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US state hit by its third-strongest earthquake

US state of Oklahoma was struck by a magnitude 5.1 earthquake on Saturday morning, the third-strongest quake ever recorded in the state, which has experienced a surge in seismic activity in recent years, the US Geological Survey reported

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New Zealand city rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake

A 5.7 magnitude quake struck near New Zealand's city of Christchurch Sunday, according to the country's earthquake monitoring service. The quake hit just eight days short of the Feb. 22, 2011 earthquake in the same region,

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Death toll in Taiwan building crash rises to 114

The death toll at a building that collapsed from a strong earthquake in southern Taiwan reached 114 as rescue efforts came to an end on Saturday, a week after the temblor hit. "The search and rescue has come to an end,"

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6.5 quake hits eastern Indonesia island

A strong earthquake near an eastern Indonesian island knocked out telephone, radio communications and roads late on Friday, but there were no reported casualties, local residents and a government official said on Saturday. The US

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132 still trapped in quake-hit Taiwan tower

A total of 132 people are still trapped beneath the rubble of a Taiwan apartment tower that collapsed in a powerful earthquake on Saturday morning, a local government official said on Sunday. The total is much higher than authorit

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12 killed as powerful quake jolts Taiwan, building collapses

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Saturday killing at least 12 people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with some people still known to be missing in the ruins of the complex as night fell, government officials s

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Taiwan quake fells 17-storey apartment tower

A Taiwan quake toppled a 17-storey apartment building in southern Tainan city on Saturday, and crews had so far rescued 123 people from the wreckage, a fire brigade official said. There were no immediate reports of deaths from the

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Major earthquake hits south Alaska

A major earthquake hit southern Alaska early on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, setting off tremors felt more than 170 miles (280 km) away in the state's biggest city Anchorage. Twitter users reported feeling shaking, b

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6.7 quake jolts Japan, no tsunami warning

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck just off Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued and NHK national television said that while there might

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4 killed, 100 injured as quake hits NE India

A powerful earthquake struck northeastern India before dawn on Monday, killing at least four people and injuring nearly 100, though the toll was expected to rise, with rescue efforts hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links

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