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Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hits Mizoram

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocked parts of Mizoram on last night. The quake occurred at 10.45 pm at a depth of 24 km and the epicentre was Champhai district in India-Myanmar border region. The tremors were also felt in state capital Aizawl, where people rushed out of their houses. No ... Read More »

8 dead as Japan earthquake and landslides create havoc

Multiple, large-scale landslides struck the sparsely populated countryside, which was also hit by the edge of a powerful typhoon that surged through Japan earlier this week. Aerial views showed dozens of houses destroyed at the bottom of a hill that was engulfed by a landslide, with a rescue helicopter winching ... Read More »

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly earthquake 

Using satellite images of Lombok from the days following the August 5 quake, scientists from NASA and the California Institute of Technology’s joint rapid imaging project measured changes in the island’s surface. In the northwest of the island near the epicentre, the ground lifted a quarter of a metre. In ... Read More »

14 killed, homes damaged in Indonesia earthquake

The earthquake jolted the West Nusa Tenggara Province in central Indonesia at 05:47 on Sunday, local time, with the epicenter at a depth of 10 km and 28 km northwest of Lombok Timur, according to officials. Around 1,000 houses and other buildings were damaged in the province, said Sutopo Purwo ... Read More »

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hits Delhi/NCR

The earthquake struck Sonepat, around 45 kilometers from the national capital, at 3:37 pm. According to the Centre for Seismology, the epicentre of the earthquake was at 28.9 degrees north latitude and 77 degrees East. The quake, classified as moderate, was at a depth of 5 km. Tremors were also felt ... Read More »

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Off Coast Of Southern Greece

WASHINGTON:  A 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Greece on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The earthquake hit at a depth of 30 kilometres (19 miles), about 70 kilometres southwest of the city of Kalamata, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre was ... Read More »