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7-magnitude quake hits New Zealand

Wellington: An undersea quake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand but there was no report of damage or casualty, authorities said Wednesday. The tremor occurred around 10.30 p.m. Tuesday off south Taranaki coast, Xinhua quoted the geological agency GNS Science as saying. The epicentre was located at sea, 170 km from Wellington.

A 5.3 magnitude quake hits Victoria

Melbourne, Jun 20: Just before 9 PM (AEST) last night, a 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Victoria. The quake lasted for about 30 seconds. Up to 60 aftershocks were felt following Tuesday’s earthquake which was the biggest to hit Victoria in more than a century. According to Geoscience Australia website, last night’s quake was almost 10km

4.9 magnitude tremor shakes Delhi

Chandigarh/New Delhi: A 4.9-magnitude temblor shook the Indian capital and its adjoining areas Monday afternoon, startling people in offices and homes as the ground shook and windowpanes rattled. The quake, centred near Bahadurgarh town close to the Haryana-Delhi border, did not lead to any casualties. The epicentre was just 35 km from New Delhi, the

Two quakes rock Christchurch

Wellington: Two earthquakes measuring 5.8 and 6.1 respectively on the Richter scale shook New Zealand’s South Island city of Christchurch on Friday, authorities said. The New Zealand government geological agency GNS Sciences said the first quake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale, struck at 1.58 p.m., local time. The epicenter was located 20 km northeast

Moderate Earthquake Jolts Western Australia

A coastal Western Australian (WA) town was early this morning jolted by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake. However, no reports of damage have been reported. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the earthquake was 370 kilometres north-east of Carnarvon at a depth of 9.8 kilometres. As per Geoscience Australia, the earthquake was measured

Sikkim Earthquake: 3,000 people in quake-hit areas rescued

New Delhi: The defence forces have rescued more than 3,000 people in the quake-hit areas of Sikkim using helicopters, heavy lift transport aircraft and infantry troops. Efforts have also been intensified to extricate people trapped under the debris of collapsed structures. IAF has airlifted more than 500 troops there, including the medical and engineering teams