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Aftershocks Rattle Survivors After Philippine Earthquake in Surigao City Kills 8

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 05:06:33 -0500

Philippine officials warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that killed at least eight people in the country's south to ensure their homes are sturdy enough before venturing back.

Strong Quake Strikes Southern Philippines, Killing at Least 6

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 22:23:56 -0500

A temblor that was measured at magnitude 6.7 rattled the city of Surigao late Friday, leaving scores injured and many residents in the dark.

A Roar, Then Cold Darkness: Avalanche Survivors Recall 3-Day Ordeal

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:14:35 -0500

Guests at the Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy recounted the three days of frigid darkness before rescue crews pulled them out.

Helicopter Carrying Injured Skier Crashes in Italy, Killing 6

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:08:08 -0500

The accident was a further blow to an area of central Italy struggling to emerge from earthquakes and a deadly avalanche that killed at least 15 people.

Avalanche in Italy Buries Hotel, Leaving up to 30 Missing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:05:38 -0500

The disaster came after earthquakes struck the region on Wednesday, prompting officials to close schools and the subway system in Rome as a precaution.

Nepal Removes Leader of Post-Quake Rebuilding Effort

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:09:20 -0500

A cabinet decision to replace the official with his predecessor is likely to further delay reconstruction nearly two years after two earthquakes struck the country.

Indonesia Earthquake Kills More Than 100 in Aceh Province

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:38:44 -0500

The temblor had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and struck while many were asleep.

Italian Monastery Seeks Salvation in Beer After Devastating Quake

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:30:38 -0500

Their basilica in ruins, monks from America believe their small brewing operation can help an entire town to recover from Italy’s worst earthquake since 1980.

New Quake Tests Resilience, and Faith, in Japan’s Nuclear Plants

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:04:29 -0500

The 7.4-magnitude tremor prompted some fearful memories, but the Fukushima Daini and Daiichi power stations seemed to respond well.

Earthquake Off Fukushima, Japan, Triggers Tsunami

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:10:42 -0500

Fears of a nuclear accident were raised as a cooling system in a reactor near the site of the 2011 disaster shut down, but it was restored without incident.