6.2 magnitude quake hits west of Port Hardy, Canada | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs 6.2 magnitude quake hits west of Port Hardy, Canada – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Disaster

6.2 magnitude quake hits west of Port Hardy, Canada

Published

on

Earthquake

Ottawa, Dec 25 An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 jolted 183km west of Port Hardy, Canada on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake.

The epicentre, with a depth of 1.0 km, was initially determined to be at 50.573 degrees north latitude and 130.001 degrees west longitude, Xinhua news agency reported.

However, there is no current tsunami warning in effect, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre.

Disaster

6.7-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia, no tsunami alert

Indonesia has been frequently stricken by earthquakes as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire.”

Published

on

Earthquake

Jakarta, Feb 26 : An earthquake of 6.7 magnitude hit Indonesia’s eastern Maluku province on Wednesday with no potential for tsunami, the meteorology and geophysics agency said.

The quake struck at 2.33 pm Jakarta time (0733 GMT), with the epicentre 56 km northwest Maluku Tenggara Barat district and depth at 28 km under the sea bed, Xinhua quoted the agency official Alfar Abubakar.

“The tremors were felt strongly and triggered panic,” he told Xinhua by phone, adding that many residents rushed outside their houses.

There were no reports of damages or casualty reached by disaster agency officials so far, spokesman of National Disaster Management Agency Agus Wibowo told the news agency in a text message.

No tsunami warning was issued.

Indonesia has been frequently stricken by earthquakes as it lies on a vulnerable quake-hit zone called “the Pacific Ring of Fire.”

Continue Reading

Disaster

5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Iran

According to local reports, communication means within the quake-hit region as well as the power network have been disrupted.

Published

on

By

Iran Turkey Earthquake

Tehran, Feb 24 : Another 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Qotur region in West Azerbaijan Province in the northwest of Iran, according to Iran’s Seismological Centre.

The earthquake took place at 7:30 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, with the epicentre at the depth of 12 km, 38.505 degrees north latitude and 44.388 degrees east longitude.

Earlier in the day, another 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the same region, injuring nearly 100 people and damaging dozens of villages, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to local reports, communication means within the quake-hit region as well as the power network have been disrupted.

The governor of the West Azerbaijan province told IRIB TV that the access to the region is very difficult, as the quake has took place in the mountain area.

He said that rescue operators have been sent to the area.

Continue Reading

Disaster

Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake hits Turkey

Published

on

Earthquake Turkey

At least fourteen people were killed when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook eastern part of the country on Friday.

Govt’s disaster & emergency management agency said, the quake shook the Sivrice district in th eastern province of Elazig at around 8.55 pm

Eight people were killed in Elazig and six more in the neighbouring province of Malatya, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said. Regional governors said hundreds of people were injured.

State broadcaster TRT showed footage of police and emergency workers searching a partly collapsed building in Elazig. Windows were smashed and balconies had crashed to the ground.

At another collapsed building, teams worked with their hands to remove bricks and plaster from the ruins.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu described the earthquake as a “Level 3” incident according to the country’s emergency response plan. This means it requires assistance at the national level but is one stage short of needing international help.

The quake struck in a remote, relatively sparsely populated area and it could take some time for authorities to establish the full extent of damage.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular