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Earthquake hits New Delhi

BBC Online Tremors were felt in New Delhi and parts of National Capital Region (NCR) after a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck on the Delhi-Haryana border Thursday morning. The tremors, which lasted nearly a minute, shook Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon and Ghaziabad around 4:30 am. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the earthquake was at the Delhi-Haryana ... Read More »

New Zealand hit by second strong quake

International Desk An earthquake measuring 6.1 in magnitude has hit New Zealand`s South Island, hours after at least two people were killed by an initial quake. The new tremor struck about 13:45pm local time (00:45 GMT) at a depth of 10km (6 miles), northeast of Christchurch. A 7.8-magnitude quake, with the same depth, hit the same area just after midnight, ... Read More »

Tsunami hits New Zealand after massive quake

International Desk An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing widespread damage and generating a tsunami. New Zealand`s Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management warned of the risk of destructive waves along the country`s entire east coast and urged residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek ... Read More »

7.8 earthquake hits New Zealand

International Desk An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 has struck near Christchurch, New Zealand. The quake was centered 46km from the town of Amberley with about 2,000 people, and 70km from the town of Kaiapoi with 10,000 residents, according to the USGS. The tremor had a shallow depth of 5 km. The quake also took place 86km from the town of ... Read More »

6.2 quake strikes off Japan

International Desk A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the Japanese island of Honshu, according to USGS data. TEPCO said the quake did not affect the integrity of its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, located relatively close to its epicenter. The quake struck around 9:43pm GMT on Friday, some 65 km east-northeast of the city of Sendai. The ... Read More »

Depression crosses Chittagong coast

Chittagong Bureau The deep depression over northeast bay and adjoining area moved north-northeastwards further, weakened into a depression before making landfall and started to cross Chittagong coast near Sitakunda at 6:00am on Sunday. It is likely to move in a north-northeasterly direction further and may complete crossing the coast during next 3-4 hours and weaken gradually by giving precipitation, said ... Read More »

Signal No 4 for ports as depression in Bay intensifies

Authorities have raised the warning signal for maritime ports in Bangladesh as the depression in the Bay of Bengal has intensified, reports bdnews24.com  In its latest bulletin on Saturday, the met office advised Warning Signal No 4 instead of the earlier Local Cautionary Signal No 3. It said the depression over west-central bay and adjoining area moved east-northeastwards and intensified ... Read More »

New 7.1-magnitude quake hits central Italy

International Desk An earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude struck in central Italy on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.   The USGS said the quake was centered 68 km (42 miles) east southeast of Perugia. It was 108 km (67) deep.   An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck east of the city ... Read More »

Typhoon Haima kills 12 Philippines

International Desk Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, officials in Manila said on Friday, before it took aim at Hong Kong. Philippine authorities said they were assessing the extent of damage to infrastructure and crops, but confirmed that thousands of ... Read More »

Hurricane Matthew:leastwise 10 killed in U.S

International Desk Hurricane Matthew has killed at least 10 people in the US as it is moving along the country`s south-east coast. Three people died in North Carolina, said Governor Pat McCrory, who called Matthew “a very, very serious” storm. In Georgia, three people died, including a wheelchair user after two trees fell on his home. Four people were earlier ... Read More »