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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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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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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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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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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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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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Huge earthquakes strike off Indonesia, generate small tsunamis (Update 3)


April 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon, generating small tsunamis and shaking buildings as far away as Singapore, ... Read more...

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Huge earthquakes strike off Indonesia, prompt tsunami warnings (Update 2)


April 11th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, prompting tsunami watches and warnings for countries across the ... Read more...

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Huge earthquakes strike off Indonesia, prompt tsunami warnings (Update 1)


April 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Two major earthquakes struck off the west coast of northern Sumatra in Indonesia on Wednesday afternoon, seismologists said, prompting tsunami watches and warnings for countries across 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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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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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, no damage


February 16th, 2012 - 12:32 am ICT by BNO News
COOS BAY, OREGON (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon on early Tuesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties and no ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes the Philippines, killing at least 7


February 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by BNO News
TAYASAN, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the central Philippines on late Monday morning, destroying scores of buildings and generating a small tsunami, officials said. At least seven people were ... Read more...

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Powerful earthquake strikes west of Vanuatu, no tsunami alert


February 2nd, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
PORT VILA (BNO NEWS) -- A powerful earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on early Friday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits the South Pacific Ocean, no tsunami warning


January 29th, 2012 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
RAOUL ISLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific Ocean on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, but no tsunami warnings were issued. Damage or ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Tonga, no damage reported


December 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
HIHIFO, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits northern Chile, no damage


December 9th, 2011 - 12:15 am ICT by BNO News
VALLENAR, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck near a city in northern Chile on early Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The 5.8-magnitude ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia, causing panic


November 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by BNO News
LABUHA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck the Molucca Sea in eastern Indonesia on early Monday afternoon, seismologists said, causing panic but no damage or casualties.The 6.4-magnitude earthquake at 1.05 ... Read more...

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


November 1st, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by BNO News
SOCORRO ISLAND, MEXICO (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Mexico on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties.The 6.0-magnitude ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes central Peru, no casualties


October 29th, 2011 - 2:21 am ICT by BNO News
ICA, PERU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck south of the Peruvian city of Ica on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or ... Read more...

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Up to 1,000 feared dead after powerful quake devastates eastern Turkey


October 23rd, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by BNO News
VAN, TURKEY (BNO NEWS) -- Hundreds of people are feared to have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on early Sunday afternoon, seismologists and officials said. Scores of buildings ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes Russia’s Far East near border with China


October 14th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by BNO News
SKOVORODINO, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Russia's Far East near the border with northeast China on late Friday afternoon, seismologists and officials said, causing some damage but no casualties.The ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake hits off the coast of Oregon, no damage


October 13th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by BNO News
COOS BAY, OREGON (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Oregon on early Wednesday evening, seismologists said, but there were no reports of damage or casualties and no ... Read more...

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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts the Pacific Ocean near Tonga


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
NIUAFO'OU, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Three die as quake jolts Guatemala


September 20th, 2011 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Sep 20 (IANS) At least three people died in Guatemala Monday after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the country.The quake occurred near the city of Cuilapa, some 50 km ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Cuba’s coast, no damage


September 15th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by BNO News
CAPE CRUZ, CUBA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the southeastern coast of Cuba on early Thursday morning, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes western Indonesia, no word on casualties


September 6th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck Northern Sumatra in western Indonesia on early Tuesday morning, seismologists said, but there was no immediate word about damage or casualties. No tsunami alert ... Read more...

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Deep 6.8-magnitude earthquake strikes off East Timor; no damage


August 30th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by BNO News
DILI, EAST TIMOR (BNO NEWS) -- A strong but deep earthquake struck the waters off the Asian country of East Timor on late Tuesday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no reports ... Read more...

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