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6.2 quake hits western Japan

The quake, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), struck shortly after 2:00 pm (0500 GMT) in Tottori prefecture.

6.2 quake hits western Japan
Italy quake death toll nears 250
Italy quake death toll nears 250

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday amid fears many more corpses would be found.

Italy quake death toll nears 250
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake

A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and many more unaccounted for.

18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes
Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan highlighted what is needed to build a structure that can withstand seismic shocks.

Technology, ancient and modern, can help buildings survive quakes
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Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear test

Kazakhstan denounced North Korea’s test of hydrogen bomb and violation of UN Security Council’s nonproliferation resolutions.

Kazakhstan condemns North Korea's nuclear test
Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?
Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?

North Korea said it had successfully tested a miniature hydrogen bomb. If confirmed, this would place it among a small group of countries with such dangerous weapons.

Does North Korea have 'H' or 'A' bomb?
Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid
Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid

Desperate survivors appealed for food and blankets after a devastating earthquake killed more than 360 people in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Desperate Afghan-Pakistan quake victims appeal for aid
Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake
Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

The world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April.

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake
Olga Tropynina and a man from China who helped her survive. Photo courtesy of nv.kz
Kazakhstan woman survives Nepal earthquake

A woman from Kazakhstan was in the capital of Nepal, when the earthquake hit the country. She survived.

Kazakhstan woman survives Nepal earthquake
Rebuilding the economy of Nepal after the earthquake crisis
Rebuilding the economy of Nepal after the earthquake crisis

Recommendations that may bring good results in Nepal: Rethinking monetary policy in order to take into consideration the growing economic relation with China, pushing for a Roosevelt infrastructure plan, developing the hydro energy sector.

Rebuilding the economy of Nepal after the earthquake crisis
Kazakhstan to render aid to Nepal: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kazakhstan to render aid to Nepal: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Kazakhstan will render assistance to Nepal.

Kazakhstan to render aid to Nepal: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital
Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across neighbouring countries.

Terror in Nepal as 7.9 quake rocks capital
Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears
Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears

The mass beaching of more than 150 melon-headed whales on Japan's shores has fuelled fears of a repeat of a seemingly unrelated event in the country.

Mass beaching fuels 'unscientific' Japan quake fears
Almaty shocked with 5 magnitude earthquake

A strong earthquake happened very close to Almaty on March 15. It was very clearly felt in the city.

Almaty shocked with 5 magnitude earthquake
Minor tsunami hits Japan after undersea quake
Minor tsunami hits Japan after undersea quake

A strong undersea earthquake unleashed a small tsunami off the same coastline of northern Japan devastated by a tsunami in 2011.

Minor tsunami hits Japan after undersea quake
Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe
Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe

Japan marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people.

Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe
US says was overly optimistic on Haiti quake aid
US says was overly optimistic on Haiti quake aid

US officials admitted that Washington had been over ambitious in its plans to help Haiti in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake.

US says was overly optimistic on Haiti quake aid
Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand's South Island
Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand's South Island

New Zealand scientists warned South Island residents to expect a swarm of aftershocks following a strong early morning six-magnitude earthquake.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits New Zealand's South Island
Photo courtesy of Almaty.kz
One more earthquake felt in Almaty

Kazakhstan's Almaty has felt yet another earthquake this morning.

One more earthquake felt in Almaty
Japan's Abe vows support for victims after quake injures 41
Japan's Abe vows support for victims after quake injures 41

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised "firm" support after meeting victims of a weekend earthquake.

Japan's Abe vows support for victims after quake injures 41