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Panic as strong quake shakes Athens

Panic as strong quake shakes AthensA strong 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone connections, damaging buildings and causing power outages, as panicked residents rushed into the streets. State TV ERT reported that at least two people were lightly hurt — a pregnant tourist and a young boy — and at least two abandoned buildings in the capital collapsed, while several more suffered damage. The epicentre of the shallow quake was northwest of Athens, close to where a 5.9-magnitude quake in September 1999 left 143 people dead in and around the capital.



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California earthquake: 7.1 quake shakes Southern California 1 day after magnitude 6.4 – WATCH LIVE

California earthquake: 7.1 quake shakes Southern California 1 day after magnitude 6.4 - WATCH LIVEA powerful 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California one day after a magnitude 6.4.



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Sri Lanka shakes up top security posts after deadly bombings

Sri Lanka shakes up top security posts after deadly bombingsCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president shook up the country's top security establishment after officials failed to act on intelligence reports warning of possible attacks before the Easter bombings that killed over 350 people, his office said Wednesday.



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Sri Lankan president shakes up defense forces, says attack warnings went unheeded

Sri Lankan president shakes up defense forces, says attack warnings went unheededSri Lanka’s president has demanded that the defense secretary and national police chief resign after the Easter Sunday suicide bombings.



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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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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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Deadly 6.7 earthquake shakes northern Japan, downpours to hinder rescue efforts

Deadly 6.7 earthquake shakes northern Japan, downpours to hinder rescue effortsA magnitude 6.7 quake struck 70 miles south of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, Japan, at approximately 3:07 a.m. Thursday and was followed by a magnitude 5.3 quake less than 20 minutes later, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).



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Oregon earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 offshore quake shakes Portland

Oregon earthquake: Magnitude 6.2 offshore quake shakes PortlandA strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 has hit off the coast of Oregon. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred just after 1:30 a.m. local time over 170 miles west of Coos Bay and nearly 220 miles southwest of Portland. There are no reports of damage or injury and a tsunami warning has not been issued for the surrounding areas.



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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the northern coast of Venezuela, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the northern coast of Venezuela, no tsunami threatA magnitude 7.3 earthquake shook the coast of Venezuela on Tuesday evening, the United States Geological Survey reports.



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Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes Venezuela

Strong magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes VenezuelaVenezuela was rocked by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake near its northeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The tremor was felt for several seconds and caused panic in Caracas, notably in tall buildings, many of which were evacuated for fears of aftershocks or lasting structural damage. The USGS said the tremor occurred just after 5:30 pm (2130 GMT), with the epicenter close to the coast of the state of Sucre, at a depth of 123 kilometers (76 miles).



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