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Quake jolts Italy again

  Rome:  An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter Scale stuck Italy on Thursday in the same region, affected by the recent strong quakes, the US Geological Survey said. The USGS said the temblor was very shallow, only 10 km (6.2 miles) deep, and was centred 51.5 km (32 miles) southeast of Perugia town in

11 killed, over 200 injured in Tanzania quake

Dodoma: At least 11 people were killed and over 200 others injured on Saturday in an earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Tanzania, police said. The earthquake jolted regions of Kagera and Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria, Xinhua news agency reported. The quake was recorded at a depth of 10

7.1 quake in New Zealand generates mild tsunami, no damage

Wellington: A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Friday generated a mild tsunami but caused no damage, authorities said. A tsunami warning had been issued following the severe earthquake but was cancelled shortly after, EFE news reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said the quake generated

Myanmar quake damages nearly 400 ancient temples

Nay Pyi Daw: The number of ancient temples damaged in the archaeological complex of Bagan in Myanmar in a 6.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 397, according to authorities on Monday. Restoration work will take at least a year, Deputy Director General of the Department of Archaeology, Thein Lwin, told the Myanmar Times.

Moderate intensity quake shakes parts of Saurashtra

Ahmedabad: An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 onthe Richter scale today shook parts of Saurashtra region in Gujarat, causing brief panic among residents but there was no report of any casualty or damage to property. The quake’s epicentre was located in the Arabian sea off the coast of Mangrol in Junagadh district, around 300 km from

At least three dead as Italy hit by powerful quake

Rome: Central Italy was struck by a powerful, 6.2-magnitude earthquake in the early hours today, leaving at least three people dead and devastating dozens of mountain villages. Numerous buildings had collapsed in communities close to the epicentre of the quake near the town of Norcia in the region of Umbria, witnesses told Italian media, with

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy

Rome: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude estimated at 6.1 has rattled Rome and central Italy in the middle of the night. There were no immediate reports of damage early today, but state-run RAI radio said people ran into the streets in central Umbria and Le Marche regions shortly after the quake struck just after

Japan hit by 6.0 magnitude quake, no tsunami warning

Tokyo: Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day today, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said. A shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan today, 167 kilometres from Miyako city, the US Geological Survey said. There was no threat of a

German center: 7.3 magnitude quake in South Atlantic

Berlin: A German earthquake monitoring center says that a 7.3 magnitude quake has occurred in the South Atlantic today. The Potsdam-based German Research Centre for Geosciences, or GFZ, says the quake struck the South Georgia Island Region at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles). The site is about 1,500 miles east of the

Breaking: Quake rocks Australia tourist towns

Sydney: A 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattled popular tourist towns stretching across more than 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) of Australia’s northeastern coastline today. The quake hit at a depth of seven kilometres about 54 kilometres off Bowen in Queensland state at 0430 GMT, the United States Geological Survey said. Buildings in Townsville city were evacuated, the

Breaking: Magnitude 5.6 quake hits off northern Japan

Tokyo: A magnitude 5.6 undersea earthquake struck Japan today off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, though there were no immediate reports of damages. The quake struck at about 4:00 PM (1230 IST) at a depth of some 28 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. There was no threat of a tsunami from the quake, the

Breaking- Earthquake tremors felt in Amritsar

Amritsar: Earthquake tremors were felt in Punjab’s Amritsar on Sunday. The tremors were felt at around 5:24 pm. According to reports, the intensity of the tremors was light. The magnitude of the earthquake was 4.4 on Richter scale. The epicenter was 37 km away from Lahore. The depth was 10 kms. No report of damage

Medium intensity quake hits Gujarat

New Delhi: A medium intensity earthquakemeasuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Gujarat today. According to the National Centre for Seismology, a unit of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the quake occurred at 9:25 AM at a depth of 10 kms. Another quake measuring 3.2 hit Chandel in Manipur at 8:01 AM. There were no

Breaking: 5.3 magnitude quake jolts Japan

Tokyo: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck northern Japan on Thursday. According to the Japan Meteorological agency (JMA), the quake measured 5.3 on the Richter Scale but reached level 6, EFE news reported. Its epicentre was recorded at a depth of around 10 km off Uchiura bay, adjoining the city of Hakodate