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4.1-magnitude quake hits 220km from Almaty

The shocks were registered at 07:40 a.m. Astana time on February 26.

4.1-magnitude quake hits 220km from Almaty
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4.9-magnitude earthquake hits 156km from Almaty

The shocks were registered at 11:12 a.m. Astana time.

4.9-magnitude earthquake hits 156km from Almaty
5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Almaty oblast

The shocks were registered at 06:26 a.m. Astana time on February 19.

5.2-magnitude earthquake hits Almaty oblast
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks

Relief supplies began trickling into tsunami-hit communities in the Solomons Islands Monday, as another powerful aftershock rattled the Pacific nation in the wake of last week's 8.0-magnitude earthquake.

Aid trickles into tsunami-hit Solomons despite aftershocks
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims

Relief workers scrambled to reach quake-ravaged villages in the Solomon Islands Saturday, with "unusual seismic activity" sighted as strong aftershocks continued to jolt the remote Pacific region.

Rescuers struggle to aid Solomons quake victims
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VII-intensity earthquakes expected in Almaty oblast in 2013

Kazakhstan Seismology Institute gave a medium-term forecast for earthquakes in Almaty oblast.

VII-intensity earthquakes expected in Almaty oblast in 2013
Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons
Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons

Disaster relief agencies were scrambling Thursday to reach tsunami-hit villages in the Solomon Islands, warning the death toll following a powerful 8.0-magnitude quake is likely to rise.

Scramble to reach tsunami-hit villages in Solomons
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4.0-magnitude quake hits 228km from Almaty

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake hit south Kazakhstan at 06:06 p.m. Astana time on February 5.

4.0-magnitude quake hits 228km from Almaty
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8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami

A major 8.0 magnitude earthquake was feared to have flattened villages in the Solomon Islands Wednesday, and triggered a tsunami with destructive potential for Pacific nations' coasts.

8.0 quake strikes Solomons, sparks Pacific tsunami
Almaty earthquake boosts demand for apartments in Astana
Almaty earthquake boosts demand for apartments in Astana

The repeating shocks in Almaty have boosted demand for real estate in Kazakhstan's capital Astana: expert.

Almaty earthquake boosts demand for apartments in Astana
Kazakhstan Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Bozhko. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Emergency Situations Minister learned about Almaty quake from Vice-PM

The system works in such a way that the information gets to the minister later than it gets on Twitter: Bakytzhan Sagintayev.

Emergency Situations Minister learned about Almaty quake from Vice-PM
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5.3-magnitude earthquake hits east Kazakhstan

The shocks were registered at 12:36 p.m. Astana time on February 1.

5.3-magnitude earthquake hits east Kazakhstan
Earthquake consequences in China. ©REUTERS
Recent quake in Almaty oblast damaged over 200 buildings in China

The 6.6-magnitude earthquake that hit Kazakhstan on January 28 caused damage to over 200 buildings in the near-border region of China.

Recent quake in Almaty oblast damaged over 200 buildings in China
6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS
6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS

A strong 6.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northern Chile on Wednesday, killing a woman, knocking out electricity and phone services, and sending panicked residents running into the streets.

6.7 magnitude quake hits northern Chile: USGS
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Spurred by Japan, California mulls quake alert system

California has long been braced for the Big One, but now a proposed new early warning system seeks to give the US state's residents vital extra seconds before a major earthquake hits.

Spurred by Japan, California mulls quake alert system
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4.2-magnitude quake strikes 100km from Almaty

The shocks were 15km deep. They were registered at 12:23 p.m. Astana time.

4.2-magnitude quake strikes 100km from Almaty
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4-magnitude quake hit 28km from Almaty

The shocks were registered at 04:03 p.m. Astana time. The epicenter was at the depth of 2km.

4-magnitude quake hit 28km from Almaty
Director of seismological institute Tanatkan Abakanov and deputy head of ALmaty Emergency Situations Department Nurlan Madiyarov. Photo by Vladimir Prokopenko©
No casualties or destruction after quake in Almaty oblast: officials

No casualties or destruction have been reported in Almaty and Almaty oblast after the recent earthquake.

No casualties or destruction after quake in Almaty oblast: officials
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6.3 magnitude earthquake stroke 230 km from Almaty; many of Almaty residents fearful

The earthquake was clearly felt in Almaty city as an unusually long series of very tangible horizontal swings that lasted for 3 or 4 minutes.

6.3 magnitude earthquake stroke 230 km from Almaty; many of Almaty residents fearful
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World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

The largest nuclear power plant in the world may be forced to shut down under tightened rules proposed by Japan's new nuclear watchdog aimed at safeguarding against earthquakes.

World's biggest nuke plant may shut: Japan report

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