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Taiwan rescue workers pull more bodies from quake rubble

Hualien - After hours of painstaking search efforts, Taiwanese rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the flattened remains of a hotel Friday, bringing the death toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake to 12.

Taiwan demolishes quake-hit buildings as rescue efforts intensify

Hualien - Taiwan began demolishing three dangerously damaged buildings Friday as rescue workers combed the rubble of a hotel in a last-ditch effort to find seven people still missing after a deadly earthquake.At least 10 people were killed when the 6.

Mexico shaken by 6.3 magnitude earthquake

Mexico - Tourist hotspots in Mexico's Baja California Peninsula were shaken Friday by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake -- but no injuries or damage were reported, authorities said.

Dutch to hasten plans to pay damages after gas field quake

Den Haag - The Dutch government plans to speed up moves to compensate people whose homes and buildings were damaged in a 3.4 magnitude quake, blamed on extraction at Europe's biggest gas field.

Technology to help communities predict natural disasters Special

Semtech’s LoRa technology, combines low-power wide area network sensors, wireless technology, and sophisticated algorithms, to help scientists to better predict earthquakes and volcanoes. To discover more we spoke with Vivek Mohan from Semtech.

Toll rises to three dead after Indonesia quake

Jakarta - At least three people have been killed following a strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Saturday.

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits southeastern Iran: seismological centre

Tehran - A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Iran's southeastern province of Kerman on Tuesday, the Iranian seismological centre reported, though minimal damage was reported.

Digital earthquake observatory designed using billions of sensors

Scientists based at Stanford University have demonstrated how existing optical fiber telecommunications networks, buried under most cities, can be used to detect the seismic events.

Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea

Seoul - A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea's southeast Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors.

Mexico earthquake reconstruction will cost $2.5bn: Pena Nieto

Mexico - Reconstruction in central and southern Mexico following two deadly earthquakes in September that killed 465 people will require a $2.5 billion investment, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Tuesday.

Mexico teaches quake volunteers not to make things worse

Mexico - As thousands of volunteers gather to dig out victims of Mexico's devastating earthquake, rescuers have started organizing crash courses to stop well-meaning but inept helpers from making the situation worse.

Mexico teaches quake volunteers not to make things worse

Mexico - As thousands of volunteers gather to dig out victims of Mexico's devastating earthquake, rescuers have started organizing crash courses to stop well-meaning but inept helpers from making the situation worse.

Anxiety as Mexico mounts last-ditch search for quake survivors

Mexico - Mexican rescuers were working through the early hours Saturday in a desperate search for survivors of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, hoping to defy experts who say the chances of finding life in the rubble after 72 hours are bleak.

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.
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