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Powerful 7.5 quake off New Caledonia triggers tsunami but no damage

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck near New Caledonia Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert and emergency evacuations across a swathe of the South Pacific, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries. Authorities said the quake, followed by at least 20 strong aftershocks, was centered about 170 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands at a depth of just 10 kilometres. Island residents said the initial quake shook the walls of buildings and in places turned the sea foamy.…

Alaska hit by strong earthquake, tsunami warning issued

ALASKA: A powerful earthquake shook southern Alaska on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning for Cook Inlet and disrupting traffic and television transmissions in its largest city. The 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck just south of Point MacKenzie, Alaska, with an epicenter seven miles (11.4 km) from Anchorage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It had a depth of 26.7 miles (43 km). The National Weather Service initially said there was no tsunami danger, but a few minutes later the agency said on Twitter that there was a…

Earthquake tremors felt in Battagram, adjoining areas

PESHAWAR: Earthquake tremors were felt in Battagram, a district of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa, and adjoining areas on Sunday morning, ARY News reported. According to reports, people felt the jolts for about 10 seconds. People left their homes in panic after jolts hit some of the Battagram areas. However, there are no reports of any damage. The epicenter of the quake couldn’t be determined as yet. Earlier in April this year, a 5.6-magnitude earthquake had struck many towns of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The epicenter of the quake…

Strong 6.8 magnitude quake strikes off Greece

ATHENS:  A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Greece on Friday and was felt strongly in the tourist hotspot island of Zante, monitoring agencies said. Electricity in the main town, also called Zante, was down while the fire service reported damage to the road network caused by landslides. It hit off the southern part of the island, also known as Zakynthos, in the Ionian Sea at 1.50 am (2250 GMT Thursday), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). "There has been no damage to houses, according to the…

National Resilience Day being observed today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is observing National Resilience Day on Monday to express solidarity and sympathy with families who suffered natural calamities. It reminds Pakistan of the devastating earthquake of 2005 that wreaked havoc in Azad Jammu & Kashmir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of the country by causing immense damages to life, property and infrastructure. "People of Pakistan have exhibited courage, selflessness, spirit of sacrifice and resilience to withstand the testing times despite being hit by multiple…

IMF gathers in quake-battered Indonesia to focus on global economic tremors

BALI: Rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels: The IMF holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light on tremors in the global economy. Finance ministers and central bankers from 180 nations will be among 32,000 attendees in Bali for the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which takes place every three years outside of Washington. The gathering will be held from Tuesday to Sunday. The resort island of Bali is 1,125…

At least 11 dead in Haiti earthquake: govt spokesman

HAITI: A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck just off the northwest coast of Haiti late Saturday, killing at least 11 people and causing damage to buildings in the Caribbean nation, authorities said. The epicenter of the quake was located about 19 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of the city of Port-de-Paix, the US Geological Survey reported. Government spokesman Eddy Jackson Alexis told AFP that 11 people were so far reported dead, adding that a disaster response task force had been set up. The quake struck at 8:10 pm…

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescuers in Indonesia were scrambling Sunday to reach trapped victims screaming for help from collapsed buildings, while looters risked entering an unstable shopping mall to grab whatever they could find after a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead. People could still be heard calling out from the eight-story Roa-Roa Hotel which toppled as Friday's twin disasters swept through the hard-hit city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, said Muhammad Syaugi, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue…

Quake, tsunami kills at least 30 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

JAKARTA: At least 30 people were killed when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the city of Palu on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday, a hospital official told Metro TV in a report broadcast on Saturday. Strong aftershocks continued to rock the coastal city on Saturday morning after waves up to two meters (six feet) high swept through the scenic tourist town, triggered by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake on land. Amateur footage shown by local TV stations, which could not immediately be authenticated by Reuters, showed…