The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico
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The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 6 p.m. Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100. The nation’s capital … Continue reading

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6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes western Turkey, Greek island

ISTANBUL (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 shook western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos Monday, scaring residents and damaging buildings. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management said that the earthquake’s epicenter was in the Aegean Sea at the very shallow depth of seven kilometers (some four miles) and hit at … Continue reading

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake reported in Ecuador
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Magnitude 6.7 earthquake reported in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.7 aftershock early Wednesday rattled Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating earthquake hit a month ago, knocking out power and scaring still-traumatized residents as they slept but only limited damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that the quake’s epicenter was 35 kilometers … Continue reading

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife got
Latin America & the Caribbean

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife got

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (AP) — Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral. The 51-year-old hotel administrator was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from the rubble after Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades flattened towns along … Continue reading

New Zealand Earthquake Memorial
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New Zealand Earthquake Memorial

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A service to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a deadly earthquake in the New Zealand city of Christchurch turned ugly Monday when someone threw goop over the government minister responsible for quake recovery efforts. Hundreds of people attended the botanical gardens service in New Zealand’s second-largest city to memorialize the … Continue reading

Afghan quake death toll rises further as survivors await aid
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Afghan quake death toll rises further as survivors await aid

SHANGLA, Pakistan (AP) — Afghanistan and Pakistan were scrambling Wednesday to rush aid to survivors of this week’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake as the region’s overall death toll from the temblor rose to 385. Pakistan’s disaster management authority said the nation’s dead now were at 267, with 220 people killed in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and … Continue reading

Strong quake shakes Chile capital, causing buildings to sway
Latin America & the Caribbean

Strong quake shakes Chile capital, causing buildings to sway

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in Santiago and other cities and sending people running into the streets. Authorities reported one death in a town north of the capital. Four aftershocks above magnitude-6 and other strong shakes rattled the region as tsunami … Continue reading

Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake
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Beyonce visits Haiti to see progress made since 2010 quake

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Pop queen Beyonce has paid a visit to Haiti to look at the progress made since an earthquake devastated the country five years ago. Haiti U.N. mission spokeswoman Sophie Boutaud de la Combe said Saturday that Beyonce also was able to “meet some of the people who were affected by” by … Continue reading