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{FD} Aftershocks rattle survivors after Philippine quake kills 8

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Philippine officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that left at least eight people dead in the country’s south to ensure their homes and buildings are sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks. Continue reading

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{FD} 6 killed as strong quake strikes southern Philippines, 120 injured

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A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 8 earthquake hits Solomon Islands, tsunami possible

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A magnitude 8 earthquake has hit the Solomon Islands and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it could generate tsunami waves on nearby islands. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 bodies found at Italian hotel buried by avalanche as search continues for dozens feared dead

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Italian search-and-rescue workers were redoubling their efforts to find the more than 30 people missing at a four-star spa hotel struck by an avalanche Wednesday in a mountainous earthquake-stricken region of central Italy. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 large earthquakes strike central Italy

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Three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, with tremors felt in the capital. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful earthquake shakes Chile, no deaths reported

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A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of deaths and only minor known damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Tsunami warnings after magnitude-7.8 earthquake strikes near Solomon Islands

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A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck near the Pacific’s Solomon Islands, prompting the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to warn that tsunami waves were possible in several South Pacific islands. Continue reading

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{FD} Frantic rescue under way in Indonesia as quake kills scores

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{FD} Frantic rescue efforts in Indonesia as earthquake kills at least 97

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A strong earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and sparking a frantic rescue effort in the rubble of dozens of collapsed and damaged buildings. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles Central America; Nicaragua declares state of emergency

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Hurricane Otto made landfall as a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of Caribbean coast in Nicaragua Thursday, becoming the southernmost hurricane on record to hit Central America. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, triggering tsunami warning

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DEVELOPING: Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Fukushima in Japan, tsunami warning issued. Continue reading

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{FD} Nearly 1,000 tourists stranded after deadly New Zealand quake

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New Zealand is planning to send in military helicopters and a navy ship to rescue about 1,000 tourists and hundreds of residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake on Monday cut off train and vehicle access. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 cows stranded on patch of land after powerful New Zealand earthquake

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Three New Zealand cows looked like they could use a little help Monday after an earthquake triggered landslides all around them and left them stranded on a small island of grass. Continue reading

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{FD} Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northwestern Argentina

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A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck northwestern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 2 dead in powerful New Zealand earthquake, PM says

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At least two people were killed after a powerful earthquake struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch early Sunday morning, Prime Minister John Key said during a news conference. Continue reading

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{FD} Dog miraculously found alive underneath Italy earthquake rubble

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A dog miraculously was pulled out alive and unscathed Monday from underneath the rubble of Italy’s strongest earthquake in decades. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful quake spares lives, but strikes at Italy’s identity

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The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved landmarks that had survived the earlier jolts across a mountai… Continue reading

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{FD} Italy rocked by strongest earthquake to strike the country in 36 years

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A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 on Sunday rocked the same area of central and southern Italy hit by quake in August and a pair of aftershocks last week, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblor… Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands seek shelter after powerful new earthquakes rock central Italy

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Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in… Continue reading

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{FD} Earthquake, powerful aftershock rattle central Italy

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An earthquake and powerful aftershock shook central Italy on Wednesday, knocking out power, closing a major highway and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. Continue reading

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{FD} Shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattles Colombia

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A shallow, 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled residents of Colombia’s second-largest city of Medellin on Tuesday night in the country’s biggest tremor in over a year. Continue reading

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{FD} Tanzania quake kills at least 11; president says many dead

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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook the Lake Victoria region of East Africa on Saturday, killing at least 11 people in Tanzania, a police official said. The country’s president said that many were dead. Continue reading

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{FD} State of emergency declared near epicenter of Oklahoma quake felt in several states

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A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma’s key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep undergr… Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes off New Zealand

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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake about 100 miles off the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. Continue reading

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{FD} Lost heritage: Massive quake deals blow to Italy’s art treasures

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Within hours of last week’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already exploring the mounds of rubble in several medieval hill towns. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy checks for building code fraud after deadly quake

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Bulldozers with huge claws pulled down dangerously overhanging ledges Sunday in Italy’s quake-devastated town of Amatrice as investigators worked to figure out if negligence or fraud in building codes had added to the quake’s high death toll. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy aftershocks limit access to earthquake-damaged town

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Rescue workers acknowledged Friday they might not find any more survivors from Italy’s earthquake as they confronted a new obstacle to their recovery work: a powerful aftershock that damaged two key access bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to i… Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to 267; aftershocks rattle devastated region

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Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors from Italy’s earthquake. The first funerals were scheduled to be celebrated for some of the 267 dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Injured nun rescued from Italy quake rubble texted ‘adieu’ to loved ones

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She became the face of Italy’s earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy girl rescued after spending 17 hours pinned under debris from earthquake

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A 10-year-old girl has been rescued from the rubble of the Italian earthquake – after being trapped upside down for 17 hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Italy town destroyed by powerful earthquake was preparing for food festival

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In three days, the rugged residents of the medieval Italian hill town of Amatrice had planned to hold one of their most joyful events of the year: the 50th edition of a food festival celebrating their beloved Amatriciana pasta dish, which is made from … Continue reading

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{FD} At least 250 dead in Italy quake as crews frantically search for survivors

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Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes in Italy Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as the death toll reached 250 and officials anguished over how to secure their ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly se… Continue reading

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{FD} How you can help Italy earthquake victims

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A powerful earthquake rocked central Italy Wednesday, killing at least 120 people and destroying a cluster of mountain villages. As rescue workers dig through the rubble to find survivors, you can help their efforts by donating to the charities below. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 3 reported dead after powerful earthquake strikes central Burma

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A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 shook central Burma on Wednesday, knocking glasses off tables and sending people running out of buildings in the country’s largest city. Continue reading

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{FD} At least 120 reported dead after strong earthquake rocks central Italy

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A powerful earthquake killed at least 120 people and destroyed a cluster of small mountain villages in Central Italy Wednesday,as rescue workers were digging frantically through the rubble of historic buildings for any survivors. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-5.9 earthquake strikes near Ecuador coast

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A strong earthquake has shaken the northwestern coastal area of Ecuador. Authorities say there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading

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{FD} Quake hits southern Mexico, sways tall buildings in capital

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A strong earthquake struck in southern Mexico on Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful magnitude-6.7 earthquake rattles Ecuador, no major damage reported

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A powerful 6.7-magnitude earthquake has hit Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating quake hit a month ago. President Rafael Correa said on Twitter that the jolt caused only small material damages. Continue reading

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{FD} Hero dog that rescued 7 people after Ecuador quake dies from exhaustion

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A white Labrador was honored as a hero for rescuing seven people in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Ecuador last week before dying from exhaustion at the age of 4. Continue reading

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{FD} Death toll in powerful Ecuador earthquake rises to 654

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Ecuador’s government says the death toll from last week’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake has risen to 654 with another 58 people missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-6.1 aftershock hits Ecuador following deadly earthquake

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A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador before dawn Wednesday morning, a 6.1 magnitude jolt that was the strongest aftershock since a lethal earthquake killed hundreds of people. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnitude-6.1 tremor jolts Ecuador days after deadly earthquake

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A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador overnight, a 6.1 magnitude jolt that was the strongest aftershock since a lethal earthquake killed hundreds of people on Saturday. There was no immediate report of further damage. Continue reading

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{FD} Rescuers race against time to find survivors from Ecuador’s deadly quake

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Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral. Continue reading

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{FD} One American reported dead in powerful Ecuador earthquake

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At least one American was among the 413 people confirmed dead from Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades, the State Department reported Monday, as crews raced to save anybody who still might be alive and trapped underneath the rubble. Continue reading

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{FD} Aid begins to flow in after powerful earthquake kills 262 in Ecuador

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Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the dark. Continue reading

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{FD} Thousands search for missing in Japan’s deadly earthquakes

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Thousands of rescue workers searched a debris-strewn village in southern Japan for about a half-dozen missing people Sunday, as the Japanese government said U.S. military aircraft would join the relief mission for communities devastated by two powerful… Continue reading

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{FD} Powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits Ecuador’s central coast

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A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador’s central coast on Saturday, cracking buildings and rattling homes as far away as the capital of Quito. Continue reading

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{FD} Some sleep in cars after 2 nights of quakes kill 41 in Japan

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The wooden home barely withstood the first earthquake. An even stronger one the next night dealt what might have been the final blow — if not to the house, then to the Tanaka family’s peace of mind. Continue reading

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{FD} At least six killed, others reportedly trapped after magnitude-7.3 quake hits Japan

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A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck southern Japan early Saturday, barely 24 hours after a smaller quake hit the same region and killed nine people. Continue reading

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{FD} Fresh magnitude-5.4 quake strikes southern Japan

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A fresh earthquake measuring 5.4 has hit southern Kyushu island on Saturday morning, following a 7.3-magnitude quake that killed at least six people overnight. Continue reading

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