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Earthquake hits northern Swedish mine, no one injured

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An earthquake struck a northern Swedish mine on Monday, with officials saying it was one of the strongest ever measured in the countryByThe Associated PressMay 18, 2020, 10:13 AM1 min read1 min readSTOCKHOLM -- An earthquake struck a northern Swedish mine on Monday, with officials saying it was one of the strongest ever measured in the country. While 13 people were in the mine at the time, no one was injured. The Swedish National Seismic Network said the earthquake was magnitude 4.1, just shy of the 4.3 earthquake measured in southern Sweden in December 2008. The shake occurred shortly after 3 a.m. in the town of Kiruna. The mine is said to be the largest and most modern underground iron ore mine in the world. The Norwegian Seismic Array NORSAR said the earthquake was tied to the ore extr...

Minor earthquake shakes Los Angeles area, no damage reported

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A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region but no damage was reportedByThe Associated PressApril 22, 2020, 3:24 PM1 min read1 min readLOS ANGELES -- A minor earthquake shook the Los Angeles region early Wednesday but no damage was reported, authorities said. The magnitude 3.7 quake occurred minutes after midnight and was centered in the area southwest of downtown, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Los Angeles Fire Department conducted a citywide survey and found no damage, spokesman Nicholas Prange said. The community reporting website operated by the USGS received about 17,000 reports characterizing the shaking from moderate to weak. The quake occurred just to the east of the Inglewood Oil Field at a depth of 7.2 miles (11.6 kilometers). “I’m happy to have slept thru last night
People trapped as 29 killed and 1,400 injured in Turkey earthquake

People trapped as 29 killed and 1,400 injured in Turkey earthquake

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At least 29 people have been killed after an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck eastern Turkey.More than 1,400 people are injured - including 34 who are in intensive care but not critical, Health Minster Fahrettin Koca said. It is estimated that more than 20 people are trapped under debris, while more than 40 have been rescued so far. Image: At least 22 people have died following a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey The quake jolted Elazig province, which is around 340 miles (550km) east of the capital Ankara, and was followed by dozens of aftershocks.People died in Elazig and in the neighbouring province of Malatya. Rescue efforts are continuing at three sites in Elazig. ...
6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Philippines

6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks southern Philippines

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Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck the southern Philippines Tuesday, killing at least four people and causing damage to infrastructure throughout Mindanao Island. The earthquake struck about 13 miles south of Tulunan, Cotabato, at a depth of 4.3 miles after 9 a.m., according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, which is also known as Phivolcs. Arthur Davin, mayor of Magsaysay near the temblor's epicenter, said a 15-year-old and a 66-year-old were killed by falling debris and Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer Weng Gafate said two others were found dead in Arakan. At least 70 people were sent to the hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained from the earthquake, said Rolly Aquino, chief of disaster management for South Cota...
Five dead, dozens injured after strong earthquake rocks Philippines

Five dead, dozens injured after strong earthquake rocks Philippines

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Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The death toll climbed to five Thursday after a strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Philippines, damaging buildings and threatening landslides, officials. The temblor struck about 13 miles east of Tulunan in North Cotabato province after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at a depth of 5 miles, the Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Tulunan, North Cotabato and M'lang municipalities and Kidapawan City felt the earthquake at a 7 Intensity, which the Philippines seismology institute, also known as Phivolcs, describes as "destructive" on its 10-degree scale. Hundreds of aftershocks have rippled through the region, continuing into Thursday afternoon with some registering as high as magnitude 5.3. At least 27 people were injured and 5 were killed by the ea...