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At least five people were killed and 44 others injured after string of earthquakes hit Iran

At least five people were killed and 44 others injured following a string of earthquakes in southern Iran on Saturday, FARS news agency reported. Four separate earthquakes were recorded near the southern port city of Bandar-e Lengeh, including one that registered at a 6.1 magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) website. Twelve […]

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Afghanistan Earthquake: At least 920 people killed, scores left injured

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 920 people and left scores injured in Afghanistan, according to the country’s state news agency. Pictures show landslides and ruined mud-built homes in eastern Paktika province, where rescuers are scrambling to treat the injured. In remote areas, helicopters have been ferrying victims to hospitals. The local Bakhtar News […]

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Project trains rats to find survivors trapped under rubble after earthquake

A unique science project is training rats to save people trapped during earthquakes. These rats will be wearing tiny backpacks, containing microphones and location trackers so that rescuers can trace their location and also speak to them. The rodents have been trained to respond to beeping sounds. Dubbed as ‘Hero Rats,’ Glasgow-based Dr Donna Kean […]

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Japan Earthquake: 2 killed, at least 90 injured; bullet train derails

The powerful earthquake that hit north-east Japan on Wednesday night has claimed two lives and injured at least ninety others, officials said. The magnitude 7.3 tremor struck the same region where a major earthquake triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster 11 years ago. Power was temporarily power out for over two million homes. In some areas […]

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Japan: Powerful 7.3 magnitude Earthquake strikes off the coast off Fukushima, Tsunami warning issued

A powerful earthquake hit north-east Japan on Wednesday night, temporarily cutting power to two million homes and prompting a tsunami advisory. The magnitude 7.3 tremor struck the same region where a major quake triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster, 11 years ago. In some areas it was too forceful for people to stand, and buildings rattled […]

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6.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Tonga days after devastating volcanic eruption and tsunami

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has been recorded off the coast of Tonga almost two weeks after the Pacific kingdom was devastated by a volcanic eruption and tsunami. The epicentre was located 219km northwest of Pangai, a town on the remote island of Lifuka, at a depth of 14.5km, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS) […]

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5.3 magnitude earthquakes rattles southern Haiti; 2 dead, 50 injured, 800 houses damaged

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake and a series of smaller tremors have struck southwest Haiti, killing at least two people, sending panicked residents into the streets and forcing authorities to close schools. The US Geological Survey said the first earthquake on Monday morning struck near the city of Les Cayes, about 200km west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, […]

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Afghanistan: At least 22 people killed in back-to-back earthquakes

At least 22 people have been killed so far after back-to-back earthquakes struck the west of Afghanistan on Monday, officials said. According to data from the US Geological Society, the 4.9 and 5.3 magnitude quakes affected the north-west province of Badghis, where it caused house and building collapses. A spokesman told AFP four children were […]

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Shallow earthquake shakes popular tourist city of Lijiang in southwestern China, 22 injured

At least 22 people have been injured after a shallow earthquake in southwestern China that also shook the popular tourist city of Lijiang. The quake struck on Sunday afternoon on the border between Yunnan and Sichuan provinces, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which put the magnitude at 5.4 and depth at 38km. […]

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United States: Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake trembles Northern California

An 6.2 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California rattled the state shortly after noon local time, according to data from the US Geological Survey. The quake occurred just off Cape Mendocino near Humboldt County and was felt as far away as San Francisco and Chico, California. Humboldt County emergency responders are assessing damage. […]

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Indonesia: Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits South Sulawesi province, brief tsunami warning issued

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province, prompting people to evacuate homes and buildings. The earthquake happened around 10.30 local time on Tuesday in the Flores Sea. It affected the East Nusa Tenggara region, officials said. No injuries or major damage have been reported yet but locals said they […]

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United States: Swarm of more than 40 earthquakes rattle off the coast of Oregon

One of North America’s most active fault lines sprung to life on Tuesday after a swarm of more than 40 earthquakes ranging from a magnitude 3.5 to 5.8 rattled off the coast of Oregon, catching the attention and concern of millions in the region. The series of quakes, which began early Tuesday morning and continued […]