Jan 09

2020

5.2 aftershock hits Puerto Rico days after earthquake

A 5.2 magnitude aftershock hit Puerto Rico’s southern coast on Friday afternoon, days after an earthquake shook the island and left much of it without power. A CNN crew said its truck moved during the aftershock, one of the strongest since Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude quake. The US Geological Survey revised the magnitude down from an earlier 5.4 reading. The aftershock came as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, […]

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Dec 20

2019

6.3-magnitude quake jolts Afghanistan; tremors felt in Pakistan, North India

The epicentre of today’s earthquake was in the Hindu Kush mountains, 246 km north by northeast of Kabul (Afghanistan). The United States Geological Survey has put the magnitude at 6.1 There were no immediate reports of loss of life or property The earthquake occurred at 5.09 pm The depth of the earthquake was 190 km, said the IMD A 6.3 magnitude earthquake jolted Hindu Kush area in […]

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Dec 29

2018

7.0 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Philippines

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of the southern Philippines on Saturday, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake occurred at 11:39 a.m. about 120 miles southeast of Mindanao’s largest city, Davao, and approximately 62 miles southeast of the city of Pondaguitan. The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has warned of a tsunami threat for parts of the Pacific that were closer to […]

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Sep 28

2018

Indonesia tsunami and earthquake kill 384, leave hundreds injured

Rescuers scrambled to find survivors after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami, leaving at least 384 people dead. After the 7.5-magnitude earthquake hit Friday, water smashed into buildings and swept away homes in Palu city. Scores were trapped in the debris, sleeping outdoors or severely wounded. More than 540 people are being treated in several local hospitals amid the massive […]

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Aug 24

2018

7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Peru-Brazil Border Region

A magnitude 7.1 quake struck nearly 250 km (155 miles) northwest of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, in the early hours of Friday at a depth of 610 km, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage, though social media users said tremors had been felt across the country and as far away as Arica in northern Chile. Two strong shocks struck Pucallpa, a Peruvian […]

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