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BREAKING: Solomon Islands Hit By Massive 7.8 Earthquake

A massive earthquake has hit the remote Solomon Islands early Friday followed by small tsunami waves and several aftershocks. Residents have rushed into the hills and no reports of major damage or injuries have yet arrived. The US Geological Survey initially measured the quake at 8.0-magnitude, but later downgraded it to 7.8 citing it was at a depth of around ...

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Earthquake Victims Should Have Faith In Government Work: Kilimanjaro RC Sadick

Earthquake victims should not be blaming the government as work is in progress and affected infrastructures would be restored in a good order, said Kilimanjaro regional commissioner Said Meck Sadick. He urged the victims to be tolerant and should know social services cannot be restored in such a short period. Sadick was earlier the regional commissioner of Dar es Salaam ...

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Tanzania Needs Special Department For Disaster Management

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa visited Monday the Ihungo Secondary School that was hit hard on September 10 by a massive earthquake. The government as well as other sympathetic institutions from across the world have been since then offering aids to mobilize humanitarian and help people come out of the aftermath of the quake that read 5.7-magnitude on Richter scale. ...

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Tanzania Needs 5bn To Repair Quake Damaged Infrastructure

Last weekend’s earthquake has damaged more than 5,000 houses in Tanzania’s Bukoba Municipality area and is learned to be costing over 5 billion to rebuild or repair those. Meanwhile, more evaluation is being conducted whether more houses requires repair work. According to Kagera Regional Commissioner Major General (Retired) Mustafa Kijuu, the stated budget for the repair work is just an ...

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BREAKING: 5.7 Earthquake Kills Dozen, Injures Ton In Northern Tanzania

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake jolted northern part of Tanzania killing at least eleven people and injuring 192 others at around 15:27 local time (12:27 GMT). From social media circulated photos damaged buildings could be seen in Bukoba city. Most casualties were reported in the city having population of over 70,000 people. The earthquake struck close to Rwanda and Uganda border near ...

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7.8-Magnitude Quake Jolts Ecuador; Ton Dead; Buildings, Bridge Collapsed

About 80 people have been killed and more than 600 injured after a powerful quake of 7.8-magnitude hit Ecuador’s coast Saturday evening at 7 p.m. local time (8 p.m. ET). The epicenter of the quake was 16 miles south-southeast of the coastal town of Muisne. It was shallow, about 12 miles deep. Ecuador President Rafael Correa declared a national emergency ...

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