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Major quake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

Los Angeles - A major 7.5-magnitude quake off the coast of Alaska triggered small tsunami waves Monday, US agencies said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

World Bank cancels loan for controversial Lebanon dam

Washington - The World Bank on Friday said it was canceling a loan to fund a dam in Lebanon that environmentalists claimed could destroy a valley rich in biodiversity.

Seismic shift? Vibrations produced by people fall during COVID-19

Human activity accounts for a considerable proportion of the vibrations that run through the Earth, when compared with natural tectonic movements. The level of vibrations has fallen off during COVID-19.

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.
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Governor Walker received a phone call from President Donald Trump this morning  offering support for...
Governor Walker received a phone call from President Donald Trump this morning, offering support for Alaskans in the wake of this morning’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
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Air Force and Marine airlift in action.
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6.0 magnitude earthquake at American Canyon  California
6.0 magnitude earthquake at American Canyon, California
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in northeastern Japan
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A water pipe spews water into the frosty morning air after being damaged by a tsunami  which was tri...
A water pipe spews water into the frosty morning air after being damaged by a tsunami, which was triggered by a 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan.
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This 20 story building in Concepción  Chile  collapsed and fell on its back as a result of the 8.8....
This 20 story building in Concepción, Chile, collapsed and fell on its back as a result of the 8.8. Richter earthquake that struck Chile on Feb. 27, 2010.
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A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin
Earthquake devastation in Central Philippines
Earthquake devastation in Central Philippines
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Note the crack at the very top of the building that seems to indicate severe structural damage in what appears to be a very fine heritage building.
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A photograph of one tent city housing an estimated 50 000 Haitians.  Located in Port-au-Prince  this...
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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Sign next to map in a Fukushima City park expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
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SHAKER: Candlestick Park in San Francisco was filled to capacity for the World Series in 1989 when t...
SHAKER: Candlestick Park in San Francisco was filled to capacity for the World Series in 1989 when the Loma Prieta earthquake struck on Oct. 17.
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A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport  set up to promote th...
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake dislodged the eagle sculpture at Wellington airport, set up to promote the Hobbit movies.
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This sidewalk is closed and may remain closed until it is cleaned of debris and the stucture above c...
This sidewalk is closed and may remain closed until it is cleaned of debris and the stucture above checked for remaining construction material ready to fall to the sidewalk below.
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Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
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Napa s historic Pfeiffer Building  better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building  suffered ma...
Napa's historic Pfeiffer Building, better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building, suffered major damage in the 6.0 earthquake that struck Aug. 24.
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Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti  Jan. 21  2010  Mireb...
Boxed meals that will be served to people who survived the earthquake in Haiti, Jan. 21, 2010, Mirebalais, Haiti.
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The 1959 earthquake that hit Yellowstone Nat l. Park registered 7.4 on the Richter scale and killed ...
The 1959 earthquake that hit Yellowstone Nat'l. Park registered 7.4 on the Richter scale and killed 28 people. From the photo, the extent of the damage was quite evident.
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