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Mexican school owner sentenced to 31 years over quake deaths

Mexico - A Mexican court on Wednesday sentenced the owner of a school where 19 children and seven adults were crushed to death in a 2017 earthquake to 31 years in prison."We achieved justice for the victims!

6.9-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

Jakarta - A 6.9-magnitude quake struck eastern Indonesia on Friday, the US Geological Survey reported, but there was no tsunami warning issued and no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

One dead, dozens injured as strong quake hits central Philippines

Mabunga - At least one person was killed and dozens injured when a 6.6-magnitude earthquake shook the central Philippines on Tuesday, sending residents fleeing their homes and damaging buildings and roads.

Tsunami warning as 7.8 quake hits off Alaska: USGS

Washington - A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula, triggering a tsunami warning for areas within 200 miles (300 kilometers) of the epicenter.Sirens blared as residents were warned to move inland or to higher ground, reports said.

Powerful quake in southern Mexico kills six

Oaxaca - A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing six people, sending hundreds fleeing from their homes and forcing the closure of a major state-owned oil refinery.

New Zealand PM unruffled as quake hits mid-interview

Wellington - A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview.

Iran quake kills at least one, sparks panic in capital

Tehran - An earthquake struck early Friday near Iran's highest peak and jolted Tehran, killing at least one person and injuring more than 20 as people ran for their lives.The shallow 4.

Iran quake kills at least one, sparks panic in capital

Tehran - An earthquake near Iran's highest mountain killed at least one person and jolted the capital Tehran early Friday, forcing panicked residents to flee buildings.The shallow 4.

7.5-magnitude quake hits off Russia's Kuril Islands: USGS

Moscow - A 7.5-magnitude quake hit off Russia's Kuril Islands on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, although there was no tsunami threat.

Donors pledge 1.15 bn euros for Albania quake recovery

Apo - International donors on Monday pledged 1.15 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to help Albania recover from a powerful earthquake last year, the EU chief announced, more than double the sum expected by Tirana.

Major quake hits Caribbean, triggering evacuations

Miami - A major 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday in the Caribbean between Jamaica and Cuba, triggering a brief tsunami alert and sending hundreds of people pouring onto the streets of Havana.

Hopes fade for missing as Turkey quake toll rises

Elazig - Rescuers desperately attempted Sunday to find survivors in eastern Turkey in the rubble of collapsed buildings after a powerful earthquake claimed at least 38 lives.

Residents fear aftershocks more than cold after Turkey quake

Elazig - A dozen people bundled up in colourful blankets crouched around a makeshift fire in eastern Turkey. It is an icy night in Elazig and Esra Kasapoglu shivers but she says "it's out of the question to return home.

Powerful quake kills 21 in eastern Turkey

Elazig - A powerful earthquake has killed at least 21 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday.

Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, four dead

Istanbul - A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, leaving at least four people dead and causing buildings to collapse.The quake shook the Sivrice district in the eastern province of Elazig at around 8.

Ten years after deadly Haiti quake, survivors feel forgotten

Port-au-prince - Ten years ago, Herlande Mitile was left disabled by the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti. Today, she uses a wheelchair jury-rigged with a piece of string, which means she cannot go far.

Quake hits near Iran nuclear plant, injuring seven

Tehran - A magnitude 4.5 earthquake on Wednesday rattled an area less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant near the country's Gulf coast, a US monitor said.

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency after wide quake damage

Guayanilla - Puerto Rico's governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed at least one person in the south of the island and caused widespread damage.

6.4 magnitude quake leaves one dead in Puerto Rico: media

Guanica - A strong 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck south of Puerto Rico early Tuesday killed at least one person, according to local media, as a series of tremors caused widespread damage across the US territory.

Rescuers race to find survivors after deadly Philippine quake

Padada - Rescuers in the southern Philippines used heavy equipment and their bare hands on Monday in hopes of finding several people feared trapped beneath a building toppled by a powerful earthquake that claimed at least three lives.

Victims buried as search for Albania quake survivors ends

Durr - The search for survivors of a deadly Albanian earthquake was called off on Saturday as eight family members, including four children, killed in the port of Durres were laid to rest.The 6.

Albanians hold mass funeral for earthquake victims

Mamurras - Albanian families buried their loved ones on Friday and the country mourned the 49 people known to have died in this week's earthquake, as officials grapple with the destruction left in its wake. Entire families were crushed by their homes when the 6.

Albania races against time to find earthquake survivors

Mamurras - Emergency workers on Wednesday pulled dust-covered corpses from the ruins of an earthquake that has claimed 30 lives in Albania, as aftershocks hampered the second day of search efforts for survivors.The 6.

Albania mourns as earthquake search for survivors continues

Mamurras - Albania was in national mourning Wednesday as emergency workers continued to pull bodies from the ruins of buildings gutted by a violent earthquake, with nearly 30 found dead and hundreds injured.

More than 20 dead as Albania hunts for earthquake survivors

Durr - Albanian rescuers searched rubble through the night looking for survivors trapped in buildings that toppled Tuesday in the strongest earthquake to hit the country in decades, with more than 20 dead and hundreds injured.

6.4-magnitude quake strikes Albania: authorities

Tirana - A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Albania on Tuesday, sparking panic in Tirana and the coastal city of Durres where a building collapsed, according to the ministry of defence.

Strong quake kills two in south Philippines

Manila - A powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, crushing two people under debris, cracking buildings and injuring dozens in a region still reeling from a previous deadly tremor.

One dead as strong 6.4-magnitude quake hits Philippines

Manila - A child was killed in a strong 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the southern Philippines on Wednesday, a local mayor said, as houses collapsed, power was knocked out and a shopping mall burst into flames.

Major 7.3 quake hits remote Malukus in eastern Indonesia

Dong - A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Strong 6.6 quake hits off northwest Australia: USGS

Sydney - A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday, shaking buildings over a wide area but causing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
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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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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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Last month s South Napa earthquake damaged downtown s 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and ...
Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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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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A Drone s eye view of the aftermath of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand.
A Drone's eye view of the aftermath of the 5.7 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand.
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A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan

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