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Anxiety mounts as clock ticks down on Mexico quake rescue

Mexico - Anxiety mounted Friday as Mexico approached the crucial 72-hour mark after a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with exhausted rescuers racing to reach survivors trapped in the rubble before it is too late.

Hope fading for survivors as Mexico search enters third day

Mexico - Mexico waited anxiously on Thursday for signs of life in the rubble of collapsed buildings as a desperate search for survivors of a devastating earthquake entered a third day.Authorities put the death toll following Tuesday's 7.

Mexico quake toll rises to 96

Mexico - Authorities recovered more bodies Monday from the rubble of the Mexico's huge earthquake, bringing the death toll to 96 as the president prepares to visit the worst-hit region, his office said.

Christchurch's quake-hit cathedral to be rebuilt

Wellington - Heritage groups in New Zealand on Monday welcomed a decision to rebuild Christchurch's Anglican cathedral, six years after it was extensively damaged in a deadly earthquake.Much of the late 19th Century neo-Gothic structure collapsed in the 6.

Mexico's alert system plays its part as quake strikes

Mexico - Sirens wailed across Mexico City late Thursday warning its estimated 20 million population of a rapidly approaching quake from the Pacific, the latest use of its effective early warning system.

EU MEPs approve 1.2 bn euros in Italy quake aid

Brussels - European MEPs on Wednesday approved aid worth 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) to help repair damage caused by a series of deadly earthquakes in Italy this year and last.

Candlelit march as Amatrice bells toll for Italy quake dead

Rome - At exactly 3:36 am on Thursday, the town clock in Amatrice rang 249 times in memory of the number of people who died there last year in an earthquake that devastated central Italy at exactly that moment. The 6.

Italy's deadly flirtation with illegal building

Rome - As Italy reels from another earthquake, experts warned Wednesday that widespread illegal construction is putting millions across the country at risk of being killed.

Italy mourns Amatrice, where quake wounds still weep

Rome - A year to the minute that a earthquake struck the Amatrice region, Italy on Thursday will remember the 299 victims killed in the night-time disaster that still haunts the country.

Hero boy saved little brother when Italy quake struck

Casamicciola Terme - Eleven-year old Ciro, the last child to be pulled from the rubble on the Italian island of Ischia Tuesday, saved his little brother's life when the deadly earthquake struck, rescuers workers said.

One dead, one missing after quake hits Italy holiday island

Rome - A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia late Monday, causing destruction that left one person dead and one missing at peak tourist season, authorities said.

One dead after quake strikes Italian holiday island

Rome - A 3.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Italian holiday island of Ischia on Monday, prompting destruction that left at least one dead and seven missing at peak tourist season.

Chile eyes quake fault that could strike capital

Santiago - Earthquake-prone Chile may be one of the countries best prepared for seismic shocks, but officials are nervously watching a major fault line that could shift any time, threatening the capital.Long accustomed to quakes such as the 8.

New images from Alaska's seafloor suggest high tsunami danger

Scientists mapping the seafloor off the coast of Alaska have identified a segment of the subduction zone they say signals the potential for a major tsunami in an area that normally would be considered benign.

Greek holiday island battles to recover from deadly quake

Kos - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

The Greek holiday island of Kos battles to recover from deadly quake

Atenas - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day.The 6.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

Quake kills two tourists on Greek holiday island

Kos - A 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, killing two people and injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

7.7-magnitude quake hits off Russia: US scientists

Washington - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck Monday off the eastern coast of Russia, according to the US Geological Survey, causing officials to initially warn of a tsunami threat in parts of the Pacific.

Two dead as strong quake hits central Philippines: officials

Manila - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people in the central Philippines on Thursday, with more than five people still trapped inside a collapsed commercial building, officials said.

One dead as strong quake hits central Philippine island: official

Manila - A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines Thursday, killing at least one person inside a collapsed building with more people feared trapped inside, a local official said.

Greek island picks up the pieces after 6.3-magnitude quake

Mytil - The Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday laboured to pick up the pieces after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake gutted a village, killing a woman and leaving over 15 injured.

One dead as 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocks Greek islands

Atenas - A woman died and 10 people were hurt on Monday when a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios and the Aegean coast of western Turkey, officials said.

6.2-magnitude quake injures 2 in Peru: authorities

- A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru on Monday, injuring at least two people and damaging at least one home, authorities said.

Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Sarangani Philippines

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Sarangani Province in Mindanao, Philippines Saturday morning prompting the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) to raise a tsunami warning which was lifted later at around 7:00 a.m.

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

Manila - A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital on Saturday, officials and eyewitnesses said.

New Zealand's Kaikoura earthquake was the most complex ever

The large earthquake that struck New Zealand in 2016 has been declared the most complex earthquake ever, according to scientists. This has implications for how earthquakes are monitored and responded to in the future.

Italy asks EU aid as cost of quakes hits 23 bn euros

Rome - A series of deadly earthquakes that struck central Italy over the past six months has cost the country more than 23 billion euros ($24.3 billion), the nation's Civil Protection Agency said Wednesday.

Ankara mayor warns of 'manmade quake' threat

Ankara - Ankara's outspoken mayor on Tuesday warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy.
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A family after the devastating earthquake in Haiti
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The earthquake struck along the western shore of Lake Victoria in Northern Tanzania.
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Another view of the badly damaged cathedral in Santiago, Chile.
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Tsunami evacuees in shelter in Rikuzentakada City, Iwate prefecture March 27, 2011.
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