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7.0-magnitude quake damages roads in Alaska

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Anchorage, Dec 1: A magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Anchorage, Alaska, damaged roads, buildings and also triggered a temporary tsunami warning, authorities said.

The booming quake hit at about 8.30 a.m. on Friday, some 10 miles northeast of Anchorage, at a depth of 21 miles, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The USGS reported dozens of aftershocks even after the tsunami warning was cancelled, reports CNN.

The largest, registering 5.7, was located in Anchorage. Seismologists predicted many more in the coming days and weeks.

“It was very loud when it came,” Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz said.

“It was very clear that this was something bigger than what we normally experience. We live in earthquake country so folks… But this was a big one.”

Social media and television news video depicted scenes of chaos, including students taking shelter under desks, roads buckling under passing cars, grocery store products tumbling from shelves, hospital workers scrambling for cover and panicked attorneys under tables as a courtroom rocked from side to side.

Despite the chaos, Anchorage authorities said on Friday night that no fatalities or serious injuries were reported.

The White House said von Friday night that President Donald Trump had been briefed on the disaster and he has approved a federal disaster declaration for Alaska that authorises the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate all disaster relief efforts.

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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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