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Earthquake of Magnitude:4.4, occurred at Andaman islands

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Magnitude 4.4 temblor has shaken the North Andaman islands. The temblor happened at 4:47 PM. No tsunami warning has been issued by authorities yet.

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The temblor happened at 4:47 PM. (Source: Google Map)

Magnitude 4.4 temblor has shaken the North Andaman islands. The temblor happened at 4:47 PM. No tsunami warning has been issued by authorities yet.

Further updates are awaited.

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Indonesia volcano erupts, forces evacuation

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Jakarta, May 11: Indonesia’s Mount Merapi erupted on Friday spewing 5,500-metre high column of volcanic ash, forcing residents to evacuate.

The volcano situated in the borders of Klaten, Magelang and Boyolali districts erupted at 7.30 a.m., Xinhua news agency quoted national disaster management agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho as saying.

Volcanic ash rain has occurred in Tugu Kaliurang and is forecast to persist in the south of the crater, he said.

To prevent the risks especially, the local officials have distributed masks, Sutopo added.

“Local disaster agency has instructed the villagers living in the radius 5 km from the crater to evacuate immediately,” he told Xinhua.

A 3 km no-go zone has been declared by the volcanology agency.

Mount Merapi is an active stratovolcano and has regularly erupted since 1948.

It is located about 28 km north of Yogyakarta city which has a population of 2.4 million and thousands of people live on the flanks of the volcano.

Pyrolastic flow from a large explosion killed 27 people on November 1994, and another large eruption occurred in 2006. Mount Merapi is one of Indonesias 129 active volcanoes.

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Earthquake tremors felt in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 9: A ‘moderate’ earthquake hit Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday sending people running out of buildings in panic.

“A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred in Jammu and Kashmir at 4.11 p.m.,” Sonam Lotus, director of the local Met department told IANS.

“The epicentre of the tremor was in Afghanistan-Tajakistan region. Its latitude was 36.9 degrees north while its longitude was 71.3 degrees east. Its depth was 96 km,” he added.

Tremors were felt in both the Valley and the Jammu region. At several places, people rushed out of homes, offices and other workplaces in panic.

However, no reports of any casualty or damage to property have been received so far.

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5.1 magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan, Afghanistan

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New Delhi, May 9: A moderate 5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan on Wednesday. 

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