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Grim search for bodies continues in earthquake-hit central Italy

Amatrice - Searchers are looking for at least 10 residents missing in the wreckage of Amatrice following last week's powerful earthquake that killed hundreds of people and destroyed several historic towns in Italy's central mountains, 65 miles east of Rome.

Death toll tops 1,400 from massive Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu - More than 1,000 people were killed Saturday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city.

Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles — no damage reported

Los Angeles - Southern California was jolted Sunday by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake that struck South Los Angeles at 9:17 p.m, government seismologists reported.

5.8-magnitude earthquake hits off coast of Japan

After the 4.6-magnitude earthquake on June 1, today an earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale. No damages were reported inland.

Earthquakes strike south of Panama

The United States Geological Survey has reported earthquakes striking south of Panama late Sunday and very early Monday morning.

Earthquake in Chile measures 6.5 on Richter scale [update]

Chile has become the next recipient in the spate of earthquakes striking the Pacific Ring of Fire. This one was measured at a depth of 25 km.

Earthquake strikes central Philippines

An earthquake struck the central region of the Philippines on Monday, one person has died due to damage caused by the quake.

Quake strikes Papua New Guinea

Lae - Yesterday it was Bali at the center of an earthquake, and today an earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea. Details are still sketchy.

6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska

Atka - Alaska has been hit with another strong earthquake this morning. No reports of injuries have been reported by authorities.

Chile affected by intense seismic activity this morning

Santiago - Three earthquakes of diverse intensity occurred this morning in Chile. Northern and Central-South regions of Chile were affected. The tremors caused much alarm, but no damage.

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