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TEPCO operators of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant remove nuclear fuel from the storage pool of the No. 3 unit, one of the reactor buildings damaged by hydrogen explosions in the 2011 disaster triggered by an earthquake and tsunami, in Okuma, Fukushima Prefectuer on April 15, 2019. (Photo by JAPAN POOL VIA JIJI PRESS / POOL / AFP) / Japan OUT

Nuclear fuel removed from crippled Japan plant

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.
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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits central indonesia

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia’s central Nusa Tenggara province on Saturday.
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Scores die in China’s chemical plant blast

About 47 people have died and more than 600 people are receiving medical treatment following the huge explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China late on Thursday, in one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.
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Magnitude 5.6 quake hits western Turkey

A moderate 5.6 magnitude earthquake shook Turkey’s western province of Denizli on Wednesday, damaging some buildings and knocking bricks and tiles to the ground in the rural area, officials and the Turkish quake monitor.
No fewer than 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua.

Baby missing due to flood reunited with dad

A baby trapped under rubble after flash flooding destroyed his home in Indonesia has been reunited with his father after the disaster killed the rest of their family, officials said on Monday, as the death toll hit 77.

7.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck southeastern Peru on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

Earthquake with 7.5 magnitude hits Ecuador

The quake struck 17 kilometers (10 miles) from the town of Montalvo in eastern Ecuador near the border with Peru, the agency said.
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4.7-magnitude quake jolts Myanmar’s Kachin State

A slight earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 jolted Myanmar’s Kachin State on Thursday, According to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.
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5.5-magnitude earthquake hits Northern Philippines

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake rattled Cagayan Province in Northern Philippines on Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.

Strong undersea earthquake hits Philippines triggering small tsunami

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday triggering a tsunami warning, with small waves expected to hit southern parts of the country and neighbouring Indonesia.
Smoke rises over the city of Catania during an eruption of Mount Etna on Monday. Getty Images

Earthquake hits area near Sicily’s Mount Etna

A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit the area around Europe’s most active volcano Mount Etna early Wednesday, injuring several people, damaging old buildings and forcing the partial closure of a highway, Italian civil protection authorities said.
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Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll hits 400

Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed at least 429 people, warning more victims are expected to be uncovered as the search expands.
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Indonesia tsunami death toll rises to 280

The death toll from a tsunami that hit the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted rose to at least 280 on Monday, officials said.
Cars were rolled over after the tsunami hit Sunda Strait, in Anyer, Banten [EPA-EFE-BNPB]

Indonesia tsunami kills scores, hundreds injured

At least 62 people have been killed and hundreds injured after a volcano-triggered tsunami hit both sides of Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday, sending a wall of water crashing some 20 metres inland and sweeping away hundreds of homes and hotels, officials and witnesses have said.
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Week of solemn tributes for the late George Bush

Flags flew at half-staff across the United States on Saturday as Americans prepared for a week of solemn tributes to George H.W. Bush, in his home state of Texas and in the US Capitol, a day after the former president died aged 94.
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Deep 6.3-magnitude quake strikes eastern Indonesia

A deep 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck in eastern Indonesia Saturday night, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
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State media: Iran quake injures 600, no death reported

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Iran’s western border with Iraq injured more than 600 people, most suffering minor wounds, state television said on Monday, but no fatalities had been reported.
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Strong earthquake rocks western Iran

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran's western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, the country's institute of geophysics said, with local officials reporting over 200 people injured.

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