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Earl claimed 38 lives, another storm signals red in Mexico

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Mexico City, Aug 8: The tropical storm Earl has played havoc in Mexico over the weekend which claimed atleast 38 lives till now, authorities said.

Earlier till Sunday afternoon, the authorities reported at least 28 deaths in the state of Puebla, including 15 children. Meanwhile, Veracruz state reported 10 deaths by Sunday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.storm-wefornewsThe state’s civil protection bureau informed that they have recovered all the bodies.

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Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte said that authorities were continuing to monitor rivers above critical levels.storm-wefornews

The state has already evacuated dozens of people who were living along major rivers in case of more rains but Earl is expected to begin to dissipate over Mexico’s central mountains.

Before entering Mexico, Earl hit Honduras and Belize, capsizing boats and destroying homes.

However, The situation might be more critical as the next tropical storm of the season, named Javier, was forming on Sunday off the country’s Pacific Coast.

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Quake of 4.7 magnitude hits Meghalaya

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Shillong, Dec 11 : A moderate intensity quake measuring 4.7 on the Richter Scale today shook Meghalaya but there was no report of any casualty.

Officials at the Regional Seismological Centre here said the epicentre was at a depth of 60 km in remote East Garo Hills district.

The quake, that lasted for a few seconds, occurred at around 9.05 am.

Meghalaya and the seven other north eastern states fall in Zone 5 of the country’s earthquake zoning map.

According to the zoning map, Zone 5 is associated with the highest level of seismicity.

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Earthquake hits Uttarakhand, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

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NEW DELHI: A magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted people in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday night.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said the moderate intensity quake originated in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district at a depth of 30 kilometres.

Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said the epicenter of the quake was located 121 km east of Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

Tremors were also felt in different parts of the country.

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Quake jolts area near North Korea n-test site

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Pyongyang, Dec 2 : An earthquake measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale on Saturday rocked North Korea’s Kilju county, close to the site where Pyongyang recently conducted a nuclear test.

The tremor occurred at 7.45 a.m., with an epicentre 2.7 km away from the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site located in North Hamgyong province, reports Efe news.

The Seoul-based Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake was natural in origin, however, since the latest North Korean nuclear test on September 3, several tremors measuring up to 3.0 on the Richter scale have shaken the area.

Since 2006, North Korea has carried out six nuclear tests at the site, with the last three taking place in 2016 and 2017.

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