Seismologists have urged caution in the wake of a devastating earthquake due to the likelihood of powerful aftershocks.
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Michelangelo’s David does not have an earthquake-proof pedestal. While he’s still standing, numerous historical treasures in central Italy have been damaged or destroyed by the recent quake.
Earthquake-prone Italy has a history of rebuilding without learning from the past. Geologists are not alone in hoping this time will be different. There are signs it may be, reports Megan Williams from Accumoli and Rome.
The earthquake has wiped out villages in Italy’s Abruzzo region. Rescuers are still looking for survivors. Sometimes there is a strange hush over the disaster site. DW’s Bernd Riegert reports from Amatrice.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said Japan “cannot do without” nuclear power ahead of the fifth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. Japan’s leader also pledged to bolster decontamination efforts in irradiated areas.
A strong earthquake has shaken Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as northern India. Dozens have been injured across the region, although no fatalities have been reported as of yet.
Quake measures 6 on Richter Scale, no losses or damage recorded
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The quake was felt in neighbouring Thailand including in Bangkok
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs sent the Daily News Egypt a completed situation report on the recent earthquakes in northern Iran. The report raises the death toll to 306 and the injured to 2,600. It also adds that 50,000 Iranians are now living in tents as a result of the …
Many countries have extended sympathies to the victims of the twin quakes
Disaster comes as country already suffering under the weight of international sanctions