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2 tremors shake Puerto Rico, latest in series of quakes

Jul. 3, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two strong earthquakes shook Puerto Rico on Friday, but there were no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. territory since late December. A tremor with magnitude-5.3 hit just southwest of the island in the afternoon, the U.S....

People brace themselves against a wall during a 7.5 earthquake, in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in southern Mexico swayed buildings Tuesday in Mexico City and sent thousands into the streets. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Powerful earthquake shakes southern Mexico, at least 5 dead

Jun. 23, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco on Tuesday killed at least five people, swayed buildings in Mexico City and sent thousands fleeing into the streets. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed in a building...

Firefighters look for victims in damaged buildings in the aftermath of a tanker truck explosion near a highway in Wenling in eastern China's Zhejiang province early Sunday, June 14, 2020. More than a dozen were killed and others injured after the tanker truck veered off the Shenyang-Haikou Expressway after the explosion. (Chinatopix via AP)

18 dead, 189 hurt as tanker truck explodes on China highway

Jun. 14, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A tanker truck exploded on a highway in southeastern China on Saturday, killing 18 people and injuring at least 189 others, authorities said. The explosion caused extensive damage to nearby buildings. One photo showed firefighters hosing down a row of buildings with blown-out facades well...

People attend the funeral of the victims of a five-story residential building that collapsed in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Death toll from Pakistan building collapse rises to 22

Jun. 10, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani rescuers recovered nine more bodies from beneath the rubble of a building that collapsed earlier this week in the southern port city of Karachi, bringing the death toll to 22, officials said Wednesday. There are fears there may be more bodies. The building collapsed on...

Rescue workers stand amid the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern port city of Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Pakistani police said Tuesday that at least a dozen people were killed when the building collapsed. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan: Building collapse in Karachi kills 13 people

Jun. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Tuesday that at least 13 people were killed when a building collapsed in the southern port city of Karachi the previous day. Only one body was initially recovered when the building collapsed, said senior police officer Altaf Hussain. Police said on Tuesday...

Magnitude 5.0 earthquake shakes southeast Turkey

Jun. 5, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderate earthquake that hit southeast Turkey sent people out into the streets in panic Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The government-run Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency said the magnitude 5.0 quake was centered in the town of Poturge...

An Indian fisherman walks in the middle of heavy wind and rain in the river Brahmaputra in Gauhati, India, Thursday, May 21, 2020. A powerful cyclone ripped through densely populated coastal India and Bangladesh, blowing off roofs and whipping up waves that swallowed embankments and bridges and left entire villages without access to fresh water, electricity and communications. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Deadly cyclone cuts destructive path in India and Bangladesh

May. 21, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Wide swaths of coastal India and Bangladesh were flooded and millions were without power Thursday as Cyclone Amphan, the most powerful storm to hit the region in more than a decade, killed over 80 people and cut a path of destruction that is still being assessed. Many parts of the Indian...

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, medical staff transfer an injured person after an earthquake in Qiaojia County of Zhaotong, southwest China's Yunnan Province, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. The earthquake in southwestern China has killed some and injured others, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The temblor in Yunnan province's Qiaojia county struck at 9:47 p.m. Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles). (Chen Xinbo/Xinhua via AP)

Magnitude 5 quake in southwestern China kills 4, injures 23

May. 18, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A magnitude 5 earthquake in southwestern China has killed 4 people and injured 23, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. The temblor in Yunnan province’s Qiaojia county struck at 9:47 p.m. Monday at a relatively shallow depth of 8 kilometers (5 miles). The U.S....

In this photo taken by a drone, parts of a disused building belonging to a mining-related company collapsed in the southern town of Myslowice, in Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020, sending rescuers with drones and sniffer dogs to search for any people that might have been inside, though no trace of anyone was found through late Friday. The building is to be taken apart. (AP Photo/Adrian Panasiuk)

Rescuers checking collapsed building in Polish mining region

May. 15, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in Poland's southern coal mining region say rescuers helped by sniffer dogs and drones are looking for any people who might have been inside a disused building parts of which collapsed Friday. A wall and some floors of the multi-storey building belonging to a...