Guatemala Declares Disaster in Quake-Hit Santa Rosa

0 Guatemala City, Sep 21. -The Santa Rosa department was officially declared a disaster area on Wednesday due to the damage caused by Monday''s eight earthquakes and aftershocks.Authorities reported one quake-related death and 2,574 people affected in Santa Rosa, including 15 injured, and almost 2,000 people were in shelters, with 388 homes damaged. The Coordinating Committee for Disaster Reduction made

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Seismic Swarm Marks New Year in Chile

0 Santiago de Chile, Jan 4. -Thousands of people in coastal areas of southern Chile woke up Monday fearing new aftershocks of the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the country on Sunday. Though the National Emergency Office ruled out the possibility of a tsunami resulting from the strong tremor in La Araucania region at 17:20 local time, coastal residents decided to

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More than 2,000 Aftershocks in China

2 Beijing, Jun 4. -Around 2,499 aftershocks of reduced or moderate magnitude have shaken the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in the province of Qinghai, which was devastated by a 7-degree quake in April. After the strong seism, such tremors are normal and they can keep on taking place for a prolonged period, informed Fan Lanbao, deputy director of the seismological

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