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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.

Alaska hit by 6.8-magnitude earthquake: USGS 

Washington - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Alaska early Sunday, US seismologists said.The US Geological Survey, updating its earlier location for the quake, said it struck at 1030 GMT and was centered about 83 kilometers (51 miles) east of Old Iliamna....

Strong quake strikes off Mexico's Pacific coast

- A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.The 10-kilometer (6.

Japan marks 21 years since killer Kobe quake

Toukyo - Japan on Sunday marked the 21st anniversary of a devastating earthquake in the western city of Kobe that killed more than 6,400 people, as bereaved families looked to keep memories of the victims alive.

Fracking in Alberta: Daily quakes and thirsty residents

Montr - One earthquake is recorded on average each day in a western Canadian region where companies extract oil by fracking, according to statistics published by the Canadian province's energy regulatory agency.

Strong 6.2 magnitude quake rocks northeast Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked northeast Afghanistan late Friday close to the country's borders with Pakistan and Tajikistan, leaving at least 17 people injured, according to the US Geological Survey.The quake, which measured 203.

Canadian regulator: 4.6 magnitude quake caused by fracking

British Columbia's energy regulator has confirmed that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake in northeast British Columbia in August was caused by fracking and is likely to be the largest fracking-induced seismic event ever recorded.

Children study under open skies as quake rocks education in Pakistan

Peshawar - Ishtiaq Khalid is having a snow day, forced to stay home from his school in the Pakistani district of Shangla due to inclement weather -- but unlike most 12-year-olds, he is not happy about it.

Swarm of minor quakes continues in eastern S.F. Bay Area

San Ramon - A swarm of small earthquakes continued to roll through the eastern San Francisco Bay Area this week as residents felt at least 10 quakes by 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

More than 200 earthquakes shake up east S.F. Bay Area

San Ramon - The earthquake swarm that has rocked the eastern San Francisco Bay Area since Saturday continued Monday, with at least 25 temblors reported by the afternoon.

Chile rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake, no injuries reported

Santiago - An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale shook central Chile Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the country's National Emergency Office said.

Japanese climber attempting Mount Everest summit turns back

Kathmandu - A Japanese climber who was attempting the first summit of Mount Everest since a deadly quake-triggered avalanche destroyed part of base camp in April said Sunday he had turned back.

Earthquake shakes up SF Bay Area but no, it wasn't the big one

Oakland - Monday's 4.0 earthquake that awakened hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents at 6:49 a.m. was surprising and interesting, yes, but it was nothing like the massive shaker still overdue on the Hayward fault.

USGS: Major quake could strike San Francisco Bay Area within days

Fremont - Tuesday's mild 4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area could be a signal that a major destructive event will arrive within days, a U.S. government seismologist said Tuesday.

China using animals to predict earthquakes: Report

Bejing - Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

Bejing - A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres (just over an inch) to the southwest, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday.The 7.

Malaysian minister blames naked foreign tourists for earthquake

A group of western tourists who stripped naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu last month will be prohibited from leaving Malaysia, as their act of "disrespecting the mountain" could have caused the devastating earthquake that killed at least 13 people.

Nepal police teach quake victims self-defence after attacks

Kathmandu - Nepal is teaching self-defence to quake-affected women and children following a string of attacks in temporary camps housing survivors, police said Friday.

Hundreds gather in Nepal capital to mark one month since quake

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the rubble of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,600 people in the Himalayan nation.

Red Cross raises Nepal aid appeal to $93 million

Kathmandu - The Red Cross on Saturday ramped up its appeal for aid to disaster-hit Nepal, requesting $93 million in assistance after two earthquakes in less than three weeks killed nearly 8,500 and left thousands homeless.

Eight bodies found in U.S. chopper wreckage: Nepal army

Kathmandu - The Nepalese army said Saturday troops had found the bodies of all eight people from the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter which crashed while delivering aid in the quake-devastated country.

Centenarian located alive beneath earthquake rubble

Gorkha - A 101-year-old man was pulled Saturday from the scattered rubble of his former house, nearly a week after a devastating earthquake struck Gorkha, Nepal, leaving thousands dead.

5.5-magnitude quake hits southern Mexico

Oaxaca - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, officials said.

Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake caught on video

Kathmandu - A German climber, Jost Kobusch , posted to YouTube Sunday footage showing a deadly avalanche sweeping through the base camp at Mt. Everest. The avalanche was triggered by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in decades.

Pacquiao earns praises for support to Nepal earthquake victims

WBO welterweight champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao earned praise from the people of Nepal for his message of sympathy and support as they struggle to rise from the rubble of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.

Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake

Sydney - Asian countries were scrambling on Sunday to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links.

Death toll tops 1,400 from massive Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu - More than 1,000 people were killed Saturday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city.

Everest base camp avalanche 'kills 10'

Kathmandu - An avalanche at Mount Everest base camp triggered by a massive earthquake killed at least 10 people on Saturday, including foreign climbers, a Nepalese official said.

Casualties after Nepal quake topples landmark tower

Kathmandu - A landmark nine-storey tower collapsed in Kathmandu on Saturday after a massive earthquake hit the Nepalese capital, with several bodies seen at the site of the disaster, witnesses and television footage showed.

Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles — no damage reported

Los Angeles - Southern California was jolted Sunday by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake that struck South Los Angeles at 9:17 p.m, government seismologists reported.
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This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. This photo was taken on March 14, 2011 at 11:04 am local time, 3 minutes after an explosion.
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50,000 Haitians. Located in Port-au-Prince, this photograph clearly illustrates the lack of adequate shelter.
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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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Damage in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, Japan, caused by liquefaction during March 11, 2011 earthquake.
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Petzel, a search and rescue dog with the Fairfax County, Va., Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue team waits for his master before heading out to search structures and debris on March 17, 2011
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Damage caused on 22 Feb in Christchurch
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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Another view of the badly damaged cathedral in Santiago, Chile.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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The grocery store shelves in Tokyo after the earthquake
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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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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Sidewalk in front of Napa's 140-year-old Sam Kee Laundry Building is covered with debris from the Aug. 24 earthquake.
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TV anchorman Christian Pino is shaken by 6.7 Richter earthquake while reading the late-night news, but stays calm (Screenshot from LaNación).
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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 rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake, including the city of Napa's 1870 courthouse, shown here surrounded by emergency fencing after the 6.0 shaker.
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