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Earthquake tremors felt in Delhi, parts of north India

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Chandigarh, Dec 20 : A 6.8-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush region jolted several parts of north India including Delhi-NCR on Friday, officials said.

“The earthquake of 6.8 magnitude had its epicentre in Hindu Kush,” an official of the Seismology Department said.

Tremors were felt for several seconds in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh at 5.13 p.m., an official of the meteorological office in Chandigarh told IANS.

There was no immediate report of any loss of life or property due to the quake which hit at 5:13 pm.

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5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Iran

According to local reports, communication means within the quake-hit region as well as the power network have been disrupted.

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Tehran, Feb 24 : Another 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit Qotur region in West Azerbaijan Province in the northwest of Iran, according to Iran’s Seismological Centre.

The earthquake took place at 7:30 p.m. (local time) on Sunday, with the epicentre at the depth of 12 km, 38.505 degrees north latitude and 44.388 degrees east longitude.

Earlier in the day, another 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the same region, injuring nearly 100 people and damaging dozens of villages, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to local reports, communication means within the quake-hit region as well as the power network have been disrupted.

The governor of the West Azerbaijan province told IRIB TV that the access to the region is very difficult, as the quake has took place in the mountain area.

He said that rescue operators have been sent to the area.

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Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake hits Turkey

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At least fourteen people were killed when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook eastern part of the country on Friday.

Govt’s disaster & emergency management agency said, the quake shook the Sivrice district in th eastern province of Elazig at around 8.55 pm

Eight people were killed in Elazig and six more in the neighbouring province of Malatya, Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said. Regional governors said hundreds of people were injured.

State broadcaster TRT showed footage of police and emergency workers searching a partly collapsed building in Elazig. Windows were smashed and balconies had crashed to the ground.

At another collapsed building, teams worked with their hands to remove bricks and plaster from the ruins.

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu described the earthquake as a “Level 3” incident according to the country’s emergency response plan. This means it requires assistance at the national level but is one stage short of needing international help.

The quake struck in a remote, relatively sparsely populated area and it could take some time for authorities to establish the full extent of damage.

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Global markets under pressure over fear of coronavirus spread

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Mumbai, Jan 24 : Fears that the outbreak of coronavirus in China may disrupt economic activity and global growth has sent the stock markets tumbling.

Chinese health authorities on Friday said that 830 cases of pneumonia caused by coronavirus were confirmed in 29 provincial-level regions in the country. The pneumonia has so far claimed 25 lives.

A sharp adverse reaction from Asian, US and European markets was witnessed because China is entering one of its busiest travel periods on account of its Lunar New Year holiday. The virus outbreak could hurt demand.

On Thursday, Chinese stock markets logged its biggest slide in eight months. However, Indian markets closed higher as the oil prices plunged significantly. The global oil benchmark, Brent slipped to $62 a barrel as the virus outbreak in China may dent fuel demand.

Meanwhile official sources told IANS that though over 500 Indian students study in Wuhan city’s medical colleges and universities, most of them had left for home for the Chinese New Year holidays.

Deaths due to the virus have revived memories of the SARS epidemic, caused by a coronavirus, which killed nearly 800 people and infected more than 8,000 others across the world in 2002-2003.

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