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7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Eastern Indonesia, no tsunami warning issued

Indonesia's meteorology agency said that there is no tsunami potential from the quake. 

Jul 14, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

6.0 magnitude earthquake rattles Papua New Guinea

According to the USGS, the quake occurred at 5:08 PM and its epicentre was located 174 kilometres north of Arawa.

Jul 12, 2019, 07:44 AM IST

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Southern California

The tremors, which were felt as far as Los Angeles, was quickly followed by several smaller aftershocks in the area.

Jul 04, 2019, 23:52 PM IST

Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes Chile, kills two: USGS

The quake struck at 10.32 pm about 16 km (10 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said.

Jan 20, 2019, 21:47 PM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits off Greenland, says USGS

The quake initially reported as a magnitude 7.1, struck at 0149 GMT.

Nov 09, 2018, 08:22 AM IST

Massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits Fiji; no tsunami warning

A massive earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale hit Fiji and Tonga on Sunday morning. According to USGS, the epicentre of the powerful earthquake was Ndoi Island and it struck at the depth of 559.6 km.

Aug 19, 2018, 06:58 AM IST

Earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude strikes Pacific coast of Mexico

The USGS estimated the depth of the tremor at 10 km. 

Jun 30, 2018, 10:05 AM IST

Hawaii volcano lava destroys over 80 homes

Four weeks have passed since the first eruption rocked Hawaii's Big Island and lava continues oozing from volcanic fissures.

Jun 02, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes near Guam - USGS

A Magnitude 5.6 quake struck close to the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific Ocean on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said. 

May 22, 2018, 06:49 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 7 strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

The quake, the latest in a series in the region over recent days, struck 180 km west of the town of Rabaul, on New Britain island, at a shallow depth of 10 km, the USGS said.

Mar 26, 2018, 15:48 PM IST

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

The epicenter of Saturday's quake was located 180 kilometers southwest of Rabaul on New Britain island.

Mar 24, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

Hotel crumbles after 6.4 quake strikes northeast Taiwan

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck just to the northeast of the city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

Feb 06, 2018, 23:07 PM IST

6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Taiwan, no damage reported

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Taiwan late today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Feb 04, 2018, 21:56 PM IST

Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) some 40 km (24 miles) west of the town of Phyu and 176 km (110 miles) northwest of Yangon.

Jan 12, 2018, 06:27 AM IST

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes off Central America: USGS

A massive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck north of Honduras in the Caribbean Sea on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning in the area, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

Jan 10, 2018, 08:45 AM IST

Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hits off Java, Indonesia: USGS

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Java in Indonesia on Friday.

Dec 16, 2017, 00:21 AM IST

Aftershocks likely from Sept test detected from N Korea nuclear site: USGS

Two minor tremors were detected on Saturday from near North Korea's nuclear test site and were probably aftershocks from the country`s massive nuclear test in early September, a U.S. Geological Survey official said.

Dec 09, 2017, 23:17 PM IST

7.0 magnitude quake off New Caledonia, triggering tsunami warning

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

Nov 20, 2017, 06:35 AM IST

Strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude hits eastern Indonesia

A strong earthquake with a 6.3 magnitude struck eastern Indonesia on Tuesday.

Oct 31, 2017, 19:20 PM IST

6.6-magnitude quake strikes off Alaska: USGS

The USGS said the quake struck at a depth of 111.8 km and 60 km east of the remote Buldir Island in the Aleutian archipelago that is home to some 8,000 people.

Oct 09, 2017, 07:23 AM IST