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Afghan Hindu Kush Mountains Rocked by 7.7M Earthquake, Delhi Too Jolted

The Hindu Kush mountain region in Afghanistan was rocked on Monday afternoon with 7.7 Magnitude sending tremors across Pakistan and India, including Delhi where several buildings were rattled or developed cracks. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude of the quake at 7.7 is similar to that of Nepal earthquake that damaged the Himalayan region in April this year. ...

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Massive 8.3M Earthquake Jolts Chile, Tsunami Warning Issued

  A powerful earthquake shook the Chilean capital of Santiago, prompting tsunami alarms. Photos: http://t.co/7jWdTyuxic pic.twitter.com/xMPtFcUqvM — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 17, 2015 A massive earthquake measuring 8.3 magnitude on Richter Scale hit Chile’s coast causing panic and severe damage to building triggering a tsunami warning that was issued toevacuate residents in the Andean nation’s coastal areas. The tremors ...

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Today’s 5.9M Quake in Afghanistan a Precursor to Bigger One?

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Hindu Kush mountains in northern Afghanistan on Monday, as recorded by the US Geological Survey with the tremors felt as far away as Kashmir and Delhi. The epicentre was 224 kilometers (140 miles) deep near the Wakhan Corridor, the narrow strip between Tajikistan and Pakistan. Just two years ago in 2013, a similar 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed 13 ...

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Nepal Jolted by 7.3M Earthquake Again Today (Photos)

#EarthquakeAgain : Don't Panic. Be Alert,Be Safe!! Here are the safety tips RT & Share to all @KKRiders @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/BrhKk0WqRU — KKRiders Fan Club (@KKRidersFanClub) May 12, 2015 Mother Earth’s fury is daunting Nepal which was hit today by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake for the second time in 18 days after the April 25 devastating quake. While the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake ...

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Earthquake of 5.1M Jolts Andamans, What Next?

A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Andaman islands on Friday, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. “Earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale has hit Andaman region at 2.29 p.m.,” the IMD official told IANS. The USGS shows the location as 135 KM southwest of Port Blair, headquarters of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Location 10.705°N 91.984°E depth=26.9 km ...

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Nepal Wrap: World rushes aid, as 2309 killed, fresh tremors rock again

Another major tremblor measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale shook Nepal on Sunday sending fresh fears among the people stranded and those in rescue operations with the death toll reaching 2309 with tens of thousands stranded on the streets. As the world rushed emergency aid to Kathmandu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over a high-level meeting in New Delhi after ...

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Official Details of Nepal Earthquake

The government of India has given out the details of the Nepal earthquake that shook the Himalayan front region, including Indian border states. The Earthquake of magnitude 7.9 occurred  today at 11.41 A.M  IST (Indian Standard Time) at a depth of 10 Km with its Epicentral Region located in Nepal about 80 Km NW of Kathmandu. Its Latitude and Longitude ...

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M7.5 Earthquake Jolts Kokopo in Papua New Guinea

An earthquake measuring 7.5-magnitude jolted Papua New Guinea on Monday, in the wee hours and a tsunami warning was issued. The epicentre was near the town of Rabaul, 787 km north-east from the capital, Port Moresby, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with a depth of 40 km. Nearby centre Geoscience Australia said the earthquake struck at 10.48am Sydney time ...

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Pakistan hit by 5.8 magnitude earthquake at 3:30 AM

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit northern region of Pakistan, including capital city of Islamabad Friday, media reported. According to initial details, strong tremors jolted Islamabad, Mansehra, Rawalpindi, Murree, Sawat, Malakand, Shangla Hill, Batgaram and adjoining areas, ARY news reported. The duration of the quake was around three to five seconds and its epicenter was about 92 km north of Islamabad. ...

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