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Indian Naval ship Sumitra rescues 20 after cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh

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New Delhi, May 31: Indian Naval Ship Sumitra that was pressed into service for rescue operations in Bangladesh’s Chittagong which is reeling under the impact of cyclone Mora.

The Naval Ship has rescued 20 persons so far, officials said on Wednesday.INS SumitraNavy chief admiral Sunil Lanba stated that they are running two HADR operations, south of Sri Lanka; had received a request from Bangladesh.

The second ship has sailed with relief material for Bangladesh. Our capacity to carry out HADR operation is going to increase with time, said Navy Chief.INS SumitraThe search and rescue operation was taking place 90 miles south of Chittagong. Cyclone Mora had earlier hit Sri Lanka, claiming at least 180 lives.

The ship was rescuing persons who were blown away by Mora from the shores and coastal homes.

“One of the rescued men had no pulse or heart beat but was revived and is currently on a ventilator on board the ship,” a Navy official said.

Indian Naval ships were prepared for the rescue and relief operations as the cyclone had approached Bangladesh on Tuesday.

 Wefornews Bureau

 

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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras.

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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras.

There are no early reports of damage on land, but the U.S. National Tsunami Warning Center warns of tsunami dangers in Puerto Rico, Jamaica, other islands and the coast of Central America.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. The quake struck in the sea Tuesday night about 125 miles north-northeast of Barra Patuca, Honduras, and 188 miles southwest of George Town, Cayman Islands. The tremor occurred about 6 miles below the surface.

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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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