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The Guardian   20 November 2017   New Caledonia   Vanuatu  
<p>Vanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific.</p> <p>The quake, initially reported as magnitude 7.3, was the second major ...
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The Guardian   13 November 2017   Iran - Iraq   Iran - Iraq border  
<p>A powerful magnitude-7.3 earthquake has rocked the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing more than 328 people in Iran and seven in Iraq and injuring thousands more.</p><p>Iran’s semi-official Isna news agency raised the death toll to 328 ...
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The Indian Express   31 October 2017   New Caledonia  
<p>A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia today in the tectonically active Pacific region, but there was no tsunami threat, seismologists said. The tremor hit at a depth of 29 kilometres some 253 kilometres from the capital Noumea ...
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The construction index   27 October 2017   UK   Edinburgh  
<p>Engineers at Heriot-Watt University have designed a &lsquo;sacrificial device&rsquo; for buildings that absorbs the impact of earthquakes or explosions to prevent or reduce damage.</p> <p>George Vasdravellis, assistant professor in structural engineering ...
NDTV   09 October 2017   Alaska   Buldir Island  
<p>Washington, United States: A strong 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of the US State of Alaska Sunday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.<br />The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck at a depth of ...
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Sputnik News   29 September 2017   Mexico   Mexico  
<p>MOSCOW (Sputnik) &mdash; A new 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit southwestern Mexico on Friday, only 10 days after deadly 7.1-magnitude tremors, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.</p>
CNN   20 September 2017   Mexico   Mexico  
<p>Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday's powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings.</p><p>At least 216 people died in Mexico City -- the country's ...
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Stuff.co.nz   11 September 2017   World  
<p>Friday's earthquake off Mexico was the largest in that region in over a century, and will add pressure to a region already being battered by several other natural disasters.<br />The earthquake occurred off the west coast of southern Mexico 69 km below ...
CNN   08 September 2017   Mexico   Mexico  
<p>(CNN) A strong earthquake hit off the coast of southern Mexico, near the border with Guatemala, the US Geological Survey reported Friday. The quake, which was felt as far as Mexico City and Guatemala City, had a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 and depth of ...
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Newsweek   01 September 2017   USA   Utah  
<p>An ongoing earthquake swarm at Yellowstone volcano is now one of the biggest ever recorded, with over 2,300 tremors since it began in June.<br>As of August 30, 2,357 earthquakes had been recorded. The most powerful in recent weeks was magnitude 3.3; it ...