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Strong quake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

Strong quake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

The quake hit offshore at 4:18 am local time at a depth of around 36 km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean 40 km from the town of Acari.

Six moderate earthquakes rattle Iran

Six moderate earthquakes rattle Iran

A series of six moderate earthquakes shook Iran on Thursday, lightly injuring five people, the ISNA news agency reported, nearly two months after a powerful tremor killed more than 600 people.

Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region, felt in Baghdad

Earthquake hits Iran-Iraq border region, felt in Baghdad

The tremor hit the Iranian province of Kermanshah where an earthquake killed 620 people in November, Iranian state TV said.

Pregnant woman dies in Iran quake panic

Pregnant woman dies in Iran quake panic

A pregnant woman died and nearly 100 people were injured as a 5.2 magnitude earthquake sparked panic in the Iranian capital and neighbouring areas late on Wednesday, officials said.

Nepal votes in second round of elections amid violence fears

Nepal votes in second round of elections amid violence fears

The landmark polls cap the country's transformation from a Hindu monarchy to a secular republic, following a 10-year Maoist insurgency that left more than 16,000 people dead.

100,000 homeless, 30,000 buildings destroyed in Iran quake

100,000 homeless, 30,000 buildings destroyed in Iran quake

The western Iranian province of Kermanshah was hardest hit by the earthquake, which struck in a remote mountainous region of Iraq.

Iran pledges swift aid after major quake kills 400

Iran pledges swift aid after major quake kills 400

Iranian authorities scrambled on Tuesday to bring help to thousands of people left homeless by a major quake that killed more than 400 people.

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well.

Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead

Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead

A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region yesterday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said.

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Tonga

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Tonga

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific nation of Tonga on Monday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

Mexico says last body found in rubble after quake

After 15 days of searching, workers found the final victim's body beneath the mountain of rubble left by the collapse of a seven-story office building in Mexico City's hard-hit Roma district.

Most schools in Mexico City still closed after earthquake

Most schools in Mexico City still closed after earthquake

Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country.