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Hokkaido quake kills 9 – Japan’s northern island paralysed

TOKYO, Sept 6, (RTRS): A powerful earthquake paralysed Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, killing at least nine people, triggering landslides and knocking out power to its 5.3 million residents. The death toll from the 6.7-magnitude, pre-dawn quake was likely to rise as rescuers searched houses buried by landslides. …

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Two dead, 241 injured in Iran earthquake

Tehran, Aug 26, 2018 (AFP) – A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 200, officials said. The shallow quake hit 26 kilometres (16 miles) southwest of the city of Javanrud in Kermanshah province, the US Geological …

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Tourist exodus as quake toll hits 105 – Search, recovery on

MATARAM, Indonesia, Aug 7, (AFP): Terrified holidaymakers rushed for boats and planes to leave Indonesia’s Lombok island Tuesday after it suffered a second deadly quake within a week, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas where survivors are in urgent need of food and shelter. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake killed …

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Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island; 91 dead

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 91 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities said Monday that rescuers still hadn’t reached some hard-hit areas and the death toll could climb. It was the second deadly quake in a week …

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Strong quake kills 13, injures hundreds, on Indonesia holiday island

Lombok, Indonesia, July 29, 2018 (AFP) -A powerful earthquake on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok killed at least 13 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes on Sunday, officials said. The shallow 6.4-magnitude quake jolted the island in the early morning, sending people running outside in panic and …

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Strong quake near Osaka kills 4 – Hundreds injured; flights, trains briefly halted

TOKYO, June 18, (AP): Residents in western Japan were cleaning up debris Monday evening after a powerful earthquake hit the area around Osaka, the country’s second-largest city, killing four people and injuring hundreds while knocking over walls and setting off fires. The magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck the area early …

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Iran quake felt in Kuwait – Tremor near N-plant

KUWAIT CITY, April 19, (Agencies): The Kuwait National Seismic Network said that the country was slightly affected by the M-5.9 tremor that hit southern Iran earlier Thursday. The aftershock of the quake was felt at 09:45 local time in Fintas, Manqaf and Mishref areas, said Dr Abdullah Al-Enizi, crises management …

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Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes southern Iran; felt in Bahrain

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An earthquake of at least magnitude 5.5 struck in southern Iran near the country’s sole nuclear power plant on Thursday morning, shaking Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. There was no immediate report of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake …

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Hundreds flee homes as 4.4 magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

JAKARTA, April 19 (Reuters) – A shallow earthquake brought down hundreds of poorly built buildings in Indonesia, forcing more than 2,000 people to flee their homes, rescue officials said on Thursday. The 4.4 magnitude quake hit the Banjarnegara district of Central Java late on Wednesday, killing two people and injuring …

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Kuwait is not immune to quakes

KUWAIT CITY, April 16: Kuwaiti Earthquake Expert Dr Firyal Bou Rabea affirmed that Kuwait is not immune to earthquakes, and that destructive earthquakes can happen any time in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. In an interview, she indicated that no part of the world is safe from earthquakes, ruling out that …

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