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Cyclone Nada makes landfall, rain likely in coastal Tamil Nadu

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Chennai, Dec 2: As per predictions, Cyclonic storm Nada has further weakened into a depression and is currently making landfall in Nagapattinam and Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu with 50 km wind speed.

Cyclone Nada on Thursday moved Westnorth-Westwards and became a depression about 40 km East south East of Karaikkal (Puducherry Union Territory), the official lamented. “The cyclone passed off peacefully. (Landfall) through Karaikal (Pondy region) coast at 5 am. Wind velocity down,” Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi said.

Rainfall is likely at several places in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.

As per ANI reports, upto four cm rain was received in Cuddalore, Nagapattinam and Puducherry.

ANI reported that the deep depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved westwards with speed of about 10 kmph and crossed north Tamil Nadu coast near Nagapatti.cycloneNada-wefornewsCuddalore Collector Rajesh Kumar informed that, “We have identified, strengthened 41 cyclone relief shelters. NDRF teams have already arrived.”

The deep depression crossed the coast between Cuddalore and Vedaranyam early Saturday morning.

The weakening of the cyclone has brought partial relief to the authorities who have issued a high alert, deploying National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response teams, and taking elaborate precautionary steps to battle out any eventuality.

During and before the land fall of the depression, winds gusting upto 55 kmph are likely in coastal regions, he said.

Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail along and off Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts in the next 12 hours, fishermen were advised not to venture into sea till Friday night.

Holidays had been declared in schools in various coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for Thursday and Friday in the wake of the cyclone threat.

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Quake jolts Himachal

The epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.

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Shimla, June 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh was again jolted by a low intensity earthquake on Saturday, the third within a fortnight, an official said. There were, however, no reports of damage.

The earthquake measuring three on the Richter scale was recorded at 2.37 a.m., the meteorological office told IANS.

The epicentre of the quake was Chamba region, bordering Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, the epicentres of the quakes were Shimla and Chamba regions and occurred on June 17 and June 14, respectively.

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Tourists raise over $11,000 for Guatemala volcano victims

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Guatemala City, June 16: Tourists from a Japanese cruise ship that docked in Guatemala this week have raised more than $11,000 for those affected by the eruption of the Fuego volcano in the Central American country.

The ship, Asuka II, arrived in Puerto Quetzal on the country’s Pacific coast on June 11 and at the initiative of the crew and the passengers, the funds were raised, reports Efe news.

The passengers and crew made a gesture of “fraternity and solidarity” with the people of Guatemala in the face of the tragedy and natural disaster caused by the eruption of the volcano, the Japanese embassy here said in a statement on Friday.

The Fuego volcano suffered its biggest eruption in recent years on June 3, leaving 110 dead and almost 200 missing, in addition to causing significant material damage.

On Friday, the volcano produced seven explosions per hour and small pyroclastic flows.

Guatemala’s National Institute for Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology said that the volcano, located some 50 km west of the capital, has been producing between five and seven moderate explosions per hour and has belched out ash clouds rising 4,700 metres into the air.

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Himachal Pradesh: Earthquake of magnitude 4.5 strikes Chamba

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New Delhi, June 14: An earthquake of magnitude 4.5 on the Richter Scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. The quake was reported at Chamba region.

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