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Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island

Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island

A powerful earthquake which struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday killed at least 14 people, injured scores and damaged thousands of homes, officials said. Five children were among those killed by the shallow 6.4-magnitude early-morning quake, which sent people running outside in panic and triggered landslides on popular mountain hiking routes. Scores […]

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 450

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 450

Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said. Rescue teams kept up search operations for dozens trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed houses in towns and villages in the mountainous area […]

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Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, killing 6 causes wide spread damage

Deadly earthquake hits southern Philippines, killing 6 causes wide spread damage

Power full 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Philippines during the night, several people killed after it hit an impoverished part of the country’s south. Damaged and collapsing infrastructure has hindered emergency response measures. The earthquake struck when the night fall after10:00 p.m. (1400 GMT) Friday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The magnitude 6.7 quake caused […]

February 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 5, injures 120

Explosion at chemical factory in India kills 5, injures 120

May 26, – The factory building collapsed after the fire and residents living nearby complained of breathing problems from the smell of the gas that was released, police and residents said. A powerful blast in a chemical factory located near a residential area in a Mumbai suburb killed five people and left 92 injured on […]

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Second big quake hits southern Japan in just over 24 hours

Second big quake hits southern Japan in just over 24 hours

Apr 15, – The Saturday quake triggered a tsunami advisory, although it was later lifted and no irregularities were reported at three nuclear power plants in the area, a senior government official said. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, just over 24 hours after a quake killed nine people and injured […]

April 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59- 76 still missing

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59- 76 still missing

Feb 11, – The 16-story Weiguan Golden Dragon complex was the only building to collapse during Saturday’s magnitude-6.4 earthquake, which otherwise caused limited damage in the southern city of Tainan. The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble […]

February 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Chile quake kills 10, one million evacuated

Chile quake kills 10, one million evacuated

Sep 17, – Wednesday night’s earthquake was the sixth most powerful in the history of geologically volatile Chile and the strongest anywhere in the world this year, officials said. A million people were evacuated in Chile after an 8.3-magnitude quake struck offshore in the Pacific, killing at least 10 people and triggering tsunami waves along […]

September 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nepal earthquake- Death toll crosses 3,700, rescue operations in full swing

Nepal earthquake- Death toll crosses 3,700, rescue operations in full swing

Apr 27, – That number represented a jump of 500 from earlier on Monday. Some in the government fear the toll from Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude quake could rise to as much as 5,000. The number of people killed in Nepal by the Himalayan country’s worst earthquake in eight decades has risen to 3,726, a home […]

April 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44- officials

Pakistan ‘mini-cyclone’ death toll rises to 44- officials

Apr 27, – Intense rain and strong winds buffeted the city of Peshawar and adjacent districts late Sunday, felling trees, causing dozens of roofs and walls to collapse and blocking many roads. A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a “mini-cyclone”, has killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said Monday, raising their […]

April 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Major quake shakes central Philippines, kills 32

Oct 15, – Panic ensued as people spilled out on the street after the quake struck at 8:12 a.m. It was centered about 33 kilometers (20 miles) below Carmen town on Bohol Island, where many buildings collapsed, roads cracked up and bridges fell. Extensive damage also hit densely populated Cebu city, across the narrow strait […]

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