earthquake

Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands
Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands

In the grieving, grey wastelands that were once bustling towns on tropical Philippine islands, thousands of typhoon survivors are enduring an agonising wait of hope and denial for news of loved ones.

Agonising wait for the missing in Philippine wastelands
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Smartphone app to give earthquake warning

A smartphone app designed to give early warning of earthquakes could be ready as early as next year, according to scientists at the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

Smartphone app to give earthquake warning
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Haiti photographer wins $1.22mn in AFP copyright case

A US jury on Friday awarded a Haitian photographer $1.22 million in damages after ruling that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its US partner Getty Images wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.

Haiti photographer wins $1.22mn in AFP copyright case
Cutting-edge coal plants planned in Fukushima
Cutting-edge coal plants planned in Fukushima

A Japanese utility plans to construct two cutting-edge coal power plants in Fukushima, an area severely hit by the 2011 nuclear disaster, a report said Saturday.

Cutting-edge coal plants planned in Fukushima
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Giant yellow duck victim of Taiwan quake

A giant yellow duck on display in Taiwan became a high-profile victim of Thursday's earthquake after it deflated before exploding during an attempt to reinflate it.

Giant yellow duck victim of Taiwan quake
Search for Philippine quake survivors as death toll hits 107
Search for Philippine quake survivors as death toll hits 107

Rescue workers raced Wednesday to reach isolated communities on a popular Philippine tourist island that was devastated by a huge earthquake, as aftershocks tormented survivors and the death toll climbed to 107.

Search for Philippine quake survivors as death toll hits 107
Pakistan quake death toll nears 350
Pakistan quake death toll nears 350

The death toll from a huge earthquake in southwest Pakistan this week has soared to around 350 people with more than 500 injured, officials said Thursday, among fears the toll could still rise.

Pakistan quake death toll nears 350
Death toll in Pakistan earthquake jumps to 173: officials
Death toll in Pakistan earthquake jumps to 173: officials

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck a remote part of southwestern Pakistan jumped to 173 on Wednesday, officials said, as rescue teams rushed to the area.

Death toll in Pakistan earthquake jumps to 173: officials
Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes
Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes

A Japan-led team of seismologists set off Friday on a mission to drill deep beneath the seabed in a search for the origin of earthquakes.

Japan deep sea drilling boat casts off to find quakes
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6.5 quake hits east Japan: USGS

A strong 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit eastern Japan on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but local authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami.

6.5 quake hits east Japan: USGS
Quake near China's Shangri-La kills one, injures others
Quake near China's Shangri-La kills one, injures others

An earthquake hit a remote mountainous part of southwest China on Saturday near the popular tourist area of Shangri-La, triggering landslides that killed at least one person.

Quake near China's Shangri-La kills one, injures others
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Major quake felt across New Zealand

A powerful earthquake rattled major cities across New Zealand on Friday, terrifying residents and causing the capital Wellington to shake "like jelly", but authorities reported no major damage.

Major quake felt across New Zealand
New Zealand quake city opens cardboard cathedral
New Zealand quake city opens cardboard cathedral

Christchurch's cardboard cathedral officially opens on Thursday, replacing the neo-Gothic structure destroyed in a 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in New Zealand's second largest city.

New Zealand quake city opens cardboard cathedral
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Hundreds of homes deemed unfit after Greek quakes: officials

Hundreds of homes in rural central Greece have been deemed unfit for habitation after a wave of quakes this week.

Hundreds of homes deemed unfit after Greek quakes: officials
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Marat Abilov©
Nazarbayev condoles to China over quake in Gansu

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping over the earthquake in Gansu.

Nazarbayev condoles to China over quake in Gansu
Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors
Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors

Rescuers battled through dusty rubble Tuesday to try to reach victims of two shallow earthquakes in China that killed at least 89 people.

Rescuers battle to find China quake survivors
New Zealand cleans up after strong 6.5 quake
New Zealand cleans up after strong 6.5 quake

Emergency crews launched a major clean-up Monday following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Wellington, as aftershocks continued to rattle the New Zealand capital.

New Zealand cleans up after strong 6.5 quake
At least 19 dead in twin China quakes: government official
At least 19 dead in twin China quakes: government official

At least 19 people were killed when two shallow earthquakes struck northwest China early Monday, a local government official told AFP as rescuers battled to reach survivors.

At least 19 dead in twin China quakes: government official
Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22
Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors from an earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province that has killed at least 22 people.

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22
A seismologist points at a graphic showing an earthquake reading. ©REUTERS
Massive Far East quake felt in Moscow, no casualties

A massive undersea earthquake Friday in Russia's Far East prompted a tsunami warning and was felt in cities including Moscow far to the west, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

Massive Far East quake felt in Moscow, no casualties