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BREAKING NEWS: Western Iran hit by 6.3 quake

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck western Iran on Monday, near the provincial capital of Dezful, about 300 miles (480 km) from Tehran, the capital, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 6 miles (10 km), hit a

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Tsunami advisory lifted after Japan quake

A tsunami advisory for northeast Japan has been lifted, public broadcaster NHK said, two hours after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake offshore Fukushima prefecture early on Saturday triggered minor tsunami in the region. Small tsunami o

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7.8 earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 was recorded off Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit 68 km southwest of Panguna. The Pacific Tsunami Warnin

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Chile cancels tsunami alert following 7.6 quake

Chile's navy canceled a tsunami alert for all of the coastline on Thursday following a strong 7.6 magnitude quake off the north of the country a day earlier. It was the strongest of several aftershocks that followed a huge 8.2

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8.2 earthquake off Chile coast sparks tsunami

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and leading to five deaths. Officials said the dead included people who were crushed by c

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Quake rocks China, no casualities reported

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck China's far western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but in a very remote and sparsely populated area. There were no immediate reports of casualties o

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Pakistan quake toll rises to 208

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in southwestern Pakistan rose to at least 208 people on Wednesday after hundreds of houses collapsed in a remote mountainous area, a local official said. "We have started to bury the

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BREAKING NEWS: Quake hits Pakistan, felt in Delhi

An strong earthquake struck remote western Pakistan on Tuesday and was felt in the Indian capital of New Delhi where buildings shook. The United States Geological Survey said that a 7.8 magnitude quake struck 145 miles southeast o

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Bahrain to join GCC radiation monitoring grid

Bahrain will establish a specialist radiation detection centre that will joined to the region-wide network, which will collect radioactive data, act as an early warning system and respond to radiation exposure caused by X-rays. Th

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5.1 quake rattles Greece, felt in Athens

An earthquake rattled Athens on Wednesday, causing buildings to shake for several seconds, Reuters witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, police and fire brigade officials said, and the streets of

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