earthquake

Tsunami Hits New Zealand After Series Of Strong Quakes

By Charlotte Greenfield | WELLINGTON An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck central New Zealand just after midnight (1102 GMT Sunday), the U.S. Geological Survey said, generating a tsunami that hit the northeast coast of the South Island. New Zealand’s Civil Defence warned residents along the country’s entire east coast to seek higher ground.

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Don’t Count On Technology to Save You in a Disaster

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Aug 25  – Newfound enthusiasm for the latest technologies, such as drones and smartphones, to improve the way aid is provided to people in disasters may be overblown, experts warned on Thursday. The annual World Risk Report from the United Nations University (UNU) highlights the growing interest in new technologies to

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Quake Brings Down Buildings in Central Italy, At Least 10 Believed Killed

By Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy, Aug 24 – A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least 10 people believed killed. The quake caused serious damage to a number of towns and villages, but did not seem to have

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Ecuador Quake Toll Crosses 400, Damage Put at Billions of Dollars

By Ana Isabel Martinez and Julia Symmes Cobb PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES, Ecuador, April 19 – Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday said rebuilding would cost billions of dollars and may inflict a “huge” toll on the fragile OPEC nation’s economy. Two days after the magnitude 7.8 quake,

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Powerful Earthquake Kills 77 in Ecuador

By Alexandra Valencia GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, April 17 – Ecuador‘s strongest earthquake in decades killed at least 77 people and injured hundreds more, devastating coastal towns and sending residents fleeing to higher ground on Saturday night. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador‘s Pacific coast and was felt hundreds of miles away in the capital of

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Six Dead in Pakistan After Strong Quake Rattles South Asia

By Asad Hashim ISLAMABAD, April 11 – Six people were killed across northern Pakistan although there appeared to be no widespread damage after a strong earthquake rattled major cities across South Asia at the weekend, authorities said on Monday. The 6.6-magnitude quake on Sunday startled residents in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and forced some in high-rise

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Buildings Across South Asia

By Paul Tait KABUL, April 10 – An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia on Sunday, shaking buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, witnesses and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, although there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The USGS said the quake was centred near Chitral in remote

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Taiwan Developer Arrested After Deadly Quake Fells Building

TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 9 – Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery. The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday at the beginning

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Two More Taiwan Quake Survivors Found, Toll Could Exceed 100

By J.R. Wu and Damon Lin TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 8 – Rescuers pulled two survivors from the rubble of a Taiwan apartment block on Monday more than 48 hours after it was toppled by an earthquake, but the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll was likely to exceed 100. The

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Loan Rejection May Been Early Warning of Taiwan Building Collapse

By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan, Feb 7  – Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe. But it came too late. Chen Yi-ting and her husband bought the apartment in the center

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