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Papua New Guinea Hit by Powerful Aftershock as Quake’s Toll Mounts

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:30:59 GMT

More than 100 people died in a Feb. 26 earthquake centered in the remote Highlands Region, and powerful aftershocks are adding to survivors’ fears.

Earthquake Strikes in Oaxaca State, Mexico, Stirring Fear

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:04:29 GMT

No deaths were immediately reported from the 7.2-magnitude quake, but 13 people were killed when a helicopter bringing officials to a town near the epicenter crashed.

Oxfam, British Charity, Admits Sexual Misconduct by Workers in Haiti

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 18:04:04 GMT

A newspaper reported that Oxfam officials hired prostitutes and held sex parties in 2011. The group fired four people and three quit under scrutiny.

Taiwan Earthquake Toll Rises to 9 Dead, With Dozens Missing

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:00:15 GMT

The 62 people reported missing are believed to be trapped in buildings damaged by a magnitude-6.4 quake.

Taiwan Earthquake Kills at Least Four; Many Are Missing

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 17:20:43 GMT

The 6.4-magnitude quake struck at 11:50 p.m. near the city of Hualien. Some 145 people were unaccounted for.

For Tsunami Forecasters, Speed Is Everything

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:44:19 GMT

In many major earthquakes, most destruction is caused by water. To warn the public, forecasters have to shoot first and ask questions later.

Earthquake Shakes Alaska and Sends a Shudder of Alarm Along the Coast

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:12:34 GMT

A major earthquake struck 170 miles off Alaska early Tuesday, but despite initial concerns, the authorities lifted all tsunami warnings within four hours.

Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Indonesia, Panicking Jakarta

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:31:51 GMT

The quake, with a magnitude of 6.1, shook high-rises in the Indonesian capital and sent residents fleeing into the streets. No deaths were reported.

Debunking the Myth That Earthquakes and Full Moons Are Linked

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:51:06 GMT

A seismologist scrutinized hundreds of strong earthquakes over four centuries and found no relationship to lunar cycles.

1 Dead as Earthquake Strikes Peru

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:43:23 GMT

The authorities walked back statements that a second person had died and 17 were missing in a mine, signs that the toll may not be as stark as previously feared.