The Latest: Iran says at least 140 killed, 300 hurt in quake
Middle East / National

The Latest: Iran says at least 140 killed, 300 hurt in quake

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on an earthquake along the Iran-Iraq border (all times local): 6:30 a.m. Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency says the death toll in the powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake along the borders of Iran and Iraq has risen above 140. IRNA also said over 860 people were injured in the quake that … Continue reading

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The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico
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The Latest: Big quake’s death toll rises to 230 in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 6 p.m. Mexican federal authorities say the death toll from the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook central Mexico has been raised to 230, after the number of confirmed dead in Mexico City rose to 100. The nation’s capital … Continue reading

International News / National

6.2-magnitude earthquake shakes western Turkey, Greek island

ISTANBUL (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 shook western Turkey and the Greek island of Lesbos Monday, scaring residents and damaging buildings. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management said that the earthquake’s epicenter was in the Aegean Sea at the very shallow depth of seven kilometers (some four miles) and hit at … Continue reading

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake reported in Ecuador
Latin America & the Caribbean / U.S. News

Magnitude 6.7 earthquake reported in Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A powerful magnitude 6.7 aftershock early Wednesday rattled Ecuador near the Pacific coast area where a devastating earthquake hit a month ago, knocking out power and scaring still-traumatized residents as they slept but only limited damage was reported. The U.S. Geological Survey said Wednesday that the quake’s epicenter was 35 kilometers … Continue reading

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife got
Latin America & the Caribbean

Pulled from rubble, Ecuadorean won’t need coffin wife got

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador (AP) — Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral. The 51-year-old hotel administrator was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from the rubble after Ecuador’s strongest earthquake in decades flattened towns along … Continue reading

New Zealand Earthquake Memorial
Asia / International News

New Zealand Earthquake Memorial

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A service to commemorate the fifth anniversary of a deadly earthquake in the New Zealand city of Christchurch turned ugly Monday when someone threw goop over the government minister responsible for quake recovery efforts. Hundreds of people attended the botanical gardens service in New Zealand’s second-largest city to memorialize the … Continue reading