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4.7 magnitude Earthquake in Delhi-NCR: Tremors felt in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon

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Tremors were felt in New Delhi and parts of National Capital Region (NCR) after a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck on the Delhi-Haryana border this morning.

The tremors, which lasted nearly a minute, shook Delhi and neighbouring Gurgaon and Ghaziabad around 4:25 am. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the epicentre of the earthquake was at the Delhi-Haryana border.

The earthquake, a shallow one, struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, the US Geological Survey said.
There was no immediate loss of life and property reported.

Many people took to Twitter soon after the tremors.

 

 

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Magnitude mb 4.7
Region HARYANA, INDIA
Date time 2017-06-01 22:55:57.7 UTC
Location 29.02 N ; 76.75 E
Depth 30 km
Distances 60 km NW of Delhi, India / pop: 10,928,000 / local time: 04:25:57.7 2017-06-02
13 km S of Gohāna, India / pop: 56,100 / local time: 04:25:57.7 2017-06-02
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6.1-magnitude quake jolts Japan

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Tokyo, Oct 23: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale jolted Japan’s Okinawa prefecture on Tuesday but no tsunami warning was issued, the weather agency said.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor’s epicentre was located at a latitude of 24.0 degrees north and a longitude of 122.6 degrees east, and at depth of 30 km, reports Xinhua news agency.

The JMA said the earthquake posed no risk of triggering a tsunami.

There have been no reports of injury or damage to people or vessels in the vicinity of Yonagunijima as a result of the quake.

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‘Extremely dangerous’ hurricane nearing Mexico’s Pacific coast

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Washington, Oct 23: An “extremely dangerous” category 4 hurricane is nearing the Pacific coast of Mexico, bringing in the potential for life-threatening storm surge, wind and torrents of rain, according to weather authorities.

The US’ National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that Willa weakened slightly on Monday afternoon, it was still expected to be a dangerous major hurricane when it slams into Mexico’s central Pacific coast “over or very near” Islas Marias on Tuesday morning, CNN reported.

Willa’s maximum sustained winds ticked down from 160 mph to 145 mph, bringing the hurricane down from Category 5 strength to Category 4.

Its current intensity is about the same as Hurricane Michael’s when it made landfall in Florida’s Panhandle two weeks ago.

Willa became a tropical storm on Saturday morning and was a Category 5 hurricane in less than two days.

As of Monday morning, Willa had swelled by 80 mph in just 24 hours.

Storm surge accompanied by “large and destructive waves” are forecast along portions of Mexico’s central and southwestern coast, the NHC said.

Dangerous surf and riptides were expected along the southern coast of Baja California late Monday.

Rainfall ranging from six to 12 inches could spawn life-threatening landslides and flash flooding in portions of the Mexican states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa, CNN quoted the NHC as saying.

There were 10 major hurricanes this year, including Willa, which ties 1992 as the most major hurricanes seen in the northeast Pacific in one year, CNN said.

Increasing numbers of major hurricanes, along with a greater propensity of storms to undergo “rapid intensification” are expected consequences of warmer ocean waters resulting from climate change.

The ocean waters off the western coast of Mexico are running 1-2 degrees Fahrenheit above average for late October.

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6.6 Magnitude earthquake hits Vancouver Island in Canada

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New Delhi, Oct 22: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit Vancouver Island in Canada on Monday, the USGS Big Quakes reported.

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