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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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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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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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