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Central Chile hit by 6.9-magnitude quake: USGS

Santiago - A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled central Chile on Monday, US geologists said. The quake, which struck at 6:30 pm (2130 GMT), was centered about 38 kilometers (60 miles) off the coast of the resort city of Valparaiso.It had a depth of 9.

Nepal quake injured stalked by disability two years on

Kathmandu - The day after Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake, Samrat Basnet opened his doors to the wounded as hospitals overwhelmed with thousands of victims had to send away those without life-threatening injuries.

6.2-magnitude quake rattles northern Chile: USGS

Santiago - An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale shook northern Chile Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey, but there was no tsunami alert and no immediate report of damage or injuries.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

Visso - Inside the crumbling medieval church of San Francesco di Visso, the "blue helmets" of the art world are racing to save a masterpiece damaged in Italy's devastating earthquake last year.

6 dead after strong quake shakes southern Philippines

Surigao City - Rescuers dug through rubble Saturday to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines, killing at least six people and sending thousands fleeing for safety.

4 dead after strong quake shakes southern Philippines

Surigao City - Rescuers dug through rubble Saturday to find survivors after a powerful earthquake struck the southern Philippines, killing at least four people and sending thousands fleeing for safety.

Italy avalanche toll hits 29 as search ends

Rome - Searchers have completed the grim hunt through the ruins of an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche and found the final bodies, bringing the toll to 29 dead, authorities said Thursday.

Quake survivors protest in Rome as avalanche toll hits 25

Rome - Hundreds of Italians whose homes were devastated in a series of deadly earthquakes protested in Rome Wednesday at the slow pace of government aid, as the death toll from an avalanche-hit hotel rose to 25 with four people still missing.

Italy avalanche toll hits 24 as search nears end

Rome - The number of bodies recovered from the ruins of an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche rose to 24 on Wednesday, local authorities said.

Italy avalanche toll at 17 as helicopter crash adds to pain

Farindola - The toll from an avalanche that swamped an Italian mountain hotel rose to 17 dead and 12 missing Tuesday as a nearby helicopter crash claimed the lives of six people and dealt another blow to a region reeling from earthquakes and the heaviest snowfall ...

Six more bodies found at Italy avalanche hotel

Rome - Six more bodies have been retrieved from an Italian hotel devastated by an avalanche nearly a week ago, media said Tuesday citing local authorities, with 17 people still missing.

Puppies found in Italy avalanche hotel boost hope for survivors

Penne - Rescuers recovered three puppies from under the rubble of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel Monday sparking fresh hopes some of the 22 people still missing after five days could be found alive.

Hope flickers as Italy avalanche survivors tell of trauma

Penne - Survivors of Italy's avalanche disaster on Sunday recounted how they ate snow to stay hydrated and sung to keep their spirits up while huddling in pitch black, cramped cavities in the mangled wreckage of the Hotel Rigopiano.

7.9 quake shakes PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

Sydney - A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, but a tsunami alert intially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbours was later cancelled.

Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Penne - Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.Saturday's rescues lifted the total number of survivors to 11.

Migrants pitch in on Italy avalanche relief effort

Penne - A group of asylum-seeking African migrants on Saturday joined volunteers helping the relief effort at an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy..

Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Penne - Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.Saturday's rescues lifted the total number of survivors to 11.

Eight survivors found in Italy avalanche hotel

Penne - Two young children were among eight people pulled alive Friday from the ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche.

Breaking point nears for Italy's quake survivors

Montereale - For Italian mother Tamara Ottaviani, the latest earthquakes to pound her mountain village might just have been the final straw.

Deadly avalanches in Europe

Paris - An avalanche may have killed more than 25 people after engulfing an Italian mountain hotel, the national civil protection agency said Thursday.

Italy avalanche leaves 25 feared dead in mountain hotel

Rome - Several children were among the missing Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel with more than 25 people believed to be trapped inside.

Deadly quake nightmare returns to haunt Italy

Italy - Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours, killing one and bringing terror to snowbound mountain areas still recovering from last year's series of deadly tremors.

Italy quake nightmare returns in deep mid-winter

Italy - Earthquakes brought an icy chill of terror to snowbound central Italy on Wednesday as four powerful shocks reverberated through an area still recovering from deadly tremors last year.

Nepal sacks earthquake reconstruction chief

Kathmandu - Nepal on Wednesday sacked the chief of its earthquake reconstruction body, a move seen by critics as politically motivated and likely to further delay rebuilding following the April 2015 disaster.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

Rebuild hearts as well as homes, pope tells quake victims

Vatican City - Pope Francis stressed the importance of rebuilding "hearts as well as homes" on Thursday, as he welcomed to the Vatican several thousand people affected by Italian earthquakes.

Strong quake hits northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

Toukyo - A strong earthquake struck northeast of Tokyo late Wednesday but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japan's meteorological agency said.It put the magnitude at 6.3, while the US Geological Survey measured it at 5.9.

Strong Christmas Day quake alarms Chile, but no deaths reported

Santiago - A strong Christmas Day quake rattled southern Chile on Sunday, triggering initial tsunami fears and evacuations, but no deaths were reported and damage was minor.The quake registered 7.
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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 cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
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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.
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Last month's South Napa earthquake damaged downtown's 1910 Alexandria Square building at Second and Brown streets.
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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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