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Quake rattles New Zealand as Harry and Meghan visit

Quake rattles New Zealand as Harry and Meghan visitA 6.1 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of central New Zealand Tuesday, where British royals Meghan and Harry are on tour, but officials said it caused no major damage. The quake was felt in Wellington during a session of parliament, prompting lawmakers to stop deliberations and seek refuge as a precaution. Reporters travelling with the couple said they did not feel any tremors during the quake, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) gave a magnitude of 6.1.



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New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes BaliPALU, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia's Java island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali on Thursday, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in a central region of the archipelago.



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Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.0 quake hits PNG

Tsunami threat cancelled after 7.0 quake hits PNGA major 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island on Thursday, briefly triggering a tsunami alert before authorities gave the all clear. The United States Geological Survey said the quake hit about 125 kilometres (80 miles) east of Kimbe at a depth of around 40km. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially warned hazardous tsunami waves were possible in coastal areas 300km from the epicentre.



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10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing son

10 minutes of terror: A quake, a tsunami and a missing sonPALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim call to prayer had just started echoing across the Indonesian city of Palu when Musrifah's home began to shake violently.



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5,000 People Remain Missing, Are Feared Dead, After Devastating Indonesia Quake

5,000 People Remain Missing, Are Feared Dead, After Devastating Indonesia QuakeThousands of people are still missing, and feared dead, in Indonesia following



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Time running out in search for survivors of Indonesia's quake

Time running out in search for survivors of Indonesia's quake“We hope the death toll does not rise,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said late on Tuesday. “We’re continuing rescue operations but right now the team is racing against time.” President Joko Widodo called on Tuesday for reinforcements in the search for survivors, saying everyone had to be found. Nugroho said rescuers had reached all four of the badly affected districts, which together have a population of 1.4 million, but he declined to give an estimate of casualties.



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Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seetheWANI, Indonesia (AP) — He survived the earthquake and tsunami, yet days have passed since. Taking refuge on the shaded porch of an empty house, Darjan didn't feel relief as he looked out at the mix of broken concrete and shattered lumber that littered the narrow street cutting through his village.



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Indonesia quake: 34 Bible study students killed at church, 52 missing – Red Cross

Indonesia quake: 34 Bible study students killed at church, 52 missing - Red CrossIndonesian rescue workers have discovered the bodies of 34 students killed when a mudslide caused by Friday’s quake on Sulawesi island engulfed their church, a local rescue official said. “A total of 34 bodies were found by the team,” Indonesia Red Cross spokeswoman Aulia Arriani told AFP Tuesday, adding that 86 students had initially been reported missing from a Bible camp at the Jonooge Church Training Centre in Sigi Biromaru district. Central Sulawesi was devastated by a quake and tsunami on Friday evening, killing at least 844 people.



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Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclearThe confirmed death toll of 844 was certain to rise as rescuers reached devastated outlying communities hit on Friday by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami waves as high as six meters (20 feet). Dozens of people were reported to be trapped in the rubble of several hotels and a mall in the small city of Palu, 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Of particular concern is Donggala, a region of 300,000 people north of Palu and close to the epicenter of the quake, and two other districts, where communication had been cut off.



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The Latest: Over 800 dead in Indonesia quake and tsunami

The Latest: Over 800 dead in Indonesia quake and tsunamiPALU, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia (all times local):



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