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Italy quake survivors head for the coast

Visso - There was no relief for residents in Italy's quake-centre on Friday, where survivors with their nerves frayed by hundreds of aftershocks were packing up their few belongings and moving to the Adriatic coast.Following two powerful 6.1 and 5.

Italy quake was new shock, typical of region: experts

Rome - The powerful tremors which shook central Italy on Wednesday were the product of a new earthquake rather than aftershocks from one that devastated the town of Amatrice in August, Italian experts say.

Nightmare recurs on central Italy's earthquake frontline

Italy - "It's never ending. These damned earthquakes won't leave us alone!

Italy in 'miraculous' earthquake escape

Visso - Italy on Thursday vowed to rebuild every home destroyed after two powerful earthquakes that forced thousands to flee in terror but "miraculously" did not cause any fatalities.

Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

Rome - Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people, according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.The first 5.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China: USGS

Bejing - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck China's northwestern province of Qinghai on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, in an area frequently plagued with seismic activity.

Selfies and prayers as Pope lifts Italy quake survivors

Accumoli - Pope Francis on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August earthquake, mixing poignant silent prayers amid the ruins with grinning selfies alongside survivors he implored to believe in a brighter future.

Quake jolts Nicaragua, one dead

Managua - A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nicaragua on Wednesday, killing a woman and damaging homes close to the epicenter in the country's north, officials said.

Italy PM vows to restore quake towns to former glory

Rome - Picturesque hamlets devastated by Italy's deadly earthquake will be restored to their former glory, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Friday, a month after the disaster which claimed nearly 300 lives.

Official toll from Italy quake rises to 297

Rome - The death toll from the devastating earthquake which hit villages in central Italy last month has risen to 297, with the two victims succumbing to their injuries, the country's civil protection department said Friday.

Italy quake town sues Charlie Hebdo over cartoons

Rome - Amatrice, the Italian town devastated by last month's deadly earthquake, is suing French weekly Charlie Hebdo for defamation over a series of cartoons about the disaster.

5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea: USGS

Seoul - A powerful 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southern region of South Korea Monday evening, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, following an earlier quake of 4.9-magnitude.

Series of quakes hit Macedonia capital causing panic

Skopje - A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake, preceded by two and followed by several tremors, struck the Macedonian capital Skopje on Sunday, causing panic but only minor damage, officials said.

Tanzania earthquake toll climbs to 14 dead, 200 injured

Dar Es Salaam - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck northwest Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria and the borders of Uganda and Rwanda, has killed at least 14 people and injured 200, local authorities said Sunday.

Strong 6.1 quake shakes northern Peru, no reports of caualties

- A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude struck the jungle region of northern Peru on Saturday, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Italian Minister tells Charlie Hebdo to 'stick it'

Rome - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano weighed into the row over Charlie Hebdo's earthquake cartoons Saturday with an unusually undiplomatic outburst against the French satirical weekly.

Romeo the miracle dog survives Italy quake

Rome - A golden retriever called Romeo has been pulled from the rubble of Italy's earthquake, more than nine days after he was given up for dead.

Charlie Hebdo Italy quake cartoon sparks fury

Rome - A Charlie Hebdo cartoon depicting victims of the Italian earthquake as lasagna has sparked outrage in the country which is still mourning the nearly 300 people who died in last week's tragedy.

Amid ruins, Italy mourns quake victims

Amatrice - Italy on Tuesday held a poignantly symbolic funeral for victims of last week's earthquake amid the ruins of Amatrice, the small town that bore the brunt of the disaster.

Pope mulls Italy quake visit as survivors dig in

Amatrice - Pope Francis said Sunday he wanted to visit the quake-hit villages of central Italy, as survivors and rescue workers dug in for the long haul with colder weather approaching.

Drawing out children's trauma in quake-hit Italy

Amatrice - Inside a shady tent in the middle of quake-hit Amatrice, a little girl hunches over a table drawing a picture of the soaring mountains overlooking this small Italian town.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Rome - Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster.

When death comes to stay: one Italian village's story

Saletta - Nowhere was hit harder by the earthquake that brought death and devastation to a remote corner of central Italy this week than Saletta.And if you listen to the locals, the tiny mountain hamlet is never going to recover from the wounds it has suffered.

Funeral tears as Italy says farewell to quake dead

Ascoli Piceno - Italy on Saturday bid a tearful farewell to dozens of those who died in the earthquake as the nation mourned the victims of a disaster that claimed nearly 300 lives.

Comfort food for Italy earthquake survivors

Accumoli - In a children's play park in the tiny Italian village of Illica, survivors of this week's earthquake are enjoying a meal that gives new meaning to the term "comfort food".

Hope for survivors fades as Italy quake toll hits 267

Amatrice - An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that brought destruction to central Italy entered a third day Friday as the confirmed death toll climbed to 267.

Angels on two wheels scour Italy trails for quake survivors

Amatrice - They are angels without wings who come on two wheels, scouring the Italian mountains for victims of the deadly earthquake who are stranded in places inaccessible to other rescuers.

Italy's cooks take to the stoves for quake victims

Rome - More than 700 Italian restaurants have added spaghetti all'amatriciana to their menus in solidarity with the victims of an earthquake that destroyed the birthplace of the famous pasta dish.

Myanmar weighs damage after earthquake rattles Bagan pagodas

Bagan - Myanmar took stock of toppled spires and crumbling temple walls in the ancient capital Bagan Thursday after a powerful earthquake hit the country, killing three and damaging the top tourist destination.

Questions mount as Italy quake toll hits 250

Amatrice - The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.
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SHAKEUP: The home housing the offices of Wine Spectator magazine on First Street in Napa was heavily...
SHAKEUP: The home housing the offices of Wine Spectator magazine on First Street in Napa was heavily damaged in the Oct. 24 South Napa earthquake.
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The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
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Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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A Drone's eye view of the aftermath of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand.
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SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday's 4.0 event was on the Hayward Fault.
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