Articles tagged "earthquake"

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the JMA as M6.0 hit off the east coast of Honshu, Japan at 08:18 UTC (17:18 LT) on April 11, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 12.2 km (7.6 miles). EMSC is...

April 11, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 09:51 UTC on March 26, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Geoscience Australia is reporting M7.0 at a depth of 41 km (25.5 miles). EMSC is...

March 26, 2018

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Pakistan

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 (downgraded from 6.6) hit Pakistani province of Balochistan at 22:03 UTC on February 7, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 25.9 km (16 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

February 08, 2017

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Potential M7.6 earthquake in Istanbul, study

A potentially large earthquake of M7.6 may hit Istanbul in due course, according to the new study led by Xavier Le Pichon, a french geophysicist. A study based on data collected aboard the French research ship Le Suroit after the 1999 Gölcük earthquake...

October 27, 2016

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5.2 earthquake struck north of Crete, Greece

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck area of south Aegean sea, north from Crete at Dodocanese archipelago (36.111°N, 25.140°E) at depth of 14.8 km (9.2 miles) according to Department of Geophysics, University of Thessaloniki. European Mediterranean Seismic Center

January 26, 2012

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Extreme weather events a harbinger of what is to come

Scientists say it's a global warming thing. We might disagree - but they admit it will get worse. A record number of costly weather events — from floods and droughts to tornadoes — ravaged the United States in 2011, federal scientists said on

December 09, 2011

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Magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit near New Ireland, PNG

Very strong earthquake magnitude 6.4 struck today at 12:26:48 UTC near the Papua New Guinea islands coast (5.532°S, 153.680°E) according to USGS. The earthquake epicenter is on top of a steep subduction zone at depth of 50.4 km (31.3 miles) located 137 km (85 miles)

November 28, 2011

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Warning of major earthquake in Canada

Canada could expect a major earthquake at any time and a top geophysicist says it should prepare itself if it is to avoid the kind of disasters that befell Japan, Italy and China in recent years.The most vulnerable region is the West Coast, which has been hit with

November 11, 2011

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Magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the east coast of Kamchatka

According to USGS seismograph records, the magnitude 5.8 earthquake strike off the east coast of Kamchatka Peninsula on July 26, 2011 at 06:17:38 UTC. The epicenter was 83km (51 miles) east of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy and 364 km (226 miles) northeast

July 26, 2011

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6.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Ndoi Island, Fiji

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 43 km (26 miles) NNE of Ndoi Island, in the Fiji Islands according to USGS. The earthquake had a depth of 600 km and was too deep to generate tsunami waves. Seismic tension has been building along tectonic plate boundaries in the

July 22, 2011

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5.8 earthquake hit western Turkey

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.9 on the open-ended Richter scale hit northwest Turkey late Thursday. A citizen panicked and died after jumping from the window, Kutahya Governor Kenan Ciftci told broadcaster NTV. The epicenter of the quake which struck

May 19, 2011

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Expert Panel: Central U.S. faces real threat of quake

Two hundred years ago this coming winter, a series of three large earthquakes centered in southeastern Missouri destroyed the little town of New Madrid and rattled the entire eastern half of the country. Could one or more such quakes strike again? On official maps of

April 27, 2011

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Strong 6.9 earthquake hit Solomon islands

Strong earthquake magnitude 6,9 hit 76 km (47 miles) west of Kira Kira near San Cristobal at Solomon island (10.349°S, 161.233°E) Saturday morning April 23rd at 04:17 UTC at depht of 81,6km.Residents on the mainland said they felt a sharp jolt but emergency

April 23, 2011

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Arkansas fault is longer than previous thought

Geologists say a fault in central Arkansas where hundreds of earthquakes have been recorded in recent months is longer and potentially more destructive than initially believed. Scientists had thought the fault is 3.7 miles long. Now they estimate it to be 6 to 7.5

March 10, 2011

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Earthquake magnitude 5,8 hit China

At least 24 people were killed and 207 others injured in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake that jolted Yingjiang County in southwest China's Yunnan Province around noon on Thursday. The earthquake has toppled 1,264 houses or apartments and left 17,658 others seriously

March 10, 2011

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Kamchatka peninsula hit by 5 earthquakes in 24 hours

In last 24 hours period Kamchatka peninsula felt 5 moderate earthquakes.The quakes which have rattled the peninsula were a 4.7, a 4.9, followed by a 5.0 and a 5.1 and a 4.7 - so there seems to be a gradual increase in intensity and activity. Kamchatka contains about

March 05, 2011

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La Paz Cracks equals earthquake of magnitude 9

The landslide occurred in the city of La Paz is equivalent to an earthquake of 9 degrees on the Mercalli scale (maximum 12) as geophysical engineer Jose Luis Telleria said. However, the expert explained that it was not an earthquake.The slippage occurred between the

March 05, 2011

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Earthquakes and deadly mudslide triggers mass evacuation order in Colombia

Authorities in the northern Colombian department of Santander ordered the evacuation of 15,000 residents Thursday after mudslides killed at least three. The decision was made amid fears that a double mudslide that hit the village of California in the afternoon could

March 03, 2011

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Geologists warn of major earthquake in Spain

The president of the Colegio Oficial de Geólogos (ICOG), Luis Suárez, has warned that Spain may be due a major earthquake soon, if statistics of history and monitoring are anything to go by. Statistically, Spain has suffered a major, destructive earthquake every 70

March 02, 2011

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16 quakes recorded around Bulusan after ash explosion

At least 16 volcanic quakes were recorded around restive Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon, less than 24 hours after its latest ash explosion. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also reported ash deposits in many areas in Sorsogon following Monday's

February 22, 2011

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Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend

February 18, 2011