Sep 182011
 
Towns of Sikkim, India Names in green are the ...

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A 6.9 magnitude earthquake has struck in the vicinity of Sikkim, India this morning occurring at approximately 8:40 AM (EDT). The quake epicenter is located at 27.723°N, 88.064°E and was approximately 12.2 miles deep. The quake was approximately 42 miles NW of Gangtok, Sikkim, India. Initially reported as a 6.8 magnitude quake, the USGS has upgraded it to 6.9. There are no reports of damage or injuries at this time with the quake happening in a mountainous and sparsely populated region of the country.


UPDATE: 11 have been reported killed (6 in India, 5 in Nepal). Part of British Embassy collapses.

 

Jul 242011
 
Map of Japan with Fukushima highlighted

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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the cost of Honshu Japan at 2:51 PM (EDT) approximately 49 miles from Sendai, Honshu, Japan and 59 miles from Fukushima, Honshu, Japan. This is the second major earthquake to hit the region in the last 24 hours with a 6.4 earthquake striking yesterday, July 23rd.

Apr 092011
 

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