Earthquakes

Debris from a collapsed wall is scattered in front of a kindergarten after an earthquake in Pohang, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off South Korea's southeastern coast Wednesday afternoon, but no casualties were immediately reported. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 9:33 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Officials said a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that was South Korea's second-strongest in decades damaged infrastructure, injured dozens of people and left about 1,500 homeless. No deaths have been reported since the quake rattled the southeastern coastal region around the port...
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People clean away debris in Sarpol-e-Zahab, Iran, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, after a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched an investigation into why government-built housing ordered by his hard-line predecessor collapsed while others withstood a powerful earthquake along the border with Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 15, 2017 - 2:50 am
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — Survivors in Iran are awaiting badly needed aid, three days after a powerful earthquake along the Iraq border killed more than 530 people and left thousands injured. Many in the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, home to half the casualties from the temblor, say they still...
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A woman mourns at an earthquake site in Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Rescuers are digging through the debris of buildings felled by the Sunday earthquake in the border region of Iran and Iraq. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
November 14, 2017 - 11:53 am
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani launched an investigation Tuesday into why government housing built by his hard-line predecessor collapsed while others withstood a powerful earthquake near the border with Iraq that killed more than 530 people. In the Kurdish town of...
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President Donald Trump, center, gives a statement before leaving for the airport, an East Asia Summit at the Philippine International Convention Center, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at right while National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is at left. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2017 - 6:42 am
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In this photo provided by the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, a car lays smashed by debris from the earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing more than one hundred people and injuring some 800 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, state media there said. (Pouria Pakizeh/ISNA via AP)
November 14, 2017 - 2:25 am
SARPOL-E-ZAHAB, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments from an earthquake in the border region of Iran and Iraq (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is promising to rebuild the country's earthquake-devastated area in the "shortest" timespan possible. Rouhani, who was...
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In this photo provided by Tasnim News Agency, relatives weep over the body of an earthquake victim, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Authorities reported that a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Iraq-Iran border region on Monday and killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast. (Farzad Menati/Tasnim News Agency via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 9:13 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on a powerful earthquake near the Iran-Iraq border (all times local): 5:30 a.m. Iran's state-run news agency says the death toll from a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 430 in that country. The report from the IRNA news agency says Tuesday...
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Survivors sit in front of buildings damaged by an earthquake, in Sarpol-e-Zahab, western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border region killed more than three hundred people in both countries, sent people fleeing their homes into the night and was felt as far west as the Mediterranean coast, authorities reported on Monday. (AP Photo/Omid Salehi)
November 13, 2017 - 11:53 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nearly all of the victims in an area rebuilt since the end...
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In this photo provided by the Iranian Students News Agency, ISNA, people look at destroyed buildings after an earthquake at the city of Sarpol-e-Zahab in western Iran, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. A powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing more than one hundred people and injuring some 800 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, state media there said. (Pouria Pakizeh/ISNA via AP)
November 13, 2017 - 9:38 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on an earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border (all times local): 6:15 p.m. An Iranian disaster management official says Iran's death toll from a powerful earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border has risen to 407. Behnam Saeedi, a spokesman for the country's crisis...
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People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. The deadly earthquake hit the region along the border between Iran and Iraq on Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
November 12, 2017 - 11:16 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing more than 140 people and injuring 860 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, state media there said. The Baghdad government did not immediately give word on damage or casualties in that country. The 7.3-...
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November 12, 2017 - 10:58 pm
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 shook Costa Rica on Sunday night, knocking items from shelves and sending people rushing outside in panic. The country's Public Safety Ministry said there were reports of two serious injuries as a result of the...
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