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 A handout shakemap released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) showing the location of a 7.1-magnitude earthquake off New Zealand. Photograph:  USGS/EPA

People living in coastal areas of New Zealand closest to a huge earthquake that struck offshore(...)

The remains of Sr Clare Theresa Crockett are carried from Long Tower Church in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

(...)-year-old local nun who died in last month’s earthquake in Ecuador. Sr Clare, who was originally from(...)

Damaged houses  pictured from a helicopter over Gorkha district in Nepal recently. Photograph: Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images

Over a week since the devastating Nepal earthquake that left thousands dead, hundreds of thousands(...)

Fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland on September 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues to rumble, threatening to blow its top and throw tonnes of ash into the atmosphere like the Eyjafjallajökull v(...)

A scene of devastation after the largest earthquake in Japan’s recorded history, in Fukushima prefecture in March 2011. Photograph: AP Photo/Kyodo News

(...) the chances of a massive earthquake on a separate fault close to Tokyo, a mega-city of 35 million(...)

Rescue workers search through the rubble of a building destroyed by the earthquake in Qingyuan village of Baoxing county in southwestern China’s Sichuan province. Photograph: AP

(...) effort entered its third day and the chances of finding survivors from Saturday’s powerful earthquake in(...)