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Three Killed In Central Indonesia Quake

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JAKARTA – A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas. Indonesia’s Meteorology and Geophysics Agency yesterday said the 4.4-magnitude quake that occurred on Wednesday at a depth of 4km was centred 52km north of…

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4.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Central Java

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JAKARTA – A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Kebumen, Central Java today, leaving many residents injured and hundreds of homes destroyed. The Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) reported that the quake struck at 1.28 pm at a depth of four kilometres (km) with the epicentre 53 km north of Kebumen district, about 460…

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Ranau Hit By Another Quake This Morning

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KUALA LUMPUR – Another earthquake measuring 3.1 on the Richter scale has occurred in Ranau, Sabah at 8.09am this morning. According to a Meteorological Department statement today, the epicentre located at 6.1 degrees north and 116.6 east, was about 16km northwest of Ranau. “The tremors could be felt in Ranau,” it said. Yesterday, a moderate…

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All Mount Kinabalu Climbers Descend Safety

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KUNDASANG – All Mount Kinabalu climbers including workers descended safely from Laban Rata Resthouse early this morning following a moderate earthquake last night. According to Sabah Civil Defence Force (APM), the rescue operation which ended at about 4.30am involved 239 people including 130 climbers at the resthouse in Panalaban at 3,272 metres which is the…

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Ranau Quake: Sabah’s West Coast Residents Feel Tremors

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KOTA KINABALU – Tremors were felt in Sabah’s west coast following an earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale in Ranau tonight. As soon as the tremors were felt, residents in Kudat, Papar, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud, Ranau, Kota Kinabalu and several other districts took to the WhatsApp informing and asking friends whether they…

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Ranau Quake Sends Sabahans In Shock

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KUALA LUMPUR – The moderate earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale that hit Ranau about 9.06 pm today was also felt in other parts of Sabah. Among the areas were Kota Kinabalu, Kundasang, Penampang, Tuaran, Kudat and Kota Marudu. A 51-year-old Kundasang resident, Marliana Rahmad, said she and her husband had just returned from…

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No Malaysian Casualties In Taiwan Quake

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Foreign Ministry said today it had not received any report of Malaysians casualties in the deadly earthquake that hit the eastern county of Hualien in Taiwan on Tuesday. “The ministry wishes to confirm that thus far there are no reports of deaths or injuries involving Malaysians in the affected areas,” it…

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Strong Earth Quake Hits Taiwan

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KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Taiwan at 11.50 pm yesterday. According to the Malaysian Meteorology Department, the epicenter of the quake was at 81 kilometre north-east of Taichung, Taiwan. However, it did not pose a tsunami threat. – BERNAMA

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Earthquake: No Malaysian Casualty In Lebak, Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Foreign Ministry today confirmed that there were no Malaysian casualties in the earthquake that hit the south western region of Lebak, Banten Province, Indonesia, at 1.34 pm yesterday. In a statement today, it said the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta had been communicating with Malaysian students around Jakarta, Bandung and Bogor to…

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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake In Sukabumi, Tremors Felt In Jakarta

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JAKARTA – A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the regency of Sukabumi, West Jawa province Tuesday and the impact of the tremors were also felt in the capital city of Jakarta. According to the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) website, the epicentre of the earthquake was at 7.21 south latitude, about 81 km southwest of Lebak…

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5.5 Magnitude Quake Hits Madang In Papua New Guinea

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NEW YORK – An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted 110km west-northwest Madang, Papua New Guinea at 21:54:36 GMT on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported quoting US Geological Survey. The epicentre, with a depth of 65.18 km, was initially determined to be at 4.7989 degrees south latitude and 144.8987 degrees east longitude. –…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Japan’s Ryukyu Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck southeast of Ryukyu Islands, Japan at 8.43am today, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department. In a statement, it said the quake’s epicentre was 279km southwest of Naha, Japan and 2,160km northeast of Kudat, Sabah. The tremblor did not pose any tsunami threat, it…

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6.8 Quake Strikes Loyalty Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 struck Loyalty Islands, near New Caledonia at 6.43am this morning. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake occurred at 21.3 south 168.8 east of the Islands, which are an archipelago in the Pacific, and 6,178km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. The quake however, post no…

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Major Quake Kills At Least 61 In Iran Western Province

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ANKARA- At least 61 people were killed and 300 were injured in border areas of Iran when an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck neighbouring Iraq on Sunday, Iranian state television reported. It also quoted the head of the country’s emergency services, Pirhossein Koulivand, as saying that many of the victims were in the town of…

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Strong Earthquake Hits Loyalty Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit Loyalty Islands off South Pacific Ocean at 8.42 am today. However, the Malaysian Meteorological Department said the earthquake did not pose any tsunami threat. Loyalty Islands are located about 6,321 km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. – BERNAMA

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Strong Earthquake In Vanuatu Island

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KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale was reported at Vanuatu Island at 4.09 am today. The Malaysian Meteorology Department, in a statement, said the epicentre of the quake was at 881 kilometres southwest of Nadi, Fiji, and 6,102 kilometres southeast of Semporna, Sabah. The quake, however, did not pose…

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At Least 149 Killed By Earthquake In Mexico

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MEXICO CITY – At least 149 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday, the nation’s civil protection agency said. The highest death toll was in the state of Morelos, just south of Mexico City, where 55 deaths were reported, Luis Felipe Puente, who leads the agency, wrote in a…

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Tokyo Hit With 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake

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TOKYO: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 shook eastern Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 9:27 a.m. (0027 GMT), was north of Tokyo in Saitama prefecture, the agency said. The quake was measured at a depth of 50 km (30 miles). No tsunami…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Southeast Of Honshu Japan

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale occurred in Southeast of  Honshu, Japan at 07.58 am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake’s epicenter was 734km Southeast of Yokosuka, Japan, and  3717km Northeast of Sandakan, Sabah. The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Southwest Of Sumatra

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia, at 7.23 am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake’s epicenter was 225km southwest of Bengkulu, Indonesia, and 828km southwest of Pontian, Johor. The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

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Strong Earthquake Hits Komandorskiye Ostrova Region

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KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale hit Komandorskiye Ostrova Region, Russia at 7.05pm today. The Meteorological Department in a statement said the quake’s epicentre was 672km northeast of Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy, Russia and 7,013km northeast of Kudat, Sabah The quake did not pose any tsunami threat, it added. – BERNAMA

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Earthquake Strikes Northern Sumatera

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.9 on the Ritcher Scale, struck northern Sumatera today, 248km southwest of Sabak Bernam in Selangor, said the Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the quake occurred at 9.24 am. The department said tremors were felt in some areas in Selangor. However, there was no tsunami threat, it added. –…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Bismarck Sea, PNG

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred in Bismarck Sea, 235 km southwest of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, at 7.54 am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, here said the location of the quake was 3,474 km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. The statement said there was no…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Northern Molucca Sea

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.3 on Ritcher scale occurred in Northern Molucca Sea at 11.30am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, here said the epicentre of the quake was 145km southwest of Talaud island, Indonesia and 860km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. It said the quake did not pose any tsunami…

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Mild Quake Hits Ranau

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KUALA LUMPUR – A mild earthquake measuring 3.2 on the Richter scale occurred in Ranau, Sabah at 1.10am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre of the quake was 320 kilometres northwest of Tarakan, Indonesia and 11 kilometres west of Ranau. Tremors were felt in western Sabah, it added. – BERNAMA

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Moderate Quake Hits Mindanao

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 8.08am today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre of the quake was 22 kilometres south of Surigao City, Philippines and 921 kilometres northeast of Kinabatangan, Sabah. The quake did not pose any tsunami threat,…

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7.2 Quake Hits South Of Fiji Islands This Morning

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KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale occurred in the south of Fiji Islands at 5.53am today. The Meteorological Department in a statement said the epicentre was 227km southwest of Nadi, Fiji and 6,842km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. It said the earthquake did not pose any tsunami threat. In another…

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6.5-magnitude Earthquake Rattles Northern Australia

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A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled northern Australia and parts of Indonesia Wednesday with residents in Darwin reporting widespread shaking, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The tremor struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. ”TV nearly rattled off the cabinet, two storey house was…

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Strong 6.6 Earthquake Rattles Northern Australia

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KUALA LUMPUR – An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale occurred in the Banda Sea, Indonesia at 8.17am Wednesday. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the quake was 456km south west of Ambon, Indonesia and 1,718km south east of Semporna, Sabah. However, the quake did not pose any tsunami threat to Malaysia,…

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Quake Of Magnitude 6.1 Strikes China’s Rugged Xinjiang – USGS

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Thursday, the U. S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake, which struck 51 km (32 miles) south of the city of Shihezi, at a depth of 55 km (35 miles).…

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