6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador

6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of EcuadorUpdated on : 01-07-2017 01:25 PM
A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of Ecuador, sending people running into the streets of the country's major cities.

Authorities say there have been no early reports of casualties or serious damage.

The US Geological Service said Friday evening's tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centred about 30 kilometres northeast of Bahia de Caraquez.

The quake occurred about 7 kilometres below the Earth's surface.

Shaking was felt more than 200 kilometres away in the port city of Quayaquil and in the capital of Quito.

The quake struck in the same region as a powerful, magnitude 7.8 temblor in April 2016 that caused nearly 700 deaths and USD 3 billion in damage.


Indian American among 12 new NASA astronauts

Indian American among 12 new NASA astronauts

Updated on : 08-06-2017 07:27 PM
Indian American Raja Chari, a lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force, is among 12 new astronaut candidates selected by NASA who will take part in future deep space missions.
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Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday launched the new website of DD News, www.ddnews.gov.in.

Updated on : 06-07-2017 02:16 PM

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