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Assessment teams deployed after massive Papua New Guinea quake

Kokopo - Papua New Guinea dispatched assessment teams Wednesday to get a full picture of the damage caused by a violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck an island chain off the north coast overnight.

7.5 magnitude quake rattles residents on Papua New Guinea island

Kokopo - A violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck an island chain off the north coast of Papua New Guinea late Tuesday, knocking out power and sending residents fleeing for safety.

Second quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Porac - Philippine rescuers raced Tuesday to reach some two dozen people still feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a deadly earthquake, as a powerful second tremor hit the nation.

Frantic hunt for survivors after powerful Philippine quake

Porac - Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach dozens of people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake, as the death toll climbed to 11.The 6.

Italy remembers L'Aquila dead 10 years after quake

Rome - Italy on Saturday marked 10 years since a devastating earthquake hit L'Aquila, killing 309 people and destroying much of the historic city.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Jakarta - Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.The magnitude 7.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

Apo - With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing.

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Santiago - A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks.

4.8 quake hits near Sicily's Mount Etna

Rome - A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck early Wednesday near Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna, injuring several people, displacing some 600 and damaging buildings, Italian civil protection officials said.

Destructive magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage - Around 8:30 a.m. AKST, a massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the city of Anchorage, crumbled roads and splintered buildings, sending residents scurrying for cover and triggered a tsunami warning for a time, authorities said.

More than 700 hurt in Iran quake

Tehran - More than 700 people were injured in a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that shook western Iran, state television reported in an updated toll Monday.

Huge quake edges New Zealand islands closer together

Wellington - A destructive earthquake that struck New Zealand two years ago has left its two main islands edging towards each other, and one city sinking, according to scientists.

A month on, Indonesia's quake-tsunami hit city faces health crisis

Jakarta - Indonesia's quake-tsunami battered city of Palu is facing a public health crisis as torrential rains threaten to spread malaria and dengue fever to the devastated region a month after the disaster, aid agencies have warned.

UN chief tours tsunami-hit Indonesian city as survivors pray

Palu - Thousands of survivors of a devastating quake-tsunami prayed Friday by the shores of disaster-struck Palu, as the UN chief praised their "resilience" during a tour of the devastated Indonesian city.The 7.

Indonesia calls off grim search for dead in quake-tsunami

Palu - Indonesia Thursday called off the grim search for those killed in a quake-tsunami, with no hope of retrieving around 5,000 bodies believed to be still buried under the ruins nearly two weeks after the disaster.The magnitude 7.

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta - An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago.The 6.

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta - An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago.The 6.

6.0-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali

Jakarta - A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing panicked people to flee their homes.

Aid groups frustrated as foreign staff told to leave Palu

Palu - Indonesia on Tuesday told foreign aid workers their help was not needed in disaster-ravaged Palu and they should go home, frustrating relief efforts after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 people.

Winnie the Pooh brings laughter to Indonesian quake kids

Palu - Shrieking with delight, Indonesian kids in disaster-struck Palu rush to cuddle a giant Winnie the Pooh, his horseplay and goofy grins drawing big smiles in a park surrounded with rubble.

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

Palu - Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami.

Searching for home in the Indonesian village swallowed by quake

Palu - Stepping gingerly through the pulverised remnants of her Indonesian village, Nonlis Kando spotted a white shoebox imprinted with neon red lips sticking up from the ruins, and burst into tears.

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

Palu - The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

IMF gathers in quake-battered Indonesia to focus on global economic tremors

Bali - Rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels: The IMF holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light on tremors in the global economy.

Children born aboard floating hospital in quake aftermath

Palu - Dinar was lucky to survive the Indonesian quake-tsunami that levelled her home. But she didn't have much time to count her blessings -- she was nine months pregnant and about to give birth in a disaster zone.

'We just find bodies': quake survivor hopes turn to search for dead

Palu - Wearing masks to ward off the stench of death, Indonesian soldiers trudge over mountains of mud and concrete, moving slowly as they poke and prod the wreckage.

Indonesia mulls leaving quake-flattened villages as mass graves

Palu - More bodies were unearthed from the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, as authorities move closer to calling off the search for the dead trapped under flattened communities and declaring them mass graves.

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Palu - More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster.

Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1,500

Palu - Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts Friday to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, as the death toll from the disaster rose above 1,500.

International aid effort for Indonesia quake-tsunami swings into gear

Palu - An international aid effort to help tens of thousands of victims of Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster swung into gear Thursday after days of delays, with planes flying in vital supplies for shattered communities.
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Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake, including the city of Napa's 1870 courthouse, shown here surrounded by emergency fencing after the 6.0 shaker.
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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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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Cliffs collapsing following earthquake in New Zealand.
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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece and Cyprus.
A 4.4 magnitude earthquake hits in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Greece and Cyprus.
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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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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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Plate glass windows cracked from the stress in numerous buidings.
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