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Quake of 6.6M Rocks Norcia, St Benedict Monastery Destroyed, Why Italy Again?

Today, October 30, 2016, a massive earthquake measuring 6.6 north of Norcia, Italy, occurred as the result of shallow normal faulting on a NW-SE oriented fault in the Central Apennines, said USGS. Two months ago, a major earthquake killed almost 300 people and destroyed several towns in Italy with aftershocks recorded last week. People have been evacuated after last week’s ...

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Chile EarthQuake: Nazca Plate Behind Seismic Thrust, says USGS

The September 16, 2015 M 8.3 earthquake west of Illapel, Chile, occurred as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile, said US Geological Survey. Considering the latitude of the earthquake, the Nazca plate is moving towards the east-northeast at a velocity of 74 mm/yr with respect to South America, ...

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India to Join 27-Nation Club to Set Up Early Earthquake Warning System

India is moving in the direction of setting up early earthquake warning system that gives indications few second before it occurs, thus saving people who can take precautions to escape the wrath of the devastation as witnessed in recent Nepal earthquake. The system to be developed in association with 26 other countries including Japan, will strengthen the people living in ...

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Magnitude 8.0 earthquake jolts Chile

Santiago, April 2 : A magnitude-8.0 earthquake struck off Chile’s coast, Wednesday, triggering warnings of Tsunami for all of Latin America’s Pacific coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. There was no immediate report of any damage. According to the USGS, the quake, centred 86km (56 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique, is very shallow, only 10km below ...

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