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China quake: Toll rises to 80 (Lead)


September 8th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 80 people have been confirmed dead and more than 700 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China's Yunnan ... Read more...

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China quake: Toll rises to 67; over 700 injured


September 8th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) At least 67 people have been confirmed dead and 731 were reported injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in southwest China Friday, authorities said ... Read more...

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Low-intensity quake in northeast


September 7th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 7 (IANS) A slight intensity earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale shook India's northeast late Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.The ... 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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Mild tremor felt in parts of Odisha


August 31st, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) An earthquake of low intensity measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of Odisha Friday, an official said. No loss of life or ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake rocks eastern Greenland


August 30th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale rocked the sea area off the eastern coast of Greenland Thursday, said the US Geological Survey, reported Xinhua.The ... Read more...

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Quake jolts northeast India


August 19th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 19 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity shook India's northeast Sunday afternoon. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.The quake measuring 5.0 on the ... Read more...

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Moderate earthquake jolts Jammu and Kashmir


August 14th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 14 (IANS) A moderate intensity quake jolted Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday although authorities said no loss of life or property has been reported so far.An official of the ... Read more...

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Iran earthquake toll rises to 306 dead, more than 3,000 injured


August 14th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by BNO News
TABRIZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after two devastating earthquakes struck northwestern Iran over the weekend has risen to at least 306, the country's ministry of health said on Monday. ... 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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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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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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Earthquake in northeast


July 15th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, July 15 (IANS) A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Nagaland and three other north-eastern states in the wee hours of Sunday triggering panic. No casualties have been reported.According to Regional ... Read more...

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Quake jolts India-Myanmar border


July 15th, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 15 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted the India-Myanmar border region early Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.The quake occurred at 1.25 ... 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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Two earthquakes hit northeastern states (Second Lead)


July 1st, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) Two earthquakes of moderate intensity hit northeastern India Sunday.The first measured 4.8 on the Richter scale, with its epicentre located at the Arunachal Pradesh-Tibet border, and ... Read more...

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Quake hits India’s northeast (Lead, Changing dateline)


July 1st, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 1 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity jolted India's northeast Sunday morning. Officials said there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.The quake measured 5.8 ... Read more...

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Quake hits Indonesia


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia Saturday, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualty.The tremor struck around 11.30 a.m. ... Read more...

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Tremors rock Kashmir Valley, northwest Pakistan (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Moderate intensity tremors rocked the Kashmir Valley as well as Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning. No loss of life has been reported so ... 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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Quake strikes off Turkey


June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Turkey Sunday, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualty.The quake ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Taiwan


June 10th, 2012 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Taipei, June 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale hit sea off Taiwan's eastern coast Sunday morning, according to the island's meteorological authorities. There was, however, ... Read more...

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NDMA to conduct mock earthquake drill next year


June 6th, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 6 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) will conduct a mock earthquake exercise in February 2013 in Panchkula, Chandigarh, Mohali, Shimla and adjoining areas, a senior official ... Read more...

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Two low-intensity tremors rock Kashmir Valley


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 4 (IANS) Two light intensity tremors have rocked the Kashmir Valley but there are no reports of casualties or damage to property.Aamir Ali, in-charge of the disaster management ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Argentina, no casualties


May 28th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Santiago del Estero province in northern Argentina early Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. No casualties ... Read more...

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Scientists to probe Nagpur meteorite shower


May 27th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) A team of scientists from Mumbai will leave for Nagpur Monday to investigate and study the impact of last Tuesday's large meteorite shower in the Katol ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Norwegian Sea: USGS


May 25th, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted Norwegian Sea Thursday, the US. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.The temblor, which occurred at 10.47 p.m. ... Read more...

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Moderate quake hits Balochistan


May 25th, 2012 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Pakistan's Balochistan province late Thursday, a media report said.The quake's epicentre was located some 90 km 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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Low intensity quake shakes Kashmir


May 10th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A light intensity tremor shook the Kashmir Valley late on Wednesday night, jolting many locals out of their sleep, the met office here said Thursday.Sonam Lotus, ... Read more...

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


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by BNO News
TAPACHULA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No ... Read more...

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