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Falcon29

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All news for 5.0 or above earthquakes can be put here, since there have been a recent spat in the past few days that caused considerable damage and lost lives of people.

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Rescue crews seek survivors of 2nd Japanese quake; at least 16 dead

Tokyo, Japan (CNN)Rescue crews scrambled through rubble Saturday ina race against time for survivors of a magnitude-7.0 earthquake that struck Japan's Kyushu Island, the same region rattled by a 6.2 quake two days earlier.

A total of 25 people have died in both earthquakes, according to current estimates.
The death toll in the latest Kyushu earthquake is 16 people, according to Kumamoto Prefecture's disaster management office. A previous earthquake that struck the area on Thursday had killed nine people.

7.0 quake strikes Japan; rescuers try to free residents - CNN.com
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Ecuador earthquake: Death toll jumps to 272; more than 2,500 injured

(CNN)Rescue crews searched desperately through rubble for survivors of a magnitude-7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador.

The death toll has soared to272, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Sunday evening. That number is expected to rise as rescue teams dig through the rubble, he said.

Earlier that day, Vice President Jorge Glas had estimated that at least 2,527 people were injured.

The hardest-hit area was the coastal Manabi Province, where about 200 people died, said Ricardo Peñaherrera of Ecuador's national emergency management office. The cities of Manta, Portoviejo and Pedernales, a tourist destination, saw the most devastation but damage was widespread throughout the country.

Ecuador earthquake: 272 people killed, 2,527 injured - CNN.com
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Most recent:

M 5.3 Earthquake
25km E of Kikuchi, Japan
An earthquake with magnitude 5.3 occurred near Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan at 11:42:00.10 UTC on Apr 18, 2016 ...

Source: U.S. Geological Survey

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Massive earthquake off the coast of the Vanuatu Islands, tsunami warning issued

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu early on Friday, the United States Geological Survey said, with a tsunami warning issued.

The quake, which occurred at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles) was originally measured at 7.3-magnitude by the National Tsunami Warning Center (NTWC).

"Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300 km of the epicentre along the coast of Vanuatu," the NTWC said.

Massive earthquake off the coast of the Vanuatu Islands, tsunami warning issued
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Sad to read about that. Japan are facing natural disasters from Earthquakes to tsunami and on. There is no solution for that but Japan has do something about its nuclear plants should something serious happens like spills of nuclear material o radiations.
 

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Japan is one of the best countries in earthquake engineering and I thought that such news belong to the past. But it has to be said that even with the best alertness and preparedness levels, there will always be a wild card which will slip through.
 

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