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6.8 Earthquake Jolts India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan

Earthquake Update: At least 6 dead & more than 100 injured in Imphal, Manipur & surrounding areas. Many houses & buildings collapsed & damaged in Imphal area. In Bangladesh, 1 dead & around 50 people injured. More updates coming …

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.7 in magnitude has hit northwest eastern India, close to the border with Myanmar, the US Geological Survey has reported.

The quake was 55 kilometers (34 miles) deep and centered 29 kilometers west of Imphal, the capital city of the Manipur state. The USGS later revised the quake’s magnitude down from 6.8 to 6.7.

First aftershock felt at 03:59 GMT ( 09:59 BDT) in a scale of 3.6 magnitude.

Facebook opened a safety check link for Manipur Earthquake. Click the link below,

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6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Afghanistan, Pakistan & India

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has hit northern Afghanistan, the US geological survey (USGS) reports. Strong jolts have been felt in neighboring Pakistan and northern India, according to reports on social media.
Magnitude  Mw 6.2
Region  HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTAN
Date time  26/12/2015  12:14:47.0 AM AFT/19:14:47 GMT/12:44:47 AM IST
Location  36.52 N ; 71.26 E
Depth  200 km
Distances  280 km N of Peshāwar, Pakistan / pop: 1,218,773 / local time: 00:14:47.0 2015-12-26
90 km SE of Fayzabad, Afghanistan / pop: 44,421 / local time: 23:44:47.0 2015-12-25
39 km SW of Ishqoshim, Tajikistan / pop: 26,000 / local time: 00:14:47.0 2015-12-26

The quake, which was initially reported at a magnitude of 6.4, then downgraded to 6.2, struck northern Afghanistan on Friday, the USGS said.

The epicenter fell 81km southeast of the Afghan city of Feyzabad, 40km west-south-west of Ashkasham, according to US seismological monitors.

Tremors were felt in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, and in India’s capital, New Delhi.

A Pakistani official, Ghulam Rasool, told AP that a strong earthquake had struck the region, shaking buildings and forcing residents in Islamabad out of their homes.

No casualties have been reported.

The Himalaya region, located where the India and Eurasia plates collide, is one of the most seismically hazardous regions on Earth.

In October, more than 270 people were killed and hundreds more were injured in a 7.5 magnitude earthquake which struck northern Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Massive tremors jolted New Delhi, Islamabad and several other major cities.

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French high-speed train derails & caught fire in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg

French High-Speed Train Crash - Nov 15

A train has derailed and caught fire in Eckwersheim near Strasbourg, France. Rescue teams have arrived to the site local media reported, adding there are casualties.

At least five people have died after a high speed train derailed in France and plunged into a river as the country faced its highest ever terror alert.

Early reports suggest the train caught fire before overturning and smashing onto its side.

As of yet there are no direct links with the terrorist attacks on Paris last night that killed over 120 people last night.

High-speed TGV train derailed in Eckwersheim in the Bas-Rhin department of Alsace in northeastern France mid-afternoon on Saturday. Early reports suggest, this was a test drive of the TGV train and there were no passengers on it.

Apparently, the accident was caused by “excessive speed,” AFP reported.

There has been no official confirmation on the casualties.

The SNCF state service has confirmed that the accident occurred, but didn’t provide further details, according to the paper.

Emergency crews have been deployed to the site. The train derailed while on a bridge and the cars fell into the Marne-Rhine canal, according to witness reports.

Photos from the scene show smoke coming from the carriages. Also pictures from a Reuters photographer at the scene showed the locomotive partly submerged in a canal alongside the tracks with other parts lying broken and detached in a field beside the track. Medical units including police divers were on the scene.

The second section of the Paris-Strasbourg high-speed TGV line on which the crash happened is set to open for service in April 2016.

We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story.

 

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7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Nicaragua

Nicaragua-7.3-Magnitude-Earthquake

A strong 7.3 earthquake hits Near Coast of Nicaragua on 2014-10-14 03:51:40.2 UTC. 7.3 M Nicaragua Earthquake location is 12.61N & 87.97W.

Epic center of the 7.3m Nicaragua Earthquake was 60 km West of Jiquilillo, Nicaragua and 93 km West of Chinandega, Nicaragua. San Salvador of El Salvador is 176 km South-East from the Epic Center. Residents felt the strong earthquake which lasted around 30 to 60 seconds. People rushed out of homes with theirs kids and still staying outside, feared of aftershocks. The depth of the Nicaragua earthquake was 80km.

There have so far been no reports of any casualties. Updates still coming.

Officials said the quakes could be an indication that the geological fault line which runs underneath Nicaragua has been re-activated. Movement in the Estadia fault caused the 1972 quake which killed at least 5,000 people and devastated Managua.

Nicaragua Earthquake – Tsunami Update

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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  * MAGNITUDE      7.4
  * ORIGIN TIME    0352 UTC OCT 14 2014
  * COORDINATES    12.5 NORTH  88.3 WEST
  * DEPTH          22 KM / 14 MILES
  * LOCATION       OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA


EVALUATION
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  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.4 OCCURRED
    OFF THE COAST OF CENTRAL AMERICA AT 0352 UTC ON TUESDAY
    OCTOBER 14 2014.

  * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
    TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 300 KM OF
    THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
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  * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN 300 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

      NICARAGUA... HONDURAS AND EL SALVADOR

 

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