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Landslides Hamper Rescue Efforts for Quake Survivors in Northeast India

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in India’s earthquake-hit northeast say landslides and heavy rain are hampering efforts by rescue workers to reach survivors of a quake that killed at least 56 people in India and neighboring states. Rescue workers in India’s mountainous Sikkim state found roads blocked by landslides triggered by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that hit the region […]

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Indian Quake Kills 7, Injures 22 in Tibet

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:16 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say at least seven people were killed and 22 injured in southern Tibet by a powerful earthquake that struck in the Indian state of Sikkim. The Xinhua news agency said Monday the quake caused hundreds of landslides that disrupted traffic, power and water supplies in Tibet’s Yadong county, which is just 40 […]

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Strong Quake Kills 53 in India, Nepal, China

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 5:16 am (UTC-5)
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Heavy rain hampered the search Monday for survivors of a 6.9 earthquake that has killed at least 53 people in an isolated Himalayan region straddling India, Nepal and China. The epicenter of the quake was in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 kilometers northwest of the state capital, Gangtok. Officials in Sikkim said mudslides, […]

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Strong Quake Kills 45 in India, Nepal, China

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 3:22 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a strong 6.9 earthquake that shook a Himalayan region straddling India, Nepal and China climbed to at least 45 on Monday as authorities tried to reach remote, mountain communities to assess the full extent of the damage. The epicenter of the quake was in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 […]

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Strong Quake Kills 30 in India, Nepal, China

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:26 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a strong 6.9 earthquake that shook a Himalayan region straddling India, Nepal and China climbed to more than 30 on Monday as authorities tried to reach remote, mountain communities to assess the full extent of the damage. The epicenter of the quake was in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 […]

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Strong Quake Kills 18 in India, Nepal

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit northeastern India and Nepal late Sunday, killing at least 18 people, damaging buildings and causing panic. The epicenter of the quake was in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 kilometers northwest of the state capital, Gangtok. Sikkim’s Chief Secretary said mudslides, building collapses and falling debris killed at […]

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Strong Quake Kills At Least 12 in India, Nepal

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has shaken northeastern India, Nepal and other parts of the region, killing at least 12 people, damaging buildings and causing panic. The 6.9 magnitude quake was centered in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 kilometers northwest of the regional capital, Gangtok. Sikkim’s Chief Secretary Karma Gyatso says mudslides, building collapses and […]

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Strong Quake Kills At Least 12 in India, Nepal

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has shaken northeastern India, Nepal and other parts of the region, killing at least 12 people, damaging buildings and causing panic. The 6.9 magnitude quake was centered in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 kilometers northwest of the regional capital, Gangtok. Sikkim’s Chief Secretary Karma Gyatso says mudslides, building collapses and […]

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Strong Quake Kills At Least 8 in India, Nepal

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake has shaken northeastern India, Nepal and other parts of the region, killing at least eight people, damaging buildings and causing panic. The quake was centered in the Indian state of Sikkim, about 60 kilometers northwest of the regional capital, Gangtok. Witnesses say it damaged buildings in the city and sent […]

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Japan Commemorates 6 Months Since Disasters

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japan fell silent Sunday in a solemn minute of prayer and reflection marking six months since the massive earthquake and tsunami that left 20,000 people dead or missing and sparked a nuclear crisis. Sirens wailed at 2:46 in the afternoon as tens of thousands of mourners, many of them dressed in black, gathered to remember […]

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