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6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesian island

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Jakarta, Oct 2: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Sumba island of Indonesia on Tuesday, barely four days after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit its Sulawesi island triggering a tsunami and killing nearly 900 people.

No tsunami alert was issued on Tuesday and there was no report of damages so far, an official said.

The meteorology and geophysics agency said the quake hit at 7.16 a.m. at a depth of 10 km under the seabed with its epicentre 66 km southwest Sumba Timur.

Spokesman of the national disaster management agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Xinhua that the quake triggered panic but did not result in damages.

Indonesia sits on a vulnerable quake-stricken areas called the Pacific Ring of Fire, making it prone to earthquakes.

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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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6.2-magnitude quake jolts Indonesia

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Jakarta, Jan 22: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale rocked East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia on Tuesday, but was not potential for tsunami, the country’s meteorology and geophysics agency said.

There was no initial report of damage, the agency said.

The quake had epicentre at 103 km southwest of Sumba Barat district of the province and a depth of 10 km under sea bed, official in charge of meteorology and geophysics agency Aziz Sugiarso said.

“For this quake, there were no signs of tsunami to occur so that we did not issue a warning for that,” he told Xinhua.

“We have not got any damages or casualty triggered by the quake,” he said.

Nine minutes after the quake, an aftershock of 5.2-magnitude struck off the province, the official said.

Indonesia is prone to quake as it lies on a vulnerable quake-impacted zone so called “the Pacific Ring of Fire”.
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