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Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

Strong quake strikes northwest Japan, triggers small tsunami, power cuts

A strong and shallow earthquake struck Japan's northwest coast around Niigata prefecture on Tuesday, triggering a small tsunami, shaking buildings and cutting power to around 9,000 buildings.

China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

China earthquake kills 13, injures 199

The toll from a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake in southwest China rose to 13 dead and 199 injured on Tuesday as rescuers pulled bodies and survivors from wrecked buildings.

Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

A powerful 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday, killing one person and injuring 18 others as the shockwave extended into neighboring Ecuador.

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, triggering warnings of hazardous tsunami waves.

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

New quake strikes as Philippines hunts for survivors

Philippine rescuers were scrambling Tuesday to reach some two dozen people feared buried under a building near Manila that collapsed a day earlier in a strong earthquake, as a powerful new tremor hit the nation.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Thousands of children are living in makeshift shelters six months after a devastating earthquake and tsunami pounded the Indonesian city of Palu, aid agencies said Tuesday, as authorities wrestle with a "painfully slow" recovery.

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

Japan marks tsunami, nuclear tragedy eight years on

With flowers, silent prayers and tearful tributes, Japan Monday marked the eighth anniversary of a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that devastated its northeastern coast and left some 18,500 people dead or missing. P

Chinese county stops shale gas mining amid quake fears

Chinese county stops shale gas mining amid quake fears

A county in southwestern China has ordered a halt to shale gas mining amid fears it may have helped cause an earthquake in the area that killed two people, state news agency Xinhua reported.

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Indonesia

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake rocks western Indonesia

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Indonesian island of Mentawai on Saturday, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

Two dead from heart attacks as strong quake jolts Chile

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-central Chile on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with police reporting the deaths of two people from heart attacks.

At least 400 people left homeless by Etna volcano earthquake

At least 400 people left homeless by Etna volcano earthquake

At least 400 people have been left homeless by the 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck towns near the Mount Etna volcano, Italy's Civil Protection Agency said Thursday.

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

4.8 quake hits area near Sicily's Mount Etna

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the area around Europe's most active volcano Mount Etna early Wednesday, injuring four people, damaging old buildings and forcing the closure of part of a highway ...