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Mexico quake death toll rises to 10

Mexico - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Mexico has risen to ten, the federal government said Wednesday.The 7.

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits near southern Puerto Rico

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Nepal marks quake anniversary under lockdown

Kathmandu - Nepal on Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake under a nationwide lockdown with the prime minister blaming the coronavirus pandemic for delays in rebuilding.The magnitude 7.

Powerful quake damages buildings in Croatia capital

Zagreb - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake tore down chunks of buildings in Zagreb and left a teenager in critical condition on Sunday, state media reported, as authorities warned residents not to gather together and further spread the coronavirus.

Albania quake exposes scourge of sketchy construction

Mamurras - When a powerful earthquake struck Albania more than two months ago, buildings collapsed like houses of cards atop sleeping families.

Powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Witnesses reported strong shaking but there was no immediate word of casualties or heavy damage.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Sydney - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.The powerful quake struck just after 4 pm (0500 GMT) at a depth of 17.

Southern Puerto Rico hit by magnitude 5.0 quake today

San Juan - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month.

Puerto Rico earthquake victims receive abandonded emergency supplies

San Juan - Puerto Ricans dealing with the effects of almost non-stop earthquakes since last month have begun to receive emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday -- but the supplies were originally meant for hurricane victims two years ago.

Earthquake-hit Puerto Rico investigates unused emergency supplies

Miami - Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.

Warehouse in Puerto Rico found full of supplies from 2017

San Juan - A warehouse was discovered in southern Puerto Rico, filled with water, cots, and other unused emergency supplies from 2017, setting off an uproar resulting in the firing of the territory's emergency management director, Carlos Acevedo.

UN chief calls on Haiti to 'resist escalation' 10 years after quake

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Haitians to "resist any escalation" in the political crisis rocking the country, during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of a devastating earthquake.

Living in tents, thousands of Puerto Rico's earthquake survivors wait for relief

Yauco - Living out in the open, their nerves on edge after a series of earthquakes that have shaken Puerto Rico, some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-need...

Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-prince - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability.

Southern coast of Puerto Rico hit by another big earthquake

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday at 8:54 a.m., causing further damage along the island's southern coast where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.

Puerto Rico rocked by magnitude 5.8 earthquake early this morning

A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

Quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Tehran - An earthquake struck Iran on Friday less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the country's only nuclear power plant, monitors said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.The US Geological Survey said the 5.

Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines

Manila - A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

Manila - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area struck by a string of deadly tremors in October.

Hope and fear in Albania as rescuers scour post-quake wreckage

Durr - Cries of anguish and joy wrench the Albanian city of Durres as relatives watch rescuers pull bodies out from the wreckage of a powerful earthquake. Some are dead, but others are alive."We saved a life...

Iran earthquake kills five, leaves 300 injured

Tehran - An earthquake rocked northwestern Iran before dawn on Friday, killing at least five people and injuring more than 300 in crumbling and collapsed buildings.The 5.

Five killed, 120 injured in Iran earthquake

Tehran - A night-time earthquake in northwestern Iran on Friday killed five people and injured 120, according to early reports on state television.The 5.

Toll in Philippine quakes climbs to 21

Manila - The death toll in two powerful quakes that struck the southern Philippines in the past week has risen to 21, authorities said Sunday, as survivors struggled to access food and water.The 6.6-magnitude and 6.

Third deadly quake in weeks hits south Philippines

Manila - A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Thursday, killing at least four people and sparking searches of seriously damaged buildings that had already been rattled by two previous deadly tremors in recent weeks. The 6.

New powerful quake hits South Philippines

Manila - A powerful quake struck in the southern Philippines on Thursday sending people fleeing from homes, schools and malls, with initial reports of damage to some buildings.The 6.

Strong quake hits south Philippines, injuries reported

Manila - A 6.6-magnitude quake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, authorities said, causing injuries and damaging buildings in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

Fake news sparks panic among Indonesia quake victims

Jakarta - Thousands of Indonesians are still in shelters nearly two weeks after a deadly earthquake sparked a stream of fake news and hoaxes warning that an even bigger disaster was looming, the government said Monday.

Strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake off Chile coast: USGS

Santiago - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific off the coast of Chile on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Indonesia quake death toll rises to 30: govt

Jakarta - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked Indonesia's remote Maluku islands rose to 30 on Sunday, including several toddlers, the disaster agency said.

Mass prayer marks one year since Indonesia quake-tsunami disaster

Palu - Thousands attended a mass prayer in the devastated Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, one year after a quake-tsunami swallowed up whole neighbourhoods and killed more than 4,000 people.Many in the crowd sobbed as they remembered victims of the 7.
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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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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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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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File photo: House damage in central Oklahoma from the magnitude 5.6 earthquake on Nov. 6, 2011.
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China's May 2008 earthquake in Sichuan province.
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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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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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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 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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The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
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