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Indonesia lifts tsunami warning after powerful quake off Java

Menteng Dua - Indonesian authorities lifted a tsunami warning late Friday after a powerful earthquake earlier struck off the southern coast of heavily populated Java island.The 6.9 magnitude quake registered at a depth 52.

Eight killed as quakes hit far northern Philippines

Manila - Eight people were killed and dozens injured when a series of earthquakes struck islands in the far northern Philippines early Saturday, toppling historic buildings and sending terrified locals fleeing their homes.

Athens settles for uneasy night after 5.1-magnitude quake

Athens - Athenians settled for an uneasy night Friday after a strong 5.1-magnitude earthquake temporarily knocked out phone connections, damaged buildings and caused power outages.

Panic as strong quake shakes Athens

Athens - A strong 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone connections, damaging buildings and causing power outages, as panicked residents rushed into the streets.

Strong quake shakes Athens, knocks out phone service

Athens - A strong and shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone connections, collapsing a couple of abandoned buildings and causing power outages, as worried residents rushed into the streets.

Death toll climbs to five after quake in eastern Indonesia

Jakarta - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit a remote Indonesian island chain at the weekend has climbed to five, with thousands living in evacuation shelters, an official said Wednesday.The shallow 7.

Two die, thousands flee after 7.3 quake in Indonesia

Jakarta - At least two people have been found dead and thousands were forced from their homes after a major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia, an official said Monday.

Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after strong quake

Jakarta - A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia on Sunday, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.

Southern California rocked by strongest quake in two decades

Los Angeles - Southern California was rocked by its largest earthquake in two decades on Thursday, a 6.4-magnitude tremblor that caused "substantial damage" at a military facility but otherwise only minor injuries in the sparsely populated area.

Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely 'significant damage': USGS

San Jos - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with the potential to cause casualties and "significant damage".

Powerful Indonesian quake felt in Australia

Jakarta - A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck remote eastern Indonesia on Monday, forcing people to flee office buildings as far away as the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials and reports said.

Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare

Apo - Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form -- inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident.

'Explosion' near China-North Korea border causes small quake

Bejing - A "suspected explosion" near the China-North Korean border caused a small earthquake on Monday, Chinese seismology authorities said, less than an hour after news broke about Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming trip to Pyongyang.

Peru quake toll rises to two dead

- The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rocked parts of Peru and neighboring Ecuador rose to two on Monday, with more than 30 people injured, authorities said.Sunday's 8.

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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.
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QUAKE: Office workers in Kolkata  India s second-largest city  evacuate buildings Saturday following...
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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Through our partnership with Alyeska, we have instruments at pump stations along the Trans Alaska Pipeline. Via Lea Gardine, this figure shows ground motion from the M6.4 quake as it traveled from the Beaufort Sea south to the Gulf of Alaska.
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A destroyed house in the village of Borgo Sant'Antonio near Visso  central Italy pictured on Oc...
A destroyed house in the village of Borgo Sant'Antonio near Visso, central Italy pictured on October 27, 2016 after the region was hit by twin earthquakes
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The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell to the ground with the 6.3 aftershock on 22 Feb
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SEISMIC: This photo of the U.S. Geological Survey's field office in Pasadena, Calif., comes from the agency's website at usgs.gov.
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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Members of the Fairfax County Urban Fire and Rescue Team head into downtown Ofunato to search for survivors following an 8.9-magnitude earthquake, in March 2011
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Sign next to map in a Fukushima City park expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of Sumatra at about 6:50...
The undersea quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) southwest of Sumatra at about 6:50 pm (1250 GMT), several hundred kilometres from the city of Padang, the USGS said
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A street in Haiti devastated by the earthquake
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Damage in Urayasu  Chiba prefecture  Japan  caused by liquefaction during March 11  2011 earthquake.
Damage in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, Japan, caused by liquefaction during March 11, 2011 earthquake.
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Members of the Fairfax County, Va., Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue search structures and debris in northeast Japan
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Earthquake in Colombia South America shown in 3D
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Earthquake hits East Timor
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An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching Sukuiso, Japan for victims of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake
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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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Clock at Nobiru, Japan train station stopped at the moment tsunami washed debris into the station building and destroyed tracks March 11, 2011.
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