» 12/01/2017, 09.16
Iran, new magnitude 6 earthquake: rescue in action
The earthquake developed 58km north-east of Kerman at 6.32 local time. Ten minutes later there was a second magnitude 5 shock. Over 800,000 people live in the area. At the moment there is no news of serious damage or casualties. Local sources: Many villages destroyed.
14/11/2017 10:27:00 IRAN - IRAQ
Toll of earthquake victims rises, thousands in the cold. The Pope's condolences
Prayers for the victims and those who have lost their loved ones. "Consolation and strength" to the authorities involved in rescue operations. In Iran, there are over 450 dead and 7,000 injured. Thousands spent the night in the frost.
15/11/2017 19:16:00 IRAN
As expression of solidarity pour in for earthquake victims, questions are raised about construction standards
The number of victims keeps rising, topping 530. Rouhani pledges immediate action. Expressions of solidarity pour in from around the world. Doubts are emerging about the quality of the buildings constructed under Ahmadinejad's government. Since 1990, almost 100,000 people have died in earthquakes.
29/03/2005 asia - earthquake
Earthquake spreads panic and death, but no tsunami yet
Balochistan: violent earthquake overnight, at least 160 dead
An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the southwestern province in Pakistan, destroying hundreds of homes in cities and villages in the area. Experts predict more aftershocks, while aid teams are looking for survivors. The Catholic Church of Quetta organizes a fund drive for the victims.
Hundreds of quake victims on Banyak Islands
Rescue operations on Nias and Simeuleu are made difficult by lack of earth-moving equipment to clear roads from rubble. International community is sending aid and pledges economic support.
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