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Magnitude-8.1 earthquake hits southern Mexico

A magnitude-8.1 earthquake has struck off the southern coast of Mexico, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings in the capital city and killing at least three people, officials said. The earthquake, the strongest to hit Mexico since 1985, struck late on Thursday and people in Mexico City ran[…]

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Scores killed in Indonesian earthquake

Scores have died and dozens were feared trapped in rubble after a strong earthquake struck off the coast of Aceh province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, officials and local media said. The province’s army chief, Major General Tatang Sulaiman, told the DPA news agency that 92 people have died[…]

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Italy earthquake: Rescuers race to find survivors

The death toll from a devastating earthquake that hit and flattened central Italian towns has soared to more than 240 as rescuers desperately searched through the night for survivors under the ruins of collapsed buildings. With 368 people injured, some critically, and an unknown number still trapped in mountains of[…]

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Ecuador earthquake: Survivors start to bury the dead

Ecuadorians started burying loved ones who died in the country’s worst earthquake for decades as hopes faded that more survivors will be found. In the small town of Montecristi, near the city of Manta, two children were among those buried on Tuesday. They were killed with their mother while buying school supplies when[…]

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