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7.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Aleutian Peninsula, triggering tsunami and evacuations

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook Sand Point, Alaska triggering a tsunami, Scott Langley with the National Tsunami Warning Center said on Monday afternoon. Langley said the tsunami sent two waves, each measuring 4 feet, 3 inches high. The center is monitoring harbors in a 500-mile area along the Alaska coastline, he said. Tsunami advisories issued […]

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4.5-magnitude earthquake strikes Southern California

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the Southern California area late Friday night. The quake struck at 11:39pm local time 10 miles from Los Angeles, the US Geological Survey reported. The earthquake shook buildings and rattled windows, and was felt in San Diego, Valencia and the San Fernando Valley areas. There were no immediate reports of damage […]

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Strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 strikes Nepal

The landlocked country of Nepal woke to a strong earthquake at 5:19 am local time today. According to various agencies, the quake had a magnitude between 4.9 and 6.0 and struck approximately 60km north east of capital Kathmandu in the Sindhupalchok district, near the border with China’s Tibet region.. The quake was widely felt within […]

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While reading about earthquake in Bible a real one rattles North Carolina

A scripture reading came to life for several Catholic churches in North Carolina, US, as a rare earthquake rattled portions of the state over the weekend. As per Diocese of Charlotte, Father Richard Sutter of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church said the lector in the Sunday service had just reached the 19th chapter of 1 Kings, […]

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7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Alaska Triggering Brief Tsunami Alert

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, triggering a brief tsunami warning for areas 200 miles of the epicentre. The quake hit 500 miles southwest of Anchorage, and around 60 miles south-southeast of the remote settlement of Perryville, the US Geological Survey said. “Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters … hazardous tsunami […]

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Viral Video: Earthquake strikes during New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern’s interview

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV interview, and calmly continued with the programme. Ardern, who became prime minister in 2017, is hugely popular in New Zealand for her handling of several crises – a mass shooting […]

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Pictures & Videos: Puerto Rico gets hit by strong 5.5-magnitude earthquake

Puerto Rico residents felt the ground shaking under their feet on Saturday, after a powerful 5.5-magnitude quake hit the unincorporated US territory, followed by several aftershocks. Some damage was reported on the ground. The initial quake was recorded 11 km from Tallaboa, a small community in the south of the island, the USGS reported. A […]

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Over 950 earthquakes hit Puerto Rico in 2020

The Caribbean island of  Puerto Rico experienced over 950 earthquakes in less than two weeks of the new year, 2020. Many were too weak to be felt, but more than 500 were of magnitude 2 on the Richter scale. The island sits in the middle of the Caribbean tectonic plate and the North American plate, and […]

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Powerful earthquake measuring Magnitude 5.9 hits Puerto Rico

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage on the island’s southern coast, where recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The US Geological Survey said the 8.54am quake hit eight miles south of Indios at a shallow depth of six miles. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said outages were reported across much […]

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6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Albanian capital Tirana

A 6.4 magnitude powerful earthquake hit Albania, bringing down buildings and leaving people trapped under rubble. At least six people have died. One man died after jumping from a window in panic, a defence ministry spokeswoman confirmed. Some 150 people were hurt. The quake hit 34 km northwest of the capital, Tirana, early on Tuesday […]

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5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes east Tokyo as Typhoon Hagibis makes landfall

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the east of Tokyo on Saturday (Oct 12) at about 6.22pm local time. No tsunami warning has been issued. The earthquake recorded a 4 on Japan’s quake intensity scale in southern Chiba Prefecture. The earthquake at Chiba Prefecture happened as Typhoon Hagibis made landfall on the country’s coast. At least […]

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5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan administered Kashmir, 20 killed and over 300 injured

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Pakistan, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 300. The quake’s epicentre was close to the city of Mirpur, in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir about 140 kilometres from Srinagar at the depth of 10 kilometres. Photos circulating on social media show a huge crack on a main road in […]