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Strong 6.6 quake hits off northwest Australia

SYDNEY (AFP): A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest Australia Sunday (July 14), shaking buildings over a wide area but causing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

51 hurt in Philippine quake

Manila: Fifty-one people were injured and several homes, churches and other buildings damaged when an earthquake sent terrified residents of the southern Philippines fleeing their homes before dawn, police said.

Quake of magnitude 6.1 strikes north of Japan's Okinawa - USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck north of Japan's islands of Okinawa on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said.

Small quake jolts Mexico City, no immediate reports of damages

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A small earthquake struck central Mexico City on Friday morning, jolting office towers and apartment buildings in the sprawling metropolis.

Picture of ‘giant snake that caused Yibin earthquake' lands man in detention

HONG KONG: Suspect says manipulated image of snak,e which supposedly caused the earthquake in southwest China, was intended as "a bit of fun", but police in city where tremor killed 13 people last month weren’t laughing.

Indonesia cancels tsunami alert after quake

Jakarta: A strong magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a brief tsunami warning that sent panicked residents fleeing to higher ground.

Magnitude 5.6 quake strikes near Iranian city of Ahvaz - USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck 84 km (52 miles) east of the Iranian city of Ahvaz on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Bagan gets Unesco thumbs up

YANGON: Unesco inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

Indonesia’s natural disaster spokesman Nugroho dies

Jakarta: Indonesia’s disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (pic) – who shot to international fame for keeping up a 24/7 schedule while battling terminal cancer – has died at the age of 49.

7.1 magnitude quake strikes in eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning issued

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the northeastern coast of Indonesia's Sulawesi island late on Sunday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami warning.