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7.2 earthquake Shakes Fiji

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken the Pacific island nation of Fiji. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage and no tsunami warning has been issued. Friday morning’s quake was centered about 120 kilometers southwest of Ndoi Island, 593 kilometers below the surface of the Pacific.

Strong Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 8:31 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast late Thursday, but no tsunami warnings were issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.2 magnitude quake struck near the coast of Honshu, about 155 kilometers east of Tokyo, at a depth of 10 kilometers. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says there was no risk of a tsunami. There […]

Strong Earthquake Hits Northeast Japan

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake struck off Japan’s northeastern coast late Thursday, but no tsunami warnings were issued. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.2 magnitude quake struck near the coast of Honshu, about 155 kilometers east of Tokyo, at a depth of 10 kilometers. Japan’s Meteorological Agency says there was no risk of a tsunami. There […]

Chile Rocked by Early Morning Earthquake

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers. The Chilean emergency office ONEMI said there were no early reports of damage. There […]

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Earthquake Shakes Chile

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Chile early Wednesday . The earthquake was centered 35 kilometers north of Valparaiso, Chile and 119 kilometers northwest of Santiago, Chile. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred offshore, at a depth of 19 kilometers. There were no early reports of damage or injuries. There have been several earthquakes […]

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4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Indian Capital

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Indian capital, New Delhi, late Wednesday, jolting residents out of their beds. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Witnesses say the tremors, which lasted several seconds, shook buildings in and around the city just before midnight. The earthquake was also felt in New Delhi’s suburbs.

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Earthquake Shakes Indian Capital

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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An earthquake hit the Indian capital, New Delhi, late Wednesday, jolting residents out of their beds. Witnesses say the tremors, which lasted several seconds, shook buildings in and around the city just before midnight. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Indian media report that the quake’s magnitude measured 6.6.

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Powerful Earthquake Rattles Sumatra, Killing One

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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A 12-year-old boy is dead in Indonesia, where a powerful earthquake shook people from their beds and sent residents pouring into the streets. The 6.6-magnitude temblor struck before dawn Tuesday in the western island of Sumatra, sending residents streaming from homes, hotels and at least one hospital. Officials said a boy was crushed in his […]

Earthquake Strikes Northern Argentina

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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An earthquake struck northern Argentina Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Friday morning, 130 kilometers southeast of Santiago del Estero. The quake was centered about 600 kilometers underground. There were no immediate reports of damage.

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Earthquake Hits Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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An earthquake struck the Aleutian Islands in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska Friday, prompting a tsunami warning for the remote region that was later canceled. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean early Friday at a depth of about 35 kilometers. The agency initially recorded the quake’s magnitude […]

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