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Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the quake-hit northern region of Hokkaido Sunday as officials confirmed more deaths, bringing the toll to 42.Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.

Essential Science: AI technology for earthquake detection

A new development has occurred in seismology. This is a new machine learning approach that can help to predict where aftershocks, following an earthquake, are likely to occur. Aftershocks can often be of the same severity as the original earthquake.

Two dead, 255 injured in Iran earthquake

Tehran - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 250, officials said.

Two dead, 241 injured in 6.0 quake in western Iran: officials

Tehran - Two people were killed and more than 200 injured in a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, officials told local media.

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

- A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage in the sparsely populated region.

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu: USGS

Sydney - A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Aid agencies rush to help survivors of deadly Lombok quakes

Lombok - Indonesian aid agencies and officials rushed Tuesday to help survivors after the third quake disaster in less than a month on Lombok island, where some 500 people have died and hundreds of thousands are homeless.

Why multiple earthquakes are rattling one Indonesian island

Jakarta - The Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has been hammered by a series of powerful earthquakes in the past three weeks that have killed more than 500 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

A strong earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, triggering landslides and sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 480 people there.The 6.

Alaska's North Slope hit by magnitude 6.4 earthquake

Fairbanks - Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck an area 42 miles east of Kavik River Camp and 343 miles northeast of Fairbanks, the state's second-biggest city.

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

Jakarta - Scientists with NASA/Caltech's Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA) used new satellite data to produce a map of ground deformation on the resort island of Lombok, Indonesia, following a deadly 6.9-magnitude earthquake on August 5.

Lombok quake sends shudders through tourist industry

Senggigi - The powerful earthquakes that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in recent weeks killing some 400 people have sent holidaymakers fleeing, raising questions about how its lucrative tourism sector will bounce back.

Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

Indonesia - An earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has killed 387 people, authorities said Saturday, adding hundreds of thousands of displaced people were still short of clean water, food and medicine nearly a week on.The shallow 6.

Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as quake death toll tops 300

Indonesia - The death toll from a devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok jumped to 319 Thursday, as strong aftershocks triggered panic among traumatised survivors waiting for aid in the worst-hit regions. The shallow 6.

'Why are they leaving me?' Indonesian abandoned in quake chaos

Indonesia - Lying in agony with a broken leg at the entrance to a mosque in Lombok, Alimuddin screamed for help as a powerful earthquake brought down the building around him on Sunday.

Sandals point to victims in mosque shattered by Indonesia quake

A shattered mosque in quake-hit northern Lombok, where sandals remain scattered outside its entrance, has become a focal point of the rescue effort after one weeping man was hauled out of the wreckage.

Lombok quake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Indonesia - The death toll from a powerful earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok rose above 130 on Wednesday, as authorities appealed for food, clean water and medical help for some 156,000 people forced from their homes.

1,200 tourists being evacuated from Indonesia quake islands: disaster agency

More than one thousand tourists were being evacuated from Indonesia's tiny Gili islands on Monday after a powerful quake struck neighbouring Lombok, killing 91 people and injuring hundreds.

More than 2,000 tourists evacuated after Indonesia quake kills 98

Indonesia - Indonesia Monday sent rescuers fanning out across the holiday island of Lombok and evacuated more than 2,000 tourists after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and damaged thousands of buildings.The shallow 6.

Indonesia quake kills 82, leaves hundreds wounded

A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early Monday, with thousands of buildings left damaged.The 6.

Indonesia quake kills at least 37, injures dozens: official 

Indonesia - A major earthquake on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok killed at least 37 people and injured dozens, officials said Sunday, damaging homes and triggering panic among tourists and locals.

In southern Mexico, dancing to forget the earthquakes

Oaxaca - After the earthquake that devastated Juchitan in southern Mexico in September last year, Jorge Jimenez and his dance troupe sprang into action.The 8.

Volcano hikers tell of terror after Indonesia quake

More than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an Indonesian mountain after an earthquake have returned to safety, with some recalling their terror when tonnes of rock cascaded down.The shallow 6.

Hikers start descent of Indonesia volcano after quake

Groups of hikers began to pick their way down the slopes of a Lombok volcano Monday after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped more than 500 tourists and guides on the mountain.

More than 500 hikers stranded on mountain after Indonesia quake

Mataram - Indonesia mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the holiday island.

5.9-magnitude quake felt in Tokyo, no tsunami warning

Apo - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Saturday evening outside of Tokyo, swaying buildings in the capital, but no tsunami warning was issued.

The strange case of Mexico’s ‘artificial earthquake’

When Mexico celebrated its World Cup victory over Germany, the enthusiasm was so massive that it registered on seismographic equipment in Mexico.

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Los Angeles - Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.

Red alert raised after ash bursts from Hawaii volcano

Los Angeles - A massive plume of volcanic ash burst from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on Tuesday, prompting authorities to issue warnings about air quality and the likelihood of a major eruption.

Hawaii volcano could be building up to big eruption: scientists

Los Angeles - A Hawaii volcano that has been oozing lava and burping steam for days may be gearing up for a huge eruption, scientists have warned, prompting the closure of Volcanoes National Park on Friday.
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Final scene of Ganbare Japan! benefit concert  balloons and paper cranes shower on the taiko dancers...
Final scene of Ganbare Japan! benefit concert, balloons and paper cranes shower on the taiko dancers in Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Jay Hirabayashi  the director of Kokoro Dance on stage of Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Jay Hirabayashi, the director of Kokoro Dance on stage of Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
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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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
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Napa's historic Pfeiffer Building, better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building, suffered major damage in the 6.0 earthquake that struck Aug. 24.
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Some of the reduced electricity usage in a busy part of Tokyo, Japan
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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Fallen statue of William Rolleston outside the museum
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QUAKE: Office workers in Kolkata, India's second-largest city, evacuate buildings Saturday following the 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu in neighboring Nepal.
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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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Cliffs collapsing following earthquake in New Zealand.
Cliffs collapsing following earthquake in New Zealand.
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This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant  showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. T...
This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. This photo was taken on March 14, 2011 at 11:04 am local time, 3 minutes after an explosion.
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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Master Sgt. Claudesedrick Grace  the non-commission officer in charge of Joint Force Land Component ...
Master Sgt. Claudesedrick Grace, the non-commission officer in charge of Joint Force Land Component Command (Forward), and Detroit native, removes a frame of broken glass from the Nobiru Rail Station, April 21 in support of Operation Soul Train. Operation Soul Train consists of U.S soldiers supporting the Japanese in removing debris from two rail stations.
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Epicenter of earthquake marked with yellow star.
Epicenter of earthquake marked with yellow star.
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U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsu...
U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, April 21. U.S. soldiers are providing manpower to the Japanese in support of Operation Soul Train.
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Debris around Nobiru  Japan train station after March 11  2011 tsunami.
Debris around Nobiru, Japan train station after March 11, 2011 tsunami.
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