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7.2 earthquake strikes near New Zealand; tsunami threat lifted

A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes near the remote Kermadec Islands northeast of New Zealand, briefly prompting a tsunami warning.

Magnitude 6.5 quake hits off Chile near Coquimbo

The quake, which hit an earthquake-prone area, was very shallow and struck 82km west of Coquimbo.

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Indonesian island of Sumatra

A magnitude 6.2 quake strikes southwest of the Indonesian city of Sibolga on the island of Sumatra on Monday.

Strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocks El Salvador

No casualties or damage have been reported so far but police and firemen are fanning out across the country to evaluate the situation.

Strong quake rocks northern Peru, 1 dead

The quake happen around 180km east of the town of Moyobamba.

Tokyo hit by earthquake ahead of Trump visit

The epicentre of the earthquake is southern Chiba where Trump is due to play golf on Sunday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Nine construction workers trapped in Shanghai roof collapse

The low-rise building that collapse is a dealership for Mercedes-Benz cars.

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

Hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1,000 km of the earthquake's epicentre.

Strong 6.3-magnitude quake hits southern Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency said there were no worries about tsunami damage.

Malaysian tourist injured in Taiwan quake dies

Choo Yip Chean was hiking at the Lushui Trail of the Taroko National Park in Hualien when the county was shaken by a strong earthquake.

Another quake hits the Philippines

The earthquake hit near Tutubigan, which is hundreds of kilometres south of the quake that hit near Manila.

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Philippines, at least eight people dead

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale has struck the Philippines island of Luzon.

Malaysian injured in Taiwan earthquake

Taiwan is an earthquake prone area as it lies near the junction of two tectonic plates. Its worse hit quake happened in September 1999, killing 2,400 people.

Quake-hit Indonesians refuse to leave high ground

While one resident of quake-hit Luwuk city reportedly died after falling while trying to flee, the agency has not reported any confirmed deaths or injuries. 

Tsunami warning triggered as strong quake hits off eastern Indonesia

The 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 17 kilometres off the east coast of Sulawesi island.

Taiwan rattled by 5.6 magnitude quake, no immediate reports of damage

Earthquake struck Taiwan's southeastern county of Taitung.

Hearing-impaired Indonesian hailed as hero in Lombok quake by Malaysians

Malaysia's Global Peace Mission will propose to the government to 'adopt' the boy for his valuable service to victims.

Thousands of kids homeless six months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

The magnitude 7.5 quake and subsequent deluge razed swathes of the coastal town on Sulawesi island last September, killing more than 4,300 people.

Strong 6.1-magnitude quake jolts eastern Indonesia

The quake was 150 km northwest of the coastal town of Ternate.

Earthquake of 5.4 magnitude strikes Sulawesi, Indonesia

The quake struck 129 km southeast of the city of Palu at a depth of 10 km, revised from an originally reported magnitude of 5.8 and depth of 36 km.

Magnitude 5.6 quake shakes Turkey

Denizli's mayor Hulusi Sevkan said no casualty reports had been received.

Lombok quake survivor tells of close shave

Ong Lee Jye says getting out of waterfall 30 minutes earlier probably saved her life.

Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

While dozens are still missing, fatalities in the Indonesian earthquake has risen to 89.

Second Malaysian killed in Lombok quake identified

The second Malaysian killed in the landslide in Lombok has been identified as Lim Sai Wah, although no further details are currently available.