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29 December, 2018 5:03 AM Massive earthquake strikes southern Philippines island of Mindanao; Tsunami alert issued

Manila: An earthquake measuring 7.2-magnitude on the Richter scale struck southern Philippines island of Mindanao on Saturday. The quake was recorded at 03:39 GMT, 101 kilometres or 62.7 miles to the southeast of the Pundaguitan coastal area, according to United States Geological Survey. However, authorities warned of possible tsunami threat to the coastlines 167

24 December, 2018 4:05 AM Factbox: List of quakes, tsunamis that have hit Indonesia over 15 years

Indonesia sits on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes. A tsunami killed at least 281 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra following an underwater landslide believed to have been caused by the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, officials said. 2004: A massive 9.1 magnitude 97

16 December, 2018 11:28 AM 6.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Eastern Indonesia

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake was about 158 kilometres (98 miles) south-southwest of the province's capital Jayapura at 6:42 pm (0942 GMT), at a depth of 61 kilometres, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was felt in Jayapura, but residents 61

5 December, 2018 9:52 AM Massive 7.6 earthquake prompts tsunami warning off New Caledonia: Reports

A powerful undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck off the east coast of New Caledonia in the South Pacific on Wednesday, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, which warned of possible hazardous tsunamis in the region. The undersea quake was only a shallow 10 km (6 miles) deep and about 155 km (95 miles) east-southeast of the Loyalty Islands 150

1 December, 2018 6:07 PM Earthquake of 6.5 magnitude strikes off Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands, no tsunami threat issued

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia`s Tanimbar Islands on Saturday caused no damage and created no threat of a tsunami, Indonesian authorities said. "The quake was felt faintly for around two to three seconds," Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman for Indonesia`s Disaster Mitigation Agency, said. "There was no panic in Tiakur 163

19 November, 2018 3:32 AM Earthquake measuring 6.7 strikes Fiji, no tsunami warning

Initial reports suggest that since the earthquake was too deep in the sea, there was no damage caused on the land surface.  A strong under-sea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck off the coast of Fiji early Monday morning, as per the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Initial reports suggest that since the earthquake was too deep in the sea, there 378

19 November, 2018 1:24 AM 6.7-Magnitude Undersea Earthquake Off Fiji, But No Tsunami

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji Monday, the United States Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to cause any damage. It was centred 534 kilometres (331 miles) deep and 283 kilometres east of the capital Suva where residents said they did not notice any shaking. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami 84

17 November, 2018 10:28 AM 7 Killed, Over 8,000 Flee Homes As Quakes Hit Indonesia

Seven people were killed and more than 8,000 others fled their homes as landslides and quakes struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province, officials said on Saturday. The victims died during evacuation, Pasamboan Pangloli, head of rehabilitation and reconstruction unit of the disaster management agency in the district, told Xinhua news agency. The landslides 254

3 October, 2018 9:17 AM India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' to help tsunami-hit Indonesia

India has launched a massive operation to provide assistance to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Indonesia, dispatching two aircrafts and three naval ships carrying relief material to the country, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Wednesday. 'Operation Samudra Maitri' for humanitarian assistance was launched after a telephonic conversation 78

2 October, 2018 2:29 AM 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits off Indonesian island of Sumba

5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Indonesia's Sumba island on Tuesday morning. JAKARTA: A shallow 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Indonesia's Sumba island on Tuesday morning, the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres around 40 kilometres off Sumba, an island of some 750,000 people 87