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Afghanistan: At least 22 people killed in back-to-back earthquakes

At least 22 people have been killed so far after back-to-back earthquakes struck the west of Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. According to data from the US Geological Society, the 4.9 and 5.3 magnitude quakes affected the north-west province of Badghis, where it caused house and building collapses. A spokesman told AFP four children were […]

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Shallow earthquake shakes popular tourist city of Lijiang in southwestern China, 22 injured

At least 22 people have been injured after a shallow earthquake in southwestern China that also shook the popular tourist city of Lijiang. The quake struck on Sunday afternoon on the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which put the magnitude at 5.4 and depth at 38km. […]

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United States: Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake trembles Northern California

An 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California rattled the state shortly after noon local time, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The quake occurred just off Cape Mendocino near Humboldt County and was felt as far away as San Francisco and Chico, California. Humboldt County emergency responders are assessing damage. […]

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Indonesia: Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits South Sulawesi province, brief tsunami warning issued

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, prompting people to evacuate homes and buildings. The earthquake happened around 10.30 local time on Tuesday in the Flores Sea. It affected the East Nusa Tenggara region, officials said. No injuries or major damage have been reported yet but locals said they […]

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United States: Swarm of more than 40 earthquakes rattle off the coast of Oregon

One of North America’s most active fault lines sprung to life on Tuesday after a swarm of more than 40 earthquakes ranging from a magnitude 3.5 to 5.8 rattled off the coast of Oregon, catching the attention and concern of millions in the region. The series of quakes, which began early Tuesday morning and continued […]

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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru, no tsunami warning issued

A “major” earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck northern Peru. The tremor occurred in a very sparsely populated region of the Amazon rainforest, some 45 kilometres northwest of the city of Barranca, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said. While it was extremely strong, at a depth around 110km it was also relatively deep underground […]

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Earthquake of magnitude 3.1 shakes Scotland early Tuesday

An earthquake of magnitude of 3.1 shook west of Scotland in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The quake happened just before 2:00am local time. Its epicenter was about 11 miles north west of Lochgilphead and 88 miles north west of Glasgow, according to the United States Geological Survey. More than 30 people reported the […]

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Spain: Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake shakes La Palma Island as lava streams stabilize

An Earthquake of magnitude 5.0 shook the island of La Palma on Thursday morning, where a volcanic eruption has been underway for nearly two months.According to the National Geographic Institute the earthquake took place at 3.37am in Villa de Mazo and was recorded 37 kilometers deep.This was one of the strongest earthquakes registered on the […]

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Spain: La Palma island braces for bigger shallow earthquakes as volcano continues to roar

Residents on Spain’s La Palma island brace for the possibility of bigger earthquakes that could compound the damage from a volcano spilling lava more than five weeks since it erupted. Seismologists said a 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook the island a day after they recorded a 4.9 magnitude quake that was the strongest so far of […]

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6.5-magnitude earthquake wobbles Taiwan’s northeastern coast

A strong earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, with residents reporting violent shaking in the capital Taipei but there were no immediate reports of widespread damage. Taiwan’s central weather bureau said the quake was of magnitude 6.5, the biggest on the island this year, while the US Geological Survey gave a lower figure of 6.2. […]

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6.0 magnitude earthquake off the Greek island of Karpathos shakes towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean

An earthquake struck off the Greek island of Karpathos early on Tuesday, shaking towns and cities across the eastern Mediterranean. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage, however. “Really felt that one … Lasted for 30 seconds,” a witness in Lindos, Rhodes, said in a posting on the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s […]

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Indonesia: 4.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Bali, 3 dead

At least three people were killed in Bali after a magnitude 4.8 earthquake hit the Indonesian island on Saturday, damaging buildings and leaving people trapped in the rubble. The earthquake damaged buildings in Karangasem and Bangli regencies on the east of the island, the Bali Province Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) said in a statement […]