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Vanuatu is hit by powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake

The South Pacific ocean nation of Vanuatu was hit by a powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake today, triggering a tsunami warning.

Chile ordered to pay $2.7 million to 2010 tsunami victims

Santiago - A Chilean court ordered the government Thursday to pay $2.7 million to the families of 20 people killed by a devastating tsunami in 2010.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

Eastern face of Sierra Nevada's long overdue for earthquake

Reno - Scientists say the Sierra Nevada Mountains Eastern range front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line. A magnitude 7.0 quake is expected every 30 years and it has been six decades since the last one occurred.

Japan opens prison to shelter twin quake evacuees

Uchino - Japan has resorted to opening a prison to those left homeless by two deadly earthquakes, officials said Tuesday, highlighting the challenges of dealing with tens of thousands who have fled their homes.

New quake rocks Japan, killing one and damaging buildings

Kumamoto - A powerful earthquake hit southern Japan early Saturday, sending panicked residents from their homes and damaging buildings in a region where nerves were already frayed after a series of powerful tremors over the past two days.

Strong 6.5-magnitude quake hits southwestern Japan

Toukyo - A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu on Thursday, collapsing homes,sparking fires and leaving three people dead, media and government said, as officials scrambled to assess the extent of the damage.

Strong earthquake shakes buildings across South Asia

Kabul - South-western Asia was hit by a 6,6 magnitude earthquake today that was felt in a number of cities. The epicenter of the earthquake was in Afghanistan, close to its border with Tajikistan, at 10:28 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

Powerful quake hits off Vanuatu, tsunami threat warning lifted

Sydney - A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu Sunday, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage along the coasts of the Pacific archipelago. The quake, initially reported as 7.

Video: New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake

Christchurch - Almost five years to the day after a devastating earthquake in 2011 killed 185 people, New Zealanders experienced a 5.7 magnitude quake on Saturday that struck with such force it caused a cliff to collapse.

More than 100 dead in collapsed Taiwan building: rescue agency

Taipei - Rescuers have found the bodies of more than 100 people killed after an apartment block in Taiwan collapsed during an earthquake one week ago, authorities said on Saturday.

6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia: USGS

Jakarta - A powerful 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia late Friday, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued, US seismologists said.

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.
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Nissan partnered with the Clinton Foundation to bring 30 Nissan workhorse trucks to Haiti to assist in moving relief supplies to isolated areas of the earthquake ravaged island.
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It appears no one was crushed when this ceiling fell onto a bed but the danger to people inside buildings during a major quake is clear.
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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Shown are the remains of a cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, left unrecognizable by the violent earthquake that devastated the city on 12 January.
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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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French rescuers pull a man from rubble in Haiti
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel witness a house adrift off the coast of northeastern Japan
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The exterior walls of many buildings collapsed from the power of the 8.8 earthquake.
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A map of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean
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A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
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Cathedral in Santiago, Chile
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