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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.

Ecuador quake, aftershocks leave three dead, serious damage

Quito - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake followed by 37 aftershocks rattled Ecuador's Pacific coast before dawn Monday, causing three deaths and heavy damage to hotels and homes in resort towns, officials said.

Ecuador quake, aftershocks leave two dead, serious damage

Quito - A 5.8-magnitude earthquake followed by more than 20 aftershocks rattled Ecuador's Pacific coast before dawn Monday, causing two deaths and heavy damage to hotels and homes in resort towns, officials said.

Quake shakes Croatia coast causing panic

Zagreb - A moderate 4.6-magnitude earthquake caused panic but only minor damage after hitting Croatia's central Adriatic coast in the region of Split, officials said on Friday.

Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

Meureudu - Aftershocks rattled the survivors of a devastating Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 100 people, as officials urgently appealed on Thursday for medicine and doctors to treat the hundreds injured.The shallow 6.

Rescuers scrabble for survivors as Indonesia quake kills 97

Meureudu - Rescuers scrabbled through the rubble of shattered homes, shops and mosques in search of survivors Wednesday after a powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia and killed at least 97 people.The shallow 6.

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.
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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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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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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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The epicentre of the earthquake affecting Central Canada on Wednesday June 23
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A cracked street in Yokohama, due to the quake in Japan
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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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