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3.5-magnitude quake rattles N Korea near nuclear test site

PYONGYONG: A shallow 3.5-magnitude earthquake hit North Korea near the country’s nuclear test site on Saturday, US seismologists said, in what Chinese experts said was a “suspected explosion”, but Seoul deemed a “natural earthquake”. It…

6.4-magnitude quake shakes central Chile: Officials

SANTIAGO, Chile: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake of "great intensity" struck central Chile on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, officials said. The quake, which struck in the early afternoon, shook buildings in the…

Ecuador quake toll at 272, ‘certain to rise’

Portoviejo, ECUADOR: The biggest earthquake in Ecuador in decades has killed 272 people -- but that toll will 'certainly' rise even further, the president said on Sunday as overwhelmed rescuers struggled to pull survivors out of the…