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An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 has struck 122 km (75 miles) south of Kokopo in Papua New Guinea(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes Papua New Guinea: USGS

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 12:08 PM IST
The quake was at a depth of about 31.3 km, according to the USGS.
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A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua on Sunday
A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia’s easternmost region of Papua on Sunday

Strong 6.0 earthquake hits Indonesia’s Papua

By Press Trust of India | Jakarta
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 12:38 AM IST
There was no tsunami warning accompanying the quake which struck inland 158 kilometres (98 miles) from the provincial capital Jayapura at a shallow depth of almost 34 kilometers, USGS said.
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The country’s disaster mitigation agency said on Twitter a woman in South Halmahera died due to the quake, without giving further details.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The country’s disaster mitigation agency said on Twitter a woman in South Halmahera died due to the quake, without giving further details.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Quake causes panic in eastern Indonesia; one killed

By Reuters | JAKARTA
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:56 AM IST
Indonesia’s meteorology agency (BMKG) recorded the quake at 7.2 magnitude and was not in danger of causing a tsunami.
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An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the city of Ternate, in the Moluccas in the eastern area of Indonesia(Representative Image)
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck southeast of the city of Ternate, in the Moluccas in the eastern area of Indonesia(Representative Image)

Major earthquake with 7.3 magnitude strikes eastern Indonesia

By Agence-France-Presse | Jakarta
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 04:55 PM IST
The quake struck about 165 kilometres (100 miles) south-southwest of the town of Ternate in North Maluku province at 6:28 pm local time, at a depth of 10 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey.
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A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, the US Geological Survey said. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Strong 6.6 earthquake hits off northwest Australia

By Agence France-Presse | Sydney
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 02:02 PM IST
Videos posted on social media showed cars and buildings shaking and groceries being knocked from shelves, with some residents reporting minor damage to businesses.
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U.S. Geological Survey technicians examine cracks along State Route 178 after an earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, U.S. July 6, 2019. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS)
U.S. Geological Survey technicians examine cracks along State Route 178 after an earthquake near Ridgecrest, California, U.S. July 6, 2019. Image used for representational purpose only.(REUTERS)

An earthquake’s impact can be predicted - but only after it hits

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2019 10:39 AM IST
The typical shallow earthquake creates a series of aftershocks that diminish exponentially, with each successive day bringing half as many tremors.
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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight, the US Geological Survey said(AFP/Representative Image)
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight, the US Geological Survey said(AFP/Representative Image)

Strong earthquake hits Costa Rica-Panama border: USGS

By Agence France-Presse | San José
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2019 02:02 PM IST
The quake struck at a depth of 26 kilometers (16 miles), about two kilometers from the nearest town of Progreso in Panama, USGS said, updating a previous alert that estimated the depth at 10 kilometers.
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The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.(Reuters FILE)
The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.(Reuters FILE)

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits southern Japan, no tsunami threat

By Agence France-Presse | Tokyo
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2019 10:07 AM IST
The quake struck at 8:48 am (2348 GMT Thursday) in Pacific waters nearly 40 kilometres (25 miles) east-southeast of Miyazaki city at a depth of 24 km, according to the agency.
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The earthquake hit at a depth of 132 kilometres.(Representative image)
The earthquake hit at a depth of 132 kilometres.(Representative image)

7.5-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Ecuador: USGS

By AFP | Quito
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:48 PM IST
The quake was felt in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito, and the coastal city of Guayaquil
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The wall of a fire station is seen damaged after an earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile.(REUTERS)
The wall of a fire station is seen damaged after an earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile.(REUTERS)

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes Chile, kills two

By Reuters | La Serena (Chile)
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2019 05:32 PM IST
The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. about 16 km (10 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The quake, measured 53 km (33 miles) below the surface, shook homes, caused landslides in the region’s mountainous terrain.
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An earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring about 31 people, most of them lightly, the state news agency IRNA reported.(AFP)
An earthquake hit an area in western Iran near the Iraqi border on Sunday, injuring about 31 people, most of them lightly, the state news agency IRNA reported.(AFP)

5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts western Iran, about 30 injured

By Reuters | Dubai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 09:52 PM IST
Iran’s emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi told IRNA that 29 of the injured had been released after treatment following the earthquake in Gilan Gharb in Kermanshah province.
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An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. (Representational Image).(REUTERS)
An earthquake of 7.2 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. (Representational Image).(REUTERS)

Strong quake strikes off Philippines, tsunami warning withdrawn

By Reuters | Singapore
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2018 11:20 AM IST
There were no reports of casualties or damage from the earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said struck 193 km (120 miles) east of the Philippine city of General Santos, at a depth of 60 km (37 miles).
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Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever. (File Photo)
Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever. (File Photo)

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hits close to Antarctica: USGS

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 08:29 AM IST
A magnitude 7.1 quake struck on Monday in the southern Pacific Ocean.
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People carry items from a shopping mall badly damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Indonesia’s Sumba island was struck by two earthquakes in quick succession on October 2, 2018.(AP)
People carry items from a shopping mall badly damaged by a massive earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Indonesia’s Sumba island was struck by two earthquakes in quick succession on October 2, 2018.(AP)

Twin earthquakes of magnitude 5.9 and 6.0 hit Indonesian island of Sumba: USGS

By Agence France-Presse | Jakarta
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2018 07:29 AM IST
This is the second earthquake to have hit Indonesia in four days after its Sulawesi island was struck by a devastating quake and tsunami on Friday which killed more than 800 people.
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A man (R) walks past collapsed houses in Kayangan in northern Lombok island, following the August 5 earthquake.(AFP Photo)
A man (R) walks past collapsed houses in Kayangan in northern Lombok island, following the August 5 earthquake.(AFP Photo)

Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 08:18 PM IST
Indonesia, one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth, straddles the so-called Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’, where tectonic plates collide and many of the world’s volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur.
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USGS said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers, on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.(Representative image)
USGS said the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers, on Peru’s eastern frontier with Brazil.(Representative image)

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Peru-Brazil border

By Agence France-Presse | Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2018 07:28 AM IST
The earthquake hit shortly after 0900 GMT, about 140 kilometers west of the Peruvian town of Iberia, the USGS said.
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The quake was 347.7 miles (559.57 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.(Representative Photo)
The quake was 347.7 miles (559.57 km) below the Earth which would have dampened the shaking at the surface.(Representative Photo)

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes in the Pacific close to Fiji, no tsunami threat: USGS

By Agencies | Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2018 10:08 AM IST
A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was very deep and did not trigger a tsunami
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Lava spattering from an area between active fissures of the Kilauea volcano, near Pahoa, Hawaii.(AP File Photo)
Lava spattering from an area between active fissures of the Kilauea volcano, near Pahoa, Hawaii.(AP File Photo)

Explosive eruption sends ash 30,000 feet over Hawaii volcano

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2018 10:34 PM IST
The Hawaii volcano has destroyed 37 homes and other structures in a small southeast area of the island and forced around 2,000 people to evacuate their homes.
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Southern Iran hit by magnitude 5.5 earthquake, no casualties reported

By HT Correspondent | Associated Press, Tehran
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 01:59 PM IST
Iran sits on major fault lines and is prone to near-daily earthquakes. In 2003, a 6.6-magnitude quake flattened the historic city of Bam, killing 26,000 people.
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