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# earthquake - Sunday 23 October, 2011

85 killed – and likely more – after major earthquake in eastern Turkey Turkey This post contains videos

85 killed – and likely more – after major earthquake in eastern Turkey

The town of Erdis is ravaged by a 7.2-magnitude quake, with officials fearing that the ultimate death toll may reach four digits.

# earthquake - Thursday 13 October, 2011

6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Bali

At least 50 people were injured in the earthquake which was felt on neighbouring Indonesian islands.

# earthquake - Sunday 9 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: A wrongly accused priest comes home, Macca gets married, and two burglars prove there really is honour among thieves…

World's first Haiti Week to take place in Ireland

Former US President Bill Clinton made the announcement today and said the fundraising week will take place from 21 – 28 January 2012.

New Zealand hit by earthquake - no damage reported

The New Zealand city of Christchurch, which has been hit by a number of earthquakes over the last year (pictured), has been struck by a quake this morning.

# earthquake - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

From The42 The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later' Reality Check

The Happy Camper: 'It's like a deserted city scene from 28 Days Later'

The lads roll into Christchurch, a city still very much recovering from their devastating earthquake.

# earthquake - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents

Locals have been told they can return – but radioactive elements have been found in soil up to 80km from the plant.

# earthquake - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Japan: Anonymous donor leaves 10 million yen in public bathroom

The cash, which was accompanied by an unsigned note, was donated to tsunami disaster victims – but concerns have been raised about the donor, who wrote they had “no future”.

# earthquake - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Italian scientists face manslaughter charges over Italy earthquake

Seven seismologists are facing manslaughter charges in Italy over their alleged failure to warn the public about a devastating earthquake in 2009, which killed 300 people.

# earthquake - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

50 killed in quake in India, Nepal and Tibet

Officials fear that the death toll will rise as landslides and communications difficulties prevent rescue workers from reaching potential survivors.

# earthquake - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Earthquake kills 12 in northeastern India and Nepal

The quake was felt as far as the Indian capital, with New Delhi residents rushing out of shaking buildings.

# earthquake - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…

As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake produced the sort of devastation Japan hadn’t seen since World War II. The tsunami that followed engulfed the northeast and wiped out entire towns.

# earthquake - Friday 9 September, 2011

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on Japan This post contains images

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.

# earthquake - Friday 2 September, 2011

6.4 quake shakes northern Argentina

The earthquake prompted evacuations in Buenos Aires and was felt in other populous areas – however those living at the epicentre didn’t even notice it.

# earthquake - Sunday 28 August, 2011

From The42 The sporting tweets of the week Twittersphere This post contains images

The sporting tweets of the week

Jamie Heaslip gives his thoughts on man flu, Emmanuel Frimpong takes a parting shot at Samir Nasri and Andy Murray has an unusual reaction to last week’s earthquake in the US.

# earthquake - Friday 26 August, 2011

Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns

The decision has been widely expected amid plunging approval ratings following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

# earthquake - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries

The earthquake, which was the largest to hit the US east coast in 67 years, struck less than 24 kilometres from a two-reactor power plant.

From The42 WATCH: cameras roll in NFL dressing-room during earthquake Shaken This post contains videos

WATCH: cameras roll in NFL dressing-room during earthquake

The Philadelphia Eagles felt the force of the Virginia quake yesterday as they got dressed after practice.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# earthquake - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States Earthquake This post contains videos

5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes eastern United States

The earthquake sparked the emergency evacuation of the Pentagon, the White House and several airport control towers.

# earthquake - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Strong earthquake hits islands in Pacific

No damage or casualties yet reported in 7.5-magnitude quake in ‘Ring of Fire’ region.

# earthquake - Thursday 18 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the things you may have missed…

Japanese nuclear power plant reopens

Japan has started producing nuclear energy again at a plant on its northern island. Meanwhile, workers in the south are still trying to cool reactors at Fukushima enough to shut the plant.

# earthquake - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Irish workers sought for Christchurch rebuild

New Zealand is calling for Irish construction workers to assist in the repair of buildings damaged in recent devastating earthquakes in Christchurch.

# earthquake - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Column: How can you give an entire country a makeover?

So the government is worried about Ireland’s international image? Try rebranding a country after earthquakes and cholera, writes Sarah O’Toole of Brand Haiti.

# earthquake - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Tropical storm Emily on path towards Haiti

Haiti, still reeling from last year’s punishing earthquake, is prone to devastating floods.

# earthquake - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Government may ban smoking in cars, man charged over assault on Irishman in Canberra, and the fishy tale of some Christchurch quake survivors…

From The Daily Edge Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake Scooby Snacks

Goldfish survive 134 days without food after NZ quake

The two fish – named Shaggy and Daphne – were trapped in their tank in Christchurch after devastating natural disaster – and have only just been found.

# earthquake - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

Powerful earthquake hits south Kyrgyzstan

The 6.2 magnitude quake struck in the early hours of the morning but there are no immediate reports of casualties.

# earthquake - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Strong earthquake rattles Japan's northeast coast

A 7.3 magnitude hit Japan’s northeastern coast on Sunday prompting a brief tsunami warning for the area, however there are no reports of abnormalities at the Fukushima plant.

# earthquake - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors

More than two-thirds of Japan’s reactors remain offline following the nuclear crisis sparked last May.

# earthquake - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Tsunami warning issued after 6.7-mag earthquake in Japan

An quake strikes an offshore area 325 miles north-east of Tokyo, triggering a tsunami warning for Iwate Prefecture.

# earthquake - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

THE NEW ZEALAND city of Christchurch has been hit by yet more aftershocks. The overnight shocks included one of magnitude 5.3, which was felt widely in the Canterbury region devastated by the quake of February 22, and the city has been warned to expect further ‘tremblers’ overnight. The latest seismic events are the worst to strike the area since a 6.3-magnitude aftershock last week.

# earthquake - Monday 13 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning, including: Irishman wins ten-day Ironman challenge; foreign government may have attacked IMF computers; and energy prices set to rise by 2012.

# earthquake - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Rory McIlroy heads to Haiti on his first trip as Unicef ambassador UNICEF This post contains images

Rory McIlroy heads to Haiti on his first trip as Unicef ambassador

The young golfer joined in knitting, sketching and singing sessions with local children while visiting a school and health clinic in the earthquake-hit country.

# earthquake - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

US government report questions death toll from Haitian earthquake

A draft report suggests that the official death roll was between 46,000 and 85,000 – less than the Haitian tally of 250,000.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.

# earthquake - Monday 30 May, 2011

Japanese PM faces no confidence vote over nuclear crisis

Naoto Kan has been panned for his response to the March 11 tsunami and nuclear crisis, and could face a vote this week.