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7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Peru Coast, Tsunami Alert Lifted

Peru experiences hundreds of detectable earthquakes each year. Lima: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the coast of central Peru on Friday, but the threat of a tsunami from the quake has passed, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS said the quake’s epicenter was 8.8 kilometers (5.5 miles) away from the Atikipa region and […]

The political earthquake we’ve been waiting for

Finally, it happened. Primary voters finally rose up and ousted a critical mass of one-party Republicans in a Republican-dominated state primary. Combined with mounting vacancies in both houses of the Legislature, the Freedom Caucus and its allies are now the dominant force in the state, poised to change the leadership of the Legislature and pressure […]

5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan, No Tsunami Warning

Approximately 1,500 earthquakes occur in this archipelago every year. (Image) Tokyo: A powerful magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck central Japan on Monday, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, but no tsunami warnings have been issued. The shallow tremor, which occurred at 6:31 a.m. (11:31 p.m. Japan time), was centred on the Noto Peninsula, where a devastating […]

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Bangladesh

Bangladesh is located in an earthquake zone and is prone to tremors. (Image) Dhaka: An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale shook parts of Bangladesh, including the capital Dhaka. Sanjay Kumar Biswas, a duty forecaster with the Bangladesh Meteorological Department, said the earthquake struck at around 2:44 pm local time and its epicentre was […]

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines

According to reports, tectonic movements will cause aftershocks and cause damage. (representative) Manila: An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 shook Leyte province in central Philippines, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The institute said on Friday that the earthquake, which occurred at 6:16 p.m. local time, occurred about 32 […]

Earthquake Of 6.5 Magnitude Hits Indonesia, No Tsunami Alert Issued

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes as it is located in an earthquake-prone area Jakarta: A magnitude 6.5 undersea earthquake shook Indonesia’s West Java province on Saturday night, but did not cause huge waves, according to the country’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency. The earthquake occurred at 23:29 Jakarta time (16:29 GMT) on Saturday, with its […]

2.9 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake occurs in New York, New Jersey Fox Weathers’ Adam Klotz has more on the New Jersey earthquake. Professor John Ebell of the Weston Observatory discusses the possibility of aftershocks and explains why magnitude estimates fluctuated in the minutes after the initial quake. Just three weeks after an even more powerful 4.8 […]

6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan, No Immediate Damage Reported

Taipei: A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck just off the coast of eastern Taiwan’s Hualien county on Saturday, the island’s weather authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The earthquake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei. The depth of the quake was 24.9 kilometers (15.5 miles), according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Taiwan […]