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Strong quake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra, no tsunami risk

Indonesia’s meteorology, climatology and geophysical agency said the quake was felt in cities in the area including Bengkulu, which was the nearest to the epicentre, and Padang. Indonesia sits on the Pacific’s seismically active “Ring of Fire” and has suffered deadly earthquakes and tsunamis in the past. Read More »

Quake jolts Assam, eastern India

Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal. No loss of life and property has been reported so far. The shocks were also felt ... Read More »

Rescuers search for survivors after Indonesia quake kills 82 

Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of houses, mosques and schools that were among the thousands of buildings destroyed in the disaster that struck on Sunday evening. “The search and rescue team is still scouring the scene and evacuating (people),” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. “We ... Read More »

6.1 quake in Japan’s Osaka causes damage across the city

The earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 hit western Japan early in the morning. The epicenter of the earthquake was in the northern part of Osaka Prefecture, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, and no tsunami warning was issued. Videos posted on social media showed flooding on the road from ... Read More »

Magnitude 5.5 quake rattles NW Pakistan

The epicenter of the quake was northwestern city of Bannu at a depth of 12 kilometres. The temblor was felt in the Swat Valley and Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department was quoted as saying by the Express Tribune. At least nine children were ... Read More »

PNG quake toll rises above 100 as PM warns of long recovery

Sydney: The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said today, warning it will take years for the region to recover. The Pacific nation’s mountainous interior was struck by a 7.5-magnitude tremor on February 26, ... Read More »