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7.3-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has hit waters off the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The U.S. Geological Survey says that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Tuesday at a depth of 29 km, 423 kilometers of Banda Aceh on Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “a destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist.” But Indonesia’s […]

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7.3-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has hit waters off the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The U.S. Geological Survey says that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Tuesday at a depth of 29 km, 423 kilometers of Banda Aceh on Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an immediate tsunami warning for that area of […]

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Japan, No Danger of Tsunami

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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Seismologists say a powerful earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked southern Japan Sunday, but there were no reports of damage or casualties, and no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey put the epicenter of the quake in the Izu islands, 486 kilometers south of Tokyo. The quake struck at a depth of 371 kilometers. Japan’s […]

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Two Strong Earthquakes Shake Japan, Cause No Reported Damage

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two strong earthquakes shook northern Japan Thursday, but neither caused any apparent damage or prompted a tsunami warning. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said a magnitude 6.1 undersea quake struck Thursday evening about 750 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, near Hokkaido island. A magnitude 6.0 undersea quake struck early Thursday morning, 244 kilometers northeast of Tokyo. The Japanese […]

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Magnitude 5.9 Quake Hits Near Japan Nuclear Site

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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A moderate earthquake struck Japan early Thursday near a nuclear plant damaged by a powerful tsunami earlier this year. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 5.9 undersea quake struck shortly before 4:30 a.m. local time, 244 kilometers northeast of the capital, Tokyo. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Pacific Tsunami […]

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Turkish Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 17

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll of Wednesday’s earthquake in the Turkish province of Van has risen to 17, after rescue workers recovered the bodies of five more victims early Friday. A senior disaster management official said Friday that authorities continue to search the rubble of a toppled five-storey hotel, although authorities no longer hear any signs of […]

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Rescuers Search for Survivors After Deadly Turkey Quake Kills At Least 12

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Turkey’s Van region continue to pull survivors from the rubble after a 5.7 magnitude earthquake late Wednesday killed at least 12 people and caused more than 25 buildings to collapse. Officials said Thursday all but three of the buildings were empty after being evacuated following a 7.3-magnitude quake that hit the Van […]

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Rescuers Search for Survivors After Deadly Turkey Quake

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Turkey are again searching for survivors of an earthquake less than three weeks after a 7.3-magnitude quake hit the Van region that killed around 600 people and left thousands homeless. A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook Van late Wednesday, collapsing at least 25 buildings. Officials say all but three were empty after being evacuated […]

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Rescuers Search for Survivors After Deadly Turkey Quake

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers in Turkey are searching for survivors after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least seven people. Officials said Thursday 25 people have been pulled out alive after rescuers worked through the night following the quake late Wednesday in the Van region near the border with Iran. Dozens of people are believed to be trapped […]

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5.7-magnitude Quake Hits Turkey, Kills 7

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:45 am (UTC-5)
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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Turkey late Wednesday, killing at least seven people and collapsing about 20 buildings. Rescuers worked through the night and continued Thursday searching for dozens of people believed to be trapped under the rubble in the Van region near the border with Iran. Officials say 23 people have been pulled out […]

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