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5.7-magnitude Quake Hits Turkey, Kills 3

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Turkey late Wednesday, killing at least three people and collapsing about 20 buildings. Dozens of people are believed to be trapped under the rubble in the Van region near the border with Iran. At least 10 survivors have been pulled from under the toppled buildings so far. The quake struck […]

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5.7-magnitude Quake Hits Turkey, Kills 3

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Turkey late Wednesday, killing at least three people and trapping others under rubble. The quake struck less than three weeks after another strong temblor in the region killed about 600 people. State television reported that the latest quake toppled a six-story hotel and several buildings hit by the previous temblor […]

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5.7-magnitude Quake Hits Turkey

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit eastern Turkey late Wednesday, less than three weeks after a strong temblor in the region killed about 600 people. State television reported that the quake toppled a six-story hotel and several buildings hit by the previous quake in the Van region, near the border with Iran. It is not clear how […]

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Damage Reported in One of Two Earthquakes in China

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in China say at least 50 homes were destroyed by a moderate earthquake that struck the northwestern part of the country early Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.4 magnitude quake struck Xinjiang province between the border areas of Yining and Gongliu counties, at a depth of 27 kilometers. The quake was initially […]

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Turkey Earthquake Cleanup Under Way as Searches Wind Down

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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A week after a powerful earthquake killed hundreds of people in Turkey, crews have begun been clearing debris as rescue operations wind down. Turkish officials say they are concluding their search for survivors unless they get a specific request to look for someone. Officials say the quake killed 582 people, with 455 of the dead […]

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Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia’s Bali Island

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian resort island of Bali Thursday, causing a panic among residents and tourists. No deaths were reported but several people were treated at hospitals for minor injuries. Endro Tjahjono, an official at Bali’s meteorological agency, said cracks appeared in the walls of the agency’s office and […]

Indian Authorities Reach Quake-Affected Villages

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 9:06 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities have reached remote villages in northeast India that have been cut off since Sunday, when a strong earthquake hit the Himalayan region, killing at least 109 people. The epicenter of Sunday’s quake was in the Indian state of Sikkim, but deaths and damage were also reported in West Bengal and Bihar states, Nepal, Bhutan […]

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Himalayan Quake Death Toll Passes 100

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 5,000 army troops and rescue workers were battling damaged roads and landslides in northeastern India Wednesday to reach areas struck by a 6.9-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 100 people. The epicenter of Sunday’s quake was in the Indian state of Sikkim and caused damage and fatalities across northeastern India, Nepal, the Chinese […]

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Death Toll in Himalayan Quake Reaches 100

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 8:41 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers are battling damaged roads and landslides to reach areas struck by Sunday’s Himalayan earthquake that killed at least 100 people. The 6.9-magnitude quake was centered in the Indian state of Sikkim and caused damage and fatalities across northeastern India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet. Sikkim officials said Wednesday there was still […]

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Scores Killed in Himalayan Quake

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:36 am (UTC-5)
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Rescue workers are battling damaged roads and landslides to reach areas struck by Sunday’s Himalayan earthquake that killed at least 100 people. The 6.9-magnitude quake was centered in the Indian state of Sikkim and caused damage and fatalities across northeastern India, Nepal and the Chinese region of Tibet. Authorities say the quake triggered a landslide […]

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