Earthquake hits Vanuatu, tsunami warning issued

2016-04-28 22:29

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit the Pacific nation of Vanuatu resulting in a tsunami warning being issued.

Ecuador quake death toll jumps to 646, one week on

2016-04-23 20:46

Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, President Rafael Correa says, as the toll jumped yet higher.

Ecuador quake: Lucky duck pulled from rubble

2016-04-21 19:00

Rescuers searching through quake-collapsed buildings in Ecuador have found an unusual survivor - a flapping duck that had been buried under a pile of rubble.

Death toll reaches 48 from Japan earthquakes

2016-04-20 09:44

Searchers have found a man's body in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes that struck last week

Ecuador quake: Almost 500 dead, toll set to climb

2016-04-19 22:02

About 1 700 people are still missing three days after a big earthquake struck Ecuador, an official has said, raising fears that a death toll currently put at 480, could dramatically rise.

Quakes: Japan asks US to help

2016-04-19 07:41

Japan has enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100 000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.

Rescuers dig for more survivors of deadly Ecuador quake

2016-04-18 20:08

Rescuers and desperate families have clawed through the rubble to pull out survivors of an earthquake that killed 350 people and destroyed towns in a tourist area of Ecuador.

PICS: Ecuador digs for survivors of quake that killed 246

2016-04-18 07:43

Rescuers in Ecuador have burrowed through deep rubble in an increasingly desperate attempt to find survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 246 people and allowed scores of inmates to escape prison.

Twice punished, quake-struck town copes with death, disaster

2016-04-17 22:07

First came the flood and then the 'long, long' earthquake, a shaking so hard the two-storey, covered market came down in a heap in this small town in western Ecuador.

7.8-magnitude quake hits Ecuador, at least 41 dead

2016-04-17 07:19

A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake has shaken Ecuador's central coast killing at least 41 people and spreading panic as it collapsed homes and buckled a major overpass.


Nepal marks one year since huge quake

2016-04-24 19:04

Thousands of Nepalis have grieved for their loved ones killed in a massive earthquake a year ago, as protesting victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.

New aftershocks shake Ecuador

2016-04-23 07:21

New aftershocks have continued to rattle Ecuador as emergency workers continued searching for bodies after a devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed nearly 600 people.

Death toll in Ecuador quake tops 500

2016-04-20 19:10

The death toll from the powerful earthquake that shook Ecuador at the weekend has risen to at least 525, officials say.

Ecuador buries dead as hope for survivors fade

2016-04-20 08:45

Ecuadoreans began burying loved ones among the more than 500 killed by the country's deadliest earthquake in decades as hopes fade that more survivors will be found

Food and water shortages plague recovery efforts in Japan quake aftermath

2016-04-19 14:25

Searchers have found another body, raising the likely death toll from the disaster to 45. Food and water shortages are plaguing the recovery effort, even as the search for the missing goes on in Minamiaso.

Dramatic rescue amid rubble gives Ecuador hope

2016-04-18 22:29

Rescuers have pulled three people out alive after being trapped more than 32 hours between the floor and roof of a shopping centre that was flattened in the weekend's powerful earthquake.

Japan earthquake forces evacuation of 40 000

2016-04-18 10:27

More than 40 000 people have been evacuated to schools and community centres, some spending the night outside after the first quake hit.

Rescuers race against landslides to reach Japan quake victims

2016-04-18 05:38

Rescuers used shovels to dig through mountains of soil as they raced against the threat of more landslides to reach people still trapped by two big earthquakes in Japan.

Ecuador quake toll rises to 233 dead

2016-04-17 18:10

At least 233 people have been killed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador's Pacific coast.

Scores trapped after Japan quakes, storm hits

2016-04-16 15:52

Scores of people are feared buried alive after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides.

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