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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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Taiwan quake kills 7, injures over 200

Survivors recall escape from leaning apartment block HUALIEN, Taiwan, Feb 7, (AFP): Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 200 and left dozens missing. Emergency responders were focusing …

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‘Kuwait not near seismic belt, quakes cannot be predicted’

KISR official expresses doubts about social media reports KUWAIT CITY, Dec 10: Head of the National Network for Seismic Monitoring at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) Dr Abdullah Al-Enezi expressed doubts about the reports circulating on social media with claims that the coming year will witness seismic activities, indicating …

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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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AMIR CONDOLES IRAN, IRAQ … NO DAMAGE HERE

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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