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Earthquake shakes China’s Yunnan province


September 7th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Sept 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) At least 20 people have been confirmed dead when a series of devastating earthquakes hit the southwest of china. One of the earthquakes is said to have ... 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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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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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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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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6.4 Earthquake hits off Japan’s east coast


June 18th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sendai, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An earthquake of a 6.4-magnitude has jolted the sea area off Japan’s east coast. Despite the high magnitude of this seism, which has affected Honshu, the main ... Read more...

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Mynamar’s rare earth: China’s monopoly


May 28th, 2012 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 28 (IANS) China enjoys a monopoly on rare earth that is needed as much in your smart phone as in hybrid cars. The world is now looking at ... 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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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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Tremors in Kolkata: Metro services halted, buildings develop cracks (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of their homes and offices, buildings developed cracks and Metro services were halted Wednesday as twin tremors from the massive earthquake that ... 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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Major world earthquakes of 2012


April 11th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) A list of major earthquakes in the world in 2012, according to the US Geological Survey.* Magnitude 8.2 off west coast ... 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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NDMA rules out tsunami threat to India


April 11th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) here Wednesday appealed to people, particularly near coastal areas to not panic as there was no tsunami threat to ... Read more...

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Quake rattles Sumatra, India feels tremors (Third Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors after an earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale rocked Sumatra in Indonesia Wednesday. Disaster management ... 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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Tsunami less likely, says expert


April 11th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) The nature of the massive earthquake that struck off Indonesia Wednesday makes it "less likely to produce a destructive tsunami", an expert said.Bruce Presgrave of the ... Read more...

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Tremors in Kolkata, Metro services halted


April 11th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of homes and offices and Metro services were halted Wednesday as tremors from the massive earthquake that hit Indonesia were felt in Kolkata ... Read more...

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Tremors felt in Sri Lanka


April 11th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 11 (IANS) People in Sri Lankan capital Colombo and several other parts of the island felt tremors following a major earthquake that struck Indonesia Wednesday."Tremors have been felt ... Read more...

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Major quake rattles Sumatra, tsunami alert in India (Second Lead)


April 11th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hong Kong, 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. A tsunami ... 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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Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake


April 11th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.An earthquake measuring 8.9 ... Read more...

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Polar bears losing fur from mystery illness


April 11th, 2012 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Polar bears in Alaska have been seen with missing patches of fur, and reports say it may be due to a "mystery illness" related to the ... Read more...

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7.2 quake hits Chile, no tsunami threat (Lead)


March 26th, 2012 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
New York/Santiago, March 26 (IANS) An undersea quake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale Sunday struck off the coast of Chile but there was no risk of a tsunami, officials ... Read more...

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Strong quake jolts Mexico


March 21st, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 21 (IANS) Strong tremors were felt in Mexico City and prompted residents to flee in panic from swaying buildings Tuesday as a powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake jolted Mexico.The ... Read more...

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44 die in Philippine quake


February 6th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 6 (IANS) At least 44 people were killed after an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted a central Philippines province Monday, Xinhua quoted a military official ... Read more...

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Quake felt 70 km from Iranian nuclear plant


February 5th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale was felt some 70 km from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, the US Geological Survey reported Sunday. ... 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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Magnitude-7.3 quake jolts Papua New Guinea


December 14th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Port Moresby, Dec 14 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude rocked eastern New Guinea region of Papua New Guinea Wednesday. There was no initial report of casualties or threat of ... Read more...

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Moderate quake hits Nicobar Islands (Lead)


December 3rd, 2011 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A moderate 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 ... 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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Thawing arctic soil may release greenhouse gases


November 7th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 7 (IANS) The frozen soil between the North Pole and the Arctic Ocean locks up 1,672 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases which may be released as the temperature ... 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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