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7.2-magnitude quake jolts south-east Mexico, no casualties reported 17.2.2018 News
The USGS initially reported a magnitude of 7.5 but revised it downward
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Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City 17.2.2018 Zee News : World
A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital`s quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.
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Pakistan, China gear up to tackle latest threat to CPEC in Gwadar port 11.2.2018 Zee News : World
Experts have raised an alarm over the safety of the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan.
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Why China's multi-billion CPEC project is under threat in Pakistan 11.2.2018 DNA: Popular News
The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts. Gwadar, which is located close to the Makran Trench, last saw a huge earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes in 1945, which triggered a tsunami that battered Iran, Pakistan, Oman and India and killed around 4,000 people. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates. To prevent such a catastrophe, a team of 40 researchers from China and Pakistan boarded the Experimental 3 vessel for the trench last month and did a 'CT scan' (geological survey) in the region. However, not much is known about the zone, the South China Morning Post reported. The Gwadar port has been leased to China for 40 years and any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing’s ambitions to revive the ancient trade route from China through Asia to Africa and Europe. The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road Initiative', a vast ...
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China's multi-billion CPEC project under threat in Pakistan 11.2.2018 General News
The multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Gwadar port off the coast in Pakistan could be under threat if a catastrophe strikes the region, according to experts.Gwadar, which is located close to the Makran Trench, last saw a huge earthquake of 8.1 magnitudes in 1945, which triggered a tsunami that battered Iran, Pakistan, Oman and India and killed around 4,000 people. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates.To prevent such a catastrophe, a team of 40 researchers from China and Pakistan boarded the Experimental 3 vessel for the trench last month and did a 'CT scan' (geological survey) in the region. However, not much is known about the zone, the South China Morning Post reported.The Gwadar port has been leased to China for 40 years and any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing's ambitions to revive the ancient trade route from China through Asia to Africa and Europe.The CPEC project is also a part of China's 'Belt and Road ...
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China, Pak survey Makran Trench over quake threat to Gwadar 10.2.2018 General News
Nearly 40 geologists from China and Pakistan have teamed up to survey the Makran Trench in Balochistan following Beijing's concerns over the possibility of a massive earthquake affecting the strategic Gwadar port in the volatile province, a media report said today. The trench is the meeting point for two tectonic plates and is close to the Pakistani deep-sea port of Gwadar which China has acquired on a 40-year lease. Gwadar forms part of the important link for the over USD 50 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) connecting to China's Xinjiang province through the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). "It has been more than 70 years since the last big earthquake shook the Makran Trench off the south coast of Pakistan but if and when the next catastrophic one happens, it could disturb more than the landscape," the Hong-Kong based South China Morning Post reported. Any potential disaster in the area could undermine Beijing's ambitions to revive trade from China ...
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At least two dead in magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan, 114 injured 7.2.2018 DNA: Bangalore
At least two dead in magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan, 114 injured
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2 killed, over 200 injured in 6.4-magnitude Taiwan earthquake 7.2.2018 DNA: Bangalore
2 killed, over 200 injured in 6.4-magnitude Taiwan earthquake
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Two dead, over 100 injured in Taiwan quake 7.2.2018 General News
A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 100 injured after buildings were toppled and a hotel collapsed. Premier William Lai said two people had died in the quake in the port city of Hualien and 114 were injured, some seriously. He gave no further details. The national fire agency said at least four buildings had fallen or been damaged, with televison footage showing roads strewn with rubble and cracks in highways. Images showed the collapsed Marshal Hotel slanted on its side, partially crumpled into the ground, as rescuers tried to pull people to safety. Hualien is one of Taiwan's most popular tourist hubs as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and is near to popular Taroko Gorge. Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen said rescuers from around the island were preparing to help. "We will get into disaster relief work at the fastest speed," she said in a post on her Facebook page. One Facebook livestream showed rescuers at the .
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Giant earthquakes not as random as thought: study 31.1.2018 General News
Giant earthquakes reoccur at relatively regular intervals, scientists have found by analysing sediment cores from Chilean lakes. Taking smaller earthquakes also into account, the repeat interval becomes increasingly more irregular to a level where earthquakes happen randomly in time, researchers said. "In 1960, South-Central Chile was hit by the largest known quake on Earth with a magnitude of 9.5," said Jasper Moernaut, an assistant professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. "Its tsunami was so massive that - in addition to inundating the Chilean coastline - it travelled across the Pacific Ocean and even killed about 200 persons in Japan," said Moernaut, lead author of the study published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. "Understanding when and where such devastating giant earthquakes may occur in the future is a crucial task for the geoscientific community," Moernaut said. It is generally believed that giant earthquakes release so much ...
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Rescue operations after Ockhi were Navy's biggest since 2004 tsunami 28.1.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
The Navy, which reviewed 'Operation Sahayam,' stressed the need to put a mechanism in place to account for fishermen venturing into the sea
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8.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Alaskan coast; tsunami warning issued 23.1.2018 DNA: Bangalore
8.2 magnitude earthquake strikes near Alaskan coast; tsunami warning issued
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Quake shakes Indonesia's Java, students injured 23.1.2018 General News
A moderately strong earthquake shook the Indonesian island of Java today, damaging hundreds of homes and seriously injuring six students at a school where a roof collapsed. According to the US Geological Survey, the magnitude 6.0 quake was centered off western Java at a depth of about 43 kilometres. The epicenter was about 153 kilometres southwest of Jakarta, the capital. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement that six high school students suffered serious injuries and two sustained minor injuries from falling roof tiles at their school in the Cianjur area of West Java. It said hundreds of homes were damaged as well as some mosques and hospitals. The agency said it was still assessing the full extent of the damage. Buildings in Jakarta swayed for 10 to 20 seconds and some ordered evacuations, sending streams of people into the streets. TVOne television showed workers and shoppers running out of a mall in central Jakarta in panic. Witnesses told ...
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Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia 23.1.2018 deccanherald.com
A strong quake rattled Indonesia on Tuesday, sparking panic in the capital Jakarta and ripping roads apart in the countryside. Office workers rushed outside as buildings began swaying, while riders were thrown off their motorbikes by the force of the 6.0 magnitude rumble. Footage broadcast on Indonesian television showed trucks swaying violently from side to side at a port in Banten province on the northwestern tip of Java. Pictures posted to social media showed huge cracks splitting roads and minor damage to vehicles and buildings. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. "I was sitting when the building suddenly started shaking," said Jakarta department store worker Suji, 35, who like many Indonesians goes by one name. "I ran outside the building. It was quite strong and I was afraid." The United States Geological Survey said the 6.0 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 43 kilometres (27 miles). There was no warning of any tsunami. The epicentre was off the coast, about 130 kilometres ...
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Magnitude 6 quake rocks Indonesia 23.1.2018 Hindu: News
The U.S. Geological Survey said the relatively shallow quake struck off the island of Java
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Indonesian office workers flee as quake shakes capital 23.1.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Office workers fled high-rise buildings in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday after a strong earthquake shook the city, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. The relatively shallow quake of magnitude 6 struck off the island of Java, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and authorities ruled out the risk of a tsunami. Many people ran along the streets of downtown Jakarta, pointing at the buildings above them, witnesses said. Metro TV showed patients being evacuated from a hospital. The quake struck about 104 km (64.62 miles) west of the city of Sukabumi, at a depth of 33 km (21 miles). Jakarta is about 100 km (62 miles) away. "We felt the earthquake for three to five minutes," said Rudy Togatorop, 35, who works at the Chilean embassy. "I was just sitting down, then I felt the building swaying. The emergency stairs were very narrow. I was worried if something would happen." Indonesia is regularly hit by earthquakes in one of the world's most quake-prone regions. In 2004, the Indian Ocean ...
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Strong quake rocks Jakarta, 6.0 magnitude: USGS 23.1.2018 General News
Indonesia's capital Jakarta was rocked today by a strong earthquake which forced some buildings to be evacuated, but there was no immediate tsunami threat or reported injuries, a government agency said. The United States Geological Survey said the 6.0 magnitude quake struck at a depth of 43 kilometres. That contrasted with an initial report from the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics agency, which said the quake had a 6.4 magnitude at a shallower 10 kilometre depth. The epicentre was off the coast, about 130 kilometres southwest of the sprawling city. Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" where tectonic plates collide, causing frequent seismic and volcanic activity. At least three people were killed following a 6.5- magnitude earthquake just outside the coastal town of Cipatujah on Java island in mid-December. The tremor was felt across the densely populated island, causing damage to hundreds of houses and other buildings. An earthquake struck ...
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Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile; tsunami threat unlikely 21.1.2018 All International Stories
Local media in Chile said there were no immediate reports of damage
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USGS: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile 21.1.2018 General News
The US Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile. The quake, which was deep at 110 kilometres, struck at 10:06 p.m. local time yesterday. The epicentre in Tarapaca was 76 kilometres east of the city of Putre, and 118 kilometres southeast of the Peruvian city of Tacna. Local media in Chile said there were no immediate reports of damage and that the navy's oceanographic service had discarded the possibility of a tsunami. An earthquake with a similar strength shook Tarapaca last October.
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7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Peru, leaves 2 dead and 17 missing 15.1.2018 News
Peru is located in the Ring of Fire, which is an area in the Pacific Ocean vulnerable to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions
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