10th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Nov 10 (IANS) Seven people were killed and 23 injured after a quake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit eastern Turkey, the government said Thursday. According to the Prime ... Read more...

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4.5-magnitude quake hits China


November 2nd, 2011 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale jolted Gansu province in northwest China Wednesday, Xinhua reported.According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the temblor which ... Read more...

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5.4-magnitude quake hits China


November 1st, 2011 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale hit west China Tuesday. But there were no immediate reports of any casualties.The quake, which struck at 5.58 ... Read more...

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Turkish teenager rescued after four days


October 28th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 28 (IANS) A teenager was rescued from the rubble after over 100 hours following an earthquake that flattened his home in a Turkish town.Ferhat Tokay, 13, was found ... Read more...

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$50 mn Saudi aid for Turkey quake survivors


October 28th, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Oct 28 (IANS) Saudi Arabia will give $50 million for quake relief in Turkey, the official media reported.The offer was announced Thursday by Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al ... Read more...

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Earthquake of 5.6 scale hits Reno


October 27th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Reno, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States experienced another significant earthquake on Thursday when a 5.6 magnitude quake struck near Reno. The US Geological Survey reported on Thursday that the quake ... Read more...

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Turkey quake toll rises to 523


October 27th, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 27 (IANS) The toll from Sunday's powerful earthquake in Turkey has risen to 523 while 1,650 injured people are still being attended to, said Turkey's Disaster and Emergency ... Read more...

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Pope reaches out to Turkey quake victims


October 27th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has reached out to victims of the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey, asking for divine support in rescue efforts."At this time our ... Read more...

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UAE quake aid to Turkey


October 26th, 2011 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 25 (IANS/WAM) The UAE plans to send tents, blankets, food items and medicines to quake-hit Turkey.The toll from Sunday's 7.2 magnitude quake in southeast Turkey's Van province ... Read more...

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