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Quake rattles New Zealand as Harry and Meghan visit

Wellington - A 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of central New Zealand Tuesday, where British royals Meghan and Harry are on tour, but officials said it caused no major damage.

6.8 magnitude quake causes Greek island damage, no injuries

Atenas - A powerful 6.8-magnitude undersea earthquake struck early Friday off the Ionian Sea island of Zante, causing structural damage but no injuries, officials said."We have no reports of injuries, or of someone being trapped under rubble...

Strong 6.8 magnitude quake strikes off Greece

Atenas - A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off Greece on Friday and was felt strongly in the tourist hotspot island of Zante, monitoring agencies said.

Four earthquakes strike off Canada's west coast

Washington - Four earthquakes -- measuring from 4.9 to 6.8 magnitude -- struck in quick succession off Canada's west coast late Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.The epicenter of the first 6.

Haiti quake toll rises to 17

Port-au-prince - The death toll from the earthquake that struck northwest Haiti over the weekend has risen to 17, with nearly 350 others injured, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Haiti quake upends lives already stressed by poverty

Port-de-paix - Quake-hit Port-de-Paix was back to its daily routines Monday but in poor neighborhoods like l'Hopital, on a steep hill that looks out to the sea beyond the Haitian city, people's troubles are just beginning.

In quake-hit Haiti, hospital labors to treat the wounded

Port-de-paix - In Port-de-Paix, the Haitian city hardest hit by a strong earthquake, medical personnel at the Immaculate Conception Hospital of Port-de-Paix are struggling to treat the wounded -- and helplessly looked on as some didn't make it.

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

Palu - Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami.

Aftershock sows panic after Haitian quake kills at least 12

Port-au-prince - A strong aftershock sent panicked residents fleeing into the streets on Sunday -- hours after a 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed at least 12 people along Haiti's northwest coast.

Indonesian parents reunited with son after week of tsunami anguish

Palu - Susi Rahmatia thought her five-year-old son Jumadil was dead, but on Friday -- a week after they were separated by Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami – they enjoyed a miraculous and emotional reunion.

Storytellers give kids a laugh in Indonesia disaster zone

Palu - "Concentrate! Concentrate now!" shouts Mahmud in a high-pitched voice, prompting giggles from the 40 rapt kids staring up at him.

Scientists zero in on cause of unusual Indonesian disaster

Jakarta - Almost a week after a quake-tsunami wreaked devastation in central Indonesia, scientists are zeroing in on what they believe caused the highly unusual natural disaster.The 7.

Indonesia battles fake news after quake-tsunami disaster

Jakarta - Indonesia has cracked down on "fake news" about its deadly quake-tsunami disaster, with police arresting nine people for spreading hoaxes in a bid to prevent further panic spreading among survivors.

Dying of cancer, quake-hit Indonesia's disaster spokesman battles on

Jakarta - Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman is fighting a daily battle to update the world 24/7 on the latest developments in a deadly quake-tsunami, despite his own impending date with death from terminal cancer.

Warship evacuates hundreds from quake-struck Palu

Palu - Some 1,600 survivors from Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami were whisked to safety by a Navy warship Wednesday, providing much-needed relief for a lucky few after five days marked by shortages and grief.

Day-long waits, frustration mark Indonesians' petrol quest

Palu - Hundreds of people swarm an Indonesian state-owned petrol station in the quake-and-tsunami-struck city of Palu, where some would-be customers wait for more than a day to top up the tank.

Reunited Indonesian couple a rare ray of hope in quake zone

Palu - It was two agonising days of searches through makeshift morgues and hospitals before Azwan found his wife Dewi alive and well after she was swept away in the tsunami that crashed into the Indonesian city of Palu.

Indonesia tsunami worsened by shape of Palu bay: scientists

Paris - The tsunami that ravaged the Indonesian city of Palu was outsized compared to the earthquake that spawned it, but other factors -- including a long, narrow bay -- conspired to create monster waves, scientists say.

Distraught Indonesians in grim search for family members

Palu - Standing on white tiles smeared with blood, Baharuddin looks absently at the bodies strewn across a hospital courtyard in front of him in Palu, Indonesia."I have one child, he's missing," the wiry 52-year-old told AFP.

Crumpled hotel becomes focus in Indonesia rescue effort

Palu - Squads of orange-clad rescue workers clambered over the tangled remains of an Indonesian hotel Sunday, hoping to dig out 50 to 60 guests still feared trapped by an earthquake-tsunami disaster.

Indonesians turn to Facebook in desperate hunt for loved ones

Jakarta - Indonesians desperate to trace loved ones missing in the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi are turning to social media sites like Facebook to aid their search.

Desperate quake-hit Indonesians turn to looting

Palu - Hundreds of desperate people in the tsunami-struck Indonesian city of Palu looted supermarkets and petrol stations Sunday, as an initial trickle of aid into the devastated area failed to relieve an acute shortage of water, food and fuel.

Fearful Indonesia quake victims face fresh battle for survival

Palu - Terrified residents in the quake-struck Indonesian city of Palu fashioned makeshift bamboo shelters or slept out on dusty playing fields Saturday fearing powerful aftershockswould topple damaged homes and bring yet more carnage and suffering.

When tsunamis strike: five deadliest disasters

Jakarta - Scores of people have been killed after a powerful quake sparked a tsunami with waves as high as 1.5 metres (five feet) that smashed into the Indonesian city of Palu.

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Palu - Nearly 400 people were killed when a powerful quake sent a tsunami barrelling into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, officials said Saturday, as hospitals struggled to cope with hundreds of injured and rescuers scrambled to reach the stricken region.

Powerful quake rocks Indonesia, 'many' buildings collapse

Makassar - Indonesia was rocked by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake Friday, with the national disaster agency saying that "many" buildings had collapsed in the aftermath of the huge tremor.There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.

Mexico marks anniversaries of two deadly quakes

Mexico - Mexico held memorials and protests Wednesday in memory of the two earthquakes that devastated the country on September 19 -- one that killed 369 people last year, and another in 1985 that killed more than 10,000.

Picking up the pieces a year after Mexico's earthquake

Mexico - One year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake devastated Mexico, killing 369 people, here are five stories of those still sorting through the rubble it left behind.1. Forever a momMiriam Rodriguez Guise's son, Jose Eduardo, would have turned eight Monday.

Mexico marks twin anniversaries of deadly quakes

Mexico - Mexico marks the anniversaries Wednesday of two deadly earthquakes: one that devastated the country last year, claiming 369 lives, and another that killed more than 10,000 people on the same date in 1985.

Corruption caused collapses in Mexico quake: activists

Mexico - Nearly a year after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico, killing 369 people, activists said Tuesday that corruption and negligence caused the collapse of dozens of buildings.
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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.
US Geological Survey
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
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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U.S. Geological Survey
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.
A cracked street in Yokohama  due to the quake in Japan
A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan