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Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes Peru: USGS

- A large magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck eastern Peru, though there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the very deep temblor, the US Geological Survey reported Tuesday.

5.9-magnitude quake hits northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A 5.9-magnitude quake struck northern Afghanistan late Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, jolting the Indian capital and parts of Pakistan according to local reports.

Strong 7.0-magnitude quake hits off Japan coast: USGS

Toukyo - A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the southwestern coast of Japan early Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, with Japanese authorities reporting several small tsunamis on at least two islands.

Strong 6.8-magnitude quake rocks Chile

Santiago - A strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early on Saturday but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate report of damage or injuries, seismologists said.

'How would your kids survive?' Fears for Chitral's quake victims

Utmanzai - In the village of Charun Ovir in Pakistan's Chitral district, one of the worst hit by a powerful earthquake this week, children are sleeping on the frosty mountainside, surrounded by the rubble of their flattened homes.

Swarm of minor quakes continues in eastern S.F. Bay Area

San Ramon - A swarm of small earthquakes continued to roll through the eastern San Francisco Bay Area this week as residents felt at least 10 quakes by 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

'Are we not Pakistanis?' Quake survivors appeal for aid

- Desperate survivors bracing for a fourth freezing night in the rubble of their earthquake-flattened homes appealed for aid Thursday as the Pakistan government said thousands more houses had been damaged than previously thought.

Pakistan quake survivors help themselves in race against winter

Chitral - Digging through the rubble of an earthquake less than three months after being devastated by floods, residents of the northwestern Pakistan district of Chitral cannot afford to wait for government help.

Third night in the cold for Afghan-Pakistan quake survivors

Swat - Entire communities of earthquake survivors in Afghanistan and Pakistan were spending a third night without shelter in plummeting temperatures Wednesday, with fears growing for children sleeping in the open as rescuers struggled to reach remote mountain...

Pakistan earthquake survivors relive trauma of 2005 disaster

Muzaffarabad - The massive earthquake that hit Pakistan and Afghanistan Monday caused panic among survivors of a 2005 quake disaster, with parents describing frantic efforts to reach their children for fear "doomsday" had come again.On October 8, 2005 a 7.

Pakistan death toll jumps to 52 after S. Asia quake: officials

Islamabad - The Pakistan death toll after a powerful earthquake rocked South Asia Monday has jumped to at least 52, officials told AFP.

12 Afghan schoolgirls killed in stampede after S. Asia quake

Kabul - At least a dozen schoolgirls were trampled to death in the remote northern Afghan province of Takhar, in the most horrifying tragedy to emerge so far from a quake that rocked parts of South Asia Monday, killing at least 180 people.

At least 17 killed in Pakistan after S. Asia quake

Islamabad - At least 17 people including eight children were killed in Pakistan when a 7.5-magnitude quake struck in Afghanistan Monday, officials said.

7.5-magnitude quake rocks S.Asia, 100 reported hurt in Pakistan

Kabul - A powerful 7.5 magnitude quake struck Afghanistan's Hindu Kush region Monday and was felt throughout much of South Asia, injuring more than 100 people in neighbouring Pakistan according to a doctor.

Strong quake felt in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

New Delhi - A strong earthquake lasting almost a minute was felt in New Delhi on Monday, with buildings shaking in the centre of the Indian capital.

More than 200 earthquakes shake up east S.F. Bay Area

San Ramon - The earthquake swarm that has rocked the eastern San Francisco Bay Area since Saturday continued Monday, with at least 25 temblors reported by the afternoon.

Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Vanuatu, no tsunami threat

Sydney - A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, but no tsunami threat was detected and no damage reported, seismologists said.

Japanese climber with one finger nears Everest summit again

Kathmandu - A Japanese climber with only one finger due to frostbite, who last month failed to reach the top of Mount Everest, will make his final push for the summit late Wednesday, organisers said.

Chile rattled by two earthquakes

Santiago - Two earthquakes, magnitude 6.0 and 6.1, hit northern and southern Chile Saturday, but caused no known injuries or significant damage, the government's National Emergency Office (ONEMI) said.

Thousands left homeless by giant Chile quake

Santiago - More than 9,000 people were left homeless after a powerful earthquake hit northern and central Chile last week, officials said Sunday, dramatically increasing previous estimates.The death toll from the 8.

Mexicans mark killer 1985 quake with massive prep drill

- Mexico City marked the 30th anniversary of a killer earthquake Saturday with a massive preparedness drill that saw six million residents participate.

Lessons from 2010 quake saved lives in Chile: experts

Santiago - Lessons learned from a devastating quake five years ago when Chile's authorities were accused of failing the population helped limit the toll from this week's powerful earthquake, experts say.Thirteen people were killed in the 8.

Chileans deal with aftermath of 8.3 quake

Coquimbo - Hundreds of traumatized Chileans spent a second night out in the open or in shelters after an offshore 8.3 magnitude earthquake left 12 dead.

Powerful Chile quake sparks tsunami alert and panic

Santiago - A massive 8.3-magnitude earthquake struck the center of Chile, leaving at least two people dead and triggering the evacuation of coastal areas and warnings that tsunami waves could reach as far as Japan.

Nepal's parliament passes new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament passed a new national constitution on Wednesday, weeks after political leaders reached a historic agreement to create a federal state following an earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.

Will talk of the 'Big One' shake the U.S. into quake prep?

Portland - The "Portland Mamas" listserv was on fire this summer. But the heated debates were not about schools and strollers in Oregon’s largest city.

Quake-hit Nepal opens Everest for autumn season

Kathmandu - Nepal Sunday opened Everest for the autumn season, granting its first climbing permit four months after a deadly earthquake triggered an avalanche at its base camp.

Strong earthquake hits Indonesia's Papua: USGS

Jayapura - A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked the eastern Indonesian province of Papua on Tuesday, US seismologists said, causing panicked people to run out of their homes.

Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

Kathmandu - As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life.The 7.

Key facts about Nepal's quake and the risk of sequels

Kathmandu - Three months after a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people and destroying nearly 600,000 homes, aftershocks continue to jolt the Himalayan nation.
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A cracked street in Yokohama  due to the quake in Japan
A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
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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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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Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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