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Strong earthquake hits east of Andaman Islands

By Sat, Mar 22, 2014 11:58AM UTC Comments Off

NEW DELHI (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake has shaken an area east of India’s Andaman Islands. There were no immediate reports of serious damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. It said the quake measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and struck Friday evening about 113 kilometers (70 miles) east...

WORLD: Powerful earthquake strikes off California coast

By Mon, Mar 10, 2014 1:57PM UTC Comments Off

EUREKA, California (AP) — Officials say a powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of northern California, but there were no early signs of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 5:18 GMT about four miles (6 kilometers) beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west...

Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Java island

By Sat, Jan 25, 2014 5:29PM UTC Comments Off An Indonesian soldier talks on his radio near a mosque that collapsed after a 6.1-magnitude quake rocked Java island, in Banyumas, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Indonesia, the world's largest archipelago is prone to seismic upheaval due to its location on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines encircling the Pacific Basin. (AP Photo/Idhad Zakaria)

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake rocked parts of Indonesia’s main Java island on Saturday, causing some damage but there were no reports of casualties. The 6.1-magnitude quake was centered 41 kilometers (25 miles) south of Kroya, a town near the southern coast of Central Java, with a depth of 83 kilometers (51...

Reports says earthquake kills 3 in China

By Sat, Aug 31, 2013 3:16PM UTC 2 Comments

BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake hit a mountainous area in southwestern China Saturday morning, killing at least three people injuring several more, according to state media and the China Earthquake Administration. The quake, which measures 5.9 on the Richter scale by the administration and 5.8 by the U.S. Geological Survey, shook several counties in Yunnan...

Strong quake hits New Zealand capital; no injuries

By Fri, Jul 19, 2013 9:41AM UTC Comments Off

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A strong earthquake Friday rocked New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington but there were no initial reports of injuries or significant damage. The magnitude-5.3 temblor struck just after 9 a.m. and was widely felt throughout central New Zealand. It was strong enough to knock items off shelves and lasted about...

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