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Rescuers hunt survivors of massive Afghan-Pakistan quake

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Rescuers were Tuesday picking their way through rugged terrain and pockets of Taliban insurgency in the search for survivors after a massive quake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan, killing at least 277 people.

Rescuers in China scrabble to find quake survivors

LUSHAN, China: Thousands of rescue workers combed through flattened villages in southwest China on Sunday in a race to find survivors from a powerful quake as the toll of dead and missing rose past 200.

Strong quake shakes India's tsunami-hit islands

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit the area off India's eastern coast at 1542 GMT measuring 7.0, and initially urged authorities near its epicentre to be aware of the risk of local tsunamis.

Experts: Similarities to Hanshin quake observed

Tokyo: The magnitude-6.5 earthquake that battered Kumamoto Prefecture on Thursday evening was centred in an area that a government committee had warned could be the location of a major quake. Experts suggest more large ones could occur there.

Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe

TOKYO, Jan 17, 2015 (AFP) - Japan on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next “Big One.”

Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

TAIPEI (AFP) - One man died and another was hospitalised Monday in a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that also set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

6.8-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY, Dec 07, 2014 (AFP) - A 6.8-magnitude quake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea Sunday, US seismologists said, but no destructive tsunami was expected.

6.4-magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea: USGS

SYDNEY: A 6.4-magnitude quake struck Friday off the coast of Papua New Guinea, the United States Geological Survey said, but no destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was expected.

Magnitude 5.6 quake injures five in Japan

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

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away 18,000 victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power.