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Two minor earthquakes hit India's New Delhi

Two minor earthquakes awoke residents of the Indian capital of New Delhi early Tuesday, shaking buildings but with no immediate reports of damage. India's Meteorological Department (IMD) said first a 3.1-magnitude tremor struck at 12.41 am local time (1911 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres, placing its epicentre in the capital city of nearly 10 million people. Almost exactly an hour later, a second, marginally larger 3.3-magnitude quake also struck, the IMD said on its website.

Moderate five-magnitude earthquake hits Pakistan

A moderate five magnitude earthquake struck eastern Pakistan Wednesday, with tremors felt in several cities, but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The epicentre was in northern India at a depth of 50 kilometres (31 miles), regional meteorological chief Muhammad Riaz told AFP. The quake was felt in several eastern cities including Lahore, Kasur, Okara and Sialkot, he said.

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and causing tremors across the island. The 6.3 magnitude at 8:02 pm (1202 GMT) had its epicentre 53 kilometres (33 miles) southwest of Hualien city at a depth of 19.5 kilometres, according to the country's Seismology Centre. The US Geological Survey gave a slightly higher magnitude of 6.6 and a shallower depth of 9 km. There was no immediate information on any damage or casualties. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no immediate threat of a tsunami.

Israel rattled by sixth minor quake in under a week

Two minor earthquakes rattled northern Israel on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of such incidents in less than a week, a spokeswoman for the Israel Geophysical Institute said. The most recent quake by the town of Meron in northern Israel had a 2.2 magnitude, which is very weak, she said, noting it was unrelated to a 3.3 tremor earlier on Tuesday that had its epicentre on the northern shores of the Sea of Galilee. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from Tuesday's quakes.

Magnitude-6.3 quake rocks northwest Mexico

Mexico City, Oct 19 (EFE).- A magnitude-6.3 earthquake shook a part of northwest Mexico Saturday, the National Seismological Service said, without reporting whether it had caused any damage. The temblor occurred at 12:54 p.m. local time (1754 GMT) with its epicenter at 89 kilometers (55 miles) east of the city of Loreto in the state of Baja California Sur, and originated at a depth of 14 kilometers (9 miles) under the seabed of the Gulf of California, the National Seismological Service said, which at first had reported a magnitude-6.4 quake.

6.4 magnitude quake off western Mexico: US seismologists

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of Mexico in the Gulf of California, posing a risk of local tsunamis, US seismologists said. But Mexican authorities said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the quake. "We have no reported damage in any public building or residences, and hotel managers told me they had no damage at all," the civil protection chief in Loreto, Mexico told AFP.

Powerful quake kills 87 in Philippines

Manila, Oct 15 (EFE).- A magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit Visayas, a region in the central Philippines, on Tuesday, killing at least 87 people and injuring 167 others, officials said. The powerful earthquake damaged buildings, roads, bridges, monuments and tourist attractions in the region. Seventy-seven people are confirmed dead on the island of Bohol, where the temblor's epicenter was located, while nine others died in Cebu and one person was killed on the island of Siquijor, Visayas Central police superintendent Danilo Constantino said.

Deadliest earthquakes in Asia since 2010

Below is a list of the deadliest earthquakes to hit the Asian continent since 2010, after a major quake rocked the Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least 85 people. -- 2013 -- October 15: PHILIPPINES -- At least 85 people die when a 7.1-magnitude quake triggers landslides across Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor, three tourist islands in the central Philippines. September 24: PAKISTAN -- A quake of 7.7 magnitude kills 376 people when it strikes Baluchistan province.

Strong quake strikes near Crete, material damage reported

An earthquake with a magnitude of more than six degrees struck near the island of Crete in southern Greece on Saturday, with initial reports of damage to houses and shops . According to the US Geological Survey the quake had a 6.4 magnitude, while the Athens Observatory gave it a magnitude of 6.2. The epicentre was some 60 kilometres (37 miles) off the city of Hania in western Crete, the state-run Athens News Agency said.

Quake hits southwest Pakistan

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck southwest Pakistan Saturday, meteorological officials said, with tremors felt in some of the areas ravaged by a deadly quake last month. The earthquake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), and its epicentre was 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Khuzdar in Baluchistan province, senior meteorologist Tauseef Alam said. Another meteorlogist, Shahid Mehmood, said that the tremors were felt in Khuzdar, and towns in Awaran and Kharan. No loss of life or property was immediately reported.
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