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6.1-magnitude quake hits Indonesia, no tsunami alert

Indonesia earthquake:An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s Nusa Tenggara province on Sunday, but no tsunami alert was issued.The quake struck at 4.54 a.m., with the epicentre at 148 km northeast of Alor and the depth at 573 km under the sea bed, said an official of the meteorology and geophysics agency.

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities still desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed more than 400.Medical workers have warned that clean water and medicine supplies were running low — stoking fears of a public health crisis — as

Japan marks sixth anniversary of 2011 quake, tsunami

Tokyo:Japan on Saturday marked the sixth anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami that claimed over 18,000 lives, besides provoking a serious nuclear accident. On March 11, 2011 a quake measuring 9 on the Richter scale, and a subsequent tsunami swept the region of Tohoku, inflicting serious damage upon the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Efe

Magnitude 7.3 quake jolts Japan, tsunami warning issued

Tokyo: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck northeastern Japan’s Fukushima on Tuesday, a weather agency said. The quake registered lower five on the Japanese seismic scale of seven in northeastern Fukushima prefecture, Xinhua quoted the Japan Meteorological Agency as saying. The epicentre of the quake was at a latitude of 37.3 degrees

Western Indian coastline is tsunami prone: Scientist

Panaji,: City planners need to incorporate the potential of the western Indian coastline as a tsunami-prone area, when they plan urban habitats in the region, an expert has said. Speaking to IANS, outgoing Director of the National Institute of Oceanography S.W.A. Naqvi also said that tsunamis were not new to the western Indian coastline, the

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