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earthquake taiwan At least five people were killed Saturday morning when a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan, the Taiwanese Disaster Response Center said. More than 200 people were rescued from damaged structures, many from a 17-story residential building that collapsed in Tainan, officials told CNN. Two bodies were also recovered from the building, officials said. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported earlier that a 10-day-old girl and a 40-year-old man had been killed... »
earthquake nepal An earthquake measuring 5.5 hit Nepal tonight at 9.50 pm, injuring 15 people in the capital city Kathmandu. The quake’s epicenter was in the Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km north-east of Kathmandu, according to The National Seismological Centre, news agency Press Trust of India reported. People were injured as they ran from their houses in panic during the tremor, the Nepal home ministry spokesperson said. Tremors were also felt in adjoining... »
earthquake Russia earthquake, quake in russia, eastern russia earthquake, 7.0 quake in russia, 7.0 earthhquake russia, russia earthquake damage The Russian Academy of Sciences said on its website the first tremor, which it said measured 7.3 in magnitude, was followed minutes later by a 5.2 magnitude aftershock. (Source-Google Maps) A strong earthquake of at least a 7.0 magnitude struck in Russia’s Far East on Saturday, US and Russian scientists said, sending... »
snow usa Millions of people across the eastern US are clearing up after the weekend’s massive snowstorm that virtually paralysed the region. They have been digging out their cars and clearing pathways of snow which reached 3ft (91cm) in five states. Public transport remains disrupted as the working week is set to begin. Many flights have been cancelled. Government buildings in Washington and many schools will be closed on Monday. At least... »
winter cold The mercury has been plummeting since Wednesday’s rain. Now the Met Office forecast mild cold wave in most parts of Bangladesh. Weathermen say the cold wave with the temperature between 8 and 10 degrees Celsius may hit some places after Friday midnight. Senior weatherman at the Meteorological Department Md Rasheduzzaman said the cold wave might intensify. Friday’s lowest temperature was recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius in Chuadanga. The highest temperature... »
Delih coldday Indian Capital New Delhi today experienced the coldest day of the season with day temperatures dropping to 4.2 degrees Celsius even as dense fog continued to disrupt railway services. The city was engulfed by dense fog with the visibility slumping to 200 metre and the humidity at 8:30 am was recorded at 97 percent, according to the weather office in India. According to the Northern Railway, 35 trains were cancelled... »
climate change hot A sunburnt country… with a pitiless blue sky”, so the famous poem goes, but where once Australia could rely on “steady, soaking rain”, a trend of hotter and drier weather as the climate warms is making it more vulnerable to severe bushfires. US government scientists are widely expected to announce Wednesday that 2015 was the planet’s hottest year in modern times. Climate experts warn that with rising temperatures, as well... »
earthquake A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, with Japanese authorities saying there was no danger of a tsunami. The quake hit at 12:25 pm (0325 GMT) off the southern coast of the island, at a location about 750 kilometres (470 miles) north of Tokyo, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. The quake was measured at... »
earthquake india Almost entire country was jolted strongly early this morning as a strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Indian state Manipur, an official of Bangladesh Meteorological Department(BMD) told. According to a message of the Met Office, location of the earthquake was in Monipur, India region and the distance of the epicentre was 353 kilometres from Dhaka Seismic Observatory at Agargaon. The Met Office recorded a strong earthquake today at 05 hours 05... »
earthquake A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck northeast India near the country’s borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh early Monday, sending people fleeing into the streets with dozens injured in the panic. The early morning tremor was strongly felt across northeast India and in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, where television reports said at least 24 people were taken to hospital after being injured in the scramble that ensued. The US Geological Survey... »