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Earthquake of 5.7-magnitude hits south of Philippines capital Manila

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 has struck south of the Philippines capital, Manila. The deep quake struck off Batangas province on Luzon island at 1:12am with residents in the nearby capital of Manila woken by their buildings shaking. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake struck at a depth of 74km. […]

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Earthquake of 5.8-magnitude hits Greece’s biggest island of Crete, one person killed

An earthquake has struck the southern Greek island of Crete, with reports that at least one person was killed and several wounded as buildings collapsed. People were sent rushing out on to the streets when the magnitude-5.8 quake struck around 9:15am. Several aftershocks followed. Greek media reported that one man died after a church collapsed […]

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Australia: 5.9 magnitude Earthquake strikes Melbourne, buildings damaged

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake shook southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15am local time on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital. The earthquake was also felt in neighbouring South Australia and New South Wales (NSW). It was followed by two aftershocks of 4.0 and 3.1 magnitude. […]

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China: 3 killed, 60 injured after 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Sichuan province

An earthquake in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan left at least three people dead and 60 injured on Thursday, according to state-run media. Local authorities put the quake at 6.0-magnitude. The quake hit in the early hours of the morning, with the epicenter located about 52 kilometers southwest of Yongchuan district in Chongqing, with an […]

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Haiti Earthquake: Death toll nears 1,300 as hospitals run out of space

Haiti’s hospitals have been swamped by thousands of injured residents after a devastating earthquake the day before killed at least 1,297 people as authorities raced to bring doctors to the worst-hit areas before a major storm hits. The 7.2 magnitude quake on Saturday destroyed thousands of homes and buildings in a Caribbean nation which is […]

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Haiti Earthquake: Hundreds killed, thousands injured after dreadful 7.2 magnitude quake

Hundreds of people have been killed and hospitals are overwhelmed after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake destroyed towns in Haiti. Authorities said at least 1,800 are injured after people fled their homes fearing they might collapse, as churches, hotels and other buildings were reduced to rubble on Saturday. Haiti’s civil protection agency said rescue workers and bystanders […]

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8.2 magnitude shallow earthquake strikes off Alaska’s coast, brief tsunami warning issued

A 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast on Wednesday night. It was the strongest ever recorded since 1964. The very strong quake was located about 91km east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and happened around 10:15pm on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said. At 46.7km the earthquake is considered shallow. “This event was felt throughout […]

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5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 5 in eastern Tajikistan; homes damaged, power supply disrupted

An earthquake in eastern Tajikistan has left at least five people dead according to authorities in the mountainous country. The magnitude 5.9 quake hit 27km east of Rasht district on Saturday morning. Tremors were also felt in the capital, Dushanbe, some 165km southwest of the epicentre. “Dozens of houses were destroyed,” the Tajik committee for […]

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‘Strong-Willed Pig’ who survived powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake dies

A pig that became famous in China after surviving 36 days under rubble from a powerful earthquake in 2008, has died. Zhu Jianqiang, or “Strong-Willed Pig”, died on Wednesday night of “old age and exhaustion”, according to the museum in China’s Sichuan province where the animal resided. At the time of its rescue, it was […]

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Mount Nyiragongo: Goma volcano crater ‘continues to collapse’ triggering 61 earthquakes in 24-hour period

Seismologists in the Democratic Republic of Congo reported 61 earthquakes in a 24-hour period on Saturday around the Mount Nyiragongo volcano, which erupted a week ago. The details were outlined in a daily report prepared for the government by the Goma Volcanic Observatory (GVO). It explained that the volcano’s crater “continues to collapse, which contributed […]

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 jolts India’s Assam state

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck India’s rugged north-eastern state of Assam on Wednesday, causing cracks in the walls and floors of some structures. No immediate reports of injuries or casualties were reported. The quake hit at a depth of 34 km near the town of Dhekiajuli, 140 km north of the main city of […]

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Loud explosion at gender reveal party triggers Earthquake like tremors in New Hampshire

Gender reveal parties are the newest craze and fun occasions wherein expectant parents announce the sex of their child. However, a explosion at a gender reveal party held in New Hampshire, England, rattled the town and set off tremors across the area. Kingston police received reports of a loud explosion near New Hampshire on April […]