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7.8 M Earthquake Jolts New Zealand, 2-metre High Tsunami Hits Coast (Video)

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit New Zealand just after midnight local time, the largest since 1929 and a tsunami measuring 2 metres in height too hit the northeast coast of the South Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tsunami hit Kaikoura, 181 km north of Christchurch, and waves are reportedly approaching Wellington and other areas. ...

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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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Climate Change Impact? USGS Says Permafrost in Central Alaska Thawing Faster Than Believed

One-fourth of the permafrost underneath Alaska could thaw by the end of the century, according to U.S. Geological Survey scientists after using statistically modeled maps drawn from satellite data. The survey projected that the near-surface permafrost that currently underlies 38% of boreal and arctic Alaska would be reduced by 16% to 24% by 2100. Permafrost declines are more likely in ...

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Afghan Hindu Kush Mountains Rocked by 7.7M Earthquake, Delhi Too Jolted

The Hindu Kush mountain region in Afghanistan was rocked on Monday afternoon with 7.7 Magnitude sending tremors across Pakistan and India, including Delhi where several buildings were rattled or developed cracks. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the magnitude of the quake at 7.7 is similar to that of Nepal earthquake that damaged the Himalayan region in April this year. ...

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Massive 8.3M Earthquake Jolts Chile, Tsunami Warning Issued

  A powerful earthquake shook the Chilean capital of Santiago, prompting tsunami alarms. Photos: http://t.co/7jWdTyuxic pic.twitter.com/xMPtFcUqvM — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) September 17, 2015 A massive earthquake measuring 8.3 magnitude on Richter Scale hit Chile’s coast causing panic and severe damage to building triggering a tsunami warning that was issued toevacuate residents in the Andean nation’s coastal areas. The tremors ...

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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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Nepal Jolted by 7.3M Earthquake Again Today (Photos)

#EarthquakeAgain : Don't Panic. Be Alert,Be Safe!! Here are the safety tips RT & Share to all @KKRiders @iamsrk pic.twitter.com/BrhKk0WqRU — KKRiders Fan Club (@KKRidersFanClub) May 12, 2015 Mother Earth’s fury is daunting Nepal which was hit today by a 7.3 magnitude earthquake for the second time in 18 days after the April 25 devastating quake. While the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake ...

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NASA, USGS Breakthrough on Early Earthquake Warning by Smartphones

Smartphones and tablets can give early warning on large earthquakes in areas where highly technical and more expensive systems are not in place, said a new research. The study, led by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), found that the sensors in smartphones could be used to build earthquake warning systems, though less accurate than conventional systems. The GPS ...

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