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Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

Quito - Crews have rescued a 72-year-old survivor of Ecuador's deadly earthquake almost two weeks after it struck the South American country, Venezuela announced.

7.0-magnitude quake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued: USGS

Hong Kong - A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with a tsunami warning issued.The quake, which occurred at a depth of 35 kilometres (21 miles) was originally measured at 7.

Fears mount in quake-hit Nepal as tourists stay away

Mahankal - Former guesthouse owner Tenzing Lama remembers when foreign tourists thronged Nepal's Langtang valley, trekking through the breathtaking Himalayan wilderness and soaking up the tranquility.

Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts

Kathmandu - Nepal held memorial services on Sunday for the thousands killed in a massive earthquake one year ago, as victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.The 7.

Ecuador quake death toll jumps to 646, one week on

Quito - Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, President Rafael Correa said Saturday, as the toll jumped yet higher.Last Saturday's 7.

New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

Pedernales - New aftershocks rattled Ecuador on Friday and hopes of finding survivors in the rubble all but evaporated, nearly a week after a huge earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured thousands.A 6.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

Nepal quake in numbers, one year later

Kathmandu - A year after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake tore through Nepal, millions of people remain homeless.Here are some key facts about the quake and the reconstruction effort.DEATH TOLL: The death toll from the earthquake and its aftershocks stands at 8,959.

Quake-hit Ecuador announces drastic economic measures

Pedernales - With hope of finding survivors fading Thursday, Ecuador began shouldering the cost of its devastating earthquake, announcing drastic economic measures to clean up the ruins of a tragedy that killed at least 570 people.

Coffins pile up in Ecuador stadium-turned-morgue

Pedernales - A hodgepodge of donated coffins in various shapes, sizes and colors is piled in a corner of the football stadium in the Ecuadoran resort town of Pedernales.

New quake rattles jittery Ecuador

Pedernales - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador, sowing new panic four days after a powerful quake killed more than 500 people and injured over 5,000.

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off coast of reeling Ecuador

Pedernales - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just four days after another, more powerful quake sparked devastation and killed nearly 500 people, with 1,700 others reported missing.

Ecuador quake: 480 confirmed dead, but 1,700 more missing

Quito - Some 1,700 people are still missing three days after a big earthquake struck Ecuador, an official said Tuesday, raising fears that a death toll currently put at 480 could dramatically rise.

Rescuers pull out survivors of deadly Ecuador quake

Pedernales - Rescuers and desperate families clawed through rubble, pulling out survivors two days after an earthquake that killed at least 413 people and devastated a tourist region of Ecuador.

Ecuador quake survivors dig for kin with bare hands

Manta - The desperation driving survivors of Ecuador's powerful earthquake to find loved ones trapped under rubble could be seen in the tools many used in their amateur rescue attempts: none.

Ecuador quake toll rises to 246 dead and 2,527 injured

Quito - The toll from the big earthquake in Ecuador rose on Sunday to 246 dead and 2,527 people injured, the country's vice president said.The latest figures were given by Vice President Jorge Glas as he visited a devastated coastal area.

Flood, then earthquake: Ecuador town suffers double disaster

- First came the flood and then the "long, long" earthquake, a shaking so hard the two-story, covered market came down in a heap in this small town in western Ecuador.

Japan twin quakes turned hills into deadly cascades of mud

Nihon - When powerful -- and shallow -- twin earthquakes struck southern Japan barely 24 hours apart, the verdant hills that gracefully dominate the landscape turned into deadly cascades of mud.

Social networks offer comfort, confusion in Japan quake

Toukyo - People trapped under buildings that collapsed in Japan's double earthquakes used social media to chat to friends and keep their spirits up while they awaited rescue, reports said Sunday.

Strong Ecuador quake kills at least 28

Quito - At least 28 people were killed when a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, knocking down buildings in the country's largest city Guayaquil and cutting power in the capital Quito.

Japan rescuers race against landslides to reach quake victims

Uchino - Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil Sunday as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.

Scores trapped as Japan earthquakes toll hits 41

Kumamoto - Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.

Baby rescued after strong quakes hit Japan

Toukyo - Rescuers dramatically pulled a baby girl from a collapsed house early Friday more than six hours after a swarm of powerful earthquakes rocked southwestern Japan and left nine people dead.

Magnitude 6.9 quake hits northern Myanmar

Yangon - Myanmar was struck by a magnitude 6.9 quake on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey reported, with tremors felt around the region, including in neighbouring India and China.

Powerful quake hits off Vanuatu, tsunami threat warning lifted

Sydney - A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Vanuatu Sunday, but a tsunami threat passed with no immediate reports of major damage along the coasts of the Pacific archipelago. The quake, initially reported as 7.

Strong 6.0 quake hits off Antigua and Barbuda

Washington - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda Saturday, US experts said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage or injury.

Nepal opens channels for reconstruction cash 11 months after quake

Kathmandu - Nepal authorities opened banking channels Sunday to start distributing reconstruction cash to earthquake victims, almost 11 months after the tremor killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed more than half a million homes.

Japan 'robo' dogs eyed for quake rescue missions

Fujimi - Rescue dog Gonta, outfitted with a GPS-enabled backpack but driven by his own innate sense of smell, jumps onto a pile of collapsed rubble to find buried survivors.

Indonesian tsunami warning buoys 'not working' when quake hit

Padang - A series of early-warning buoys deployed after a 2004 tsunami devastated parts of Indonesia's western Sumatra island were not working when a huge quake rocked the same area on Wednesday, an official said. The 7.

7.9 magnitude quake hits western Indonesia, tsunami alert

Jakarta - A powerful and shallow earthquake struck off western Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents of one city rushing from their homes, and local authorities issued a tsunami warning. The 7.
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SHAKER: USGS map of San Francisco Bay Area showing major earthquake faults. Tuesday s 4.0 event was ...
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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A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
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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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The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
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