Tuesday, 23 April 2019

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6.1 strong earthquake hits Taiwan

TAIPEI: A 6.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan, the US Geological Survey said, disrupting traffic and injuring 17 people. In the capital Taipei, highrises swayed while some panicked schoolchildren fled their classrooms in eastern Yilan county, according to reports. The quake was felt across the island and a highway connecting Yilan and ...

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Powerful quake rocks central Indonesia

JAKARTA: A shallow undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 magnitude struck off East Nusa Tenggara province of central Indonesia on Tuesday, but there was no tsunami alert issued, the country’s meteorology and geophysics agency said. The tremor was the main shock of a series of quakes that hit the region on Tuesday. ...

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Magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolts Philippines

ZAMBOANGA: The EMSC registered the tremors at 03:11 GMT 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the city of Zamboanga. The EMSC said the epicenter was at the depth of 40 kilometers. There have been no immediate reports on damage or casualties. The Philippines archipelago nation is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone ...

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Indonesia quake, tsunami death toll rises to 1200

JAKARTA: The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has risen to 1,234, from 844, the national disaster mitigation agency said on Tuesday. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres, which swept ashore at the small city of Palu, ...

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Hopes fade for Japan quake survivors

TOKYO: Japanese rescue workers with bulldozers and sniffer dogs scrabbled through the mud Friday to find survivors from a landslide that buried houses after a powerful quake, as the death toll rose to 18. Around 22 people are still unaccounted for in the small northern countryside town of Atsuma, where ...

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Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

MATARAM: An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake Sunday levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses ...

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Strong quake on Indonesia holiday island kills 13

(AFP PHOTO / Aulia AHMAD) A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and triggering ...

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Thirteen trapped underground at South African gold mine

Thirteen miners were trapped underground at a South African gold mine on Thursday after an earthquake that measured 2.2 caused a cave-in, mine operator Sibanye-Stillwater said. The firm said it had made contact with three of the workers trapped in the Masakhane mine west of Johannesburg and had mobilized rescue ...

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Death toll climbs to 14 in Mexican copter crash

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC: The death toll from a helicopter crash that followed a strong earthquake in southern Mexico rose to 14 Sunday, as the defense minister said the government assumed full responsibility. The tragedy struck as a military helicopter flew the interior minister and other officials to an area near the ...

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