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New quake shakes jittery Mexico – Bodies of 8 foreigners recovered from rubbles

MEXICO CITY, Sept 23, (Agencies): A strong 6.2 magnitude quake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing panic in traumatized Mexico City, where rescuers trying to free people trapped from this week’s earlier earthquake had to suspend work. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the new quake, which …

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All Kuwaitis in Mexico ‘safe’

WASHINGTON, Sept 21, (Agencies): Kuwaitis in Mexico are all safe after the devastating quake that hit the country, the Kuwaiti embassy said on Wednesday. In a statement, the embassy urged Kuwaitis in the North American country to closely follow the instructions and directives of the local authorities for their safety, …

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Mexico quake kills 225; Amir condoles

Frantic search for survivors – Donations opened through Kuwait Red Crescent KUWAIT CITY, Sept 20, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Wednesday a cable to President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto, expressing his condolences over the earthquake which hit his country. His Highness the Amir …

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Quake shakes buildings in Greece, Turkey

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the western coast of Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, rattling buildings from the Aegean Turkish province of Izmir to Greece’s capital of Athens. The epicentre of the quake was about 84 kms (52 miles) northwest of the Turkish coastal city …

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Earthquake kills eight in western China: report

An earthquake rocked China’s western Xinjiang region on Thursday, killing eight people and injuring another 23 as more than 1,500 homes crumbled, state media reported. The shallow 5.4-magnitude quake struck at 5:58 am (2158 GMT Wednesday) 213 kms (133 miles) south-southwest of the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, the …

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Kuwait faces threat of major quake, huge damage: Official

KUWAIT CITY, March 9: General Supervisor of the National Seismic Network at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Dr Abdullah Al-Enezi indicated that Kuwait is not far from the dangers of a huge earthquake that could leave serious impacts on buildings especially skyscrapers, reports Arab Times daily. He said the oil …

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Third strong quake in two weeks hits off Solomon Islands

Sydney, Dec 18, 2016 (AFP) –A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, the third strong tremor off the Pacific nation in less than two weeks. The quake hit at 4.46pm (0546 GMT) at a depth of 39 kilometres (24 miles) about 83 …

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Death toll from Indonesian quake rises to 52: official

Meureudu, Indonesia, Dec 7, 2016 (AFP) -At least 52 people have died and hundreds are injured after a strong earthquake struck Aceh province on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, an official said. The shallow 6.5-magnitude quake hit Pidie Jaya district at dawn, toppling homes, flattening buildings and sending people running …

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Quake in north Indonesia kills 52

JAKARTA, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities said the death toll from a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the northern province of Aceh on Wednesday has risen to 52. The number of casualties was expected to rise and more than 70 people had been seriously injured, said national disaster management …

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