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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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1,000 feared killed as major quake jolts Turkey


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Oct 23 (IANS) About 1,000 people may have died in the 7.3-magnitude quake which hit Turkey's southeastern province of Van Sunday, an official said. The magnitude-7.3 quake's epicentre, with a ... Read more...

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6.1-magnitude quake hits Japan


October 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan's Hokkaido island Friday, Xinhua reported.According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit at 0802 GMT ... 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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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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6.8 magnitude quake hits Peru


August 25th, 2011 - 2:41 am ICT by IANS
Lima, Aug 25 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale jolted northern Peru Wednesday, Xinhua reported.There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damages.According to the ... Read more...

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13 dead, 86 hurt in Uzbekistan earthquake


July 20th, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tashkent, July 20 (IANS) At least 13 people died and 86 were injured in Uzbekistan after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border area overnight ... Read more...

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Quake hits Taiwan region


July 19th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale was recorded in the sea off the northern coast of Taiwan Monday, Xinhua reported.According to Taiwan's meteorological authorities, ... 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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6.6 quake hits Papua New Guinea (Second Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted Papua New Guinea Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.The quake struck 175 km east of Kandrian on ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.6 quake hits New Britain region, Papua New Guinea (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 8:39 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 0003 GMT Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, but no ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.6 quake hits New Britain region


June 16th, 2011 - 8:18 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 16 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale jolted New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 1600 GMT Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.It's epicentre, with ... Read more...

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Magnitude-6.9 quake hits Solomon Islands


April 23rd, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 23 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Solomon Islands at 0416 GMT Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.According to the USGS, no tsunami ... Read more...

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Quake hits Japan


April 21st, 2011 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 21 (IANS) An undersea earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale Thursday struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island. There was no immediate report of damage ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off Japan’s east coast: USGS


April 14th, 2011 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 14 (IANS) A magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported Wednesday on its website.The quake, which had its ... Read more...

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Quake rocks Japan again


April 9th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 9 (IANS) A 6.1-magnitude quake Saturday night jolted Japan's third largest island of Kyushu, but there was no immediate report of damage or casualty, Xinhua reported.The quake occurred ... Read more...

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Japan issues tsunami alert after 7.4-magnitude quake (Second Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) A tsunami alert alert was issued after a 7.4-magnitude undersea quake jolted the Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan late Thursday. There was no immediate word of ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert issued after 7.4-magnitude quake rattles Japan (Lead)


April 7th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 7 (IANS) A tsunami alert was issued after an undersea quake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale jolted the Miyagi prefecture in northeastern Japan late Thursday. There was ... Read more...

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Tsunami alert issued after Indonesia’s 6.7-magnitude quake


April 4th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Jakarta, April 4 (IANS) A tsunami alert was issued early Monday after a 6.7-magnitude quake jolted the Java region of Indonesia, Xinhua reported.The quake struck at 3.06 a.m. The epicentre ... Read more...

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5.5-magnitude quake off Japan’s Honshu


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:02 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale was recorded off the east coast of Japan's Honshu island Friday, the US Geological Survey said.The quake's epicentre, ... Read more...

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Strong quake jolts northeast Japan, tsunami warning lifted (Second Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 8:14 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 28 (IANS) A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Miyagi prefecture and its vicinity in northeastern Japan Monday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.The agency issued a tsunami alert for ... Read more...

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Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off coast of Japan, tsunami warning issued (Lead)


March 28th, 2011 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 28 (IANS) A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit off the east coast of Japan Monday morning, triggering a local tsunami warning.According to the US Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake's ... Read more...

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Wild birds’ role in bird flu outbreak


March 25th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 25 (IANS) Wild migratory birds may indeed play a role in the spread of bird flu, also known as highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1.The H5N1 virus continues to ... Read more...

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Over 25 dead as 6.8-magnitude quake strikes Myanmar


March 25th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Tarlay (Myanmar), Mar 25 (ANI): A earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, resulting in death of over 25 people, with more damage reported on Friday. ... Read more...

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7-magnitude quake rocks Myanmar (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, March 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale jolted northeastern Myanmar Thursday night, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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6.8-magnitude quake strikes north east Myanmar


March 24th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by ANI
Yangon (Myanmar), Mar.24 (ANI): A earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. However, no tsunami was reported.The quake ... Read more...

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Quakes rock Japan island (Lead)


March 22nd, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo/Beijing, March 22 (IANS) A second undersea quake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit off the coast of Honshu island in Japan Tuesday, hours after the first quake rocked ... Read more...

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Magnitude-5.9 quake hits Japan


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 22 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale Tuesday hit Japan off the east coast of Honshu, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or ... Read more...

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Japan quake toll rises to over 7,300 (Lead)


March 19th, 2011 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The toll in the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan has gone up to 7,320 people, a police report here said Saturday.The National Police ... Read more...

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6.4 magnitude quake jolts Japan (Lead)


March 16th, 2011 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) The magnitude of an earthquake which jolted Japan's Shizuoka prefecture and its vicinity Tuesday evening was upgraded to 6.4 from 6.0 magnitude, Xinhua cited Japan Meteorological ... Read more...

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Japan moved by 2.4 metres due to quake: US Geological Survey


March 13th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 13 (ANI): Japan's biggest recorded earthquake appears to have moved the island by about 2.4 metres, according to the US Geological Survey."That's a reasonable number. Eight feet, that's certainly ... Read more...

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Japan upgrades quake magnitude to 9


March 13th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 13 (IANS) Japan Sunday revised the magnitude of the earthquake that struck the country's northeastern region two days ago to 9 from 8.8 on the Richter scale, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Japan quake shifted Earth 4 inches on its axis


March 12th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Japan and triggered a huge tsunami appears to have shifted the Earth on its axis and moved an island of Japan, ... Read more...

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No major damage in US due to tsunami: Obama


March 12th, 2011 - 8:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 12 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said there was no major damage in the country from a tsunami caused by a massive earthquake in Japan.Huge tsunami ... Read more...

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Hundreds dead as devastating quake, tsunami hit Japan (Second Intro Roundup)


March 12th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS) Huge tsunami waves, some 10 metres high, triggered by a devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake, slammed northeastern Japan Friday and swept away people, houses, cars, boats and crops ... Read more...

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