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New Zealand quakes kill two, trigger tsunami

Aftershocks resulting from a series of powerful earthquakes in New Zealand's South Island left at least two dead and triggered a tsunami warning, a report said. The first event, a 7.8-magnitude quake, struck just after midnigh

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Quake of magnitude 6 strikes off Solomon Islands

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 6 struck 89 km (55 miles) west of the South Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey reported. There was no immediate tsunami warning, or reports of

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Italy earthquake: Death toll climbs to 247

Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 247 people. The Civil Pro

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Six killed by 6.2 magnitude quake in Italy

At least six people are believed to have died following a strong earthquake in central Italy, officials told state broadcaster RAI on Wednesday. The mayor of the central Italian town of Accumoli said a number of buildings had been

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Death toll from Ecuador quake surpasses 650

The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 654 people, the country's emergency management authority said on Saturday. Last Saturday's quake, the worst in nearly seven deca

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Ecuador quake toll tops 500, fresh tremor shakes coast

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook Ecuador's already devastated Pacific coast before dawn on Wednesday, terrifying residents and hindering rescuers searching for survivors of an even bigger quake at the weekend which killed more than 500 peopl

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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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Powerful earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador

A powerful earthquake killed at least 77 people, injured hundreds more, ravaged coastal towns and sent residents fleeing for higher ground in Ecuador on Saturday night. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific

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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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