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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes. However there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. The US Geological Survey said the quake……

USGS: 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Chile

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted Chile’s northwestern coast Sunday, US geologists said, though there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The quake struck at 5:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which had originally said that two quakes rattled the area within a…

Massive 6.9 quake strikes off California coast, north of San Francisco

A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck late Sunday off the coast of northern California, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami threat. The quake struck at 0518 GMT with an epicenter located 77……

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and across much of the island and sending panicky residents running for shelter. But initial reports suggested the island escaped with few injuries and little damage. The 6.3 magnitude quake had its epicentre 53 kilometres (33 miles) southwest…

Powerful earthquake felt across New Zealand

A powerful earthquake shook major cities across New Zealand on Friday, sending terrified office workers diving under their desks but with no initial reports of significant damage. The 6.8-magnitude quake struck at 2:31 pm (0231 GMT) in the Cook Strait, the US Geological Survey said. It was felt from Christchurch…

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes coast of Chile

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, with no immediate tsunami warning issued. The quake occurred at 0949 GMT at the shallow depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) and the epicenter was 1,538 kilometers south-southwest of the capital Santiago.…

Strong earthquake hits southern Iran

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit southern Iran, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), was located about 90 kilometers southeast of Bandar Bushehr, the USGS said.…

6.0-magnitude quake hits northeastern Japan: USGS

A 6.0-magnitude quake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities noted that no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at 8:00 pm (1100 GMT), off Iwate prefecture in the Pacific with the focus estimated some 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) below sea level, the…

Turkey quake kills seven, topples buildings

An earthquake rocked eastern Turkey, killing seven people and toppling buildings less than three weeks after a massive quake killed more than 600 people in the same area. Television footage showed rescue teams searching through the rubble trying to find possible survivors after the 5.6 magnitude quake struck near the…

Rare 4.7 earthquake shakes Oklahoma

A rare magnitude 4.7 earthquake shook the central US state of Oklahoma early Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported. The epicenter of the tremor, which occurred at 2:12 am (0712 GMT), was located nine kilometers (six miles) north of the town of Prague, the agency said. There were no immediate…

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