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3 dead in Java quake, another 7.0 jolts Papua New Guinea

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Canberra, Oct 11: Two major quakes hit Indonesia and Papua New Guinea located in the Pacific Ring of Fire on Thursday, killing at least three people in Java.

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter struck off the coast of the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia killing three people in buildings than shattered like a house of cards, Efe news reported.

The quake occurred in the Bali Sea located between the islands of Bali and Java.

Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesperson for the Indonesian Disaster Prevention Agency tweeted images of several destroyed buildings that the victims were found in the Sumenep district of Java.

Later a 7.0 quake shook the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea (PNG), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

It occurred at a depth of 40.3 km at 6.48 a.m. and the epicentre was located some 117 km east of Kimbe, the capital of the province of Western New Britain, with a population of 27,000.

The Pacific Tsunami Centre had initially warned of huge waves but the alert was later cancelled. There were no immediate reports of damage in PNG.

The USGS said the hypocentre of the Indonesian tremor was located about 10 km below the ocean floor. It struck at 49.5 km northeast of Panji in eastern Java and 157 km northwest of Denpasar in Bali.

The latest quake came on the same day when the Indonesian authorities planned to conclude the search for victims of the quake-tsunami that struck its Sulawesi Island on September 28.

The latest toll in the September quake is 2,045 from that disaster while around 5,000 are still missing, possibly trapped under mud and debris.

The Australian Tsunami Warning Centre also reported no risk for Australian coastlines. The PNG earthquake was followed by three aftershocks of between 5.7 and 6.2 magnitude.

Indonesia and Papua New Guinea are located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a geologically active region which frequently experiences tremors.

The Indonesian archipelago is in an area that experiences intense seismic and volcanic movements, which produce about 7,000 earthquakes each year, most of which are of moderate magnitude.

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Tremors in Delhi-NCR after 4.0 magnitude Earthquake hits west UP

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New Delhi, Feb 20: Tremors were felt in several parts of Delhi-NCR for a few seconds around 8 am on Wednesday after an earthquake of 4.0 magnitude struck between western Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli-Baghpat district.

Local media reports said the depth of the earthquake was 5 km, but the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck at a depth of 10 km.

Many people took to Twitter after experiencing the tremors in UP and Delhi. In minutes, #earthquake became the top trend on Twitter.

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5.1 magnitude Earthquake hits Bay of Bengal, tremors felt in Chennai

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New Delhi, Feb 12: An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on the Richter Scale hit the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday morning. The quake struck the region at 7:02 am.

Light tremors were also felt in Chennai where people took to social media to report the quake.

However, no casualty or any damage to property was reported.

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Earthquake hits Delhi-NCR

Tremors were also felt in Delhi-NCR region and neighbouring states including Punjab.

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New Delhi, February 2: An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit the Hindukush region on Saturday. Tremors were also felt in Delhi-NCR region and neighbouring states including Punjab.

Meanwhile, India’s neighbouring nations Afghanistan and Pakistan also felt the tremors on Saturday afternoon. No casualties or damage to property has been reported. More details awaited. The massive quake hit the Hindukush region a day after Palghar district in Maharashtra was hit by five consecutive quakes in 24 hours.

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