13 dead, 175 injured in China earthquake: govt

At least 13 people are feared dead including tourists after a major earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hit the southwestern China, according to a government estimate. 175 were injured after the tremor.  Thirty people are critically injured, the Xinhua news agency reports. Times of India reports referring China’s National Commission for Disaster Reduction that there may have been over 100 people ...

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China quake leaves 5 people dead and 63 injured


The Chinese official says the strong earthquake in southwestern China has killed five tourists and injured 63 people. A magnitude of 6.5 has jolted southwestern China a few hours ago, the US Geological Survey reports The USGS said the tremor struck in a sparsely populated area 200km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan in Sichuan area at a ...

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Turkey’s Bodrum again rocked by a M 5.3 earthquake


A 5.3 earthquake shook southwestern Turkey close to the Aegean seaside town of Bodrum on Tuesday, the U.S. Geographical Survey said. It was not instantly clear whether anybody was harmed. The tremor struck approximately 15 kilometres (around 9 miles) southeast of Bodrum, the USGS said. Bodrum is a well-known resort for the both Turks and foreigners on vacations on summer ...

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M 6.5 earthquake jolted central China


A huge earthquake of magnitude 6.5 has jolted central China, the US Geological Survey reports. The USGS said the tremor struck in a sparsely populated area 200km (120 miles) west-northwest of the city of Guangyuan in Sichuan area at a profundity of 10km (6 miles), the USGS said. It had before putting the tremor at magnitude 6.6 and 32 km ...

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Is Yellowstone Really Waking Up? Strong 5.8 Earthquake Hits West Of Montana

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has rattled western Montana at around 11:30 pm Pacific Time today. The earthquake was centered at Lincoln, Montana and was felt across the west of Montana throughout Bozeman, Idaho, and Great Falls, all the way to Spokane, Washington, as recorded by USGS. The area was hit by two smaller aftershocks measuring magnitudes of 4.5 and ...

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Top 10 Deadliest Earthquakes in Recorded History

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Earthquakes are undoubtedly the most devastating natural calamities to ever take place on earth. What makes them so scary and dangerous is their unpredictability. You can never tell when one is going to hit and why. Here is a list of 10 of the most unforgiving earthquakes that ever occurred on earth. 10. Great Peruvian Earthquake: The Great Peruvian Earthquake, ...

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Remembering 2008 Sichuan earthquake: A disaster on an immense scale

2008 Sichuan earthquake

Earthquakes happen quite regularly all around the globe. While we don’t feel most of them, some earthquakes cause damages that haunt mankind for centuries. On May12, 2008 at local time 02:28 PM an earthquake hit China with a magnitude of 8.0 Ms (Surface Wave Magnitude). This earthquake is listed as the 20th Deadliest Earthquake of all time. It is commonly ...

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