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Major quake off Papua New Guinea; tsunami warning

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after. The epicentre of the 33 km deep quake was near the town of Rabaul in the northeast

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Quake hits Kuwait-Iran border

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale hit areas along Kuwait’s border with Iran at about 8am yesterday, the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research said. Jolts were also experienced in some parts of Kuwait at 14:23

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150 dead after quake hits southwest China

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 150 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse. The US Geological Survey said th

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Death toll from Philippines quake at 107

The death toll from a Philippine earthquake rose to 107 on Wednesday, as rescuers dug through the rubble of a church and a hospital in search of more victims. At least 23 people are missing, some under a collapsed public hospital,

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20 killed as quake strikes Philippines

A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck islands popular with tourists in the Philippines on Tuesday killing at least 20 people, some while praying in a centuries-old church, officials said.   Low-rise buildings

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30 killed in Pakistan quake

A powerful earthquake killed at least 30 people in Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan on Tuesday and destroyed scores of houses in a remote mountainous area, a local official said.   Abdul Qadoos, dep

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Cathay donates HK$2m for quake relief

The Cathay Pacific Group has raised HK$2 million (US$257,633), through a corporate-wide appeal, to support Unicef’s relief efforts in Ya’an, Sichuan in mainland China, where an earthquake in April too

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No damage to nuclear reactor says Iran

  Iran has told the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency that an earthquake that struck close to the country's only nuclear plant on Tuesday did not damage the facility, the IAEA said.  

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Tsunami kills 5 in Solomons

  A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake set off a tsunami that killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday and triggered evacuations across the South Pacific as is

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Quake jolts Costa Rica, tsunami warning issued

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake rocked Costa Rica on Wednesday, rattling buildings and cutting power in some areas of the capital. Residents of San Jose said phones went down, electricity poles rattled and water flowed out of pools

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