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Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

Mamuju - Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings, as monsoon rains lashed the disaster-stru...

Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake

Mamuju - Rescuers scrambled to find buried survivors Saturday after a powerful earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island killed dozens, injured hundreds and left more feared trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings.At least 45 people died after the 6.

Winter bites for Croatia quake victims

- "Winter shows its teeth," sighs 75-year-old Bara Vrbanac as she slowly climbs into the snow-covered camping trailer where she is living after her house in central Croatia was badly damaged in an earthquake last month.

Hundreds displaced as Croatia weighs damage of deadly quake

Petrinja - Hundreds of people were unable or afraid to return home in central Croatia Wednesday as rescue workers sifted the rubble of a deadly earthquake that claimed at least seven lives.

Croatia earthquake toll rises to seven as search continues

Petrinja - A search for survivors in Croatia stretched into the night Tuesday after a powerful earthquake killed at least seven people in the country's interior, tearing down rooftops and piling bricks in the streets.The 6.

Croatia rocked by powerful 6.4 earthquake

Zagreb - A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings in central Croatia on Tuesday, striking near the town of Petrinja where rescue teams raced to comb through the rubble.

Dilapidated buildings cause jitters in quake-prone Cyprus

Nicosia - On the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, where abandoned and dilapidated buildings are reminders of crisis and conflict, recent seismic activity has residents worried.

Strong earthquake strikes off Taiwan

Taipei - A strong earthquake struck off Taiwan on Thursday, causing buildings to shake violently in Taipei but with no immediate reports of damage or injury.The quake was of magnitude 6.

Major quake off Alaska triggers small tsunami waves

Los Angeles - A major 7.5-magnitude quake off the coast of Alaska triggered small tsunami waves Monday, US agencies said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

World Bank cancels loan for controversial Lebanon dam

Washington - The World Bank on Friday said it was canceling a loan to fund a dam in Lebanon that environmentalists claimed could destroy a valley rich in biodiversity.

Seismic shift? Vibrations produced by people fall during COVID-19

Human activity accounts for a considerable proportion of the vibrations that run through the Earth, when compared with natural tectonic movements. The level of vibrations has fallen off during COVID-19.

Mexico quake death toll rises to 10

Mexico - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck southern Mexico has risen to ten, the federal government said Wednesday.The 7.

Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits near southern Puerto Rico

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico on Saturday, jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Nepal marks quake anniversary under lockdown

Kathmandu - Nepal on Saturday marked the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake under a nationwide lockdown with the prime minister blaming the coronavirus pandemic for delays in rebuilding.The magnitude 7.

Powerful quake damages buildings in Croatia capital

Zagreb - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake tore down chunks of buildings in Zagreb and left a teenager in critical condition on Sunday, state media reported, as authorities warned residents not to gather together and further spread the coronavirus.

Albania quake exposes scourge of sketchy construction

Mamurras - When a powerful earthquake struck Albania more than two months ago, buildings collapsed like houses of cards atop sleeping families.

Powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake hits between Cuba and Jamaica

A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and eastern Cuba on Tuesday. Witnesses reported strong shaking but there was no immediate word of casualties or heavy damage.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

Sydney - A 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Solomon Islands on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.The powerful quake struck just after 4 pm (0500 GMT) at a depth of 17.

Southern Puerto Rico hit by magnitude 5.0 quake today

San Juan - A magnitude 5.0 earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month.

Puerto Rico earthquake victims receive abandonded emergency supplies

San Juan - Puerto Ricans dealing with the effects of almost non-stop earthquakes since last month have begun to receive emergency supplies, the National Guard said Tuesday -- but the supplies were originally meant for hurricane victims two years ago.

Earthquake-hit Puerto Rico investigates unused emergency supplies

Miami - Protests broke out in earthquake-hit Puerto Rico on Monday as a judicial investigation was opened into the weekend discovery of unused emergency supplies leftover from the devastating Hurricane Maria.

Warehouse in Puerto Rico found full of supplies from 2017

San Juan - A warehouse was discovered in southern Puerto Rico, filled with water, cots, and other unused emergency supplies from 2017, setting off an uproar resulting in the firing of the territory's emergency management director, Carlos Acevedo.

UN chief calls on Haiti to 'resist escalation' 10 years after quake

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called on Haitians to "resist any escalation" in the political crisis rocking the country, during a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of a devastating earthquake.

Living in tents, thousands of Puerto Rico's earthquake survivors wait for relief

Yauco - Living out in the open, their nerves on edge after a series of earthquakes that have shaken Puerto Rico, some 5,000 people are hoping that their president, Donald Trump, will heed the island's plea to be designated a disaster zone and free up much-need...

Haiti commemorates deadly 2010 quake in anger and bitterness

Port-au-prince - Haitians on Sunday paid somber tribute to the thousands who died in the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, as grief mixed with bitterness over failed reconstruction efforts and continuing political instability.

Southern coast of Puerto Rico hit by another big earthquake

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday at 8:54 a.m., causing further damage along the island's southern coast where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.

Puerto Rico rocked by magnitude 5.8 earthquake early this morning

A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

Quake strikes near Iran nuclear power plant

Tehran - An earthquake struck Iran on Friday less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the country's only nuclear power plant, monitors said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.The US Geological Survey said the 5.

Child killed as quake strikes southern Philippines

Manila - A powerful earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, killing a child, injuring dozens and damaging buildings in an area still recovering from a string of deadly quakes in October.

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

Manila - A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area struck by a string of deadly tremors in October.
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Nissan answers the call for help by donating 30 trucks to assist in Haiti relief effort.
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A U.S. Air Force search and rescue crew survey an inlet in northeastern Japan
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A fishing boat is noticeably out of place after being swept ashore during a massive tsunami that impacted this Japanese fishing port.
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San Andreas Fault in the Carrizo Plain, aerial view from 8500 feet altitude.
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