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Over 300 killed as quake rocks Iran-Iraq border area

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing over 328 people and injuring 3,950 others and triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, said a BBC report. Tremors were felt

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Over 300 killed as quake rocks Iran-Iraq border area

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing over 328 people and injuring 3,950 others and triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, said a BBC report. Tremors were felt

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Tsunami hits New Zealand after quake

A tsunami has hit New Zealand coast after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck its South Island. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95 km (59 miles) from Christchurch.

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Italy quake death toll hits 281, aftershocks rattle

Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake faded on Friday, with the death toll rising to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off. Three days after the quake struck the mount

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Death toll in Italian quake rises to 73

At least 73 people have died in an earthquake which devastated a string of small towns in central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, the civil protection department said. The quake struck when most residents were asleep, razin

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Quake devastates mountain towns in central Italy; 20 killed

An earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns over a swathe of central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents under hills of rubble, with at least 20 people believed killed and many missing. The quake struck in the

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Ecuador hit by another quake, magnitude 6.2

A 6.2 earthquake shook the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just days after a bigger quake battered the area and killed nearly 500 people in a blow to the country's already fragile economy. The latest earthquake hit 70 km (44 mi

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Ecuador quake death toll hits 262

The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake in decades soared to 262 on Sunday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes.

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Second big quake hits Japan, people flee onto streets

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least six people, injuring many more and bringing down buildings, media reported, just over a day after a quake killed nine people in the same region.

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Quake stalls manufacturing in southern Japan

Manufacturers including Honda Motor and Sony Corp halted production at plants in southwestern Japan to inspect for any damage from the previous night's earthquake. No major damage was reported.   Honda said i

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