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# earthquake - Yesterday’s News


# earthquake - Monday 17 October, 2016

An earthquake of 6.4 magnitude has hit Tibet

The US Geological Survey said the quake hit at a depth of 25km (16 miles) about 300km (186 miles) northwest of the city of Qamdo.

# earthquake - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tweeted pictures of the pope greeting youngsters and shaking hands with a visibly-moved middle-aged man.

# earthquake - Saturday 3 September, 2016

'Miracle dog' Romeo pulled from rubble nine days after earthquake struck Golden Survivor This post contains videos

'Miracle dog' Romeo pulled from rubble nine days after earthquake struck

No human survivors have been found since 24 August.

# earthquake - Friday 2 September, 2016

Charlie Hebdo have drawn cartoons featuring Italy's earthquake victims as lasagne

“The drawings are repugnant,” said Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando, as furious reactions began flooding social media sites.

# earthquake - Thursday 1 September, 2016

Evacuations but no major damage as New Zealand hit by earthquake

A swarm of aftershocks rocked the region.

# earthquake - Saturday 27 August, 2016

'Don't be afraid to scream your suffering': Italy mourns victims of earthquake

Italy’s head of state earlier paid tribute to the “extraordinary effort” of more than 4,000 rescue professionals and volunteers who helped with the rescue effort.

# earthquake - Friday 26 August, 2016

Death toll rises to 267 as Italy declares a national day of mourning

Flags will fly at half-mast across the country tomorrow to coincide with funerals for some of the victims.

# earthquake - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Death toll in Italy earthquake rises to at least 250 as questions mount

Public prosecutor Giuseppe Saieva said he would be opening an investigation into whether anyone could be held responsible for the disaster.

# earthquake - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Death toll rises to at least 159 as Italy counts cost of massive earthquake

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan urged anyone with concerns of Irish casualties to contact his department.

# earthquake - Sunday 17 July, 2016

A massive earthquake will inevitably hit California in the future, and experts warn the state is not prepared

A new report shows that people need to face the reality to “prevent the inevitable disaster from becoming a catastrophe”.

# earthquake - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Desperate search for survivors as Ecuador earthquake death toll passes 400

The earthquake is the biggest tragedy of its kind in Ecuador in 67 years.

# earthquake - Monday 18 April, 2016

'She was like the gospel in action': Tributes to Derry nun who died in Ecuador earthquake South America This post contains videos

'She was like the gospel in action': Tributes to Derry nun who died in Ecuador earthquake

Sister Clare Theresa Crockett had worked in a school in Playa Prieta.

# earthquake - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Ecuador earthquake: At least 233 dead as rescue efforts begin

The country was hit by the massive earthquake at around 1am Irish time.

# earthquake - Saturday 16 April, 2016

Scores of people feared buried alive after second earthquake

Homes, roads and railway lines were swept away as hillsides collapsed.

# earthquake - Thursday 14 April, 2016

"The shaking was so violent I couldn't stand still": Powerful earthquake kills two in Japan

The damage and calls for help are concentrated in the town of Mashiki.

# earthquake - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Photos: Race to free 120 people still buried under rubble

An investigation into the cause of the collapse has been launched.

# earthquake - Wednesday 28 October, 2015

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Here’s everything you need to know this morning.

# earthquake - Tuesday 27 October, 2015

Over 300 confirmed dead in south Asian quake as rescue effort expands

The magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India yesterday.

# earthquake - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Five dead and more than 1 million evacuated from homes in Chile earthquake

Buildings were reported to have swayed as far away as Buenos Aires.

# earthquake - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Kiwi building boss in Irish ‘racism’ storm apologises if comments were ‘misinterpreted’

Blaming poor work on contractors, he had said some may have “gone back to Ireland”.

# earthquake - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Kiwi building boss accused of ‘racial profiling’ for linking Irish workers to shoddy earthquake repairs

Blaming poor work on contractors, he said some may have “gone back to Ireland”.

# earthquake - Monday 17 August, 2015

TV presenters have hugely different reactions to an earthquake hitting while they’re on air

The 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit California this morning.

# earthquake - Monday 6 July, 2015

Here’s how a chicken could one day save thousands of lives

Or a fish, board, or even a toad.

# earthquake - Friday 12 June, 2015

“We are relieved”: Tourists who stripped naked on ‘sacred mountain’ allowed to go home

Some in the country blamed them for causing a deadly earthquake on the mountain.

# earthquake - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Tourists who stripped naked on a Malaysian mountain blamed for earthquake and now facing jail

Four have been arrested with police officers saying they “will catch” six more.

# earthquake - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Japan might put toilets in lifts in case people get stuck during earthquakes

Definitely qualifies as an emergency.

# earthquake - Friday 5 June, 2015

137 stranded on mountain top after earthquake

There are reports of one death on the mountain.

# earthquake - Sunday 31 May, 2015

The 9 at 9: Sunday

It’s the weekend. Here’s everything you need to know as you take it easy.

An earthquake as strong as the one that hit Nepal has hit Japan

There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

# earthquake - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Nepal earthquake survivor: ‘More than anything now, the women need safety’

One month on, a survivor of the Nepalese earthquake talks about the conditions in the camps and the dangers faced by displaced women and girls.

# earthquake - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Earthquake strikes in Wales (and shakes Ireland a tiny bit)

# earthquake - Friday 15 May, 2015

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

# earthquake - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

“People have no hope left. We know that another quake is coming”

The search has also been continuing for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid.

Irish people are jokingly using Facebook’s Nepal safety check-in

Their friends really aren’t impressed.

“We were sitting in the car when it started to shake…it was sheer pandemonium”

Speaking to, an Oxfam aid worker on the ground described the consequences of yesterday’s earthquake.

# earthquake - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

US helicopter missing in Nepal after massive earthquake that killed dozens

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said there were no reports or suggestions of any Irish casualties.

WATCH: The terrifying moment the Nepal quake struck the parliament Panic This post contains videos

WATCH: The terrifying moment the Nepal quake struck the parliament

Dozens of people have been declared dead after the 7.3 magnitude earthquake.

# earthquake - Monday 4 May, 2015

101-year-old man pulled from rubble alive is surprised he survived second Nepal quake

Irish Aid has today delivered more than 63 tonnes of life-saving humanitarian supplies.

# earthquake - Sunday 3 May, 2015

101-year-old man in Nepal pulled from rubble alive – eight days after quake

Separately, the death toll from last weekend’s disaster has now surpassed 7,000.

‘The avalanche just missed us’: Irish home safe after Nepal earthquake

One has set up a fundraising page to help with the aid effort.

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