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Strong Earthquake Strikes Eastern Indonesia

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological survey says a 7.1 magnitude earthquake has shaken eastern Indonesia. The quake occurred at 1653 UT and was centered about 200 kilometers northwest of the Tanimbar Islands in Maluku Province. The temblor occurred at a depth of 155 kilometers under the Banda Sea. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a […]

Earthquake, Tsunami Hits Japan

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful undersea earthquake has shaken Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and causing buildings to sway as far away as Tokyo. A one-meter high tsunami swept ashore Friday in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi prefecture, the same region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. No deaths have been reported from Friday’s […]

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Tsunami Warning Cancelled After Powerful Earthquake Hits Japan

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake shook Japan’s northeastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and causing buildings to sway as far away as Tokyo. A one-meter high tsunami swept ashore Friday in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi prefecture, the same region that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage from Friday’s […]

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Powerful Quake Hits Japan, Tsunami Warning Issued

Posted December 7th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese authorities say a one-meter high tsunami has hit the country’s northeast coast after a powerful earthquake shook the region. The meteorological agency says the wave was recorded in Ishinomaki, in Miyagi prefecture that was devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage after Friday’s 7.3 magnitude quake. […]

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Death Toll from Burma Quake Rises to 26: Aid Group

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck northern Burma Sunday has risen to 26, more than twice as many as last reported. Red Cross officials said Tuesday that 230 people were injured and 12 others still missing as a result of the 6.8-magnitude quake that struck near Burma’s second biggest city, Mandalay. Several […]

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Burma Quake Kills at Least 13 People, Collapses Bridge

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese officials and witnesses say a strong earthquake has killed at least 13 people and injured many others in the center of the country. The 6.8 magnitude tremor struck an area about 110 kilometers north of the Burmese city of Mandalay at 7:42 a.m local time on Sunday. Several aftershocks followed, one of them with […]

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At Least 12 Dead In Burma Quake

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Local officials say at least 12 people are feared dead after a strong earthquake hit northern Burma Sunday, causing terrified residents to flee swaying buildings. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.8-magnitude quake hit before 8 a.m. local time, 117 kilometers north of the city of Mandalay, at a depth of just 10 kilometers. The […]

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At Least 5 Dead, Several Missing After Burma Quake

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 3:15 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese officials say that at least five people are dead and several are missing after a strong earthquake hit northern Burma Sunday, causing terrified residents to flee swaying buildings. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.6-magnitude quake hit before 8 a.m. local time, 117 kilometers north of the city of Mandalay, at a depth of […]

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Earthquake Hits Burma

Posted November 11th, 2012 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake hit northern Burma Sunday, causing terrified residents to flee swaying buildings. At least one person is reported to have been killed. Local media say a bridge under construction across the Irrawaddy River collapsed, and there may have been several casualties. No other major damage has been reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said […]

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Earthquake Hits Burma, No Damage or Casualties Reported

Posted November 10th, 2012 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake hit northern Burma Sunday, causing terrified residents to flee swaying buildings. No major damage or casualties have been immediately reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.6-magnitude quake hit before 8 a.m. local time, 117 kilometers north of the city of Mandalay at a depth of just 10 kilometers. The earthquake was […]

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