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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.

Anguish and miracles: avalanche dramas captivate Italy

Rome - In the anxious days since an avalanche engulfed the Hotel Rigopiano in Italy on January 18, wrenching scenes and heart-stirring strokes of luck have riveted the country.The death toll hit 25 on Wednesday, with four people still missing.

Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

New Delhi - Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

6.1 magnitude quake hits Peru, no injuries reported

- An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude struck Sunday in Peru near the border with Brazil but no damage was reported, the government said.

7.9-magnitude quake hits PNG, tsunami threat over

Sydney - A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, but no immediate casualties were reported and an initial tsunami threat was later deemed to have passed.

'We will rebuild': Indonesian president tours quake zone

Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged Friday to help the people of Aceh rebuild as he toured areas worst-hit by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 100 people and left thousands homeless.The shallow 6.

Solomon Islands hit by massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake

A massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake erupted along a fault near the Solomon Islands Friday morning, prompting Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to issue a tsunami alert for some coasts.

Powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Northern California

A powerful 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of northern California on Thursday morning. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.8, hit 100 miles west of Ferndale at 6:50 a.m. local time.

Tsunami expected after 7.3 earthquake near Fukushima, Japan

The Japanese Meteorological Agency is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck off the coast of northern Japan on Tuesday. Tsunami advisories have been issued for much of Japan's northern Pacific coast.

Strong 6.9 quake hits Japan triggering tsunami warning

Toukyo - A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan early Tuesday, the USGS said, while Japanese authorities issued a tsunami warning for the region's coast including Fukushima prefecture.A some three metre (9.

Relieved tourists escape New Zealand quake town

Christchurch - Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday completed a mass evacuation of tourists stranded after a devastating earthquake, as officials in the capital Wellington sealed off dozens of potentially dangerous office blocks.

Relieved tourists escape New Zealand quake town

Christchurch - Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday completed a mass evacuation of tourists stranded after a devastating earthquake, as officials in the capital Wellington sealed off dozens of potentially dangerous office blocks.

Relieved tourists escape New Zealand quake town

Christchurch - Rescuers in New Zealand on Wednesday completed a mass evacuation of tourists stranded after a devastating earthquake, as officials in the capital Wellington sealed off dozens of potentially dangerous office blocks.

International warships to help New Zealand quake relief

Christchurch - Warships from the United States, Canada and Australia have been drafted in to help earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand after a 7.8 tremor devastated parts of the South Island, officials said Wednesday.

International warships to help New Zealand quake relief

Christchurch - Warships from the United States, Canada and Australia have been drafted in to help earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand after a 7.8 tremor devastated parts of the South Island, officials said Wednesday.

International warships to help New Zealand quake relief

Christchurch - Warships from the United States, Canada and Australia have been drafted in to help earthquake relief efforts in New Zealand after a 7.8 tremor devastated parts of the South Island, officials said Wednesday.

Two dead as 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake causes devastation

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused "utter devastation" in New Zealand on Monday, with wild weather hampering rescue efforts as darkness fell.

Two dead as 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake causes devastation

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused "utter devastation" in New Zealand on Monday, with wild weather hampering rescue efforts as darkness fell.

Two dead as 7.8-magnitude New Zealand quake causes devastation

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused "utter devastation" in New Zealand on Monday, with wild weather hampering rescue efforts as darkness fell.

Powerful 7.8-magnitude quake strikes New Zealand, tsunami warning

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early Monday, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.

'Pipeline Crossroads of the World' hit with strong earthquake

Cushing - A large earthquake rattled residents all over the state of Oklahoma Sunday night, causing "significant damage" in the city of Cushing. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake was a 5.0 magnitude earthquake.

Buildings collapse as powerful earthquake rocks central Italy

A powerful 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). It is believed to be the strongest tremor to hit the country in 36 years.

No deaths reported after earthquake hits Honshu, Japan

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook parts of western Honshu, Japan early Friday afternoon, damaging homes and some roads and cutting power to 77,000 people.

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.
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Members of the Fairfax County Urban Fire and Rescue Team head into downtown Ofunato to search for survivors following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, in March 2011
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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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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in...
U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in northeastern Japan
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Rescuers carry an injured victim of an earthquake in Ludian county in Zhaotong, China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel witness a house adrift off the coast of northeastern Japa...
U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel witness a house adrift off the coast of northeastern 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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SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday s 4.0 event was ...
SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday's 4.0 event was on the Hayward Fault.
US Geological Survey
Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
Scenes from a Paksitan earthquake in 2006
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The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southe...
The Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of North America spans from northern California to southern British Columbia. Scientific evidence indicates that a magnitude 8.0-9.0 earthquake occurs along the 800-mile long fault on average once every 200 to 500 years. The last major earthquake and tsunami along the fault occurred over 300 years ago in 1700.
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San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain  aerial view from 8500 feet altitude.
San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, aerial view from 8500 feet altitude.
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SHAKING: Overview of Hayward fault zone is shown  using data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
SHAKING: Overview of Hayward fault zone is shown, using data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Cascadia earthquake sources.
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Another view of the badly damaged cathedral in Santiago  Chile.
Another view of the badly damaged cathedral in Santiago, Chile.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
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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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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