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Magnitude 5.9 aftershock rocks Surigao area

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One woman dies of a heart attack while at least 41 people are injured, civil defense officials say

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 5, 2017) — One person was killed and several others injured on Sunday, March 5, when a powerful aftershock hit northeastern Mindanao, which is still recovering from a quake last month, authorities said. Continue reading Magnitude 5.9 aftershock rocks Surigao area

New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

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AFTERMATH. A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

The official toll from the quake now stands at 602 dead and 130 missing

PEDERNALES, Ecuador (Apr. 23, 2016) — New aftershocks rattled Ecuador on Friday, April 22, and hopes of finding survivors in the rubble all but evaporated, nearly a week after a huge earthquake that killed more than 600 people and injured thousands.

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Powerful quake in western Indonesia sparks panic

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The 7.8 magnitude undersea quake strikes at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles) at about 6:50 pm (1250 GMT), the US Geological Survey says

PADANG, Indonesia (Mar. 3, 2016) — A powerful and shallow earthquake struck Wednesday, March 2, off Indonesia’s Sumatra island, sending panicked residents rushing from their homes in a region hit hard by quakes and tsunamis in the past.

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