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Brick Business Booms as Nepal Rushes to Rebuild After Quake

The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose – helping to rebuild Nepal after a series of massive earthquakes and aftershocks ravaged the Himalayan nation, leaving hundreds of …

Tents Set Up for Homeless After Earthquakes in Greece

Greek authorities set up tents Tuesday for those left homeless by a series of earthquakes on the western island of Kefalonia and were sending in dozens of prefabricated classrooms so children can go back to school safely. A strong quake …

Strong Taiwan Quake Shakes Buildings, Halts Chipmaking, Trains

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck eastern Taiwan, shaking buildings in the capital and prompting the island’s biggest chipmaker to temporarily evacuate factory workers. One person was injured and there were no immediate reports of major damage. …

Hundreds of Aftershocks Since 2011 Virginia Quake

Since an earthquake rattled central Virginia and the East Coast nearly two years ago, more than 450 aftershocks have been recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey. The latest occurred Wednesday when a magnitude-2.3 quake struck about 6 miles south-southwest of …

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

Earthquakes shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. Mexico Seismology Service said the quake …

Aftershocks Hamper Relief in Tsunami-Hit Solomons

Strong aftershocks rattled the Solomon Islands on Friday, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation’s prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area, where nine deaths have been confirmed. Prime Minister Gordon Darcy …

2 Injured in Mexico Quake Have Died, Mayor Says

Two people caught in this week’s big earthquake died Thursday, the first deaths reported from the 7.4-magnitude temblor that damaged hundreds of homes in southern Mexico and caused panic far off in the national capital. Salvador Cruz Castro, mayor of …

5.9 Magnitude Quake Sparks Stampede in Philippines

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines on Friday, causing minor damage and a mall stampede that left at least 23 people injured, officials said. Most of the injured were sent home after being treated for minor cuts. Two …

Magnitude-4.7 Shakes Big Island in Hawaii

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake and several small aftershocks shook Hawaii’s Big Island on Sunday, but there were no reports of injury or damage. The quake struck beneath the south flank of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at 4:36 p.m. …

Strong Earthquakes Rattle New Zealand’s Christchurch

A series of strong earthquakes struck the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, rattling buildings, sending goods tumbling from shelves and prompting terrified holiday shoppers to flee into the streets. There was no tsunami alert issued and the city …