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Strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

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JAKARTA — A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has hit the Lombok region in Indonesia on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

Indonesian authority reported that at least three people died as a result of the earthquake.

There has been no warning of a Tsunami by the USGS.

The epicenter of the quake was reportedly some 80 miles (128.75 km) northeast of the island’s main city of Mataram at a depth of some 360 miles.

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The earthquakes above 6.0 magnitude are considered strong and can be felt hundreds of miles/kilometers from the epicenter and cause damage to structures in populated areas.

Indonesia is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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7 killed after Delhi-Bound train derails in Bihar

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NEW DELHI — At least seven people have died and 14 others injured after a Delhi-bound train derailed early Sunday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district.

Eleven coaches of 12487 Seemanchal Express derailed near Sahadai Buzurg at around 3:52 am. Three of the coaches overturned and the high force of the impact destroyed them completely.

The injured are being transported to local hospitals.

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The superfast train from Jogbani in Bihar to Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal was running at full speed when the accident took place, officials said.

Bodies are believed to be trapped inside one of the affected coaches and the number of dead is likely to rise, local police official said.

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