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‘San Andreas’ Filmmakers Disregarded Science Advice, Expert Says

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A USC earthquake expert said his scientific advice was mostly disregarded by “San Andreas” movie filmmakers who asked him to review the script. “I gave them free advice, some of which they took – play up ‘drop, cover, and hold on’ – but much of which they didn’t – magnitude 9’s are too big for…

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Najib Experiences Earthquake In Tokyo

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TOKYO – Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has a first-hand experience of earthquake during his visit here today. Najib was attending a round-table meeting with captains of industry at the fourth floor of the Palace Hotel when a 5.6 richter scale earthquake shook Tokyo and surrounding areas at about 2.28 pm (1.28…

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Two Strong Earthquakes Hit Solomon Island

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KUALA LUMPUR – Two strong earthquakes measuring 6.8 and 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck Solomon Islands Saturday morning. The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement issued here today, the first epicenter which measured 6.8 on the Richter Scale occurred at 5.45 am, located 194 km away southeast of Kirakira, Solomon Island, 5,276 km…

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At Least 68 Dead In Tuesday’s Earthquake In Nepal

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KATHMANDU – Just over two weeks after thousands died in a mammoth earthquake, Nepal got hit hard again Tuesday — with another powerful tremor that has left dozens more dead, more than 1,000 injured and questions about what’s next for the already traumatized Asian nation. The fact that Nepal just endured a similar horror, not…

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Powerful Earthquake Hits Nepal Again

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KATHMANDU – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than three weeks after a quake devastated large areas of the Himalayan nation. The earthquake Tuesday was centered in a remote area of eastern Nepal, near the border with China, at a depth of about 18.5 kilometers (11.5 miles),…

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Nepal Earthquake Victims In Urgent Need Of Essential Items

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CYBERJAYA – Tents, thick blankets, dried food, medicalitems and financial aid are among urgent contributions required to assist earthquake victims in Nepal. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Shahidan Kassim said these contributions were in dire need as most victims hit by the disaster have lost their houses and faced a shortage…

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Tsunami Warning As Papua New Guinea Hit With 7.5-Magnitude Quake

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SYDNEY: A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea today, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck about 140 kilometres south of the town of Kokopo in northeastern Papua New Guinea, at a depth of 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey reported. The Pacific…

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Nepal Earthquake: His Crying Saved Him

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MULDHOKA, Nepal: As Rasmila Awal walked home from the store on Saturday, the earth began to shake. A few moments later, she saw the building she lived in collapse. And inside, under all the debris, Awal knew, were her children — Soniya, aged 10, and Sonies, only 5 months old. “I started screaming and asking…

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Medical Aid Arrives In Nepal

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PETALING JAYA: Members of the Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia have arrived in Kathmandu with one tonne in medical supplies for 1,000 people. The foundation said in a statement that the disaster and medical relief team arrived at Nepal’s capital on Tuesday at 2.02pm local time. The 15-member team, led by Dr Chien Sou-hsin, immediately contacted…

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Malaysians Share Terrifying Experience In Facing Earthquake In Nepal

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PETALING JAYA: An eight-month pregnant mother was among 104 Malaysians who arrived safely at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) Base, Subang, from Kathmandu, Nepal in a TUDM C-130 aircraft early this morning. Sheila Vandalasamy, 34, who works at the Malaysian Embassy’s Immigration Division in Kathmandu, returned home with husband A. Kumaraw, 37. “This is…

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Earthquake Leaves Nepalis Working In Msia Stunned

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PETALING JAYA: For several Nepalis working here, the catastrophe in their home country is heart-wrenching as they watch it from afar. Factory worker Janak BK, 31, returned from Nepal five days ago after attending his mother’s funeral at Okaldonga, near Mount Everest. His village was almost wiped out by an avalanche caused by Saturday’s earthquake…

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Nepal Quake: RMAF Brings Home 102 Malaysians

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KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 102 Malaysians boarded the C-130 aircraft belonging to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) departing from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu this afternoon to return home. RMAF deputy chief Lt Gen Datuk Seri Che Akmar Mohd Nor said the aircraft was now on its way to Kolkata, India, and was…

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Nepal Quake Death Toll Possibly Reach 10,000

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KATHMANDU: The death toll in Nepal’s earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters on Tuesday, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines, as the death toll hit 4,349. “The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Mr Koirala said…

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Thousands Volunteer To Scour Satellite Images Of Nepal Quake

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WASHINGTON: More than 4,500 people have volunteered to examine 14,000 square kilometres of satellite imagery collected over Nepal to help relief efforts after Saturday’s earthquake killed more than 4,000 people, imagery provider DigitalGlobe Inc said. DigitalGlobe spokesman Turner Brinton said the company captured clear imagery of the area on Monday with its WorldView-3 satellite that…

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Nepal Quake: Datuk Michelle Yeoh & Jean Todt Among Those Stranded

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SINGAPORE: Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh and her husband are reportedly stranded in Nepal, following an earthquake that shook the country on Saturday. On Sunday, world motor sport governing body FIA (Federation Internationale De L’Automobile) released a statement to say that it held its inaugural Asia-Pacific Sport Regional Congress in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, and that members…

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Nepalese Consulate Launches Special Fund To Help Earthquake Victims

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The Nepalese earthquake has shattered the very soul of the mountainous country and has killed thousands of its people. But there is hope for the tiny nation to recuperate. A special fund to help disaster stricken Nepal was launched by the Nepal Consulate in Penang today, according to NST. Honorary Nepal consul-general to Penang and…

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Nepal Earthquake: Traumatized Nation Copes With A Panorama Of Devastation

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KATHMANDU: The video captures a rare bright moment amid the death and dark devastation in Nepal. It shows uniformed officers digging though rubble, desperately trying to free a man who is hurt but alive. Rescuers lift him up, and cheers of joy erupt from the crowd. The clip on Nepal State Television shows him being…

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Nepal Hit By Another Strong Quake

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KUALA LUMPUR – Another strong earthquake measuring 6.5 at the Richter Scale rumbled across Nepal at 3.09 p.m today (Malaysian time). The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement issued here today the quake’s epicenter was 356 kilometers (km) North West of Dinajpur in Bangladesh, and 2,789km North West of Padang Besar, Perlis. There is…

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Nepal Earthquake: Devastating Loss Of People, History

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KATHMANDU: Rescue crews and residents in Nepal early Sunday began the desperate search for survivors after a magnitude-7.8 quake near the capital of Kathmandu a day earlier flattened homes, buildings and temples, causing widespread damage across the region and killing more than 1,800 people. Whole streets and squares in the capital of more than 1…

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Strong Earthquake Hits Tonga Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake, measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale, hit the Tonga Islands at 8.46 am today, reported the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 931km northeast of Laucala Island, Fiji, and 7,816km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. The quake did not pose any…

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Moderate Earthquake Strikes Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia at 6.59am today, according to the Malaysian Meteorogical Department. It said in a statement here today that the epicentre was located at 2.6 degrees north and 96 degrees east, 25km southeast of Simeulue, Indonesia and 541km southwest of…

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Moderate Earthquake Detected In Nicobar Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Ritcher scale occurred in the Nicobar Islands, India Region at 10.41 pm today, The Malaysian Meteorological Department said in a statement here that the epicentre of the quake was 102km southeast of Great Nicobar, India and 576km Northwest of Langkawi, Kedah. The quake did not…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Banda Sea, Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Banda Sea, Indonesia at 6.05am, today. The Malaysian Meteorological Department, in a statement, said that the quake’s epicentre was 385km southeast of Ambon, Indonesia and 1,786km southeast of Semporna, Sabah. However, the earthquake did not pose a tsunami threat, it said. The…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Mariana Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.0 on the Richter scale, occurred at 9.01 am today, in the Mariana Islands, said the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 1,987km southeast of Yokosuka, Japan and 3,321km northeast of Kinabatangan, Sabah. No tsunami threat…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Northern Sumatra, Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, hit an area off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, at 2.03 am today, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the earthquake was 542km southwest of Great Nicobar, India, and 1,116km southwest of Langkawi,…

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Moderate Quake Shakes Kyrgyzstan

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Lake Issyk Kul: A moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.5 struck the south shore of Kyrgyzstan’s Lake Issyk Kul today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It said the quake, which struck at 7.24am (0124 GMT), was very shallow, at a depth of only 6.2 miles (10 km), which would have amplified its effect. The epicenter was…

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Strong Quake Strikes Fiji Islands Region

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KUALA LUMPUR – A strong earthquake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale, occurred in the Fiji Islands region early Sunday, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported. It said in a statement that the quake, which had its epicentre 438 km southeast of Laucala, Fiji, struck at 2.57 am. The quake did not trigger any tsunami, the…

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Weak Earthquake Hits Pulau Banggi, Sabah

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KOTA KINABALU – A weak earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.4 on the Richter scale, occurred at 1.40 pm today in Pulau Banggi, Kudat, near here, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department. It said in a statement that the epicentre of the quake was 328km southwest of Palawan, Philippines, and 60km northeast of Pitas, Sabah.…

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Moderate Earthquake Hits Japan’s Kuril Islands

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KUALA LUMPUR – A moderate earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale, occurred at 8.34 am today in the Kuril Islands of Japan, the Malaysian Meteorological Department reported. The epicentre of the quake was 439km northeast of Asahikawa, Japan, and 5,154km northeast of Kudat, Sabah, it said in a statement. The quake…

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