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Strong 6.3Quake Strikes Off Vanuatu: USGS

A strong 6.3 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu on 6 July 2012, the US Geological survey said.The tremor hit about 358km northwest of the capital port vila at a depth of about 180km.

Flood  in Southern Russia

Flash floods in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region have killed at least 78 people and affected nearly 13,000 in the area’s worst natural disaster in decades, officials said on 7 July 2012. Gelendzhik alone received five months’ worth of rain in 24 hours, a major blow to the resort at the height of the tourist season, the regional administration.

5.8 earthquake In Afghanistan, Tremors Felt In Punjab, Kashmir

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern India on Thursday evening. Tremors were felt in parts of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir reportedly. The epicentre of the quake was in Hindukush region.Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that the powerful earthquake also jolted parts of Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan though there were no reports of casualties or damage to property.

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