RedskyNews Category: Earthquakes & Tsunamis

Earthquake: Italy Declares State Of Emergency

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PM authorises preliminary €50m in emergency funding for stricken zone as Amatrice hit by 4.7-magnitude aftershock. A 4.7-magnitude aftershock has hit the Italian town of Amatrice as rescuers and emergency teams continue their search of three flattened hilltop towns and

Italy Earthquake Toll Reaches 247

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The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy. The search

6.8 Earthquake Hits Myanmar – 1 Dead Temples Damaged

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person. The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey

6.2 Earthquake Off Indonesia No Tsunami

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A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Flores Sea off Indonesia on Wednesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Anadolu Agency that the temblor struck at around 2.39 a.m. while residents of

Italy Earthquake Toll Rises To At Least 120

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At least 120 people have been killed and 368 injured in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, PM Matteo Renzi has said. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome,

Earthquake Kills At Least 37 In Central Italy

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A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 37 people dead and many others trapped under rubble, reports say. “Half the town is gone,” said the mayor of Amatrice, one of the worst areas affected. A family

6.0 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

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TOKYO: Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day today, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said. A shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan today, 167

7.3 Quake Hits British Islands No Tsunami

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A HUGE earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has hit British territory. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake is described as “very strong” by seismologists. The quake struck the South Georgia island region at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according

5.8 Quake Strikes Central Queensland

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Homes and buildings shook and panicked holidaymakers scrambled as a ‘violent’ 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked north Queensland and the Whitsundays. Geoscience Australia detected the quake 50kms off the coast of Bowen, north Queensland, about 2.30pm. It was the ‘biggest earthquake’

5.2 Quake Hits Tokyo – No Tsunami

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An earthquake shook buildings in the Japanese capital on Monday (Aug 15), but there was no danger of a tsunami and no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The centre of the 5.5 magnitude earthquake was located under the sea