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Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 400

Iran-Iraq earthquake death toll climbs to more than 400 Rescuers battle to find survivors trapped under collapsed buildings after the 7.3-magnitude quake Saeed Kamali Dehghan, Martin Farrer and agencies Monday 13 November 2017 17.16 GMTFirst published on Sunday 12 November 2017 23.38 GMT A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake has rocked the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing more than 400 people…

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 450 The Iranian city of Pol-e Zahab was particularly hard hit by the earthquake that struck on Sunday near the Iraqi border. CreditPouria Pakizeh/Iranian Students News Agency, via European Pressphoto Agency TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near…

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Mexico earthquake death toll rises to 361, 8 still missing in collapsed building

Mexico earthquake death toll rises to 361, 8 still missing in collapsed building Workers shovel papers and debris off the top of the rubble of a building that collapsed in last week’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake, at the corner of Gabriel Mancera and Escocia streets in the Del Valle neighborhood of Mexico City on Sept. 25.…

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Magnitude-7.1 earthquake rocks central Mexico: What we know

The magnitude-7.1 quake struck central Mexico at 1:14 pm local time on Tuesday. The epicenter was near the town of Raboso, about 76 miles southeast of Mexico City, according to U.S. Geological Survey.  It was the second quake to strike in 12 days — a magnitude 8.1 earthquake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City,…

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Mexico earthquakes demonstrate how height and distance dictate damage

Two big earthquakes in Mexico last month were a tragic reminder that the country sits atop one of the most seismically active places on Earth. In particular, the magnitude 7.1 Puebla tremor on 19 September demonstrated Mexico’s vulnerability, causing severe damage in Mexico City and taking more than 270 lives. However, Mexico’s most lethal earthquake…

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Mexico earthquake: How one girl came to represent hope – and distrust

Mexico earthquake: How one girl came to represent hope – and distrust HOW OTHERS SEE IT For many Mexicans, the story of ‘Frida Sofía’ – who was supposedly stuck in earthquake rubble, but did not actually exist – has tapped into longstanding frustrations and distrust toward the government. SEPTEMBER 26, 2017  MEXICO CITY—Her little fingers wiggled amid the wreckage,…

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FUKUSHIMA FEARS – Powerful earthquake hits nuclear power plant region in Japan

This USGS map shows the epicentre of the earthquake. A magnitude 6.3 quake has hit Japan’s Kanto region, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency.The area borders the Tōhoku region, where the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant had a devastating meltdown in 2011 after a mega earthquake caused a massive tsunami wave.Japan’s NHK news agency said the…

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The science behind the Sichuan and Xinjiang earthquakes

   By registering you agree to our T&Cs & Privacy Policy The epicentre of the first earthquake in southwestern Sichuan province on Tuesday was in the mountainous Jiuzhaigou county and reached a magnitude of 7.0, the state-run news agency Xinhua reported. The United States Geological Survey recorded a magnitude-6.5 quake west of the town of Yongle.   At…

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China earthquake: Sichuan tremor leaves least 19 dead

  A 7.0-magnitude China earthquake has killed at least 19 people and injured 247 in China’s south-western province of Sichuan. Six tourists are thought to be among the dead, with up to 45,000 people evacuated from the area. A separate 6.6-magnitude tremor struck the remote area of XinJiang, injuring 32 people. More than 87,000 people were…

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Haiti earthquake of 2010

Haiti earthquake of 2010, large-scale earthquake that occurred January 12, 2010, on the West Indian island of Hispaniola comprising the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Most severely affected was Haiti, occupying the western third of the island. An exact death toll proved elusive in the ensuing chaos. The official Haitian government count was more than 300,000, but other…

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Haiti Earthquake: Facts, Damage, Effects on Economy

The 2010 Earthquake Caused Lasting Damage  Rosena Favecal, earthquake survivor, at the Red Cross medical observation tent inside General Hospital on February 8, 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo by Kim Badawi/Getty Images A 7.3 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti on January 12, 2010. More than 230,000 people were killed. Another 300,000 were injured. More than 600,000…

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The Fukushima nuclear disaster gave everyone on the PLANET and X-ray’s worth of radiation

  A hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station number three reactor on March 14, 2011. Every person on Earth got the equivalent of an extra x-ray from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a new study claims. ‘We don’t need to worry,’ Nikolaos Evangeliou at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research, whose team conducted…

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Nepal’s earthquake disaster: Two years and $4.1bn later

On April 25, 2015, a powerful earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed more than 824,000 homes in Nepal. Shortly after, the country’s Reconstruction Authority published a vision for “well-planned resilient settlements and a prosperous society”. But it is clearly falling short of that goal because of poor coordination between government and donors, a lack of understanding of…

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South Korea raises sunken Sewol ferry nearly 3 years after disaster

A worker stands on the partially-submerged wreck of the Sewol ferry as it is lifted between two Chinese salvage vessels off the coast of the southern South Korean island of Jindo on March 23, 2017. PHOTO: AFP DONGGEOCHADO, SOUTH KOREA (AFP) – South Korea’s sunken Sewol ferry emerged from the waters on Thursday (March 23), nearly three…

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Haiti Earthquake Fast Facts

(CNN)Here’s a look at the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which struck January 12, 2010. The earthquake measured 7.0 magnitude. ■ The Toll: 220,000–316,000: estimates of the death toll vary 300,000: number of injured 1.5 million: people initially displaced 55,107: displaced people remain as of September 2016 3,978: number of schools damaged or destroyed by the earthquake ■ Response in Dollars: $13.34 billion: aid allocated…

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A Korean ferry tragedy two years ago helped lead to a vote to impeach president Park Geun-hye today

Not forgotten. (EPA/Jeon Heon-kyun) December 09, 2016   South Korea’s parliament voted today by a large margin (Dec. 9) to impeach president Park Geun-hye, weeks after news of her connection to a shaman-like confidante who wielded immense influence came to light. The vote comes after six straight weekends of large-scale protests in Seoul and other…

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Nepal two years after the earthquake: What does life look like now?

Hundreds of thousands of people were left homeless in the devastation of the earthquake and its aftermath Just over two years have passed since an aftershock rocked Nepal causing widespread panic and further loss of life after the devastating April 2015 earthquake. More than eight million people were affected by the two disasters that killed…

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3 TEPCO Execs To Face Trial for Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, before the 2011 disaster. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ KEI       On Monday, three former Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) executives were indicted for professional negligence contributing to deaths linked to the 2011 Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant disaster. The executives allegedly failed to take measures to defend the plant from…

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Nepal earthquake of 2015

Nepal earthquake of 2015, also called Gorkha earthquake, severe earthquake that struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal on April 25, 2015. About 9,000 people were killed, many thousands more were injured, and more than 600,000 structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were either damaged or destroyed. The earthquake was felt throughout central and eastern Nepal, much of the Ganges River plain…

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South Korea Sewol Ferry Disaster: Supreme Court Sentences Ferry Operator Chief To 7 Years In Jail

The South Korean Supreme Court sentenced the head of a ferry operator to seven years in jail for the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster. In this photo, relatives of victims onboard sunken ferry Sewol holding victims’ portraits attend a protest rally in central Seoul, April 5, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji The Supreme Court of South Korea sentenced…

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These Photos Show What’s Left Behind After A Nuclear Disaster

Over 160,000 people were evacuated from their homes in 2011 when a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. What’s left behind is a 20km radius radioactive exclusion zone where very few residents dare to return. Photographer Arkadiusz Podniesinski ventured into the zone in September and captured eerie scenes of life frozen in…

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A list of some effects from nepal’s earthquake 1 year ago

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nearly one year ago, Nepal rumbled with a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that shattered daily life across the poor Himalayan nation. A series of powerful aftershocks that lasted for weeks compounded the damage and terrified the country’s 26.5 million citizens. Here are some statistics behind the disaster. Sources include the Nepalese…

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More than 1,900 killed by 7.8-magnitude quake in Nepal

View Photos A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing dozens of people. By Annie Gowen, Rama Lakshmi and Anup Kaphle April 26, 2015 It had been a pleasant Saturday morning, with families just sitting down to lunch and tourists thronging to Kathmandu’s Durbar Square when the temblor hit, a horrible rocking motion that seemed to go on without end. The…

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Japan’s 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster still fracturing families

when the massive magnitude 9 earthquake rumbled through Fukushima prefecture in March 2011, it swelled the seas and shook the earth. But long after the ground stopped trembling, the disaster has continued to fracture families like that of Yoshinobu Segawa. With radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant still a concern, Segawa, 52,…

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South Korea Ferry Disaster Captain Apologizes for ‘Grave Crime’

SEOUL, South Korea – The captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized in April killing about 300 people apologized in court on Wednesday for his failure to rescue passengers in the country’s worst maritime disaster for decades. “I have committed a grave crime. I am sorry,” Lee Joon-seok, the 68-year-old captain, was quoted as saying…

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Fukushima report: Key points in nuclear disaster report

A Japanese parliamentary panel has delivered a damning verdict after investigating the accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant which followed an earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. Although such an event should have been predicted and planned for, the panel said, it found gaping holes in safety standards and emergency procedures. Here is an…

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World is ignoring most important lesson from Fukushima nuclear disaster

  TOKYO — A year has now passed since the complete core meltdown of three boiling water reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima No.1 plant. Because of the limited information issued by the Japanese government – and its insistence that the disaster was only a result of the unanticipated magnitude of the earthquake and tsunami – the world…

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Could the earthquake in Haiti have been a man-made disaster?

New research confirms that extreme weather and deforestation can cause earthquakes.   Photo: Marco Dormino/Wiki Commons If you ever doubted that human action was capable of profoundly effecting the Earth’s ecology, consider this: Scientists now believe that our mismanagement of the environment is quite literally causing the Earth to shake.   New research has confirmed…

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Six months after the Haiti earthquake, what progress?

Six months after the 7.0 Haiti earthquake caused one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times, the worse-case scenarios have been avoided. Yet tens of thousands still live in camps. PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI; AND MEXICO CITY — At 4:53 p.m., exactly six months ago today, Haiti was ravaged by a 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people,…

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Why Haiti’s quake was so devastating

  The green line south of Port-au-Prince shows the fault line where the 7.0-magnitude quake was centred. The epicentre was 10 kilometres beneath the surface. (U.S. Geological Survey)     Tuesday’s earthquake in Haiti was especially destructive because its epicentre was close to a major city and its hypocentre, or focal point, was close to the Earth’s surface, says a Canadian…

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