Tag: Earthquake

Scientists re-confirm possibility of large earthquakes in the Himalayas

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan New Delhi: A new study has reconfirmed possibility that large earthquakes are imminent in the Himalayas. While high levels of strain are getting constantly accumulated along the Main Himalayan Thrust region, only a fraction of it is getting released through small earthquakes of magnitudes less than 5 on the Richter scale. The study

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Mexico’s Second Quake in Two Weeks: Hundreds dead

Newsroom24x7 Network Mexico City: At least 217 people have died after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck 75 miles southeast of Mexico City on Tuesday. The quake comes just two weeks after Mexico registered its strongest earthquake in a century, at a magnitude of 8.1, killing at least ninety and destroying thousands of residences. The disaster, which

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Italy earthquake: National mourning and solemn funeral for the victims of Arquata del Tronto

Newsroom24x7 Staff Rome: People in Ascoli Piceno today held a solemn funeral for 35 earthquake victims from the town of Arquata del Tronto. The funeral held at the gymnasium adjacent to the hospital “Mazzoni” was presided over by Bishop Giovanni D’Ercole in the presence of President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The Bishop said:

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Huge earthquake kills 77 in Eucador

Newsupdate at 10.20 am Sunday, 17 April (Eucador time),  the death toll in the Eucador earthquake had risen to 233. Newsroom24x7 Desk   Quito (Eucador): At least 77 persons are reported to have been killed by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that has struck Ecuador. Vice President if Eucador Jorge Glas escribed the earthquake as the “worst

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6.7 magnitude Earthquake rocks North-east : 5 killed, 90 injured

Newsroom24x7 Desk Imphal : A strong earth-moving activity has resulted in death of at least five persons and caused injuries to more than 90 people, as a strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake with epicentre in Manipur today hit the northeastern region, causing damage to many buildings and spreading panic. The most-affected region was area of Manipur, as Manipur

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7.5 magnitude quake rocks Afghanistan, India and Pakistan

Newsroom24x7 Desk Kabul: A powerful quake, measuring 7.5 on the richter scale, struck Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region today and was felt across South Asia. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of today’s quake was near Jarm in Afghanistan’s northeast, 250 kilometres from the capital Kabul at a depth of 213.5 km. According to initial reports, there

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M 7.8 earthquake strikes Japan’s Bonin islands

Newsroom24x7 Desk An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Japan’s Bonin Islands at a depth of 677.6 kms in the pacific Ocean. The earthquake was observed in Chichishima on Saturday, according to USGS. Another earthquake of magnitide 6.2 hit Izu Islands in Japan. Strong tremors were felt in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Even in delhi

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8 bodies recovered from wreckage of US Marine Chopper

Newsroom24x7 Desk Kathmandu: Bodies of eight soldiers – six Americans and two Nepalese service members – on board the ill-fated U.S. military helicopter that disappeared Tuesday night while on a relief mission in an earthquake-hit district of Nepal were recovered today from the wreckage at a high altitude on a mountainside. The wreckage was spotted

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Another powerful earthquake in Nepal: Dozens die

Newsroom24x7 staff Kathmandu: The maximum impact of Tuesday’s powerful earthquake about 60 kms East of from Kathmandu was felt in the mountainous and thinly populated Dolakha district where at least 34 people are feared killed and more than a hundred have been seriously injured. The National Emergency Operation Center of Nepal Wednesday morning reported 65 deaths and

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Fresh tremors in quake-hit Nepal

Newsroom24x7 Desk New Delhi/Patna: After repeat tremors, measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale, in Kathmandu and surrounding areas, the airport in the Capital of Nepal was shut down for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon. Due to the aftershock and closure of the kathmandu airport, relief operations by India were suspended for till 4

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Massive 7.9 earthquake rocks Nepal, tremors felt in India

Hundreds feared killed in Nepal Newsroom24x7 Desk Kathmandu/New Delhi/Bhopal: A massive 7.9 earthquake followed by another hit Nepal on Saturday killing hundreds. People in Delhi-NCR, Bhopal, Patna, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ranchi, Gohati and many other places in North-east India also reported strong tremors and after-shocks between 11.40 am and 12.30 pm. The imposing and historic Dharahara

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