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Medium intensity earthquake shakes SW Mexico, scaring residents

Mexico - A medium intensity earthquake struck southwestern Mexico early Monday morning, scaring residents already shaken by a powerful quake two days earlier, though there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash

Los Zacatones - They thought the worst was over.The 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Mexico on Friday evening hit right near their hometown, the southern city of Santiago Jamiltepec, but the damage was minor.No one died. People's houses were still standing.

Death toll rises to 14 in Mexico helicopter crash

Los Zacatones - The death toll from a helicopter crash that followed a strong earthquake in southern Mexico rose to 14 Sunday, as the defense minister said the government assumed full responsibility.

Mexico minister survives helicopter crash, two killed on ground

Mexico - A helicopter carrying the Mexican interior minister and a governor crashed near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake in the country's south on Friday, killing two people who were on the ground, officials said.

Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic

Mexico - A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico Friday, causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people.No buildings collapsed, according to early reports.

Powerful earthquake shakes Mexico City: AFP

Mexico - A powerful earthquake shook Mexico City on Friday, triggering the capital's quake alarm system and causing buildings to sway.Mexico's National Seismological Service put the magnitude of the quake at 7.

Search for Taiwan quake victims ends as toll rises to 17

Taipei - Rescuers Sunday ended their search of a Taiwan building partially toppled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake as the last trapped pair were presumed dead, bringing the final death toll to 17.

Earthquake, wind and fire: extreme conditions hit Olympics

Pyeongchang - An earthquake triggered an alert and high winds disrupted competition at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Sunday, as officials warned of a severe freeze and urged fans to wrap up warm.After a bitterly cold first night of competition, a shallow 4.

Taiwan rescue workers pull more bodies from quake rubble

Hualien - After hours of painstaking search efforts, Taiwanese rescue workers pulled two more bodies from the flattened remains of a hotel Friday, bringing the death toll from a deadly 6.4-magnitude quake to 12.

Taiwan demolishes quake-hit buildings as rescue efforts intensify

Hualien - Taiwan began demolishing three dangerously damaged buildings Friday as rescue workers combed the rubble of a hotel in a last-ditch effort to find seven people still missing after a deadly earthquake.At least 10 people were killed when the 6.

Rescuers brave aftershocks to pull bodies from tilting Taiwan tower

Hualien - Taiwanese rescuers Thursday braved aftershocks coursing through a dangerously leaning apartment block that was partially toppled by a deadly earthquake, as their search for survivors uncovered three more bodies.

Taiwan quake highlights hi-tech island's shoddy building past

Taipei - Taiwan has built itself a reputation for cutting edge technology, efficient public transport and safe streets. But an earthquake has again highlighted the well-off island's history of shoddy construction and questionable safety standards.

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills six

Hualien - Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least six people, injured more than 200 and left dozens missing.

Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Taipei - A 6.4-magnitude quake on the east coast of Taiwan has left two dead and more than 200 injured, the government said, after buildings crumbled and trapped people inside.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets and creating tremors as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

6.1 magnitude quake rattles northern Afghanistan: USGS

Kabul - A powerful 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan Wednesday, the USGS said, sending people in Kabul rushing into the streets with tremors felt as far away as Islamabad and New Delhi.

Volcanos, earthquakes: Is the 'Ring of Fire' alight?

Toukyo - A volcanic eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuations, while another in Japan kills one person. Across the Pacific, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska. So what's the link?

Powerful quake hits off Alaska, but tsunami threat lifted

Washington - A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Tuesday, sparking tsunami warnings along the Pacific coasts of the US and Canada that were later called off.

8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGS

Washington - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings.

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

Jakarta - A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.

Two dead in Peru after 7.3-magnitude quake

- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook southern Peru on Sunday, killing at least two people and injuring 65, the South American country's civil defense agency said.

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast: USGS

Tegucigalpa - A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit off Honduras late Tuesday, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Two die in Iran quake panic

Tehran - An elderly woman and a young girl died and nearly 100 people were injured as a 5.2 magnitude earthquake sparked panic in the Iranian capital and neighbouring areas, officials said Thursday.

6.5 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia's Java island

Jakarta - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia's main island of Java late Friday, leaving at least one person dead and rattling nerves in the capital Jakarta.

Natural tremor near N. Korea nuclear test site: S. Korea

Seoul - A natural earthquake of magnitude 2.5 occurred Saturday near North Korea's nuclear test site, the fourth such tremor since the North's most recent atomic explosion there, South Korean officials said.The micro-quake occurred about 2.7 kilometers (1.

S. Korea quake leaves dozens injured, 1,500 seeking shelter

Seoul - More than 50 people were injured and 1,500 taken to shelters in South Korea after a rare 5.4-magnitude quake hit the southeastern port of Pohang on Wednesday, officials said Thursday.

Aid slow to reach quake-hit Iranian villages

Varzaneh - Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border.

Rare 5.4-magnitude quake hits southern S. Korea

Seoul - A rare 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit South Korea's southeast Wednesday afternoon, the second most powerful quake on record in a country that seldom experiences significant tremors.

Israel PM offers quake aid to arch foe Iran

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of the deadly earthquake in Iran, insisting enmity between the two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy.

Iran scrambles to aid victims of killer quake

Mostafa - Thousands of Iranians prepared Tuesday to spend a third night in the cold as authorities scrambled to help those made homeless by a major earthquake that killed more than 400.
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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
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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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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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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 damaged in the Oct. 24 South Napa earthquake.
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