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Natural tremor near N. Korea nuclear test site: S. Korea

Seoul - A natural earthquake of magnitude 2.5 occurred Saturday near North Korea's nuclear test site, the fourth such tremor since the North's most recent atomic explosion there, South Korean officials said.The micro-quake occurred about 2.7 kilometers (1.

S. Korea quake leaves dozens injured, 1,500 seeking shelter

Seoul - More than 50 people were injured and 1,500 taken to shelters in South Korea after a rare 5.4-magnitude quake hit the southeastern port of Pohang on Wednesday, officials said Thursday.

Aid slow to reach quake-hit Iranian villages

Varzaneh - Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border.

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.

Israel PM offers quake aid to arch foe Iran

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of the deadly earthquake in Iran, insisting enmity between the two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy.

Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake

Mostafa - Thousands of Iranians prepared Tuesday to spend a third night in the cold as authorities scrambled to help those made homeless by a major earthquake that killed more than 400.

Quake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iraq

- Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region.

Strong quake rocks Costa Rica

Jac - A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, but no major damage occurred.

Iran hunts for survivors as quake kills 300 near Iraq border

Tehran - Iranian rescue workers dug through rubble in a hunt for survivors on Monday after a major earthquake struck the Iran-Iraq border, killing more than 300 and injuring thousands.The 7.

Steady hand: how to do open-heart surgery in a quake

Mexico - When the ground started shaking in Mexico City on September 19, many people ran out into the street.Not David Arellano.In the middle of performing open-heart surgery on a newborn, the pediatric surgeon just concentrated harder.

Mexicans pick up the pieces one month after quake

Mexico - One month after the earthquake that jolted Mexico on September 19, flattening dozens of buildings across Mexico City and leaving 369 dead, many people are only just starting to pick up the pieces.Here is a look at the recovery effort in four snapshots....

Mexicans pick up the pieces one month after quake

Mexico - One month after the earthquake that jolted Mexico on September 19, flattening dozens of buildings across Mexico City and leaving 369 dead, many people are only just starting to pick up the pieces.Here is a look at the recovery effort in four snapshots....

Mexico quake hit rich and poor alike, but tragedies differ

Mexico - The earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19 did not discriminate in its destruction, leveling homes in rich and poor neighborhoods alike.But one month on, the tragedies facing Mexico City's newly homeless depend largely on class.

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

Mexico - Emergency workers pulled the last victim's body Wednesday from the rubble of Mexico's September 19 earthquake, officials said, as the country turned to rebuilding after a disaster that claimed more than 360 lives.

Signs of corruption emerge from rubble of Mexico quake

Mexico - Mexico is still cleaning up the rubble left by its killer earthquake on September 19, but already accusations are flying that shoddy construction, official negligence and corruption made the disaster worse.The 7.

Mexican economy to bounce back fast from quake: analysts

Mexico - The earthquake that turned huge swathes of Mexico City into a disaster zone last week took a toll on the country's economy, but analysts say it will bounce back fast when rebuilding starts.

Inside the dark, dangerous world of Mexico's 'moles'

Mexico - Ismael Villegas is on vacation, but you wouldn't know it to look at him.

'Action!' orders 87-year-old actress who survived Mexico's quake

Mexico - "Lights! Cameras! Action!" laughingly orders Adela Peralta, an eccentric 87-year-old actress, from her hospital bed as she recounts the incredible ordeal she suffered under the rubble of Mexico's quake.

Quake and storm leave ruinous human, economic toll for Mexico

Mexico - A pair of devastating earthquakes and Tropical Storm Lidia in Mexico killed more than 400 people and toppled 150,000 houses and other buildings and structures, authorities said Wednesday.

Will a new Mexico arise from earthquake's rubble?

Mexico - An earthquake releases energy that has accumulated for years between the Earth's tectonic plates.The one that struck Mexico last week could also release energy of a different kind: a transformative new grassroots political and social movement.

Rain was 'most wonderful feeling' on Mexico quake survivor's face

Mexico - When rain fell on Lucia Zamora's face after long hours trapped in a coffin-like airspace amid the rubble of Mexico's quake, it "was the most wonderful feeling of my life.

Psychologists help Mexico deal with double trauma of quake

Mexico - Whether wearing white lab coats, red rescue worker vests or dressed as clowns, the psychologists standing by as Mexico picks through the rubble of this week's earthquakes are ready to help a shaken nation deal with its trauma.

Five days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Mexico - Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City's devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, five days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people.

New 6.2-magnitude quake sows panic in Mexico City

Mexico - A strong 6.2-magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week's earlier earthquake had to suspend work.

Mexico's quake-proof building codes not always respected

Mexico - Sergio Lopez spends his days inspecting buildings at risk of collapse in Mexico City following Tuesday's quake. And he still can't believe that a school where 19 children and six adults died collapsed like a house of cards.

Quake scares tourists from Mexico City's trendy heart

Mexico - Tourism to Mexico City was dealt a harsh blow by this week's deadly quake, scaring off visitors and resulting in thousands of hotel cancellations in a central zone that is normally the buzzing, trendy heart of the city.

What now? Mexicans in shelters ask themselves after quake

Mexico - Erika Albarran, a 33-year-old street vendor, was feeding her baby when the 7.1-magnitude quake struck Mexico City. Both survived, but her home was damaged and now she's in a shelter, with no money, not knowing how to face the future.

Clinging to hope as clock ticks, quake-hit Mexicans wait and pray

Mexico - A frail, elderly woman wipes away tears as she takes in the harrowing sight: a bulletin board with the names of people still trapped in the rubble of one of the many buildings leveled in Mexico's killer earthquake.

Sad, false alarm in Mexico: reports of girl trapped in quake rubble denied

Mexico - A young girl supposedly trapped in the rubble of a Mexico City school toppled by a powerful quake this week never existed, officials said Thursday, denying accounts that had gripped all of Mexico and spurred international media attention.

Volunteers rush to rescue in aftermath of Mexico quake

Mexico - Climbing onto a pile of rubble that used to be a building may not seem the most obvious thing to do for someone who has just survived an earthquake.But that is how thousands of Mexicans have reacted to the deadly 7.
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