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  • Lieutenant Governor calls meeting of disaster management agency; Delhi unscathed in quake 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: To check the city's preparedness in the event of an earthquake, Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has called a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) and various other government agencies later on Saturday evening as reports emerged of the devastation caused by the high- intensity tremors in Nepal. According...
  • #NepalQuake: Repercussions felt across the country 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    An earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on the Richter scale in Pokhra, near Kathmandu in Nepal caused a lot of destruction and damage. The aftershocks of the same were felt in India as far as West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Odisha and New Delhi. The earthquake has caused enormous...
  • In pics: Major earthquake shakes north India, Nepal; magnitude recorded at 7.5 on Richter scale 8 hours 37 minutes ago

    A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 on Richter scale struck Nepal and parts of North India on Friday. Widespread damage is being reported from Nepal. Terming its as a strong earthquake, Met director GL Gautam said that the earthquake was recorded at 21 degree north and 84.6 degree east. ...
  • One killed, 17 injured in China earthquake October 7, 2014

    Beijing: At least one person was confirmed dead and 19 injured when a quake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale hit southwest China's Yunnan province on Tuesday night and caused damage to properties, Xinhua reported. The casualty was reported from the Yongping Town in Jinggu County of Yunnan province, five kilometres...
  • Second quake in a week hits Pithoragarh, valleys on alert July 7, 2014

    An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, the second in a week's time, hit Darma valley of the district last evening prompting authorities to sound a general alert in the valley and the adjoining Johar valley, District Disaster Management authorities said. The earthquake occurred at 8.18 PM on Sunday with...
  • Moderate intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand November 14, 2013

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand early on Thursday morning. The tremor, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at about 5 AM and lasted for a few seconds, the MeT office said. The quake had its epicentre in the Garhwal region and was felt by the residents of Chamoli...
  • Mild tremor shakes Chamoli, Pauri; epicentre in Garhwal November 14, 2013

    A moderate intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand early on Thursday morning. The tremor, measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at about 5 am and lasted for a few seconds, the MeT office said. The quake had its epicentre in the Garhwal region and was felt by the residents of...
  • Four earthquakes strike Delhi, NCR within four hours on Tuesday November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Strong tremors were felt in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) as four earthquakes hit the city within a span on four hours in the wee hours of Tuesday. The first quake measuring 3.1 on Richter scale occurred at 12.41 am, the report by Indian Meteorological Department report...
  • Moderate quake rocks Assam November 6, 2013

    Moderate intensity earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit Assam on Wednesday. The tremor though lasted for few seconds, yet the doors and windows jolted. However, no information of any casualty or damage has been reported. The earthquake occurred at 9:46 am. The epicentre of the tremor was at Karbi Anglong...
  • 5.0 magnitude earthquake jolts Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling October 3, 2013

    An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale jolted Sikkim on Thursday, Regional Seismological Centre sources said. The epicentre of the quake that struck at 11.43 am was at a place in Sikkim whose latitude and longitude were 27.4 degree N and 88.5 degree E respectively, the sources said. A report from...
  • Massive aftershocks jolt Pakistan's quakehit areas again, tremors felt in Delhi September 28, 2013

    Several cities of Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces were on Saturday hit by a massive aftershock measuring 6.8, three days after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck the region killed over 500 people. Tremors were also felt in Delhi late on Saturday morning. The India Meteorological Department said the quake struck with...
  • Low intensity quake hits Uttarakhand September 6, 2013

    A low intensity earthquake shook parts of Uttarakhand in the wee hours on Friday. Measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, the tremor occurred at 12.5 am in Uttarkashi district, MeT office Director Anand Sharma said. ...
  • 1 killed, 3 injured as 5.9 magnitude earthquake jolts southwest China August 31, 2013

    One person was killed and three others injured on Friday after an earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale jolted southwest China, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre said. One person died, three were injured seriously and 17 others from three tourist buses were trapped by quake-triggered landslides that blocked...
  • Earthquake of magnitude 3.5 in Bhachau tehsil of Kutch August 21, 2013

    An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on Richter scale on Wednesday struck Bhachau tehsil of Kutch district, an Institute of Seismological Research official said. "The earthquake struck at 6:26 pm," the official said, adding that epicentre was 11 km north northeast from Bhachau. Two quakes measuring 2.2 and 2.1 on Richter scale...
  • J&K: Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Kishtwar August 2, 2013

    Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale hit the Kishtwar region of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning. Tremors were felt in other parts of the state too. There were no reports of any damage or injuries. More details are awaited. ...
  • Earthquake measuring 5.1 hits Himachal Pradesh July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday evening. The epicentre of the quake was Keylong in Himachal Pradesh. There were no immediate details of any damages or injuries. More details are awaited. ...
  • Indonesia: 6.1 magnitude quake in Aceh province kills 22 July 3, 2013

    Banda Aceh(Indonesia): Soldiers, police and volunteers fanned out across an earthquakedamaged region of western Indonesia on Wednesday, scouring the debris of fallen homes and landslides for possible victims of a temblor that killed at least 22 people and injured hundreds. The magnitude6.1 quake struck on Tuesday afternoon at a depth of...
  • Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Sumatra in Indonesia July 2, 2013

    Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale struck the northern tip of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, which was only 10 km (6 miles) deep, struck 188 km (116 miles) southeast of Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, said the USGS. There...
  • Mild earthquake hits Bhaderwah, no casualties reported June 10, 2013

    Bhaderwah: Two mild tremors shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas in DodaKishtwar belt of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning. The first earthquake measuring 2.3 on the Richter scale hit Baderwah valley at 6:50 am and another measuring 2.7 on the scale shook the valley at 6:52 am, Met officials said....
  • J&K: Fresh tremors shake Bhaderwah, no loss reported May 6, 2013

    Bhaderwah: Fresh tremors of low intensity on Monday shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas, triggering fresh panic among the people. There was no immediate report of any casualty or injury due to the very low intensity tremors that shook Bhaderwah valley and adjoining areas at 1:10 AM and 7:16 AM. ...
  • J&K quake: Edu institutions to remain close on Thursday May 1, 2013

    Jammu: Authorities in the earthquake hit Doda and Kathua districts on Wednesday ordered closure of all educational institutions, keeping in view apprehension of aftershocks. As directed by District Development Commissioner (DDC), Kathua, all educational institutions of Bani, LohaiMalhar, Billawar, Mahanpur, Basohli and Bhaddu will remain close on Thursday, an official spokesman...
  • 4.6 magnitude earthquake hits Assam April 16, 2013

    Guwahati: An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale shook Assam on Tuesday jolting people out of bed. The Regional Meteorological Centre here said the quake occurred at 6:53 am on latitude 26.3 degree North and 92.0 degree East with its epicentre being in Darrang district of Assam. There was no...
  • 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits Meghalaya April 10, 2013

    Shillong: A low intensity earthquake on Wednesday rocked West Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya, officials said. However, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported so far. The quake measuring 3.4 on the Richter Scale rocked the two Khasi Hills district at 9:46 am, officials at the regional...
  • Earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale jolts Indonesia February 23, 2013

    Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale jolted southwest Maluku province in Indonesia Saturday, Xinhua reported. There were, however, neither any immediate report of damage to property or casualties and nor was a tsunami warning issued. The temblor, which had its epicentre 163 km from Maluku and a depth...
  • Gujarat: Mild tremor felt in Kutch January 26, 2013

    Ahmedabad: A mild tremor measuring 3.2 on Richter Scale on Saturday shook Kutch, rekindling memories of the devastating earthquake which had hit the same day in 2001. The tremor was recorded late evening with its epicentre 11 km NorthWest from Bhachau taluka of Kutch, officials of the Institute of Seismological...
  • 5.5 quake hits Afghanistan, tremors in J&K July 19, 2012

    Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale hit the Hindukush region in Afghanistan on Thursday. Tremors were also felt in Jammu and Kashmir. There were no reports of any damage and casualties. ...
  • Quakes hit Hindu Kush region, tremors felt in J&K June 11, 2012

    Srinagar: Tremors were felt in parts of Jammu and Kashmir as two earthquakes occurred in Afghanistan's Hindukush region on Monday. The quakes were of a medium intensity measuring 5.4 and 5.9 on the Richter scale, taking place in a gap of 27 minutes. No damages or deaths have been reported. ...
  • Magnitude 5 earthquake sways buildings in Mexico May 1, 2012

    Mexico City: A moderate earthquake off the coast of Baja California swayed buildings in Mexico City on Tuesday. Mexico City's mayor says there were no immediate reports of damage in the capital. The US Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.0 quake was centred about 184 kilometres off the coast of...
  • Earthquake measuring 6.8 shakes northern Japan March 14, 2012

    Tokyo: A strong earthquake shook northern Japan on Wednesday evening, and a small tsunami was forecast for part of its Pacific coast. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the tremor was 6.8 magnitude. A tsunami of about a halfmeter was forecast for Hokkaido island's central and eastern Pacific coast, and for Aomori...
  • 5.8 earthquake hits PoK; tremors felt in J&K March 12, 2012

    Srinagar: An earthquake measuring 5.8 hit various parts of northern Pakistan on Monday. Tremors were also felt in parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The epicentre of the earthquake was Gilgit in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The tremors were felt around 11:41 am on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir police...