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UN has 'moral responsibility' to tackle Haiti cholera: Ban

New York - The United Nations has a "moral responsibility" to help impoverished Haiti end a devastating cholera outbreak some blame on peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off northern Chile

Santiago - A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile's coast on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said.The agency said the quake hit at 4:54 pm (2054 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean 22 kilometers (14 miles) west of Iquique, Chile, at a depth of 35.
In the Media by AFP

Japan braced for more aftershocks of giant 2011 quake

Tokyo - Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's shuttered Fukushima nuclear site early Saturday was an aftershock of the tremor that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami, and warned of more to come.The strong 6.
In the Media by AFP

Minor tsunami hits northeastern Japan after strong quake

Tokyo - A minor tsunami hit Miyagi prefecture in Japan early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake jolted the country's northeastern Pacific coast, prompting advisories for regions including around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
In the Media by AFP

Japan issues Fukushima tsunami advisory after strong quake

Tokyo - Japan issued a tsunami advisory early Saturday after a strong 6.8-magnitude quake struck in the Pacific off Fukushima prefecture, authorities said.The Japan Meteorological Agency said a local tsunami of up to one metre (3.
In the Media by AFP

Newborn baby among dead as quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday killing at least three people -- including a newborn baby at a hospital -- and injuring dozens.The quake, initially measured at a magnitude of 7.
In the Media by AFP

At least two dead as quake hits Mexico, Guatemala

A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of southern Mexico and Guatemala on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 40 others.The US Geological Survey said the quake -- initially measured at a magnitude of 7.
In the Media by AFP

Hundreds wounded as strong quake sparks panic in Turkey

Istanbul - More than 250 people were wounded on Saturday when a 6.9 magnitude undersea earthquake sparked panic in northwestern Turkey.
In the Media by AFP

6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

Banda Aceh - A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes. However there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued.
In the Media by AFP

Strong quake shakes Mexico

Mexico - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico and the nation's capital early Saturday, prompting people to flee into the streets in the dead of night two days after a similar temblor.
In the Media by AFP

Strong quake shakes Mexico, breaks bridge

Mexico - A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Thursday, causing a bridge to collapse in the south and sending people fleeing into the capital's streets as buildings swayed.
In the Media by AFP

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake

Bangkok - An elderly woman died and 23 other people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region popular with tourists.
In the Media by AFP

Strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Thailand

Bangkok - A strong and shallow earthquake rattled northern Thailand on Monday afternoon, shaking tall buildings in Bangkok hundreds of miles to the south, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.The 6.0-magnitude quake, at a depth of just 7.
In the Media by AFP

Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured

Tokyo - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo early Monday, lightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there was no risk of a tsunami.
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea: USGS

Port Moresby - A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said.
In the Media by AFP

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville

Sydney - A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island on Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.The quake, scaled back from an initial reported magnitude of 6.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. housing effort in Haiti falls short

Washington - A U.S. project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

Sydney - A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday night, hours after a 7.6 tremor, the US Geological Survey said.
In the Media by AFP

Life slowly returning to normal in quake-hit Chile

Iquique - Life was gradually returning to normal in quake-hit Chile officials said Friday, with power restored to a majority of homes that lost electricity during this week's massive 8.2 magnitude temblor.
In the Media by Reynaldo Munoz Sanabria (AFP)

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Iquique - Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold.
In the Media by Reynaldo Munoz Sanabria (AFP)

Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks northern Chile

Santiago - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Chileans survey damage after huge quake kills six

Iquique - Thousands of Chileans returned home after spending the night on hills following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that killed six people and sparked tsunami fears as far as Japan.
In the Media by Mathilde Bellenger (AFP)

Powerful quake hits Chile, tsunami warning

Santiago - A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said.
In the Media by AFP

5.3-magnitude quake rocks Los Angeles

Los Angeles - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 4.4 quake hits near Los Angeles: USGS

Los Angeles - The US city of Los Angeles was awoken just before dawn on Monday by a relatively powerful magnitude 4.4 earthquake, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.Residents of the Hollywood neighborhood said they were shaken by the quake, which last...
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocks Chile: USGS

Santiago - A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted Chile's northwestern coast, US geologists said, generating a small tsunami and prompting authorities to evacuate two towns.The quake struck at 6:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which h...
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocks Chile: USGS

Santiago - A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted Chile's northwestern coast Sunday, US geologists said, though there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.The quake struck at 5:16 pm (2116 GMT), according to the US Geological Survey, which ha...
In the Media by AFP

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes China's Xinjiang: USGS

Beijing - A strong and shallow 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, but in a sparsely populated area, the US Geological Survey said.The tremor was only 12.5 kilometres (eight miles) deep but hit about 270 kilometre...
In the Media by AFP

New quake inflicts fresh damage on Greek island

Athens - A strong earthquake hit the Greek island of Cephalonia early Monday, causing further damage to homes and public buildings a week after another major tremor, officials said.
In the Media by AFP

6.3-magnitude NZ quake crash lands Hobbit eagle sculpture on teen

Wellington - An eagle sculpture with a 45 ft wingspan was hanging from the ceiling in Wellington Airport to promote the popular Hobbit films. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today sent it sprawling from its perch down to the floor.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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