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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.

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.
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