Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY, Feb 28 : Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea’s remote, mountainous highlands. The magnitude 7.5 quake rocked the rugged Southern Highlands province some […]

At least 14 dead in Papua New Guinea quake; ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant

By Sonali Paul and Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Feb 27 : Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday, with unconfirmed reports of up to 30 people killed. The 7.5 magnitude quake that […]

Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

By Jose Cortes SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico, Feb 17 : At least 13 people on the ground, including three children, were killed when a Mexican military helicopter carrying top officials surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small town in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities said on Saturday. The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s […]

Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

By Lizbeth Diaz and Daina Beth Solomon MEXICO CITY, Feb 16 : A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath. At least 50 homes […]