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Committee to Design Comprehensive Framework on National Earthquake Sworn in

The National Committee to develop a comprehensive framework for refocusing national earthquake preparedness and response has been inaugurated by Mr Ambrose Dery, Minister for...
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Small Earthquake Experienced in Sections of Accra

An earth quake measuring 3.9 on the richter scale, was recorded at about 2328 hours, or 11:28pm yesterday, March 2nd, 2019, in some parts...
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Seismologist Warns Ghanaians of Possible Earthquake

Mr Nicolas Opoku, a Senior Seismologist at the Geological Survey Authority (GSA) says, the frequent earth tremors being experienced in parts of Accra is...
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GGSA issues warning over possible collapse of buildings in quake zones

Buildings and structures within and along earthquake prone zones or fault lines, can typically not survive a major earthquake. This makes it crucial for people...
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Earthquake injures 10, destroys 600 buildings in Mozambique

The provincial government of Manica in central Mozambique said on Monday that 10 people were injured and 600 houses were destroyed in the magnitude...

More than 100 houses destroyed by earthquake in central Mozambique

A magnitude-5.5 earthquake which on Saturday morning hit the central Mozambican province of Manica has destroyed 108 houses, local authorities said on Sunday. ...
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Accra will undergo earthquake simulation

A simulation exercise to test the country’s level of readiness to deal with an earth-quake would be held this week in Accra. The week-long...
The Jiuzhaigou scenic area welcomes the first group of tourists on March 8, 2018. (Photo from CFP)

Jiuzhaigou Scenic Range Partly Opened to Tourists

Jiuzhaigou, a scenic area in southwest China’s Sichuan province, partially reopened for the first time on March 8 since the devastating earthquake last year....
Photo taken on April 26, 2015 with a cellphone shows a crack on the No. 318 national road, about two kilometers away from Nyalam County in Xigaze Prefecture, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. A 5.3-magnitude quake shook Nyalam County at 1:42 a.m. Sunday (1742GMT on Saturday) following strong earthquakes in neighboring Nepal, the China Earthquake Networks Center said. (Xinhua/Zhang Quna) (lfj)

4.8-magnitude earthquake hits western Sudan

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit western Sudan on Thursday, with no reports of casualty or damage to properties. "The quake hit an area south of El...

Earthquake “catastrophic” for unique New Zealand marine ecosystem

Huge mudslides caused by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in New Zealand in November have wiped out vast tracts of one of the world's richest underwater...
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Pacific tsunami alert downgraded after powerful 7.9 earthquake in Papua New Guinea

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii had downgraded its alert for the Pacific after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake and ensuing aftershock struck Papua New...

High-speed trains delayed after SW China earthquake

Several trains on the Chengdu-Chongqing high-speed rail line have been delayed or halted following a 4.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Rongchang District in southwest China's...

Tsunami Prompt Issued Over Chile’s 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.7 off southern Chile has prompted a tsunami warning.The quake struck 225km (140 miles) south-west of Puerto...

Indonesia earthquake death toll exceeds 100

The death toll in Indonesia's Aceh province passes 100 early Thursday as a massive search for missing people after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake Wednesday has...
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UNESCO-enlisted Boudhanath Stupa reopens in Nepal after earthquake

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal inaugurated the newly rebuilt 36-meter-tall Boudhanath Stupa at Boudha area of the capital city Kathmandu. Cabinet ministers, high-ranking government...

Nov. 5 world news summary at 0130 GMT

JUBA -- Thousands of people fled South Sudan every day in October due to violence, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. ...

Strong magnitude-6.5 earthquake rattles central Italy

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale jolted central Italy Sunday morning, further damaging historic buildings and churches following former tremors in...

13 Killed in Tanzania Earthquake

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake has killed at least 13 people and injured 203 in northern Tanzania, the authorities say. The quake struck close...
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Pope Francis to visit Italy to access extent of damage

"Dear brothers and sisters, I hope to come visit you as soon as possible so I can personally bring you the comfort of faith...
African Union (AU) Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma delivers a speech during the opening of the 25th AU Summit at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 14, 2015. The AU on Sunday kicked off its 25th summit in Johannesburg, amid high expectations for solutions to resolve a series of challenges. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)

Africa shares in Italy’s pain

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has sent her deep condolences to the Government and people of Italy, and the...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

Italy begins criminal investigation starts into earthquake

At least 290 people died in the 6.2 magnitude quake, which centered on the town of Amatice. In addition to the deaths, thousands more...

Italy earthquake: Sunday Revenue From Museums Will Go to Quake Relief

Sunday's proceeds from public museums across Italy will be dedicated to rebuilding work after the earthquake that killed 291 people on Wednesday. Many churches...
Photo taken on Aug. 24, 2016 shows rescuers and a sniffer dog working after the earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy has risen to 247, Italian authorities confirmed early on Thursday. (Xinhua/Jin Yu)

Italy Earthquake: State of Emergency Declared in Worst Hit Regions

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his Cabinet pledged $56 million for reconstruction efforts. Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan will suspend taxes in...

Italy Earthquake: Day of National Mourning Declared

A day of national mourning has begun in Italy for the almost 300 people who died when a powerful earthquake hit mountainous central regions....
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Italy Quake: Death Toll Hits 247

Italy's Civil Protection Department said at least 368 people were being treated in hospitals with various injuries. Officials warn the death toll may rise...
CHONE, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. (Xinhua/Jorge Penafiel/EL UNIVERSO)

Earthquake measuring 6.7 jolted Ecuador

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted 34km WNW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador at 07:57:04 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey...
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UNICEF says 120,000 children out of school after Ecuador’s quake

"Education is a lifeline for children going through the trauma of chaos and destruction," said Grant Leaity, the UNICEF representative in Ecuador. "It helps...
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April 25 Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT

KATHMANDU -- A year after a devastating 7.9-magnitude earthquake, the Nepalese government has initiated reconstruction of damaged cultural heritages on Monday. Performing...

Death toll from Ecuador’s earthquake hits 602

The latest figure also register 12,492 wounded, 130 missing, 26,091 people in shelters, 113 people rescued alive, 6,998 destroyed buildings, and 2,740 damaged buildings. The...

Huge Economic Losses Recorded After Ecuador Earthquake

In the worst-hit area of Pedernales in the western province of Manabi, 159 deaths have been registered. In the tourist port of Manta, 142...