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Strong earthquake hits off western Indonesia

By Sun, Jul 06, 2014 1:08PM UTC Comments Off

A strong earthquake has hit off the coast of western Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage....

Moderate quake hits SW China, causing injuries

By Sun, May 25, 2014 9:55AM UTC Comments Off

BEIJING (AP) — A moderate earthquake has struck southwest China, injuring about a dozen people and damaging thousands of houses. The quake happened early Saturday in quake-prone Yingjiang county in Yunnan province near China’s border with Burma/Myanmar. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 5.6. The province’s seismological bureau said on its...

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...

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