Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills over 530

A woman mourns as she holds the body of her daughter, who died in an earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Authorities reported that a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into […]

Moderate earthquake rocks N-E states, Myanmar

Shillong, March 25 (IANS) A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, rocked India’s northeastern states and parts of Myanmar on Saturday, an official said.   There were no reports of any casualties or damage.   The tremor was felt at 7.05 a.m. with an epicentre located in the Myanmar-India border region, an official […]

Earthquake in southern Philippines kills four, damages infrastructure

Earthquake in southern Philippines kills four, damages infrastructure

MANILA, February 11 (Reuters) – Four people died and more than 100 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines late Friday, damaging some structures and cutting power in many areas, local officials said.   The 6.7 earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km and the epicentre […]

Moderate quake hits northeastern states

Shillong, December 11 (IANS) A moderate earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the northeastern states on Sunday morning, an official said.   There were no reports of any casualty or damage, the official said.   The tremor was felt at 7.27 a.m. with an epicentre determined at Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hill district, an […]

Major earthquake lurking under India, Bangladesh: study

DHAKA, July 12 (PTI): If researchers are right, a quake would probably turn urban areas in eastern India “into ruins,” according to a sesismologist.   A huge earthquake that can turn urban areas in eastern India into “ruins” may be building beneath Bangladesh, a new study has warned.   The study was published in journal […]

Quake hits Meghalaya, other northeastern states

Shillong, May 7 (IANS) An earthquake, measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale, rocked Meghalaya and other northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Saturday, an official said. There were no immediate reports of any casualty or damage to property.   The tremor was felt at 3.13 p.m. with its epicentre located in Meghalaya’s East Khasi […]

Earthquake strikes North East region

Earthquake strikes North East region

•Seven killed in Manipur, 5 in Bangladesh •Scores injured, properties damaged IMPHAL/SHILLONG, JANUARY 4 (IANS):  At least seven people were killed and over 100 injured when an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale rocked Manipur and other northeastern states before dawn on Monday. West Bengal too was hit, as was neighbouring Bangladesh where five […]

Earthquake jolts NE, parts of Bangladesh

Shillong, October 30 (IANS): An earthquake of slight intensity jolted India’s north-eastern states and parts of Bangladesh in the early hours of Friday, an official said. However, there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property. “The quake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter Scale, occurred at 3.45 a.m. and had its epicentre in […]

Rescuers race to reach quake zones in Afghanistan, Pakistan as toll nears 300

Rescuers race to reach quake zones in Afghanistan, Pakistan as toll nears 300

KABUL/ISLAMABAD, October 27 (Reuters) – Rescuers on Tuesday rushed to deliver relief aid to victims of a massive earthquake that hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing at least 275 people over a wide swath of mostly mountainous terrain.   Thousands spent the night outdoors in near-freezing temperatures reluctant to go back inside for fear of […]

Quake hits Afghanistan, tremors in Kashmir, Delhi

Srinagar/New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Afghanistan on Monday and tremors were felt in India in Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi and Rajasthan, authorities said. [google_ad_728_90_text] The earthquake, at a depth of 210 km, had its epicentre in Hindukush region and occurred at 3.35 p.m. (India time), an […]