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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.

'Cascadia Rising' earthquake drill to commence on June 7

Seattle - Picture a magnitude 9.0 earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone and the resulting tsunami devastating the Pacific Northwest. Telephone and Internet service is gone, leaving ham radio operators our only means of communication with the outside world.

California agrees to spend another $150 million to fix Bay Bridge

San Francisco - The agency that oversaw construction of the new $6.4 billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge voted Thursday to spend another $150 million to help keep the structure safe in a major earthquake.

Haiti drill preps city of Cap Haitien for major earthquake, tsunami

Cap-ha - A school gymnasium fills with hundreds of students seeking shelter from an earthquake and tsunami, with whistles at the ready in case they are trapped by rubble and need to be rescued.

Vanuatu is hit by powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake

The South Pacific ocean nation of Vanuatu was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake today, triggering a tsunami warning.

Chile ordered to pay $2.7 million to 2010 tsunami victims

Santiago - A Chilean court ordered the government Thursday to pay $2.7 million to the families of 20 people killed by a devastating tsunami in 2010.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

Eastern face of Sierra Nevada's long overdue for earthquake

Reno - Scientists say the Sierra Nevada Mountains Eastern range front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line. A magnitude 7.0 quake is expected every 30 years and it has been six decades since the last one occurred.

Japan opens prison to shelter twin quake evacuees

Uchino - Japan has resorted to opening a prison to those left homeless by two deadly earthquakes, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the challenges of dealing with tens of thousands who have fled their homes.

New quake rocks Japan, killing one and damaging buildings

Kumamoto - A powerful earthquake hit southern Japan early Saturday, sending panicked residents from their homes and damaging buildings in a region where nerves were already frayed after a series of powerful tremors over the past two days.

Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

Toukyo - A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday, collapsing homes,sparking fires and leaving three people dead, media and government said, as officials scrambled to assess the extent of the damage.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Powerful quake hits off Vanuatu, tsunami threat warning lifted

Sydney - A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu Sunday, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage along the coasts of the Pacific archipelago. The quake, initially reported as 7.

Video: New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake

Christchurch - Almost five years to the day after a devastating earthquake in 2011 killed 185 people, New Zealanders experienced a 5.7 magnitude quake on Saturday that struck with such force it caused a cliff to collapse.

More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

Taipei - Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, authorities said on Saturday.

6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

Jakarta - A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia late Friday, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued, US seismologists said.

No casualties from 7.0-magnitude quake in east Russia: Authorities

Moscow - A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck in Russia's Far East on Saturday morning, US and Russian authorities said, although there were no reports of any casualties.
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