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    1. The morning the Pakistan earthquake struck 10 years ago, Nazish Naz had been reluctant to go to school, telling her elder sister the day felt cursed. The 7.6 magnitude quake near the city of Muzaffarabad in the Pakistani administered part of Kashmir killed more than 73,000 people, wounded 128,000 and left around 3.5 million homeless -- but a decade on the region has yet to recover.

    2. Lucy Jones, Southern California’s “earthquake lady” and a driving force behind Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti’s ambitious seismic safety plan , was awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in Citizen Services, officials announced Wednesday. Often referred to as the "Oscars" of government...

    3. The rental market here was already under siege when city officials began an ambitious earthquake retrofitting project whose costs will largely be passed on to renters. Fueled by the city's tech boom, rents have soared, with average one-bedroom units going for $3,500 a month. Low-income tenants...

    4. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took that lesson to heart. He is haunted by the memory of flying over New Orleans in a helicopter a full year after the storm and seeing whole sections of the city that hadn't come back to life -- and probably never would.

    5. Christchurch earthquake victims: 'We got lucky'

      The New Zealand HeraldOct 05 06:09 PM

      If the Christchurch earthquakes had hit just a few weeks earlier, things could have been so much worse for one local family that is using its close call with nature to warn others to always be prepared. The Jutivaree-Kriangkham...

    6. Earthquake drill scheduled for Thursday in AZ

      ABC 15 PhoenixOct 06 04:07 AM

      Thousands of Arizona school children will participate in an earthquake preparedness drill this week.

    7. Neighbours in East Vancouver say they not only want to survive an earthquake in the city, but also be prepared to help each other in the anticipated aftermath of a big shake. Over the past few months, Swanepoel and others received training from Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services through the Neighbourhood Emergency Assistance Team (NEAT) program. A core group of eight people underwent formal ...

    8. Magnitude six earthquake strikes off central Chile: USGS

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsOct 05 09:58 AM

      (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck in the Pacific off the coast of central Chile on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Chile's emergency office said no immediate damage was reported and no tsunami was expected. The USGS said the quake was centered 32 miles (51.5 km)southwest of Coquimbo and struck at a depth of 21.7 miles (35 km).

    9. An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Moment magnitude scale shook central Chile today, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the country's National Emergency Office said.

    10. Updated | A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, killing five people and forcing 1 million to flee their homes. The quake shook buildings in the capital city of Santiago, about 280 km (175 miles) to the south, and flooded some coastal areas under a tsunami warning. President Michelle Bachelet said she planned to travel to the areas worst affected by the quake, the ...

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