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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

January 10, 2018 1:14 am
Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

A map from the US Geological Survey shows where a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Honduras. A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of […]

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Two earthquakes shake parts of California

December 27, 2017 11:30 pm
Two earthquakes shake parts of California

This map by Bing Maps shows the location of the epicenter of a quake near San Jose, California, on December 26, 2017. Two earthquakes have struck parts of the Western US state of California in an area notorious for seismic restlessness, the US Geological Survey says. The first quake, measured […]

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China ramps up earthquake disaster response efforts

August 10, 2017 3:15 pm
China ramps up earthquake disaster response efforts

Chinese paramilitary police carry relief supplies on their way to an earthquake-struck zone in Jiuzhaigou in China’s southwestern Sichuan province on August 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) China has ramped up its response to an earthquake that killed 20 people and injured hundreds, sending supplies and personnel into the mountainous […]

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19 killed, 247 injured in China’s quake-stricken region amid ongoing rescue operation

August 9, 2017 10:30 pm
19 killed, 247 injured in China’s quake-stricken region amid ongoing rescue operation

Chinese paramilitary police recover a victim from a wrecked tour bus in Jiuzhaigou in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan on August 9, 2017, after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the province late on August 8. (AFP photo) The government of China has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people from a […]

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China quake kills 5 people, thousands injured

August 8, 2017 10:30 pm
China quake kills 5 people, thousands injured

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China late Tuesday, killing at least five people, with up to 100 feared dead, according to a government estimate. Five people died and more than 60 were injured in the quake, the official Xinhua news agency said, including 30 who were in critical condition. But […]

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Two dead as 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits central Philippines

July 6, 2017 10:30 pm
Two dead as 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits central Philippines

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has killed at least two people in the central Philippines, with more than five others still trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials say. An 18-year-old woman died after being hit by falling debris in Ormoc City on Leyte Island, near the epicenter of the quake, police […]

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6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala, El Salvador

June 22, 2017 10:30 pm
6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala, El Salvador

Office workers evacuate the buildings in Guatemala City after a strong quake on June 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A major earthquake has struck off the coast of Guatemala, damaging buildings and downing trees as well as causing powerful tremors in neighboring El Salvador. The quake, measured at a magnitude […]

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Giant November 14 earthquake shakes sunken Soviet liner

February 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Giant November 14 earthquake shakes sunken Soviet liner

The giant November 2016 earthquake has snapped the top decks from a sunken Soviet cruise liner in the Marlborough Sounds. The magnitude-7.8 tremor of November 14 last year pummelled the upper east coast of the South Island, cutting off the tourist mecca of Kaikoura, and causing its seabed to rise […]

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15 killed, 126 injured in southern Philippines earthquake

February 11, 2017 7:25 pm
15 killed, 126 injured in southern Philippines earthquake

A parked vehicle is trapped under debris from a school building that was damaged after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck overnight in Surigao in the southern island of Mindanao, Feb. 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A powerful earthquake has struck the southern Philippines, claiming the lives of at least 15 people […]

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Queen and Prince Philip ‘shocked’ by New Zealand earthquake

November 16, 2016 4:30 am
Queen and Prince Philip ‘shocked’ by New Zealand earthquake

The Queen has sent a letter of condolence to New Zealand as the nation moves into recovery mode following Monday’s devastating magnitude-7.5 earthquake. “Prince Philip and I were shocked to hear news of the severe earthquakes that struck on Monday,” she said in the letter, signed Elizabeth R. “I send my condolences […]

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Two killed as powerful quake, aftershocks jolt New Zealand

November 14, 2016 10:00 am
Two killed as powerful quake, aftershocks jolt New Zealand

At least two people have been killed after a major earthquake followed by scores of severe aftershocks hit New Zealand, causing massive infrastructure damage there. The first tremor, measuring 7.8 on the Richter Scale, struck the seaside tourist town of Kaikoura near New Zealand’s South Island after midnight in the […]

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Strong quake strikes central New Zealand, tsunami warning issued

November 13, 2016 8:30 pm
Strong quake strikes central New Zealand, tsunami warning issued

File photo released in local media in New Zealand shows debris outside the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament after an earthquake rocked Christchurch, in 2011. A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale has rocked central parts of New Zealand with authorities issuing a tsunami warning and advising people to seek […]

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Italy fears for Colosseum as ‘cracks get bigger’ after each quake

November 1, 2016 10:00 am
Italy fears for Colosseum as ‘cracks get bigger’ after each quake

The latest quake damaged several churches and buildings in the heart of Rome. Photo / Getty Images The worst earthquake to hit Italy in three decades has added troubling cracks to the Colosseum, threatening the country’s most popular historic landmark. Francesco Prosperetti, the special superintendent for the Colosseum and the […]

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Italian strong earthquake takes heavy toll on historic buildings

October 31, 2016 3:00 am
Italian strong earthquake takes heavy toll on historic buildings

A strong earthquake that shook Italy took a heavy toll on historic churches and other landmark buildings, some dating back to the Middle Ages. No deaths were reported, and only “tens” of injuries, but the physical damage was extensive. In Preci, the walls of a hillside cemetery came crashing down […]

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Powerful earthquake hits Italy

October 30, 2016 4:55 pm
Powerful earthquake hits Italy

Another strong earthquake has shaken central Italy, causing the collapse of buildings and historic edifices already damaged by previous tremors. The Sunday quake measured 6.6 on the Richter scale and struck at 07:40 a.m. (0640 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey. Fabrizio Curcio, the head of the national civil […]

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