quakes

Iran twin quake toll rises to 306


August 13th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's strong twin quakes in northwest Iran has risen to 306, Fars news agency cited the Iranian health minister as saying Monday.Marzieh Vahid ... Read more...

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300 killed in twin quakes in Iran (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS) A day after two major earthquakes jolted northwestern Iran, the toll has risen to 300, Fars news agency reported.According to Iranian Seismological Centre, a quake measuring ... Read more...

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250 killed, 1,800 injured in Iran quakes


August 12th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 250 people were killed and over 1,800 injured as two powerful earthquakes rocked northwestern Iran, Fars news agency reported Sunday.A quake measuring ... Read more...

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90 killed in Iran quake


August 12th, 2012 - 1:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 90 people were killed after an earthquake hit northwestern Iran Saturday, the Fars news agency reported.Two powerful tremors measuring 6.4 and 6.3 on ... Read more...

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Tremor rocks Ladakh area, no casualties


August 7th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 7 (IANS) A light intensity earthquake rocked Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, said an official. No loss of life or property was reported from anywhere in ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity tremors rock Kashmir (Second Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Three tremors of moderate intensity rocked the Kashmir Valley Monday morning. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far, according to ... Read more...

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Moderate intensity tremors rock Kashmir (Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 11 (IANS) Two tremors of moderate intensity rocked the Kashmir Valley Monday morning. No loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far, according to ... Read more...

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8,000 agro jobs at risk due to Italy quakes


June 6th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Around 8,000 jobs in Italy's agriculture sector may be lost following two deadly earthquakes in the northern part of the country last month, an agriculture trade ... Read more...

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Ferrari to auction F1 items to help Italian quake victims


June 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 1 (IANS/AKI) Automobile giant Ferrari will auction a luxury sports car and Formula 1 memorabilia to help in relief efforts in Italy where two earthquakes killed at least ... Read more...

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Rock defects below earth surface impact quakes


April 24th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 24 (IANS) Defects in rocks lying below the earth's surface can modify the impact of seismic waves generated by earthquakes, says a study by the Australian National University."We ... 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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Mild quakes in Maharashtra, Gujarat


April 14th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) Two mild earthquakes, measuring 4.5 and 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook Gujarat and Maharashtra here Saturday, a top weather official said.The first tremor was felt ... Read more...

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Five killed in Indonesian quakes (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 12 (IANS) Five people were killed and four injured in Aceh province Wednesday after two massive quakes struck off Indonesia, officials said Thursday."Five people were killed... one in ... Read more...

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One killed, four hurt in Indonesia quakes


April 12th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 12 (IANS) One person was killed and four injured following massive earthquakes in Indonesia's Aceh Wednesday, an official said here Thursday.Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of Data Center, Information ... 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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Quake jolts Indonesia, panic grips India (Roundup)


April 11th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Two massive quakes shook Sumatra in Indonesia Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert in 28 countries including India and panic all across India's east coast. ... Read more...

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Mild tremors in Uttarakhand (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Dehradun, Feb 10 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of Uttarakhand and neighbouring Himachal Pradesh shortly after midnight, an official from the Met ... Read more...

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Could ozone from rocks warn us of impending quakes?


November 18th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 18 (IANS) Ozone gas emitted from fracturing rocks could warn us of impending earthquakes.Researchers are looking for ways to accurately forecast quakes, focusing on seismic clues that, if ... 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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Quakes unlikely in Sikkim for next few years, says expert


September 25th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Sikkim is unlikely to face any large earthquake over the next couple of years as vast energy has been released through last Sunday's tremors and ... Read more...

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Nepal’s acting PM prays future quakes would hit US


September 21st, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) After foot-in-the-mouth remarks by US officials that stung Asia in the past, now it is the turn of Nepal's acting prime minister to make a political ... Read more...

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Shimla’s 98 percent buildings unsafe: Minister


September 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 19 (IANS) Not even two percent of buildings in this Himachal Pradesh town are safe and can withstand earthquakes of high intensity, a minister said.The fact came to ... Read more...

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Astrologer who failed to foresee his own future


September 19th, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Siliguri (West Bengal), Sep 18 (IANS) For about quarter of a century, Ashok Kumar Sharma has been making a living by foretelling the fortune of people. But now hospitalised with ... 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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Sikkim quake India’s fourth in September


September 18th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The 6.8-magnitude earthquake in India's Sikkim state Sunday evening was the fourth tremor reported in the country in September so far, according to the ... 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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Quake jolts Philippines


August 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 30 (IANS) A magnitude-7 earthquake hit the Philippines Tuesday but no damage was reported, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.The quake occurred at 2.57 p.m. (0657 ... Read more...

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California rattled by 3.6 earthquake


August 25th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Geological Survey has reported that a 3.6 magnitude quake struck in California on Tuesday night. The tremor comes just a day after a 5.8 ... Read more...

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Four earthquakes hit Philippines


July 12th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Manila, July 12 (IANS) Four earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 5 to 6.2 on the Richter Scale hit Philippines early Tuesday, Xinhua reported.The tremblors hit Philippines' Negros Occidental province, with ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands struck by massive quakes


July 7th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, July 7 (IANS) Another earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale Thursday rocked New Zealand's Kermadec Islands, that were earlier in the morning struck by a massive 7.6 ... Read more...

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New Zealand man attempts hugging world record


July 2nd, 2011 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Auckland, July 2 (IANS) A New Zealand man is asking people to help break the world record for the largest group hug.More than 10,000 people are needed to break ... Read more...

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Quake fear grips Tripura Raj Bhavan


April 17th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, April 17 (IANS) Concerned over earthquakes hitting Tripura, Governor Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil has expressed his keenness to shift residence from the 95-year-old Raj Bhavan building in Agartala, according to ... Read more...

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Two quakes jolt Japan’s Honshu island (Lead)


April 16th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 16 (IANS) Two quakes struck Honshu island in Japan Saturday and one of them was felt strongly in Tokyo, Xinhua reported.The temblor measuring 6 on the Richter scale ... Read more...

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New Zealand to spend 8.5 billion dollars on Christchurch rebuild


April 12th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Christchurch, Apr 12(ANI): New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English has said the government will spend about 8.5 billion dollars over the next few years to help the rebuilding of Christchurch.At least 150 ... Read more...

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Researchers find no link between major earthquakes


March 28th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): A new study has found that even though large earthquakes usually trigger a series of severe local aftershocks, they however do not cause major quakes further away.The finding ... Read more...

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