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The Guardian   25 April 2017   Chile   Valparaiso  
<p>A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 has struck off the west coast of Chile, rocking the capital Santiago and generating at least two significant aftershocks.</p> <p>No major damage was immediately apparent, according to an assessment by Chile&rsquo;s ...
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temblor.net   21 April 2017   Turkey   Izmir  
<p>Two mid-size earthquakes, 200 km away and 1 hour apart, shook western Turkey causing widespread anxiety. Some 100 km away from the closest shock, In Izmir, the country&rsquo;s third largest city, many people ran outside. Although construction quality has ...
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Euronews   29 March 2017   Russia   Asia  
<p>An earthquake has struck Russia&rsquo;s far east near Kamchatka peninsula according to the US Geographical Survey. It&rsquo;s magnitude is said to be 6.6. It was originally recorded with a magnitude 7.0.</p> <p>It struck at a depth of around 33 km just ...
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BBC NEWS   28 March 2017   Queensland   Australia  
<p>A powerful cyclone has pummelled the north-east Australian coast, causing major damage, torrential rain and power cuts to tens of thousands of homes.<br /><br />Cyclone Debbie made landfall between Bowen and Airlie Beach in Queensland as a category four ...
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bigthink   24 March 2017   USA   Alaska  
<p>On October 17, 2015, a rainy night to begin with, a huge tsunami cresting at 600 feet barreled through the darkness of the remote Taan fjord in Alaska. It stripped away forests on both sides of the fjord, and dragged an iceberg out into Icy Bay on the coast. ...
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Times of Malta   09 March 2017   Malta   Europe  
<p>The Azure Window has collapsed and it is not just the top part which has fallen off - even the stacks have gone.</p> <p>Roger Chessell, a Xagħra resident, was at Dwejra when the window collapsed at about 9.40am, having gone to take pictures of the storm.</p> <p>&ldquo;There ...
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BNO news   07 March 2017   Switzerland, Italy   Europe  
<p>A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 has struck southeast of Zurich, with shaking felt in Liechtenstein, Austria, southern Germany, and northern Italy, residents and seismologists say.</p> <p>The earthquake, which struck at 9:12 p.m. ...
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The construction index   07 March 2017   Global   Global  
<p>Market intelligence company Off-Highway Research is forecasting global sales of construction equipment to increase by 7% in 2017.</p> <p>Off-Highway Research expects the number of construction machines sold in 2017 to reach 695,142 units worldwide, compared ...
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temblor.net   16 February 2017   Turkey   Asia  
<p>A series of mid-sized earthquakes (also called a seismic swarm) occurred at the tip of the Biga Peninsula in Turkey at the intersection of the Kestanbol Fault and the Edremit Fault Zone. In just a few days, 800 earthquakes varying size were felt, including ...
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abc.net.au   12 February 2017   Philippines   Asia  
<p>At least eight people were killed and more than 120 injured when a powerful earthquake struck in the southern Philippines, officials say, damaging buildings and an airport and knocking out power.</p> <p>The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused ...
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