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Chile says five dead following 8.2 magnitude quake

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said five people had died following a massive 8.2 quake that struck the north of the Andean country on Tuesday. (Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Ron Popeski)

Chile's Collahuasi evacuates workers following quake, mine fine: union

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's Collahuasi copper mine is evacuating workers following Tuesday night's strong earthquake so that they can be with their families, a union leader to local radio. The massive deposit and its port have not been damaged by the 8.2 quake, the mine's CEO told Reuters earlier on Tuesday. (Reporting by Alexandra Ulmer; Editing by Kim Coghill)

Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after quake repair

The Washington Monument will reopen to the public on May 12, nearly three years after it was shut due to damage from a rare earthquake centered near the US capital. The 170-meter (555-foot) obelisk, a major tourist draw, was shuttered when engineers found more than 150 cracks in the structure in the wake of a 5.8-magnitude quake in Virginia in August 2011. The repair bill totalled $15 million.

6.1-magnitude quake strikes off Indonesia's Java

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia's main island of Java on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported, sending panicked residents running from their homes. People in the town of Adipala near the epicentre said they felt the ground shaking hard for up to 20 seconds, as the quake struck in the sea off the coast of southern Java. "We all just ran onto the street, there were so many people," Astri, a florist who goes by one name, told AFP by phone from her flower shop.

Two quakes rattle El Salvador, no damage

Two offshore earthquakes rattled El Salvador on Friday but there were no reports of casualties or damage, officials said. The quakes, registering 5.2 and 4.6 magnitude, were epicentred in the Pacific Ocean, the country's Environmental Observatory said. The first quake at 10:01 am (1601 GMT) had an epicenter off the coast of the department of La Paz, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) southeast of San Salvador, according to a report by the the country's Environmental Observatory.

Philippine earthquake creates miles-long rocky wall

A deadly earthquake that struck the Philippines last week created a spectacular rocky wall that stretches for kilometres (miles) through farmlands, astounded geologists said Thursday. Dramatic pictures of the Earth-altering power of the 7.1-magnitide quake have emerged as the government worked to mend the broken central island of Bohol, ground zero of the destruction.

Pakistan quake survivors face long wait for aid

Tens of thousands of survivors of Pakistan's earthquake waited for help in soaring temperatures Thursday, as the death toll rose past 350 and anger grew at the slow pace of government aid. More than 100,000 people made homeless by Tuesday's 7.7-magnitude quake spent a second night in the open or under makeshift shelters as response teams struggled to reach the remote region in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. "At least 357 people died and 620 others injured," the Provincial Disaster Management Authority said in Quetta.

Peru to rescue copper miners reportedly trapped after quake

LIMA (Reuters) - Authorities in Peru rushed to rescue miners reportedly trapped in copper pits on Wednesday after an earthquake shook the coast - causing landslides, injuries and possibly deaths in rural provinces, local officials said. Officials in the southern Arequipa region said they were told that people died after collapses in make-shift copper mines, which operate largely outside of the law. A magnitude 7 quake, capable of widespread, heavy damage, struck near Peru's southern coast a few minutes before midday on Wednesday.

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits off western Canada: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.2 quake struck off Canada's Vancouver Island on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake was very shallow, only 7.5 milesbelow the seabed, and centered 124 miles west of Port Hardy in British Columbia. (Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Jim Loney)

6.1 magnitude quake in norther Peru

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook northern Peru Monday, causing alarm but no damage or casualties, authorities said. The quake struck at 4:49 am (0949 GMT) in the Pacific Ocean 93 kilometers (57 miles) west of the coastal city of Paita at a depth of 17 kilometers (10 miles), the Geophysical Institute of Peru said. The US Geological Survey said the quake had an intensity of 6.1 on the Moment magnitude scale. Peruvian seismologists measured it at 5.8 on the Richter scale. Peru's civil defense agency said the quake caused no casualties or damage.
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