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Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

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A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hits the waters off the coast of Hondura, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores

WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 10, 2018) — A powerful and shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the waters off the coast of Honduras late Tuesday, January 9, triggering tsunami threats and advisories for nearby Caribbean shores, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Continue reading Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Honduras coast – USGS

Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica

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The quake occurs at 8:28 pm local (0228 GMT; 10:28 am, Manila time) on the Central American country’s Pacific coast, at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles), close to the popular tourist beach town of Jaco

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Nov. 13, 2017) — A strong earthquake, measuring 6.5 according to a US seismological agency, rocked Costa Rica late Sunday, November 12 (November 13, Manila time) but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. Continue reading Strong earthquake rocks Costa Rica

More than 140 killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

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Destroyed buildings in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, where nearly 100 died. Photograph: Pouria Pakizeh/AP

Rescuers battle to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings after the 7.3 magnitude quake

November 13, 2017 — More than 140 people have been killed in Iran and Iraq after a magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit the border region between the two countries, state media said. Continue reading More than 140 killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

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INJURED. An earthquake victim is aided at Sulaimaniyah Hospital on November 12, 2017, in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Shwan Mohammed/AFP

The quake took place along a 1,500 kilometer fault line between the Arabia and Eurasia tectonic plates, the USGS says

SULAYMANIYAH, Iraq (Nov. 13, 2017) — A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, November 12, killing at least 36 people and injuring hundreds more, triggering landslides that were hindering the rescue effort, officials said. Continue reading At least 36 killed as strong quake rocks Iran-Iraq border

Dozens killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

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An earthquake victim receives help at Sulaymaniyah hospital in Iraq on Sunday. Photograph: Shwan Mohammed/AFP/Getty Images

More than 60 deaths in Iran reported with over 300 injured and Iranian media say at least six also dead in Iraq

November 12, 2017 — A powerful earthquake struck the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday, killing at least 61 people and injuring 300 in Iran, an Iranian official has said. Continue reading Dozens killed by earthquake in Iran-Iraq border region

Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed

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Frank Bainimarama (L), prime minister of Fiji and host of the Bonn talks, meets with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar of Morocco. Photograph: James Dowson/UNFCCC

Hosts Fiji will be aiming to build transparency and constructive dialogue – and this will be crucial to successfully ratcheting up the tough climate targets sidestepped at Paris

November 6, 2017 — Talanoa is a Fijian term for discussions aimed at building consensus, airing differences constructively, and finding ways to overcome difficulties or embark on new projects. It is one of Continue reading Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed

Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill

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EARTHQUAKE DRILL. More than 1,000 grade schoolers of Mabini Elementary school in Baguio City join the 3rd national Earth Quake Drill September 27, 2017. Photos by Mau Victa

The #BidaAngHanda, the official hashtag for the nationwide earthquake drill organized by the NDRRMC, trends nationwide

MANILA, Philippines – How ready is Southern Luzon in case of a strong earthquake? Continue reading Thousands participate in the 3rd nationwide earthquake drill

5 days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

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RUBBLE. Rescuers search for survivors amid the debris and rubble from a flattened building in Mexico City on September 23, 2017, 4 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP

Authorities are still listening to anguished families who insist that painstaking rescue operations continue at a handful of sites

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 25, 2017) — Hopes of finding more survivors after Mexico City’s devastating quake dwindled to virtually nothing on Sunday, September 24, 5 days after the 7.1 tremor rocked the heart of the mega-city, toppling dozens of buildings and killing more than 300 people. Continue reading 5 days on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

Mexico extends search for quake survivors

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SEARCH. Rescue workers take part in the search for survivors in Mexico City on September 22, 2017, 3 days after the powerful quake that hit central Mexico. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

President Enrique Pena Nieto promises that officials would prolong their delicate probing for survivors

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (Sept. 23, 2017) — Mexican authorities on Friday, September 22, extended a search for survivors of this week’s devastating earthquake that killed nearly 300 people, with foreign rescue teams helping out as the technical window for finding anybody left alive closed. Continue reading Mexico extends search for quake survivors

NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27

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COVER. Soldiers cover their heads during the Nationwide Earthquake Drill, at the Quezon City Hall grounds in Quezon City, March 31, 2017. The drill aims to increase effort in public awareness of the ever-looming possibility of strong earthquake. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

NDRRMC initially schedules the earthquake drill on September 21. The drills are postponed after President Duterte declared it as a National Day of Protest

MANILA, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2017) — The 3rd Quarter National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill will be held on Wednesday, September 27, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced on Friday, September 22, through its Facebook page. Continue reading NDRRMC reschedules postponed earthquake drill to September 27