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2 quakes rattle Greek island, no major damage reported

Nov. 29, 2022 16:13 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two earthquakes struck the Greek island of Evia several hours apart Tuesday, rattling residents and being strongly felt in Athens, but no injuries or major damage were reported. The stronger of the two, at magnitude 5.0, occurred at 10:06 p.m. in southeastern...

Spotlight on illegal buildings as Ischia death toll now at 8

Nov. 28, 2022 12:19 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Italian resort island of Ischia has a long history of natural disasters, but experts say this weekend’s landslide that has killed eight people and left five missing was exacerbated by a combination of climate change and often-illegal excessive development. Search...

Indonesia earthquake toll reaches 310 as more bodies found

Nov. 25, 2022 08:34 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from an earthquake that struck Indonesia's Java island early this week rose to 310 after rescuers found more bodies under landslides, an official said. At least 24 people remain missing. In devasted towns in western Java, residents gathered...

Indonesian rescuers focus on landslide as quake toll rises

Nov. 24, 2022 07:42 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — On the fourth day of an increasingly urgent search, Indonesian rescuers narrowed their focus Thursday to a landslide where dozens of people were believed trapped after an earthquake killed at least 272, more than a third of them children. Many of the more...

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits northwest Turkey, 68 injured

Nov. 23, 2022 09:35 AM EST

DUZCE, Turkey (AP) — A magnitude-5.9 earthquake hit a town in northwestern Turkey early Wednesday, causing damage to some buildings and widespread panic. At least 68 people were injured, mostly while trying to flee homes. The quake was centered in the town of Golkaya, in Duzce...

Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

Nov. 23, 2022 09:14 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old boy who was trapped for two days under the rubble of his house, which collapsed in an earthquake that killed at least 271 people, as heavy monsoon rains lashed survivors in makeshift shelters and forced a...

EXPLAINER: Why was Indonesia's shallow quake so deadly?

Nov. 22, 2022 19:40 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A 5.6 magnitude earthquake left more than 260 dead and hundreds injured as buildings crumbled and terrified residents ran for their lives on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Bodies continued to be pulled from the debris on Tuesday in the hardest-hit city...

Indonesia quake survivor grieves 11 relatives as he rebuilds

Nov. 22, 2022 19:34 PM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Enjot was tending his cows in the hills near his home when the earth shook. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake killed more than 268 people, including 11 of Enjot's family members. His sister-in-law and her two children were hurt, among the hundreds injured in...

Indonesian rescuers search through rubble of quake; 268 dead

Nov. 22, 2022 07:40 AM EST

CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian rescuers used jackhammers, circular saws and sometimes their bare hands Tuesday to shift the rubble of flattened buildings as they searched for the dead and missing from an earthquake that killed at least 268 people. With many missing, some...

Indonesian authorities say earthquake death toll rises to 252 as more bodies discovered beneath rubble; 31 still missing

Nov. 22, 2022 04:42 AM EST
CIANJUR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities say earthquake death toll rises to 252 as more bodies discovered beneath rubble; 31 still missing.