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One dead, 17 hurt in Peru earthquake

- A 5.5-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Peru killed one person, injured 17 others and damaged dozens of homes, officials said Friday.

Farmers, their little pigs and wolves: Italy quake survival tale

Norcia - Italy's earthquakes would not leave the Fausti family alone.The first of this year's devastating tremors, on August 24, left their farmhouse on the outskirts of Norcia looking like a bombed-out shell.

6.5 magnitude quake hits China's Xinjiang region: USGS

Bejing - A powerful 6.5 magnitude quake rocked a mountainous area of far western China Friday night, the US Geological Survey reported, in a zone often plagued with seismic activity.

7.0 quake shakes El Salvador, Nicaragua: officials

Sansalvador - A Pacific Ocean earthquake with a 7.0 magnitude shook El Salvador and Nicaragua on Thursday, officials said, an hour after a powerful hurricane hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coast.

Otto weakens after hurricane, quake hit Central America

Managua - Otto was downgraded to a tropical storm but not before striking Central America at hurricane force, as an offshore earthquake also shook the region.

Nepal's quake-damaged Boudhanath stupa reopens

Kathmandu - Nepal's newly restored Boudhanath stupa reopened to the public Tuesday after it was damaged in the deadly 2015 earthquake that left much of the country's cultural heritage in ruins.

Earthquakes in New Zealand: Some questions

Christchurch - A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused massive infrastructure damage in New Zealand on Monday. Here are some facts about the seismically active nation known as the Shaky Isles:Why so few casualties?

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

Washington - A strong 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Argentina Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A month post-hurricane, Haiti's most vulnerable desperate for aid

Jeremie - As she attempts to build a small shelter with old sheets, single mother Fabienne Jacynthe scolds children playing with the precious few rusty nails she could find.

Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

Rome - An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were "divine punishment" for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath.

Italy quake zones fear tourism collapse as displaced total rises

Rome - The number of people living in temporary shelters due to a series of earthquakes in Italy has risen to 28,000, officials said Thursday as fears mounted for the economic future of the worst-hit areas.

Italy PM vows to rebuild quake region

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday vowed to rebuild the entire region flattened by Sunday's earthquake as the country's main farming union called for help.

Italy quake made ground move 70cm: scientists

Rome - Areas hit by Italy's 6.5-magnitude quake displaced the ground by up to 70 centimetres (27.5 inches), Italian scientists reported on Tuesday.

Oil, gas production linked to 20th-century LA quakes

Washington - Oil and gas production may have contributed to four of the five most powerful Los Angeles Basin earthquakes of the early 20th-century oil boom, a new study showed Monday.

Italy counts homeless, heritage cost of quake

Norcia - Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years has left more than 15,000 people homeless, authorities said Monday as the scale of the damage done to irreplacable historic buildings became apparent.Although Sunday's 6.

Italy's biggest quakes over three decades

Rome - Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years, which shook the centre of the nation and was felt in Rome on Sunday, was the latest in a long string of major tremors.It measured 6.

Italy reels as new quake sows terror, flattens historic basilica

Rome - Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years dealt a new blow Sunday to the country's seismically vulnerable heart, sending terrified residents fleeing for the third time in nine weeks and flattening a revered six-century-old church.

Italy's experts warn of more quakes

Rome - Italy's major risks commission cautioned Friday that there may be more powerful earthquakes to come following two this week in the country's mountainous centre and a deadly one in August.

Italy quake survivors head for the coast

Visso - There was no relief for residents in Italy's quake-centre on Friday, where survivors with their nerves frayed by hundreds of aftershocks were packing up their few belongings and moving to the Adriatic coast.Following two powerful 6.1 and 5.

Italy quake was new shock, typical of region: experts

Rome - The powerful tremors which shook central Italy on Wednesday were the product of a new earthquake rather than aftershocks from one that devastated the town of Amatrice in August, Italian experts say.

Nightmare recurs on central Italy's earthquake frontline

Italy - "It's never ending. These damned earthquakes won't leave us alone!

Italy in 'miraculous' earthquake escape

Visso - Italy on Thursday vowed to rebuild every home destroyed after two powerful earthquakes that forced thousands to flee in terror but "miraculously" did not cause any fatalities.

Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

Rome - Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people, according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.The first 5.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits northwest China: USGS

Bejing - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck China's northwestern province of Qinghai on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, in an area frequently plagued with seismic activity.

Selfies and prayers as Pope lifts Italy quake survivors

Accumoli - Pope Francis on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the Italian mountain communities devastated by an August earthquake, mixing poignant silent prayers amid the ruins with grinning selfies alongside survivors he implored to believe in a brighter future.

Quake jolts Nicaragua, one dead

Managua - A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Nicaragua on Wednesday, killing a woman and damaging homes close to the epicenter in the country's north, officials said.

Italy PM vows to restore quake towns to former glory

Rome - Picturesque hamlets devastated by Italy's deadly earthquake will be restored to their former glory, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Friday, a month after the disaster which claimed nearly 300 lives.

Official toll from Italy quake rises to 297

Rome - The death toll from the devastating earthquake which hit villages in central Italy last month has risen to 297, with the two victims succumbing to their injuries, the country's civil protection department said Friday.

Italy quake town sues Charlie Hebdo over cartoons

Rome - Amatrice, the Italian town devastated by last month's deadly earthquake, is suing French weekly Charlie Hebdo for defamation over a series of cartoons about the disaster.

5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea: USGS

Seoul - A powerful 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit the southern region of South Korea Monday evening, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, following an earlier quake of 4.9-magnitude.
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A cracked street in Yokohama  due to the quake in Japan
A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
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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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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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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