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Magnitude 7.0 quake hits Irian Jaya, Indonesia

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The quake was 32.8 miles (52.8 km) deep and was centered 154 m

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Nepal to train 50,000 workers for reconstruction

Earthquake-hit Nepal will train 50,000 workers to help carry out reconstruction, the finance minister said, the biggest skill development program in the country's history as economic growth is expected to fall to the slowest rate in eight ye

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UAE Marriott staff raise funds for Nepal quake relief

The associates of the Marriott hotels in the UAE joined together to help their fellow colleagues and their families cope with the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by raising Dh217,555 ($59,222). Shortly after the first

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Aster DM to help rebuild 500 houses in Nepal

Aster DM Foundation, the charitable arm of Aster DM healthcare, has donated Dh1.4 million ($381,077) to the Nepal Prime Minister’s relief fund to rebuild 500 houses in earthquake-stricken villages. It includes 23 homes of As

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Earthquake monitoring station opens in Bahrain

A seismograph station monitoring earthquakes across the world has opened in Bahrain. It is linked to 20 other centres across the UAE and Oman that monitor seismic activity, with hopes of connecting to other GCC countries by next y

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5.2 quake hits central Greece, no reports of injuries

An earthquake shook central Greece early on Tuesday and was felt as far away as the capital, Athens, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, Greek authorities said. The quake of 5.2 magnitude occurred at 0109 GM

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Nepalis back at quake epicentre to rebuild stone by stone

Dressed in his brother's old British army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother's home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month's earthquake.

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Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes off Solomon Islands

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck close to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, just days after the archipelago was hit by another strong earthquake, the US Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake, initially reporte

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Fresh earthquake kills scores in Nepal and India

A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet.

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Strong quake hits near Papua New Guinea

A large magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck on Tuesday around 150 km (93 miles) south of the town of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, the US Geological Survey said, setting off a tsunami warning within 300 km of the epicentre. The Pacific

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