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Powerful quake shakes New Zealand cities; tsunami warning lifted

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dpa/GNA - A powerful earthquake measured at a magnitude of over 7 has struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island,...
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Iceland registers 5.7-magnitude earthquake

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dpa/GNA - Iceland was hit by a powerful 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday which rocked the country's south-west. The quake and aftershocks mainly affected the peninsula...
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Magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattles northwestern Botswana

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A magnitude 3.7 earthquake rattled Botswana's resort township of Maun situated some 1,300 km northwest of Botswana's capital city, Gaborone early Saturday morning. ...
Aerial photo shows an excavator working on damaged buildings during a search operation after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Jan. 17, 2021. The death toll of a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's West Sulawesi province has risen to 73 with over 27,000 people taking shelters, the National Disaster Management Agency said on Sunday. (Photo by Niaz Syarief/Xinhua)

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake rises to 91

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dpa/GNA – The death toll from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake that shook Indonesia's West Sulawesi province last week has risen to 91, the national...
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Magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Argentina-Chile border region

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dpa/GNA - A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Argentina on Monday night near the border with Chile, the US Geological Service (USGS) and Argentinian authorities said. The...
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Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes Chile-Argentina border region

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A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck Chile on Monday near the border with Argentina, the US Geological Service (USGS) and Chilean authorities said. The country's seismological centre...
Parts of a statue are seen on the ground at Basantapur Durbar Square after an earthquake in Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, on April 25, 2015. Death toll in Nepal climbed to 711, the country's Home Ministry said Saturday afternoon, hours after a major earthquake struck the country. (Xinhua/Pratap Thapa)

Death toll up to 114 in Turkey’s earthquake, rescue completed

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A total of 114 people were killed and 1,035 others wounded in a strong earthquake that hit Turkey's western province of Izmir, the...

Geological Survey Authority installs earthquake early warning equipment

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As part of measures to ensure earthquake preparedness and risks reduction, the Geological Survey Authority (GSA), has installed three earthquake early warning equipment at...
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5.1-magnitude quake hits South Sandwich Islands region — USGS

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A 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted South Sandwich Islands region at 0021 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

5.6-magnitude quake hits 69 km SW of Palana, Russia — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 jolted 69 km SW of Palana, Russia at 0051 GMT on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
KUMAMOTO, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Firefighters check the buildings in the earthquake rocked Mashiki in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, April 17, 2016. A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan early Saturday just a day after a sizable foreshock hit the region, with the number of fatalities now standing at 41 according to the latest figures on Sunday. (Xinhua/Ma Ping)

5.5-magnitude quake hits 115 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 jolted 115 km NE of Maketu, New Zealand at 15:47:06 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

6.0-magnitude quake hits 3 km southeast of Jaco, Costa Rica — USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 jolted 3 km southeast of Jaco, Costa Rica at 21:51:10 GMT on Monday, the...
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5.0-magnitude quake hits 154 km WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 154 km WSW of Bengkulu, Indonesia at 10:24:31 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...
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5.0-magnitude quake hits Liuli, Tanzania – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 jolted 15 km south of Liuli, Tanzania at 0703 GMT on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. ...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

Magnitude-6.9 undersea earthquake hits Indonesia

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A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck deep under Indonesia's Banda Sea, south of Sulawesi island on Friday, but did not generate a tsunami and there...
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5.3-magnitude quake hits Sand Point of U.S. Alaska – USGS

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An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 jolted 47 km SSE of Sand Point in U.S. state of Alaska at 19:45:59 GMT on Wednesday,...
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Strong off-coast earthquake rocks Jamaica, Cuba

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A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Caribbean islands of Jamaica and Cuba on Tuesday. Hitting off the coast...
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Committee to Design Comprehensive Framework on National Earthquake Sworn in

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The National Committee to develop a comprehensive framework for refocusing national earthquake preparedness and response has been inaugurated by Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for...
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Small Earthquake Experienced in Sections of Accra

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An earth quake measuring 3.9 on the richter scale, was recorded at about 2328 hours, or 11:28pm yesterday, March 2nd, 2019, in some parts...
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Seismologist Warns Ghanaians of Possible Earthquake

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Mr Nicolas Opoku, a Senior Seismologist at the Geological Survey Authority (GSA) says, the frequent earth tremors being experienced in parts of Accra is...
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GGSA issues warning over possible collapse of buildings in quake zones

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Buildings and structures within and along earthquake prone zones or fault lines, can typically not survive a major earthquake. This makes it crucial for people...
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Earthquake injures 10, destroys 600 buildings in Mozambique

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The provincial government of Manica in central Mozambique said on Monday that 10 people were injured and 600 houses were destroyed in the magnitude...
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More than 100 houses destroyed by earthquake in central Mozambique

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A magnitude-5.5 earthquake which on Saturday morning hit the central Mozambican province of Manica has destroyed 108 houses, local authorities said on Sunday. ...
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Accra will undergo earthquake simulation

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A simulation exercise to test the country’s level of readiness to deal with an earth-quake would be held this week in Accra. The week-long...
The Jiuzhaigou scenic area welcomes the first group of tourists on March 8, 2018. (Photo from CFP)

Jiuzhaigou Scenic Range Partly Opened to Tourists

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Jiuzhaigou, a scenic area in southwest China’s Sichuan province, partially reopened for the first time on March 8 since the devastating earthquake last year....
Photo taken on April 26, 2015 with a cellphone shows a crack on the No. 318 national road, about two kilometers away from Nyalam County in Xigaze Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A 5.3-magnitude quake shook Nyalam County at 1:42 a.m. Sunday (1742GMT on Saturday) following strong earthquakes in neighboring Nepal, the China Earthquake Networks Center said. (Xinhua/Zhang Quna) (lfj)

4.8-magnitude earthquake hits western Sudan

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A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit western Sudan on Thursday, with no reports of casualty or damage to properties. "The quake hit an area south of El...

Earthquake “catastrophic” for unique New Zealand marine ecosystem

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Huge mudslides caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand in November have wiped out vast tracts of one of the world's richest underwater...
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Pacific tsunami alert downgraded after powerful 7.9 earthquake in Papua New Guinea

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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii had downgraded its alert for the Pacific after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing aftershock struck Papua New...

High-speed trains delayed after SW China earthquake

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Several trains on the Chengdu-Chongqing high-speed rail line have been delayed or halted following a 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Rongchang District in southwest China's...

Tsunami Prompt Issued Over Chile’s 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake

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An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 off southern Chile has prompted a tsunami warning.The quake struck 225km (140 miles) south-west of Puerto...