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Strong Earthquake Shakes Papua New Guinea

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea shaking parts of the country for several minutes. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 89 kilometers southwest of the country second largest city, Lae. The strong tremor, initially rated as a 7.3 magnitude, struck at a […]

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Papua New Guinea

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 89 kilometers southwest of the country second largest city, Lae. The strong tremor, initially rated as a 7.3 magnitude, struck at a depth of about 115 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami […]

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Quake-hit Turkey Ending Search for Survivors

Posted October 29th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Hopes of finding anyone else alive in the mounds of rubble left behind by the powerful earthquake the ravaged Turkey earlier this week are fading. Turkish officials said Saturday they were concluding their desperate search for survivors. Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said rescue efforts were still underway at four sites but that such efforts […]

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US to Begin Airlifting Aid to Quake-hit Turkey

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military will send blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene kits and other supplies to Turkey to help victims of the powerful earthquake that struck Sunday. The Pentagon said Friday that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is authorizing U.S. European Command to begin airlifting humanitarian assistance after receiving a request from the Turkish government. The death toll […]

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Turkish Teenager Rescued From Rubble as Quake Death Toll Climbs

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Turkey pulled a teenage boy out of the rubble Friday, more than 100 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake Sunday decimated much of the country’s southeast. They found the boy hours after rescuing another young man in Ercis Thursday. But hopes of finding other survivors were fading as cold weather and snow hampered […]

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Turkish Teenager Rescued From Rubble Friday

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Turkey pulled a teenage boy out of the rubble Friday, more than 100 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake decimated much of the country’s southeast on Sunday. They found the boy hours after rescuing another young man in Ercis Thursday. But hopes of finding other survivors were fading as cold weather and snow […]

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Turkish Teenager Rescued From Rubble Friday

Posted October 28th, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Turkey pulled a teenage boy out of the rubble Friday, more than 100 hours after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake decimated much of the country’s southeast on Sunday. They found the boy hours after rescuing another young man in Ercis Thursday. But hopes of finding other survivors were fading as cold weather and snow […]

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Man Rescued From Rubble as Death Toll Passes 530 in Turkey Earthquake

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers have pulled a man out of the rubble in the Turkish town of Ercis, four days after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake decimated much of southeastern Turkey. But hopes of finding other survivors were fading as cold weather and snow hampered rescue efforts Thursday in Ercis, the town hardest hit by the quake, and other […]

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Turkey Scrambles to Help Quake Survivors as Death Toll Rises

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Cold weather and snow have complicated rescue efforts in Turkey, four days after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake decimated much of the southeastern part of the country. Turkish authorities are racing to provide shelter for thousands of victims left homeless by the quake. Officials say the death toll from Sunday’s temblor has risen to 523 with […]

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Turkey Scrambles to Help Quake Survivors as Death Toll Rises

Posted October 27th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish authorities are racing to provide shelter for thousands of earthquake victims left homeless and battling rain and snow. Officials say the death toll from Sunday’s 7.2 magnitude tremor has risen to 523 with at least 1,600 people injured. Authorities expect the death toll to continue to climb as more bodies are pulled from the […]

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