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Taiwan builds first undersea earthquake sensor

TAIPEI (AFP) – Taiwan began building its first undersea earthquake sensor on Sunday in a project aiming to give earlier warnings of the quakes and tsunamis that frequently hit the region. In the wake of the 9.0 magnitude quake and tsunami that have devastated northeastern Japan, the head of Taiwan’s…

Hopes for survivors fade in quake-hit Christchurch

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand – A ‘miracle’ was required to find more survivors amid the wreckage of earthquake-hit Christchurch, Prime Minister John Key said Thursday, as the focus turned to recovering bodies. Two days after the 6.3-magnitude quake flattened buildings in New Zealand’s second city, police said there had been no…