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Scotland hit by second earthquake in a week with Highlands tremor

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Scotland has experienced its second earthquake in less than a week after the Highlands was hit by a tremor on Friday. The British Geological Survey reported a 2.2 magnitude earthquake just outside Roybridge, near Spea...

Western Scotland shaken by 3.1-magnitude earthquake

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Residents of western Scotland received a bump in the night after an earthquake shook the region in the early hours of Tuesday. A quake with a magnitude of 3.1 occurred shortly before 2am with its epicentre 11 miles no...

Greek island of Crete rocked by second earthquake in two weeks

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A powerful earthquake, the second in just over two weeks, has rocked Crete, prompting “a small tsunami” in the south of the Greek island and an evacuation alert. The quake, which was felt as far away as Cyprus in the...

Explosion? Earthquake? Meteor? New England mystified by loud boom

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A massive boom heard and felt by many in New Hampshire and Massachusetts mystified residents and had officials working to understand its cause. On Sunday morning, the New York Times reported, residents reported hearin...

‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

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Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne. Geoscience Australia said the magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Mansfield region, abou...

China struck by 6.0-magnitude earthquake – video

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China has launched an emergency response after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the south-western province of Sichuan on Thursday, killing at least three people. A total of 6,904 people have been evacuated and dozens...

‘I don’t see my mum’: Haiti’s earthquake leaves new generation of orphans

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Lilian, six years old and alone, still asks when her mother will return from the market on the edge of Les Cayes in southern Haiti. When last month’s earthquake struck, Lilian was at home, occasionally checked on by h...

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake – video

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A powerful earthquake has struck south-west Mexico near the beach resort of Acapulco, killing at least one person who was crushed by a falling post and causing rockfalls and damaging buildings. The 7.0-magnitude quake...

Mexico hit by powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake, sparking tsunami warning

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A powerful earthquake has shaken buildings in Mexico City and placed the coastal area near Acapulco on alert for a tsunami. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said a 7.0 magnitude quake struck 11 miles (18km) north-east ...

Haiti earthquake 10 days on: survivors still ‘hungry and thirsty’ – video report

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The death toll is still rising 10 days after a catastrophic earthquake struck southern Haiti on the morning of 14 August. More than 2,200 deaths have been recorded so far, while at least 30,000 families have had to ab...

‘We have no place to go’: Haiti earthquake shelters exposed to tropical storm – video report

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People already displaced by Saturday's earthquake in Haiti evacuated temporary shelters on Monday night due to a tropical storm. Tropical Storm Grace was projected to hit some of the areas worst affected by the earthq...

Tropical Storm Grace’s heavy rains pour misery on Haiti earthquake survivors

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Tropical Storm Grace has lashed southern Haiti with drenching rains, piling on misery for survivors of a powerful earthquake as flash floods and landslides further complicate relief efforts. Power was still out and c...

Haiti braces for storm Grace as PM warns earthquake death toll could rise

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Medical teams and aid workers were racing to save lives and provide food and shelter on Monday as Haiti’s prime minister warned the official death toll from Saturday’s earthquake could rise further and a tropical depr...

Naomi Osaka to donate prize earnings to Haiti earthquake relief efforts

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The tennis star Naomi Osaka has announced that she will donate prize earnings from her next tournament to support relief efforts in Haiti, where a 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed at least 1,297 people over the weekend...

Haiti: drone footage shows devastation after deadly earthquake

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Aerial footage shows the extent of destruction in Haiti following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The quake struck the south-western part of the country on Saturday, almost razing some towns and triggering landslides that...

Many feared dead as Haiti struck by 7.2-magnitude earthquake

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Haiti’s prime minister has said “numerous” lives have been lost after the Caribbean country was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that reduced buildings and churches to rubble and rekindled painful memories of the ...

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