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Over 800 killed, many injured as quake-tsunami hits Indonesia

More than 800 people were confirmed dead and thousands injured in the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The new toll announced by the national disaster agency was almost double the previous fig

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Tsunami warning in N America after quake

A tsunami alert has been issued in North America after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Alaska in the US.   The quake hit 280km (173 miles) south-east of Kodiak, at a depth of 25km, at 00:

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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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Reports of deaths after 7.9 quake off Indonesia

A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, and there were early reports of deaths. A tsunami alert w

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Indonesia, Australia lift Tsunami warning

Indonesia and Australia have lifted tsunami warnings issued earlier after a massive and shallow earthquake struck off the west coast of its island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami. The Ind

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Strong quake hits near Papua New Guinea

A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicentre. The Pacific

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Strong quake hits Japan, Taiwan; tsunami warning lifted

A strong earthquake rattled Taiwan and small islands in the far south of Japan on Monday, official monitoring sites said, briefly prompting a warning for a 1-metre tsunami for the Okinawa island chain. There were no immediate repo

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Health top focus at WHO disaster risk forum

Protecting people's health is at the centre of a framework for global action that opened today (March 14) in Sendai, Japan to reduce the risks of disasters. The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Re

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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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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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