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3.1 magnitude earthquake shakes San Fernando Valley

3.1 magnitude earthquake shakes San Fernando ValleyA 3.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Northridge area at 3:52 a.m., according to USGS‬.



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Chile earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 quake rocks north of country

Chile earthquake: Magnitude 6.7 quake rocks north of countryA magnitude- 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north Chile, causing buildings to shake and fears of a possible tsunami. It reportedly caused homes to rattle, as well as minor damage to old buildings and power outages in the nearby coastal city of La Serena – a popular beach town about 250 miles north of Santiago. Chilean mining group Antofagasta Plc said operations were continuing as normal at its Los Pelambres copper mine following the nearby earthquake.



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2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coast

2 dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Chile's coastDamage has been reported after a strong magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck near Coquimbo in central Chile, prompting a tsunami warning that was canceled a short time later, officials say.



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7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of New Caledonia, prompts small tsunami waves for Vanuatu

7.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of New Caledonia, prompts small tsunami waves for VanuatuTsunami warnings were issued after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday afternoon, local time.



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Number of injured in 6.3 magnitude Iran quake rises to 716

Number of injured in 6.3 magnitude Iran quake rises to 716TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. No fatalities were reported from the temblor.



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BREAKING: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake leaves more than 170 injured in western Iran

BREAKING: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake leaves more than 170 injured in western IranMore than 170 people were injured in a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has reported.



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7.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia and triggers tsunami in Palu, Donggala

7.5 magnitude earthquake rattles Indonesia and triggers tsunami in Palu, DonggalaA powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi around 5 p.m. local time on Friday.



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Indonesia rocked by powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Indonesia rocked by powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquakeIndonesia was struck by a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. The country's national disaster agency briefly issued a tsunami warning before cancelling it. The strong quake hit central Sulawesi island at a shallow depth of some 10 kilometres (six miles), just hours after a smaller quake killed at least one person in the same part of the country. The latest quake was a higher magnitude than those that killed hundreds on the island of Lombok earlier this year. Friday's tremor was centred 78 kilometres north of the city of Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi province, but was felt some 900 kilometres south in the island's largest city Makassar. Lisa Soba Palloan, a resident of Toraja, around 175 kilometres south of Palu, said locals felt several quakes Friday. Damage from the 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Donggala, central Sulawesi Credit: AFP "The last one was quite big," she said. "Everyone was getting out their homes, shouting in fear." Indonesia is one of the most disaster-prone nations on earth. The archipelago nation lies on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where tectonic plates collide and many of the world's volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur. A series of quakes that struck Lombok this summer killed about 500 people and forced hundreds of thousands into evacuation shelters or tents. In 2004, a tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.3 undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in western Indonesia killed 220,000 people in countries around the Indian Ocean, including 168,000 Indonesians.



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Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's Hokkaido

Landslides after powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan's HokkaidoA powerful 6.6 magnitude quake hit the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides, bringing down several houses, and killing one person. No tsunami warning was issued after the relatively shallow quake, which struck 62 kilometres (39 miles) southeast of the regional capital Sapporo. At least four landslides were reported after the quake, government spokesman Yoshihide Suga said, adding that six homes had collapsed.



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6.2 magnitude earthquake reported off the Oregon coast

6.2 magnitude earthquake reported off the Oregon coastThe United States Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck just after 1:30 a.m., more than 170 miles west of Coos Bay, about 220 miles southwest of Portland.



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