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Strong earthquake hits east Japan

Strong earthquake hits east Japan

A strong earthquake hit Japan's northern coast Saturday near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. At least one person was injured and a small tsunami was triggered, but no damage was reported. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake struck 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the sea surface off the coast of...

No political dispute over Rooppur

Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander A Nikolaev yesterday said all major political parties in Bangladesh have broadly accepted the idea that the energy crisis in the country can greatly be solved through nuclear power generation. In an oblique reference to the BNP, he said a few weeks after the January 5 polls, a prominent standing committee member of a party had conveyed the thought that the party leadership would fulfill all the obligations and agreements which had been concluded between...

Quake cracks roads in north Thailand, 1 killed

Quake cracks roads in north Thailand, 1 killed

Officials said Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt in an earthquake that struck northern Thailand and Myanmar a day earlier, smashing windows, cracking walls and roads and damaging Buddhist temples. The airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter of the shallow magnitude 6.3 temblor, evacuated...

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. The US Geological Survey said the quake at about 9:30am (10:30 a.m. EDT; 1430 GMT) was centered on a long-dormant fault line...

7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea today and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles), struck 68 kilometres southwest of Panguna on the...

New tsunami alert cancelled after 2nd Chile quake

New tsunami alert cancelled after 2nd Chile quake

A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake has rocked northern Chile, just over 24 hours after an 8.2 tremor killed six people, destroyed 2,600 houses and led to mass evacuations. Meanwhile, Chile's navy canceled a tsunami alert for all of the coastline on Thursday following a strong 7.6 magnitude quake off the north of the country...

8.2 quake off Chile coast sparks tsunami

8.2 quake off Chile coast sparks tsunami

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile Tuesday, leading to five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the country's northern coast with 2-meter-tall waves. Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by collapsing walls or were killed by heart attacks, Reuters reports. The government has already...

5.1 quake shakes Los Angeles

5.1 quake shakes Los Angeles

Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties. The US Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11pm and was centred near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. About an hour...

Big quake strikes off N California

Big quake strikes off N California

A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said. The temblor struck at 9:18 pm PDT and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed,...

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