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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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4.9 quake jolts Tokyo, no tsunami warning

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 jolted Tokyo and nearby areas on Saturday, but no tsunami warning has been issued, Japan Meteorological Agency said. Some trains were temporarily halted but are now back to normal

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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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Philippines quake, tsunami warning lifted

Tens of thousands of people on a central Philippine island returned home on Saturday after a tsunami alert was lifted following a 7.6 magnitude undersea quake, as local authorities began work to repair damages to public infrastructure.

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