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Earthquake Shakes New Delhi

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has rattled India’s capital. People ran into the streets of New Delhi and its suburbs Monday afternoon after tremors shook buildings for at least 10 seconds. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered about 50 kilometers west-northwest of New Delhi at a depth of 19 kilometers. Monday’s tremors came […]

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Earthquake Shakes New Delhi

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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A 5.2 magnitude earthquake has shaken India’s capital and its suburbs. People ran into the streets of New Delhi Monday after tremors shook buildings in the early afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter of the quake was 49 kilometers west-northwest of New Delhi at a depth of 19.1 kilometers. There was no immediate […]

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Earthquake Shakes New Delhi

Posted March 5th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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An earthquake has shaken India’s capital. People ran into the streets of New Delhi Monday after tremors shook buildings in the early afternoon. There was no immediate word about casualties or damages from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey measured at magnitude 5.2.

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Rescuers Search for Survivors of Philippine Earthquake

Posted February 7th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in the Philippines continued to search Tuesday for dozens of people still missing following an earthquake that triggered devastating landslides and powerful aftershocks. At least 43 people were confirmed killed after the 6.7-magnitude quake struck late Monday morning in a strait just off the heavily populated central Philippine island of Negros. Dozens of people […]

43 Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Filipino officials say a strong earthquake has rocked the central Philippines, killing at least 43 people and causing widespread damage and power outages. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.8-magnitude quake struck late Monday morning at a depth of 20 kilometers. The quake was centered in a narrow strait just off Negros Island. Authorities say […]

7 Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine officials say a strong earthquake has rocked the central Philippines, killing at least 7 people, with others missing. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.7-magnitude quake struck late Monday morning at a depth of 20 kilometers. The quake was centered in a narrow strait just off Negros Island. A three-story building collapsed and several […]

7 Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Philippine officials say a strong earthquake has rocked the central Philippines, killing at least 7 people, with others missing. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.8-magnitude quake struck late Monday morning, north of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island at a depth of 46 kilometers. The Associated Press reports the earthquake and the multiple […]

1 Child Killed in Philippines Earthquake

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit the central Philippines, killing a child. The Survey says the quake struck Monday just before noon, north of the city of Dumaguete on Negros Island at a depth of 46 kilometers. The chief of the Office of Civil Defense said one child died when a […]

US Official Optimistic About Haiti’s Economic Future

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. State Department official says he is optimistic that sustained economic growth is possible in Haiti, which is struggling to rebuild following a deadly earthquake two years ago this week. Tom Adams, the State Department’s special coordinator for Haiti, spoke to VOA Tuesday, two days before the anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude quake that […]

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6.6 Earthquake Hits Solomon Islands

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.6 earthquake has hit the Santa Cruz islands, part of the Pacific’s Solomon Islands group. The earthquake struck Monday afternoon 353 kilometers east of Kira Kira, at a depth of 39 kilometers. The USGS said no destructive tsunami threat exists. However, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “earthquakes of […]

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