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Italy struck by 5.8 magnitude earthquake

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A magnitude 5.8 quake has struck northern Italy in the same area that was shaken by a tremor that killed six people last week. Initial reports say that the quake’s epicenter was in a small northern Italian town called Poggio Rusco not far from Modena and the first tremors were felt at 9 a.m. local [...]

No rest for Japan: Magnitude-6.1 quake strikes

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TOKYO – No rest for Japan, it has been reported that a strong quake has hit the coast of northeastern Japan, but no tsunami is expected. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit early Thursday and was centered about 107 kilometers (66 miles) northeast of Hachinohe at a depth of 40 kilometers (25 [...]

Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits Siberia

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MOSCOW-  It has been reported that a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 shook southwestern Siberia on Sunday afternoon, the second to hit the area in two months. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, emergency officials said. Residents of multistory apartment buildings said objects tumbled off of shelves, windows rattled and [...]

5.6 Quake hits Northern California

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TRINIDAD, California – It has been reported that a moderate earthquake struck Northern California’s coast Monday afternoon, rattling nerves around the Oregon border but yielding no immediate reports of major injury or damage, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-5.6 quake struck at 1:07 p.m. about 18 miles (30 kilometers) east of Trinidad [...]

7.3-magnitude earthquake in western Indonesia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – A powerful earthquake has hit off waters of western Indonesia, prompting local officials to issue a tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological survey reported the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck 260 miles (420 kilometers) off the coast of Aceh province. It was centered 18 miles (30 kilometers) beneath the [...]

Earthquake hits Chile

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SANTIAGO, Chile – The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck near to the port city of Antofagasta in northern Chile. The quake occurred at 4:13 a.m. local time and was centered 13 miles (22 kilometers) north-northeast of Antofagasta. Its depth was measured at 17 miles (27.3 kilometers). There [...]