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Massive earthquake off Chilean coast sparks tsunami warning

A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said. The quake struck at 846 pm local time (2346 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile’s northern coast, the…

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near Japan’s Fukushima

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture early on Saturday morning, the United States Geological Survey said. The moderate quake hit 34 kilometres (21 miles) east of coastal Namie city in Fukushima prefecture, where a devastating quake-tsunami in March 2011 sparked a nuclear disaster and…

Strong 5.9 quake jolts Japan disaster zone

TOKYO — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake shook northeast Japan Friday, jolting the area devastated by a quake and tsunami in March, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning. The quake hit at 3:22 am (1822 GMT Thursday) at a depth of 38 kilometres (24…

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