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China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

Bejing - China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.

China still won't tell truth about Sichuan quake: Ai Weiwei

Berlin - A decade since the devastating earthquake in China's Sichuan province that left more than 87,000 people dead or missing, activist artist Ai Weiwei concedes that Beijing will never provide a full reckoning of the disaster.

China marks 10th anniversary of devastating earthquake

Bejing - China marked the 10th anniversary Saturday of a massive earthquake that killed tens of thousands in southwest Sichuan province and left scars on the nation that have yet to fully heal.More than 87,000 were left dead or missing when a 7.

China's celebrity earthquake pig exposes sensitivities

- This was supposed to be a feel-good story about a pig that became a national icon after surviving a devastating earthquake 10 years ago in China's southwestern province of Sichuan.

Life among the ruins: Chinese village 10 years after quake

- For some residents of southwestern China's Radish Village, very little has changed in the decade since a devastating earthquake nearly levelled their ancient homes.

Strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocks Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, creating tremors felt as far away as Pakistan's capital Islamabad and Tajikistan's Dushanbe.

China quake survivors relive trauma for tourists in city ruins

Beichuan - For almost a decade, Chen Guoxing has devoted himself to preserving a city of ghostly ruins in southwest China, a massive open air memorial to tens of thousands killed in a devastating earthquake -- including his son.

Japan's vaunted alert system runs up against limits

Apo - On January 5, as Tokyo's commuters were struggling back to work after their long New Year break, blaring sirens from every phone pierced the sleepy atmosphere: "strong" earthquake coming.

Quake-hit PNG struggles to assess damage

Sydney - Communication blackouts and blocked roads hampered rescue efforts Wednesday as Papua New Guinea struggled to assess the damage from a massive earthquake which has forced oil and gas fields to close in a blow to the economy.The 7.

More than 30 believed dead in PNG quake: report

Sydney - More than 30 people are believed to have died after a powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous interior, a report said Tuesday as details of "extensive" damage began to emerge.The 7.

PNG troops respond to major 7.5 quake as aftershocks feared

Sydney - Papua New Guinea sent troops and rescue workers Monday to respond to a powerful earthquake in the Pacific nation's mountainous interior, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities and warnings of aftershocks and landslides.

Final bodies removed from rubble of Taiwan quake

Taipei - The last two victims of an earthquake that hit the Taiwan tourist hotspot of Hualien three weeks ago have finally been removed from the rubble of a collapsed hotel.

Medium intensity earthquake shakes SW Mexico, scaring residents

Mexico - A medium intensity earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Monday morning, scaring residents already shaken by a powerful quake two days earlier, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash

Los Zacatones - They thought the worst was over.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor.No one died. People's houses were still standing.

Death toll rises to 14 in Mexico helicopter crash

Los Zacatones - The death toll from a helicopter crash that followed a strong earthquake in southern Mexico rose to 14 Sunday, as the defense minister said the government assumed full responsibility.

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash, two killed on ground

Mexico - A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and a governor crashed near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in the country's south on Friday, killing two people who were on the ground, officials said.

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

Mexico - A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people.No buildings collapsed, according to early reports.

Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City: AFP

Mexico - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital's quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.

Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17

Taipei - Rescuers Sunday ended their search of a Taiwan building partially toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake as the last trapped pair were presumed dead, bringing the final death toll to 17.

Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics

Pyeongchang - An earthquake triggered an alert and high winds disrupted competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday, as officials warned of a severe freeze and urged fans to wrap up warm.After a bitterly cold first night of competition, a shallow 4.

Taiwan rescue workers pull more bodies from quake rubble

Hualien - After hours of painstaking search efforts, Taiwanese rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the flattened remains of a hotel Friday, bringing the death toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake to 12.

Taiwan demolishes quake-hit buildings as rescue efforts intensify

Hualien - Taiwan began demolishing three dangerously damaged buildings Friday as rescue workers combed the rubble of a hotel in a last-ditch effort to find seven people still missing after a deadly earthquake.At least 10 people were killed when the 6.

Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower

Hualien - Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies.

Taiwan quake highlights hi-tech island's shoddy building past

Taipei - Taiwan has built itself a reputation for cutting edge technology, efficient public transport and safe streets. But an earthquake has again highlighted the well-off island's history of shoddy construction and questionable safety standards.

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills six

Hualien - Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least six people, injured more than 200 and left dozens missing.

Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Taipei - A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 200 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets and creating tremors as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the USGS said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets with tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the 'Ring of Fire' alight?

Toukyo - A volcanic eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuations, while another in Japan kills one person. Across the Pacific, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska. So what's the link?

Powerful quake hits off Alaska, but tsunami threat lifted

Washington - A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, sparking tsunami warnings along the Pacific coasts of the US and Canada that were later called off.
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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
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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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