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N California hit by biggest quake in 25 years

Authorities in California's wine country north of San Francisco were scrambling late Sunday to reach damaged buildings and restore power in the town of Napa after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck before dawn, injuring more than 100 people.

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San Francisco Bay area hit by 6.0 quake

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents but not causing major damage, according to initial reports. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was eight km (

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Western Iran hit by quake of magnitude 5.2

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.2 struck northwest of the western Iranian city of Dezful on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, some 300 miles (480 km) from Tehran, the capital. There were no immediate reports of casualties

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BREAKING NEWS: Western Iran hit by 6.3 quake

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck western Iran on Monday, near the provincial capital of Dezful, about 300 miles (480 km) from Tehran, the capital, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 6 miles (10 km), hit a

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Tsunami advisory lifted after Japan quake

A tsunami advisory for northeast Japan has been lifted, public broadcaster NHK said, two hours after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake offshore Fukushima prefecture early on Saturday triggered minor tsunami in the region. Small tsunami o

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7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna. The Pacific Tsunami Warnin

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Chile cancels tsunami alert following 7.6 quake

Chile's navy canceled a tsunami alert for all of the coastline on Thursday following a strong 7.6 magnitude quake off the north of the country a day earlier. It was the strongest of several aftershocks that followed a huge 8.2

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8.2 earthquake off Chile coast sparks tsunami

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and leading to five deaths. Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by c

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Quake rocks China, no casualities reported

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but in a very remote and sparsely populated area. There were no immediate reports of casualties o

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Pakistan quake toll rises to 208

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southwestern Pakistan rose to at least 208 people on Wednesday after hundreds of houses collapsed in a remote mountainous area, a local official said. "We have started to bury the

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