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'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.

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.

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.

Two dead as 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake causes devastation

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused "utter devastation" in New Zealand on Monday, with wild weather hampering rescue efforts as darkness fell.

Two dead as 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake causes devastation

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused "utter devastation" in New Zealand on Monday, with wild weather hampering rescue efforts as darkness fell.

Two dead as 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake causes devastation

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused "utter devastation" in New Zealand on Monday, with wild weather hampering rescue efforts as darkness fell.

Powerful 7.8-magnitude quake strikes New Zealand, tsunami warning

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early Monday, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.

'Pipeline Crossroads of the World' hit with strong earthquake

Cushing - A large earthquake rattled residents all over the state of Oklahoma Sunday night, causing "significant damage" in the city of Cushing. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake was a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.

Buildings collapse as powerful earthquake rocks central Italy

A powerful 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It is believed to be the strongest tremor to hit the country in 36 years.

No deaths reported after earthquake hits Honshu, Japan

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook parts of western Honshu, Japan early Friday afternoon, damaging homes and some roads and cutting power to 77,000 people.

5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea: USGS

Seoul - A powerful 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southern region of South Korea Monday evening, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, following an earlier quake of 4.9-magnitude.

Powerful 5.7 magnitude earthquake strikes in northern Tanzania

Bukoba - A powerful earthquake struck along the western shore of Lake Victoria in northern Tanzania Saturday afternoon, killing 11 people and injuring 192, but the actual death toll will probably be much higher say authorities.

Okla. earthquake forces shutdown of fracking disposal wells

Pawnee - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has ordered 35 toxic waste disposal wells shut down because they may have played a role in the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that was felt in six states on Saturday.

Italian Minister tells Charlie Hebdo to 'stick it'

Rome - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano weighed into the row over Charlie Hebdo's earthquake cartoons Saturday with an unusually undiplomatic outburst against the French satirical weekly.

Grim search for bodies continues in earthquake-hit central Italy

Amatrice - Searchers are looking for at least 10 residents missing in the wreckage of Amatrice following last week's powerful earthquake that killed hundreds of people and destroyed several historic towns in Italy's central mountains, 65 miles east of Rome.

At least two dead in Italian earthquake: media

Rome - At least two people died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported.

UN admits responsibility in deaths of thousands of Haitians

New York City - After nearly six years, the United Nations has finally admitted that its own peacekeepers may have had some responsibility for the deadly Cholera outbreak that killed thousands of Haitians after the 2010 earthquake.

Earthquake in Peru kills at least four, officials say

- A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake in Peru killed at least four people including a US tourist and left 55 injured, crushing villagers under rubble and blocking roads, officials said Monday.

Earthquake shakes up California town but causes no evident damage

Upper Lake - Tuesday night's earthquake in Northern California might be described as a moving experience, at least for employees and patrons at a restaurant and bar on the shore of Clear Lake.

Strong 6.3 magnitude quake hits New Zealand's Kermadec Islands

Wellington - A strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific late Wednesday, the US Geological Service that monitors quakes worldwide said.

California ill-prepared for the Big One, experts say

Los Angeles - Beyond the sunshine, the palm trees and Hollywood, if there is one certainty in California, it's that a massive earthquake will strike at some point.

Ecuador gets $364 mn in emergency support from IMF

Washington - The International Monetary Fund said Friday it approved a $364 million emergency loan to Ecuador after the country was hard-hit by an earthquake in April.
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Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
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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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Members of the Fairfax County, Va., Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue search structures and debris in northeast Japan
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A Japanese military rescued 65-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa  ten miles out at sea  two days after the...
A Japanese military rescued 65-year-old Hiromitsu Shinkawa, ten miles out at sea, two days after the tsunami that followed the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. He was found drifting on top of a roof of his destroyed house.
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya an  Sichuan Province  China on April 20  2013
Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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A helicopter rescue is part of the disaster readiness drill in Japan.
A helicopter rescue is part of the disaster readiness drill in Japan.
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Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left unrecognizable by the violent earthquake that devastated the city on 12 January.
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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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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport  set up to promote th...
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue team spots a boat tossed on its side amid residential buildings a...
A U.S. Air Force search and rescue team spots a boat tossed on its side amid residential buildings and other debris in Japan
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
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