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Quake of magnitude 7.0 hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami risk fades

(Reuters) - A warning for "hazardous tsunami waves" was issued briefly for coastal regions within 300 kms (186.41 miles) of Wau in Papua New Guinea's northeast, after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the region, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

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Magnitude 5.5 quake shakes buildings in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An earthquake registered by Mexican seismological authorities at 5.5 magnitude shook buildings in central Mexico City on Thursday a week after a major temblor hit the south of the country.

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Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes New Zealand's Milford Sound area

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck near Milford Sound in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island on Thursday, government seismic monitor Geonet said.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes near Cartago, California – USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck 23 km (14.29 miles) west-northwest of Cartago in California on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Mexico's largest refinery restarts after quake that killed worker

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A worker at Mexico's largest refinery died after a fall during a powerful earthquake on Tuesday, the country's civil protection agency said, with the tremors also causing a fire that led to the brief shuttering of the installation.

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At least one dead in Mexican quake, locals warned to avoid coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least one person died and another is injured in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca after a strong earthquake struck south-central Mexico on Tuesday morning, said the state's governor Alejandro Murat.