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Toll in Sri Lanka floods reaches 206

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Colombo, June 2: The death toll in Sri Lanka’s devastating floods and landslides has reached to 206 with 92 people still reported missing, media reports said on Friday.

As of Thursday night, nearly 650,000 people in 15 districts were still affected by the incessant rains and strong winds that have ravaged Sri Lanka since May 26, resulting in major floods and landslides, the Daily Mirror reported.

The 15 districts which are still affected are Ratnapura, Hambantota, Kalutara, Matara, Matale, Gampaha, Colombo, Kegalle, Nuwara Eliya, Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Galle.

Meanwhile, according to the Meteorological Department,  showers may occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, North Central and North Western provinces with occasional rainfall expected to exceed 75 mm. The seas could be rough. Sri LankaLandslide warnings remained in force in Ratnapura, Kegalle, Galle, Kalutara, Hambantota and Nuwara Eliya Districts.

People in some areas were without electricity, the report said.

International aid has poured into the country with India, China, the US, Britain, Pakistan, Australia, Norway and the EU donating funds and sending relief supplies.

 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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