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Powerful earthquake hits southwestern Colombia, no casualties


October 1st, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by BNO News
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Colombia near the border with Ecuador on late Sunday morning, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of ... Read more...

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China quake kills 64, injures over 700 (Second Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 64 people have been confirmed dead and 715 others injured after multiple earthquakes struck a mountainous region in China's Yunnan province Friday, the province's ... Read more...

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24 killed, 150 injured in China quake (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and 150 injured Friday in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.More than 100,000 people ... Read more...

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Five die in China quake


September 7th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 7 (IANS) At least five people were killed and more than 20,000 houses damaged in an earthquake that jolted southwest China's Yunnan and Guizhou provinces, authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Damage reported after magnitude-7.6 earthquake hits Costa Rica


September 5th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by BNO News
HOJANCHA, COSTA RICA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the coast of Costa Rica on early Wednesday evening, causing at least some damage and prompting tsunami warnings which were later canceled, ... Read more...

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Powerful quake off Philippines triggers small tsunami


August 31st, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by BNO News
GUIUAN, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of the Philippines on Friday evening, prompting a tsunami warning for several countries, seismologists and officials said. A small ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea, no damage


August 20th, 2012 - 6:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ANGORAM, PAPUA NEW GUINEA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck on land near the north coast of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Monday morning, seismologists said, but there ... Read more...

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Iran earthquake toll rises to 306 dead, more than 3,000 injured


August 14th, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by BNO News
TABRIZ, IRAN (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll after two devastating earthquakes struck northwestern Iran over the weekend has risen to at least 306, the country's ministry of health said on Monday. ... Read more...

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Iran twin quake toll rises to 306


August 13th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 13 (IANS) The toll in Saturday's strong twin quakes in northwest Iran has risen to 306, Fars news agency cited the Iranian health minister as saying Monday.Marzieh Vahid ... Read more...

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Earthquake in northeast


July 15th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kohima, July 15 (IANS) A 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit Nagaland and three other north-eastern states in the wee hours of Sunday triggering panic. No casualties have been reported.According to Regional ... Read more...

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Tremors rock Kashmir Valley, northwest Pakistan (Third Lead)


June 11th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) Moderate intensity tremors rocked the Kashmir Valley as well as Pakistan's northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Monday morning. No loss of life has been reported so ... Read more...

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WHO calls for investment in disaster management


June 6th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday called on countries for greater investment in strengthening the resilience of communities to save lives during disasters and emergencies.At a ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits deep underneath northern Argentina


May 29th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by BNO News
SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO, ARGENTINA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck deep underneath northern Argentina on early Monday morning, causing no damage or casualties, seismologists and local officials said. Deep earthquakes regularly ... Read more...

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Strongest earthquake in years hits northwest of Norway, no damage


May 25th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by BNO News
OSLO, NORWAY (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Norwegian Sea northwest of Norway on late Thursday evening, making it one of the strongest tremors to hit the region in recent ... Read more...

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Four killed in Italy quake


May 20th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS) A 5.9-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy in the early hours Sunday, killing four people and injuring 50 others.The earthquake had its epicentre between the cities of ... Read more...

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5.4-magnitude quake rocks Assam, Meghalaya (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Shillong, May 11 (IANS) A 5.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Assam and Meghalaya Friday evening, triggering panic among locals. No casualties have been reported.According to the Regional Seismological Centre in Shillong, ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Mexico’s Pacific coast, no damage


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by BNO News
TAPACHULA, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. No ... Read more...

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Indonesia: Five killed, several injured in Wednesday’s earthquakes


April 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes which struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon caused at least five fatalities and several injuries, disaster officials ... Read more...

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Two strong earthquakes shake Mexican desert in Baja California


April 12th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by BNO News
GUERRERO NEGRO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- Two strong earthquakes just minutes apart shook a desert region in the Mexican state of Baja California on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Mexico’s Pacific coast, no casualties


April 12th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by BNO News
LAZARO CARDENAS, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico on late Wednesday afternoon, causing tall buildings to sway as far away as Mexico City, seismologists ... Read more...

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Scientists had expected Indonesia quake


April 12th, 2012 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 12 (IANS) Scientists had been expecting Wednesday's great earthquake off Sumatra but it occurred a little sooner, according to Arun Bapat, an Indian seismologist in Pune.Bapat is one ... Read more...

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5.9-magnitude earthquake hits off Oregon coast, no damage


April 12th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by BNO News
COOS BAY, OREGON (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon on early Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties and no ... Read more...

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Earthquakes in India : A chronology


April 11th, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Following is the list of some of the major quakes in India since 1950:* Sep 18, 2011: 6.8-magnitude quake hits northern and eastern India.* Sep ... Read more...

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High alert in Tamil Nadu n-plants


April 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) A high alert was sounded at Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam and Kalpakkam nuclear plants after the 8.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Sumatra region.Officials at the Kudankulam Nuclear ... Read more...

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Recalling the 2004 tsunami that devastated Aceh


April 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 11 (IANS) The massive earthquake that shook Indonesia Wednesday brought back terrifying memories of the 2004 tsunami that swept through Aceh province.A 9.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the ... Read more...

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Huge quake off Indonesia prompts tsunami warnings


April 11th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A major earthquake struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra on early Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, prompting tsunami warnings for multiple countries.The 8.7-magnitude earthquake at 2:38 ... Read more...

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Strong aftershock shakes southwestern Mexico, no casualties


April 3rd, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by BNO News
ACAPULCO, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southwestern Mexico in the early afternoon on Monday, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties. ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake shakes northeast Japan, no damage


March 27th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO, Japan (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of northeastern Japan on early Tuesday evening, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes central Australia, no damage


March 24th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by BNO News
ERNABELLA, Australia (BNO NEWS) -- The central region of Australia was struck by the country's largest earthquake in nearly 15 years on Friday evening, seismologists said, but there were no reports of ... Read more...

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6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea


March 22nd, 2012 - 5:32 am ICT by BNO News
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the island of New Guinea in Papua New Guinea on early Thursday morning, seismologists said.The 6.7-magnitude earthquake at 8:15 a.m. ... Read more...

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Japan mourns on quake anniversary (Second Lead)


March 11th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan Sunday marked the first anniversary of the devastating 9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami which killed almost 15,000 people.The disaster claimed at least 14,919 lives ... Read more...

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Delhi’s students unfazed by earthquake


March 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The 4.9-magnitude earthquake in the capital Monday may have caused pandemonium in offices and other workplaces but students taking their board exams were too immersed ... Read more...

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Strong quake hits Japan (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit near the east coast of Japan's Honshu island Wednesday, the Hong Kong Observatory said.The epicentre of the ... Read more...

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Earthquake hits Japan


March 1st, 2012 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit near the east coast of Japan's Honshu island Wednesday, the Hong Kong Observatory said.The epicentre of the ... Read more...

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Strong quake strikes Russia-Mongolia border region, no damage


February 27th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
KYZYL, Russia (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck southwestern Siberia near the border with Mongolia on early Sunday afternoon, seismologists and witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of major damage ... Read more...

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