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11 February 2018 5:03 AM South Korea hit by magnitude 4.8 earthquake

Pyeongchang: A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has hit South Korea, according to the US Geological Survey. The epicentre of the quake on Sunday morning was near the coastal city of Pohang, some 170km southeast of Pyeongchang where the Winter Olympics are currently taking place. The Korea Meteorological Administration said the quake was an aftershock from a magnitude 49

9 February 2018 3:52 AM Fire breaks out on Thailand tourist hotspot Phi Phi Island

A huge fire broke out on Phi Phi Island in Thailand, a popular tourist destination on Tuesday night. One witness told Fairfax Media she saw five hotels and hostels up in flames, with the blaze "spreading like wildfire". A huge fire, possibly started by a gas canister explosion, has been ‘spreading like wildfire’ through the tourist island of Phi Phi in Thailand 41

7 February 2018 8:14 PM $124m heroin haul: Australian Navy's latest drug bust a 'milestone'

A late-night operation by HMAS Warramunga on Thursday yielded a $124 million heroin haul, bringing the total value of drugs intercepted by the vessel since it was deployed to the Middle East region to the billion-dollar mark. The Royal Australian Navy crew seized 414 kilograms of heroin during the operation in the Western Indian Ocean, after the ship's 44

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Several buildings collapse after magnitude 6.4 earthquake strikes Taiwan

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan just before midnight Tuesday, damaging buildings in the city of Hualien, killing four people and leaving another 145 missing, according to the authorities. The 6.4-magnitude quake was recorded at 11:50 pm and was centred about 23 kilometres north-east of Hualien, a city of 110,000 on Taiwan's east coast, the US Geological 43

23 January 2018 4:40 PM 'Get to higher ground': Massive earthquake off Alaska prompts tsunami warning

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake hit the Gulf of Alaska on Tuesday, prompting authorities to warn people in the area to move away from the coast in case it causes a tsunami. The tsunami warning was then cancelled hours after emergency sirens sounded in Kodiak, a town of 6100 people on Alaska's Kodiak Island, one of the closest settlements to the epicentre 140

1 November 2017 1:42 PM North Korea nuclear base: Radiation leak fears after collapse

A TUNNEL collapse at North Korea’s key nuclear testing site has sparked renewed fears of a major radiation leak and environmental disaster. It is understood about 100 workers at the Punggye-ri nuclear site were killed in the collapse which took place around September 10 and followed Pyongyang’s sixth atomic test earlier that month, Japanese broadcaster 335

31 October 2017 7:38 PM Hundreds killed at North Korea nuclear base: Report

AT LEAST 200 people have reportedly died at Kim Jong-un’s nuclear test site, and there are fears of a radioactive leak. The collapse happened at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site in the northeast of the country on October 10, according to Japan’s TV Asahi. The disaster has prompted fears of a massive radioactive leak which could spark a Chernobyl- or Fukushima-style 102

14 October 2017 10:06 AM North Korea’s threat to Australia for supporting the US and South Korea as nuclear tensions continue

NORTH Korea has sent a chilling threat to Australia for joining South Korea and the US, warning of a ‘disaster’ to come. The rogue nation has said that Australia has made a “dangerous” move to join the US in hostile action against its regime, warning that it could result in a “disaster” for the country. “Lately, Australia is showing dangerous moves of zealously 39

8 October 2017 2:18 AM End of the world: Tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes 'for SEVEN years' start October 15

DOOMSDAY theorist Dave Meade believes seven years of tsunamis, earthquakes and hurricanes will bring about the end of the world. Mr Meade believes that our planet will eventually be destroyed by the natural disasters which he says will start from October 15. The doomsday researcher cited other sources as he claimed we are in for a horrific "seven year tribulation" 72

21 September 2017 6:03 AM Mexico earthquake: Rescuers in race to free girl from school rubble

Mexican rescuers are racing against the clock to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country's most deadly earthquake in three decades. Similar rescue attempts are playing out at dozens of buildings toppled by the powerful earthquake that killed 54