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Magnitude 7.9 quake shakes PNG, prompting tsunami alert

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A tsunami alert initially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbors was later cancelled

SYDNEY, Australia (Jan. 22, 2017) — A major 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea Sunday, January 22, but a tsunami alert initially issued for the Pacific island nation and its neighbors was later cancelled. Continue reading Magnitude 7.9 quake shakes PNG, prompting tsunami alert

7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

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New Caledonia is part of the ‘Ring of Fire’, a zone of tectonic activity around the Pacific that is subject to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions

SYDNEY, Australia (Aug. 13, 2016) — A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of New Caledonia Friday, August 12, in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said.  Continue reading 7.2-magnitude quake hits off New Caledonia, no tsunami threat

Ecuador quake toll rises to 233 dead

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FRANTIC SEARCH. Residents and army forces look for survivors after a powerful earthquake, in the town of Pedernales, Ecuador, April 17, 2016. Photo by Jose Jacome/EPA
Vice President Jorge Glas says the earthquake is the ‘worst seismic movement we have faced in decades’

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (Apr. 17, 2016) – Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out people trapped under the rubble of homes and businesses on Sunday, April 17, following a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 233.

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