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Eight killed when magnitude 5.5 earthquake hits China's northwest

 Eight people were killed when an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 struck in China's northwest Xinjiang region on Thursday with photographs online also showing damaged buildings.

Quake shakes Quang Nam’s mountainous districts again

 VietNamNet Bridge – An earthquake, measuring 2.5 on the Richter scale, hit the districts of Nam Tra My and Bac Tra My in the central province of Quang Nam on Wednesday, but no structural damage was reported.

Italy rescuers toil through night seeking quake survivors as death toll hits 159

 Rescue teams were working through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble that remained of central Italian towns flattened by an earthquake that hit in the early hours of Wednesday, killing at least 159 people.

Major 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

 A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 struck about 535 km (330 miles) southeast of the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Friday,

Ecuador counts over 400 quake deaths, damage in the billions

Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially "huge" impact on the fragile OPEC economy.

7.1-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar

 A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar's northwestern part Wednesday evening, according to the Myanmar Earthquake Committee.

Large underground water reservoirs to be built in HCM City

The HCM City authorities have given the nod to the Saigon Water Supply Company (Sawaco) plan to build underground water reservoirs in some parks in the city which would help ensure water supply after earthquakes and other natural calamities.

Former Tepco execs indicted over Fukushima nuclear disaster

 Three former Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) executives were indicted on Monday for failing to take safety measures to prevent the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011,

Four Vietnamese trapped under quake-hit Taiwan tower

At least four Vietnamese citizens, including a 7-month-old girl and a 2-month-old boy, remain trapped beneath the rubble of a 17-storey apartment tower that collapsed in Taiwan early Saturday morning.

Quake hits Quang Nam hydropower plant

 VietNamNet Bridge – An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale hit the Song Tranh Hydropower Plant No 2 reservoir in Quang Nam Province's mountainous Bac Tra My District about 2am yesterday.

Consecutive quakes hit Thua Thien-Hue

 Two earthquakes struck central Thua Thien-Hue province’s A Luoi district and Huong Tra town on December 6 and 7.

Chile quake: State of emergency declared for Coquimbo

 Chile's government has declared a state of emergency in a central region struck by a powerful earthquake.

Strong Chile earthquake sets off tsunami waves

 A powerful earthquake has hit central Chile, causing buildings to sway in the capital Santiago, officials say.

Quang Nam shaken by earthquake

 VietNamNet Bridge – A minor earthquake measuring 2.7 on the Richter scale hit the reservoir of the Song Tranh Hydropower Plant in the mountainous district of Bac Tra My in the central province of Quang Nam last Friday.

Arrested Mount Kinabalu 'nudist' admits 'stupidity'

 A British woman arrested for allegedly posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu has admitted she was "stupid and disrespectful", her father says.

Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'

 Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, which razed around a quarter of Kathmandu to the ground and killed over 17,000 people.

Minister seeks further clarification on earthquake risks

 VietNamNet Bridge – Science and Technology Minister Nguyen Quan on Wednesday urged Japanese scientists to further clarify risks of an earthquake at the construction site of the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plant.

Conquering the foot of Voi Waterfall

 VietNamNet Bridge – As one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Central Highlands, Voi (Elephant) Waterfall has made many visitors infatuated with its magnificent and impressive appearance as well as the story behind it.

Earthquake hits Quang Nam District

 VietNamNet Bridge – An earthquake struck the Bac Tra My Commune near the Song Tranh 2 hydropower plant in the central Quang Nam Province today, the local authorities said.

Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid hazard wages

 Workers decommissioning Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have sued its operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) over unpaid hazard wages.