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13 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Mexico After Quake

13 Killed in Helicopter Crash in Mexico After QuakeAll fatalities were on the ground



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Strong quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damages

Strong quake shakes Mexico, no reports of damagesA strong earthquake shook a large swathe of southern and central Mexico on Friday, triggering the quake alarm system in Mexico City and causing buildings to sway. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries from the quake, which measured 7.2 in magnitude, according to Mexico’s National Seismological Service and the US Geological Survey. Panicked residents flooded into the street, fearing a repeat of two earthquakes last September that caused buildings to collapse and killed 465 people combined.



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Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crashBy Lizbeth Diaz and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath. At least 50 homes suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca, which, along with Mexico City, is still reeling from earthquakes that caused widespread damage in September. The epicenter was about 90 miles (145 km) from Pacific coast surfer resort Puerto Escondido in the southern state of Oaxaca and had a depth of 15.3 miles (24.6 km), according to the U.S. Geological Survey.



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The Latest: Rescuers work to free people trapped after quake

The Latest: Rescuers work to free people trapped after quakeTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a deadly magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, causing the collapse of several buildings (all times local):



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6 dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits Taiwan

6 dead, 76 missing after strong quake hits TaiwanHUALIEN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers worked Wednesday to free people trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan's east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 76 could not be contacted following the quake.



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Taiwan quake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missing

Taiwan quake kills 4, tilts buildings; over 140 missingTAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were working Wednesday to reach five people trapped and more than 140 people unaccounted for in several buildings damaged by a strong earthquake near Taiwan's eastern coast.



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Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills seven

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills sevenRescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 250 and left dozens missing. Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-storey apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday. Dozens of residents — and several pets — were rescued with ropes, ladders and cranes.



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Hundreds Believed Trapped in Toppled Buildings After 6.4-Magnitude Quake Strikes Taiwan

Hundreds Believed Trapped in Toppled Buildings After 6.4-Magnitude Quake Strikes TaiwanRescuers pulled people trapped in the rubble and stranded in high-rise apartments.



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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Taiwan, causing buildings to collapse

Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Taiwan, causing buildings to collapseA magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan late on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, causing buildings including a hotel to collapse and forcing the closure of a nearby highway. The quake struck about 22 kms (14 miles) northeast of Hualien – which is home to about 100,000 people – shortly before midnight, and the epicenter was very shallow at just 1km, the USGS said. There was no immediate confirmation of any deaths or injuries or word of any tsunami warning, but the government confirmed in the early hours of Wednesday that the Marshal Hotel in Hualien had collapsed, trapping three people inside.



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8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGS

8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGSA powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings. The quake struck at 0931 GMT in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 kilometers (175 miles) southeast of the town of Kodiak, the US Geological Survey said. Tsunami warnings were issued for Alaska and the west coast of Canada, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.



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