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Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people, according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region. The first 5.5 magnitude quake sent people running out of their houses, likely saving lives when the second, more destructive, 6.1 magnitude one […]

October 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
13 dead, 200 injured in Tanzania earthquake- local official

13 dead, 200 injured in Tanzania earthquake- local official

Sep 11, – “The toll has climbed from 11 people dead to 13 and from 192 injured to 203,” said Deodatus Kinawilo, District Commissioner for Bukoba, the town close to the epicentre of the quake. At least 13 people were killed and 203 injured in northwest Tanzania when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country […]

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Rescuers dig for victims after Ecuador quake kills 235

Rescuers dig for victims after Ecuador quake kills 235

Apr 17, – The quake reduced buildings to rubble, toppled power lines and sent terrified residents running from their homes when it struck the Pacific coast Saturday in a zone popular with tourists. Rescuers in Ecuador raced to dig out people trapped under the rubble of homes and hotels on Sunday, after a powerful 7.8-magnitude […]

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