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Over 199,000 people may die if magnitude 9 earthquake strikes Japan – Reports


The Japanese government’s Central Disaster Management Council has predicted that a powerful earthquake may kill up to 199,000 people in the north and northeast of the country. The Japanese island of Honshu Council’s experts said that a magnitude 9.1-9.3 quake can cause a tsunami up to 29.7 metres (95.14 feet) high in the northeastern regions of the Japanese island of ...

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Earthquake: UN, partners launch $187m support for Haiti


The UN and partners on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 launched a $187.3 million appeal to support half a million people affected by the deadly earthquake in southwestern Haiti. A view of a collapsed building following an earthquake, in Les Cayes, Haiti on August 14, 2021. Photo credit: REUTERS TV via REUTERS The 7.2 magnitude earthquake on Aug. 14 killed more ...

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Oil exploration can cause tremors, quakes, scientists warn


Following recent earth tremors in some parts of the country, some scientists have warned that earthquakes can be triggered by oil and gas exploration, especially in the Niger Delta region.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) spoke with some scientists and stakeholders across the country recently against the backdrop of earth tremors in some states which has caused widespread ...

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Bayelsa, Rivers residents relive tremor experiences


Bayelsa and River state have also had their fair share of the earth tremor menace, which is increasingly giving the nation a cause for concern. A couple of months ago, tremors in parts of the two oil-rich states reportedly caused palpable apprehension among residents of affected communities. Residents of the areas noted that the tremors caused serious cracks on the ...

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Devastating quakes loom in Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, others – Experts

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Six states have been named as possible sites for devastating earthquakes before 2020. They are Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, Rivers, Cross River and Delta. However, Kaduna State, which has of recent experienced series of earth tremors, is not lincluded in the list. Researchers from the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, led by Dr Adepelumi Adekunle ...

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Earth tremors shake Kaduna, many displaced


Many residents of Sambang Dagi in Jaba Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State have been displaced as a result of earth tremors felt in the area. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the first tremor happened at Nok village about 20km away from Sambang, and another was felt in the early hours of Monday. The residents were ...

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Images: Devastating quake rattles central Italy


The Italian Civil Protection agency has described Wednesday’s devastating earthquake that hit near Perrugia as a “severe” seismic event. At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night. Scores of buildings were reduced to dusty piles of masonry in communities close to the epicentre of the 3:32 a.m. quake in a ...

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Black Wednesday as quakes hit Italy, Myanmar


At least 120 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy in the middle of the night on Wednesday near the town of Perugia, the U.S. Geological Survey said, in what is being described by the Italian Civil Protection agency as a “severe” seismic event. The epicentre is in the province of Rieti, northeast of Rome. Residents in the ...

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