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Magnitude 7.5 earthquake hits Peru-Ecuador border region: USGS

There was no risk of a tsunami being triggered, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, and there were no initial reports of casualties or damage.

Feb 22, 2019, 16:45 PM IST

5.1 magnitude quake jolts New Zealand

Last October, a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand, and tremors were felt in the capital city of Wellington.

Jan 23, 2019, 17:42 PM IST

Quadrillion tons of diamonds may be hidden in Earth, far from anyone's reach

Shaped like inverted mountains, cratons can stretch as deep as 200 miles through the Earth’s crust and into its mantle, geologists refer to their deepest sections as “roots.”

Jul 23, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

Quake magnitude 5.8 strikes in Mozambique: USGS

An earthquake measuring 5.8 magnitude struck 60 kilometers (37.28 miles) miles northwest the Mozambique city of BEIRA, the United States Geological Survey said on Saturday.

Jun 24, 2017, 08:55 AM IST

Ancient quakes may point to sinking risk for part of California coast

The last known major quake on the San Andreas fault occurred in 1857, but three quakes over the last 2,000 years on nearby faults made ground just outside Los Angeles city limits sink as much as three feet, according to a study published Monday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Mar 22, 2017, 08:46 AM IST

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake strikes off Solomon islands: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the second powerful tremor in the islands to Australia`s north in less than two weeks.

Dec 20, 2016, 13:17 PM IST

Quake of magnitude 7.4 strikes northwest of Ascension Island: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 7.4 struck 975 km (606 miles) northwest of Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS )reported.

Aug 29, 2016, 10:54 AM IST

6.2 magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued.

Jun 14, 2016, 21:25 PM IST

6.9 earthquake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat

Vanuatu is part of the "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Apr 07, 2016, 10:02 AM IST

Earthquake today in Tajikistan

As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake struck 109 kilometres west of Murghob at a depth of 28.7 earthquake.

Dec 07, 2015, 13:52 PM IST

Powerful 8.3-magnitude earthquake in Chile kills at least five, 1 million evacuated

A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, killing five people and forcing 1 million to flee their homes.

Sep 17, 2015, 09:26 AM IST

6.6-magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands

 A shallow 6.6-magnitude quake hit off the Solomon Islands on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but there was no Pacific-wide tsunami expected.

Aug 15, 2015, 14:17 PM IST

Strong earthquake rocks southern Philippines

A strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck off the southern Philippines on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

Jul 03, 2015, 14:08 PM IST

6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck New Britain island off Papua New Guinea Thursday, 131 kilometres (81 miles) southwest of the town of Kokopo, US seismologists said.

Apr 30, 2015, 17:55 PM IST

6.8-magnitude quake off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat: USGS

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific nation of Vanuatu today, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami threat was detected.

Jan 23, 2015, 11:29 AM IST

Earthquake of 5.9 magnitude hits off coast of Chile: USGS

A shallow earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck off the coast of Chile, the US Geological Survey reported.

Jan 04, 2014, 09:26 AM IST

Tremor jolts Jammu and Kashmir, no damage reported

A slight-intensity tremor rocked Jammu and Kashmir Saturday morning, but no loss of life or property has been reported so far.

Nov 16, 2013, 09:46 AM IST

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Solomons: USGS

The Solomon Islands are part of the "Ring of Fire", a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes.

Jul 05, 2013, 08:00 AM IST

5.8 quake rocks northern Philippines: USGS

The Philippines sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where continental plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity.

Apr 11, 2013, 08:45 AM IST

Magnitude 6.7 Siberian quake causes no damage

Russia`s Emergency Situations Ministry says that a magnitude 6.7 earthquake has hit a sparsely populated area in Eastern Siberia.

Feb 14, 2013, 22:05 PM IST