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2 May, 2018 2:18 AM Earthquake measuring 5.1 hits Taiwan

This is the second major earthquake in Taiwan's Hualien County since February when a 6.4 earthquake killed at least nine and left thousands homeless. An earthquake measuring 5.1 struck Taiwan on Wednesday morning with emergency services in the country's Hualien County being pressed into service almost immediately after. According to USGS, the earthquake 56

29 March, 2018 6:45 AM 4.2 magnitude earthquake hits Bhachau in Gujarat

An earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred in Bhachau in Kutch district of Gujarat on Thursday. The tremors were felt at around 4 am on Thursday. As per United States government sites USGS, the epicentre of the earthquake was 8km east-southeast of Bhachau. There are no reports of any loss of life or damage to property due to the earthquake so far. The meteorological 72

25 February, 2018 7:04 PM Major 7.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Papua New Guinea

Sydney, Australia: A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea early Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake's epicentre was around 90 kilometres (55 miles) south of Porgera in Enga province, according to USGS, and hit at a depth of 35 kilometres. USGS said some casualties and damage were possible and recent 56

4 February, 2018 5:54 PM 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Taiwan, no damage reported

Taipei: A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Taiwan late today, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake's epicentre was around 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of the port city of Hualien at a depth of around eight kilometres, the USGS added. "Overall, the population in this region resides in structures that are resistant 47

14 January, 2018 11:04 AM Strong earthquake hits coast of southern Peru, no damage reported

A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning. Lima: A strong earthquake struck the coast of southern Peru on Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake hit at 0918 GMT at a depth of around 10 km (6 miles), according to the USGS. There were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warning was issued by Peruvian 43

12 January, 2018 1:17 AM Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

YANGON: A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. 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. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional 78

1 December, 2017 4:30 AM Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes off northeast Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the northeast coast of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) said. The quake hit at 02:50 GMT at a depth of around 53 km (37 miles), according to USGS. No tsunami warning was immediately issued. Quakes are common in Papua New Guinea, which sits on the Pacifics 42

18 November, 2017 12:12 AM Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.3 Strikes Southern China Near Indian Border: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, struck at 6:34 a.m. on Saturday (2234 GMT on Friday) at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km) on the Tibetan Plateau in southern China, the USGS said. It was not immediately 47

23 September, 2017 1:30 PM Quake in North Korea triggers suspicion

China calls it a ‘suspected explosion’ but South Korea terms it a ‘natural earthquake’ A small earthquake near North Korea’s nuclear test site on Saturday was probably not man-made, the nuclear proliferation watchdog and a South Korean official said, easing fears Pyongyang had exploded another nuclear bomb just weeks after its last one. Chinese earthquake 50

23 September, 2017 4:25 AM 5.8 magnitude earthquake strikes off California

New York: An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale has struck off California in the Pacific Ocean, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake, with a magnitude of 5.8, was then followed by a second quake of 5.6 closer to shore, The Sun reported on Friday. The epicentre, with a depth of 12.0 km, was initially determined to be at 40.406 degrees 40