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Italian Scientists Resign to Protest Earthquake Ruling

Posted October 23rd, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Senior members of Italy’s government disaster assessment agency have resigned in protest, after seven scientists and experts were sentenced to jail for failing to give advance warning of a deadly earthquake that struck the central town of L’Aquila in 2009. Luciano Maimi, the head of the Major Risks Committee, was among several people to resign […]

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6.6 Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

Posted August 18th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.6 magnitude quake struck late Saturday afternoon 56 kilometers from the town of Palu at a relatively shallow depth of 20 kilometers. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The French news agency reports panicked residents in […]

Iran Reports 180 Dead in Earthquake

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Iran say 180 people have been killed in two strong earthquakes just 11 minutes apart in the country’s northwest, near the city of Tabriz. More than 1,300 people are estimated to have been injured in Saturday’s mid-afternoon quakes. State television reported at least six villages in were completely leveled, while 60 others sustained […]

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Iran Reports 180 Dead in Earthquake

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Iran say 180 people have been killed in two strong earthquakes just minutes apart in the country’s northwest, near the city of Tabriz. An estimated 1,300 people were injured. State television reported at least six villages were completely leveled, while 60 others sustained damage ranging from 50 to 80 percent. Geological officials differed […]

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Iran Reports 153 Dead in Earthquake

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Iran say 153 people have been killed in two strong earthquakes in the country’s northwest, near the city of Tabriz. An estimated 1,300 people were injured. Geological officials differed slightly on magnitude measurements, but both Tehran University and the U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of both at 6 or above. Iranian officials […]

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Iran Reports 80 Dead in Earthquake

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Iran say at least 80 people have been killed in two strong earthquakes in the country’s northwest, near the city of Tabriz. Geological officials differed slightly on magnitude measurements, but both Tehran University and the U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude of both at 6 or above. Iranian officials say the quakes damaged […]

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More than 70 Feared Dead in Afghan Earthquake

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in northern Afghanistan fear at least 70 people are dead after earthquakes triggered a landslide. The two quakes shook Afghanistan’s northeastern Hindu Kush early Monday, trapping dozens of people beneath the rubble of collapsed homes in a remote area of Baghlan province. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake was followed about 25 minutes later by a stronger, […]

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Afghan Quakes Kill 3

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Two earthquakes in Afghanistan’s northeastern Hindu Kush region killed at least three people early Monday, and authorities say dozens of others are trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed homes. The first earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.4, struck in northern Baghlan province, causing landslides that destroyed more than 20 houses in the remote Burka district. […]

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Italy Quake Recovery Efforts Underway

Posted May 21st, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people in northern Italy woke up in tents and cars Monday morning, after a powerful 6.0 magnitude earthquake killed seven people and devastated centuries-old cultural sites Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 35 kilometers northwest of Bologna. It struck about 4 a.m. local time, sending panic-stricken residents running […]

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Italian Quake Kills 6, Historic Buildings Destroyed

Posted May 20th, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook northern Italy before dawn Sunday, killing at least six people and destroying centuries-old buildings and churches across the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 35 kilometers northwest of Bologna. It struck about 4 a.m. local time, sending panic-stricken residents running into the streets. A series […]

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