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Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Kos - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

The Greek holiday island of Kos battles to recover from deadly quake

Atenas - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists

Washington - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the eastern coast of Russia, according to the US Geological Survey, causing officials to initially warn of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific.

Two dead as strong quake hits central Philippines: officials

Manila - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people in the central Philippines on Thursday, with more than five people still trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said.

One dead as strong quake hits central Philippine island: official

Manila - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines Thursday, killing at least one person inside a collapsed building with more people feared trapped inside, a local official said.

Greek island picks up the pieces after 6.3-magnitude quake

Mytil - The Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday laboured to pick up the pieces after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake gutted a village, killing a woman and leaving over 15 injured.

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

Atenas - A woman died and 10 people were hurt on Monday when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios and the Aegean coast of western Turkey, officials said.

6.2-magnitude quake injures 2 in Peru: authorities

- A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru on Monday, injuring at least two people and damaging at least one home, authorities said.

Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Sarangani Philippines

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Sarangani Province in Mindanao, Philippines Saturday morning prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to raise a tsunami warning which was lifted later at around 7:00 a.m.

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

Manila - A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital on Saturday, officials and eyewitnesses said.

New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake was the most complex ever

The large earthquake that struck New Zealand in 2016 has been declared the most complex earthquake ever, according to scientists. This has implications for how earthquakes are monitored and responded to in the future.

Italy asks EU aid as cost of quakes hits 23 bn euros

Rome - A series of deadly earthquakes that struck central Italy over the past six months has cost the country more than 23 billion euros ($24.3 billion), the nation's Civil Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Ankara mayor warns of 'manmade quake' threat

Ankara - Ankara's outspoken mayor on Tuesday warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy.

Anguish and miracles: avalanche dramas captivate Italy

Rome - In the anxious days since an avalanche engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in Italy on January 18, wrenching scenes and heart-stirring strokes of luck have riveted the country.The death toll hit 25 on Wednesday, with four people still missing.

Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

New Delhi - Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

6.1 magnitude quake hits Peru, no injuries reported

- An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck Sunday in Peru near the border with Brazil but no damage was reported, the government said.

7.9-magnitude quake hits PNG, tsunami threat over

Sydney - A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no immediate casualties were reported and an initial tsunami threat was later deemed to have passed.

'We will rebuild': Indonesian president tours quake zone

Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged Friday to help the people of Aceh rebuild as he toured areas worst-hit by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.The shallow 6.

Solomon Islands hit by massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake erupted along a fault near the Solomon Islands Friday morning, prompting Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami alert for some coasts.

Powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Northern California

A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of northern California on Thursday morning. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.8, hit 100 miles west of Ferndale at 6:50 a.m. local time.

Tsunami expected after 7.3 earthquake near Fukushima, Japan

The Japanese Meteorological Agency is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck off the coast of northern Japan on Tuesday. Tsunami advisories have been issued for much of Japan's northern Pacific coast.

Strong 6.9 quake hits Japan triggering tsunami warning

Toukyo - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan early Tuesday, the USGS said, while Japanese authorities issued a tsunami warning for the region's coast including Fukushima prefecture.A some three metre (9.

Relieved tourists escape New Zealand quake town

Christchurch - Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday completed a mass evacuation of tourists stranded after a devastating earthquake, as officials in the capital Wellington sealed off dozens of potentially dangerous office blocks.

Relieved tourists escape New Zealand quake town

Christchurch - Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday completed a mass evacuation of tourists stranded after a devastating earthquake, as officials in the capital Wellington sealed off dozens of potentially dangerous office blocks.

Relieved tourists escape New Zealand quake town

Christchurch - Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday completed a mass evacuation of tourists stranded after a devastating earthquake, as officials in the capital Wellington sealed off dozens of potentially dangerous office blocks.

International warships to help New Zealand quake relief

Christchurch - Warships from the United States, Canada and Australia have been drafted in to help earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand after a 7.8 tremor devastated parts of the South Island, officials said Wednesday.
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Evacuees from Fukushima prefecture in gym in Hitachi City, Ibaraki prefecture.
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A firefghter and rescuers walk past the rubble of a destroyed building in the damaged central Italian village of Amatrice on August 26, 2016, two day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region
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Sacramento Str. 1906 after the San Franciso earthquake
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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece and Cyprus.
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Japanese rescue officials practice responding to an earthquake.
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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New footage shows panic during Japanese earthquake
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Air Force and Marine airlift and rescue leadership look out over the debris left at Sendai Airport, Japan, following a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami
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The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
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