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Strong quake shakes Mexico
Strong quake shakes Mexico

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook southern Mexico and the nation's capital early Saturday, two days after a similar temblor rattled the country.

Strong quake shakes Mexico
A woman gestures next to a patient evacuated from the hospital following an earthquake in Chiang Rain in northern Thailand. ©Reuters/Stringer
One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official

An elderly woman died and 23 other people were injured after a strong earthquake shook northern Thailand, an official said Tuesday, as aftershocks continued to rattle the mountainous region popular with tourists.

One dead, 23 injured in Thai quake: official
Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured
Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake shook buildings in Tokyo early Monday, lightly injuring 17 people, but officials stressed there was no risk of a tsunami.

Big quake rattles Tokyo, 17 injured
The star on the map shows the location of a 6.7 magnitude earthquake reported off Vancouver Island in Canada. Photo courtesy of latimes.com
Strong 6.6 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island: USGS

An earthquake measuring 6.6 struck late Wednesday off Canada's Vancouver island in the Pacific, the US Geological Survey said.

Strong 6.6 earthquake strikes off Canada's Vancouver island: USGS
Powerful quake rattles Mexico
Powerful quake rattles Mexico

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico's capital and Pacific coast on Friday, shaking buildings, bringing down walls and prompting people to rush into the street.

Powerful quake rattles Mexico
©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS

A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea's Bougainville Island Saturday but there was no risk of a widespread tsunami, seismologists said.

6.6-quake hits off PNG's Bougainville: USGS
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Four killed in landslide in northern Afghanistan: officials

A landslide triggered by heavy rains and a small earthquake swept through two villages in northern Afghanistan killing four people and destroying around 100 houses, officials said Saturday.

Four killed in landslide in northern Afghanistan: officials
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7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS

A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands Sunday, sending strong waves crashing into the coast but there were no reports of significant damage.

7.6 quake strikes off Solomon Islands: USGS
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Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

A powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea on Friday, US officials said, but no Pacific-wide tsunami warning was sounded.

Powerful 7.3 quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS
Hospital patients are evacuated in Managua, after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook western Nicaragua.    ©Reuters/Oswaldo Rivas
Injuries as strong quake hits Nicaragua

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Nicaragua on Thursday close to several cities, including the capital, injuring at least 24 people and damaging dozens of homes.

Injuries as strong quake hits Nicaragua
©Reuters/Ivan Alvarado
5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts southwest China

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck southwest China Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with authorities checking for damage.

5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts southwest China
Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake
Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake

Small tsunami waves hit northern Japan early Thursday following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake thousands of kilometres away across the Pacific Ocean in Chile after officials issued an evacuation advisory for certain areas.

Minor tsunami hits Japan after Chile quake
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami

A powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile's Pacific coast Tuesday, triggering tsunami waves of more than two meters and warnings for people to flee to higher ground.

Chile evacuates coast as 8.2 quake sparks tsunami
©Reuters/Shannon Stapleton
Shallow quake rocks Los Angeles

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Los Angeles area on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, causing some minor damage and stopping rides at Disneyland.

Shallow quake rocks Los Angeles
Strong quake strikes off Chile
Strong quake strikes off Chile

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Chile's northwestern coast on Sunday, the latest of at least seven quakes to hit the region in recent days.

Strong quake strikes off Chile
©Reuters/Yuya Shino
Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off Japan, injures 17

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Japan early Friday injuring 17 people, reports said as officials warned residents to be alert to the danger of landslides following the tremor.

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits off Japan, injures 17
Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster
Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster
Kefalonia, Greece. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.org
Strong earthquake rattles Greek island

A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the Greek island of Cephalonia in the Ionian Sea early Monday, the the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

Strong earthquake rattles Greek island
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java
6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, but local officials said there was no risk of a tsunami.

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java
Strong 6.3-earthquake jolts New Zealand: USGS
Strong 6.3-earthquake jolts New Zealand: USGS

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, halting train services and knocking merchandise off shelves, but there were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.

Strong 6.3-earthquake jolts New Zealand: USGS