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No damage and no tsunami threat from offshore Indonesia quake

No damage and no tsunami threat from offshore Indonesia quake

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands on Saturday caused no damage and created no threat of a tsunami, Indonesian authorities said.

Iran quake injures more than 600, but no deaths reported: state TV

Iran quake injures more than 600, but no deaths reported: state TV

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran's western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television said on Monday, but no fatalities had been reported.

Haiti quake kills at least 14, more than 100 injured

Haiti quake kills at least 14, more than 100 injured

An earthquake hit northern Haiti late on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, injuring more than 100 and sparking a scramble by rescue agencies to help towns in the impoverished Caribbean country ...

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos.

Indonesia rushes in aid as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 840

Indonesia rushes in aid as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 840

Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get aid and rescue equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island and prepared to bury some of the more than 800 dead ...

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread.

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami

At least 384 killed in Indonesian quake, tsunami

At least 384 people were killed, many swept away by giant waves as they played on the beach, when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday.

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok declares health emergency over malaria

Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok is battling malaria, authorities said on Saturday, declaring a health emergency after a series of earthquakes in July and August forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

Indonesia in rescue bid for 500 hikers stranded after quake

Indonesia in rescue bid for 500 hikers stranded after quake

Indonesia mounted a rescue operation Monday to reach more than 500 hikers and guides stranded by landslides on an active volcano on Lombok, a day after a powerful earthquake struck the holiday island.

Two miners dead, three missing after quake at Polish coal mine

Two miners dead, three missing after quake at Polish coal mine

Rescue teams have confirmed the death of a second Polish coal miner and are searching for three more trapped nearly a kilometre underground after a quake, the chief executive of the mine owner said.

Seven Polish miners missing after quake hits coal mine

Seven Polish miners missing after quake hits coal mine

Two of seven Polish coal miners who had been missing after a strong quake hit a mine on Saturday have been rescued hurt but conscious, state news agency PAP reported.

Five injured after quake hits Japan

Five injured after quake hits Japan

A 5.6-magnitude quake hit western Japan early Monday, injuring five people and damaging buildings and roads, as officials warned stronger tremors could come in the days ahead.