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7-Magnitude quake jolts Tokyo as New Year 2012 dawns

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan on Sunday, bringing back the tragic memories of March earthquake that had hit the country last year. The quake jolted Tokyo at 2:28pm with a depth of about 370 kilometres, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency, with its epicentre near Torishima, a northwestern Pacific island 560 km south of the capital. No tsunami warning was issued. ...

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7.2 Magnitude earthquake jolts Turkey, hundreds feared killed

An earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude jolted the village of Tabanli near Van in eastern Turkey at 1.41 pm on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. No figures are available but about 1,000 are feared killed, thousands were reportedly injured and many buildings were damaged in the quake. Officials said they were still assessing the damage. “There is serious ...

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