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Indonesia Earthquake: Death toll jumps to 84 as the nation battles back to back disasters

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 84, according to authorities on Monday. The powerful 6.2-magnitude quake that struck on Friday left 15,000 homeless and displaced at least 30,000 people. More than 820 people were injured. Rescuers have spent days hauling corpses from beneath crumpled buildings in Mamuju, […]

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Death toll from Sulawesi earthquake rises as officials struggle to find survivors

At least 56 people have died after a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday. Over 820 people were injured, 15,000 displaced. Many sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped evacuation centres. Indonesia’s meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG) chief […]

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Seismologists PUZZLED: More than 30,000 earthquakes have rocked Antarctica since end of August

More than 30,000 earthquakes have rocked Antarctica since the end of August, according to the University of Chile. The spike in seismic activity that has intrigued researchers who study the remote, snowbound continent. Scientists with the university’s National Seismological Center said the small quakes, including one stronger than magnitude 6 were detected in the Bransfield […]

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Death toll from Aegean Sea earthquake rises to 85

The casualty after the powerful earthquake hit the Aegean Sea has risen to at least 85. On Monday, a three-year-old girl was rescued from a collapsed building in the western Turkish city of Izmir. Rescuers pulled the girl, Elif, out of the rubble, then took her on a stretcher to an ambulance as emergency crews […]

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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 […]