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7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Hindu Kush Region of Afghanistan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale has hit the Hindukush region of north-eastern Afghanistan and Pakistan. The focus of earthquake was centred 196 km deep beneath the Hindu Kush Mountains. It was centred 82 km southeast of Feyzabad district in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated Badakhshan province bordering with Pakistan, Tajikistan and ..

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Central Chile hit by 8.3 magnitude earthquake

Earthquake of 8.3-magnitude on Richter scale has hit off Chile’s coast in Illapel, the capital of Choapa Province in central Coquimbo Region of Chile. US Geological Survey has noted its epicenter at a depth of 12.5 kilometers off Chile’s coast in Illapel. After the initial earthquake, two aftershock quakes of magnitudes 6.2 and 6.4 occurred ..

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Uttarakhand gets India’s first earthquake early warning system

Uttarakhand became first Indian state to install a system to detect earthquakes and disseminate warnings. The first system has been installed in its capital Dehradun which will issue warnings 1-40 seconds before earthquakes of magnitude 5 or more occur. The system is designed and manufactured by Italian firm, Space Dynamics which already has installed it ..

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India pledges 1 billion dollar aid for Nepal's reconstruction

India has pledged an assistance of one billion US dollars to the quake-ravaged Nepal for its massive re-construction programme. The announcement was made by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the International Donors’ Conference held in Kathmandu, Nepal. One fourth of the assistance from India will be grant and it will be part of ..

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Two 6.8-magnitude earthquakes strike off Solomon Islands in Pacific Ocean

Two strong 6.8 magnitude earthquakes had strike the Solomon Islands in Pacific Ocean on 23 May 2015. The first quake had hit at a depth of 10 km and the second one hit at a shallow depth just 448 kilometres from the capital Honiara. Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has mentioned that there was no ..

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Turkey: Massive Earthquake hits Van and surrounding areas

A massive Earthquake of 7.3 magnitude in southeast part of the Turkey claimed 500-1,000 lives. Emergency workers battled to rescue people trapped in buildings in the city of Van and surrounding districts on the banks of Lake Van, near Turkey’s border with Iran. Reason: The magnitude 7.2 (Mw) Eastern Highlands earthquake was centred about 16 ..

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