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Aid slow to reach Iranians – Quake survivors plead for help

KOUIK, Iran, Nov 15, (Agencies): Iranian survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people pleaded Wednesday for water, tents and other emergency supplies as aid trickled into remote villages near the Iraqi border. The government ordered rescuers to keep searching for people trapped under the rubble following …

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Quake trail of death claims over 400 – Desperate search for survivors TEHRAN, Iran, Nov 13, (Agencies): A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the Iraq-Iran border killed over 400 people across both countries, sent residents fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far away as the Mediterranean coast, …

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Light tremor ‘jolts’ Kuwait, says Kuwait National Seismic Network

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 12, (Agencies): An aftershock measuring between 4-5 degrees on richter scale hit Kuwait on Sunday as a result of a 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Iraq-Iran borders, Kuwait National Seismic Network (KNSN) said. The earthquake epicenter was 200 kms northeast of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, KNSN said …

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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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