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Christchurch, New Zealand's second-largest city, suffered a 7.1-magnitude earthquake early Saturday morning, local time. Two people were seriously injured, but no one was killed.
Aug 16, 2007, 6:31 GMT
Lima - A magnitude-7.9 earthquake and dozens of aftershocks shook central coastal Peru late Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and smashing homes, local media reported.
At least 350 people have also been injured, the reports said, citing local officials.
At least 20 people died and 200 were injured in the province of Ica alone, the worst hit by the quake, Lima newspapers reported.
Damage was extensive there in the most powerful earthquake Peru had seen in 50 years as well as in the provinces of Canete and Chincha, identified by the Peruvian Geophysical Institute as the epicentre of the quake. Dozens of houses collapsed and people were taken to hospital, news reports said.
In Ica city, a church had also collapsed, and many of the province's fatalities were caused when its cupola fell. The 160,000 residents of the city were also without electricity as firefighters and other rescue workers looked through the rubble in the dark for survivors.
Damage was limited in Lima, but the quake caused panic and chaos there. Thousands fled onto the streets from apartments and offices. Telephone service was cut and windows shattered. Hospitals there reported treating injuries caused by broken glass and patients suffering shock and panic. Two people died in Lima of heart attacks.
The quake was felt not only along Peru's coast but also in the country's Andean region and rainforests and into Ecuador and Brazil.
The full extent of the damage and casualties were not yet known, but all of Peru's hospitals were put on emergency alert by the Health Ministry.
The quake, which was centred just off the coast, prompted the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre to issue a warning for the west coast of South America. Before the notice was cancelled a few hours after the quake hit, evacuations of coastal communities were ordered in Peru and Colombia.
A witness in Lima, Fernando Calderon, told CNN that the ground rumbled for two minutes before a large shake came. People fled into the streets for safety from high-rise buildings. Many people were preparing to sleep in their cars in the midst of the Peruvian winter.
The tsunami warning affected Peru, Chile, Ecuador and Colombia. Lesser tsunami warnings - called a watch - were issued for Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and Honduras.
The tsunami centre anticipated trouble because some of the temblors were rather shallow, at a depth of 30 or 40 kilometres, and more likely to cause ocean waves.
Geological experts said a small wave was generated by the quake and was detected in the open ocean, but it was not large enough to cause damage, prompting the tsunami warnings and watches to be withdrawn.
The US Geological Survey measured the initial quake at 7.9 on the Richter scale while Peru's Institute for Geophysics measured it at 7.5.
The initial, most powerful shock struck at 6:41 pm (2341 GMT) and sent about two minutes of tremors running from its epicentre near the city of Pisco, about 45 kilometres west-north-west of Chincha Alta, Peru, and 145 kilometres south-south-east of Lima, the US Geological Survey said. Its depth was about 41 kilometres.
Shudders ranging from magnitude 5.8 to 7.5 and as deep as 178 kilometres followed in its wake.
President Alan Garcia appealed for calm and called an emergency session of his cabinet overnight. Schools were ordered closed Thursday and all police officers were called out onto the streets. Hospitals were ordered to treat all patients without exception.
Health Ministry doctors had been on strike when the quake struck, but they immediately called off their work stoppage to treat the injured.
Hernando Tavera, spokesman for the national Geophysical Institute, said the quake was the strongest to shake Peru in a half-century and the institute expected strong aftershooks over the next four to seven days.
The magnitude of Wednesday's earthquake matched that of the most deadly natural disaster Peru has every seen, a 1970 magnitude-7.9 tremor centred on the northern coast that caused a landslide and killed 47,000 people.
Its strength was less that the magnitude-9 tremor that set off the Indian Ocean tsunami that left 230,000 people dead or missing on December 26, 2004.
A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale has hit Wenchuan County in southwest China's Sichuan province. No casualties have been reported at this stage.
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The 2008 Sichuan earthquake shook Wenchuan County, Sichuan province of the People's Republic of China at 14:28:04 local time (06:28:04 GMT). It had a magnitude of 7.8 Mw according to the State Seismological Bureau of China and United States Geological Survey. The earthquake was felt as far away as Beijing and Shanghai, where office buildings swayed with the impact and Vietnam capital Hanoi.The closest major city from the earthquake's epicenter is Chengdu.
The epicenter was at 31.084°N, 103.267°E, in Wenchuan County, Ngawa Prefecture, 90 km northwest of Chengdu, Sichuan, China, with its main tremor so far occurring at 14:28:04 local time (06:28:04 am GMT) on Monday 12 May 2008. Early reports of the earthquake's Richter scale magnitude ranged from 7.6 to 8.0. Five major aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.0 to 6.0 were recorded within two hours of the main tremor.
Office workers in Chengdu reported a "continuous shaking for about two or three minutes", with many people rushing outside.
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Explosion Rocks Amsterdam, New York Training Fire
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One of the injured firefighters remained hospitalized Monday evening at Albany Medical Center, said hospital spokesman Greg McGarry. Firefighter Thomas Champain suffered a right leg fracture and was listed in fair condition, McGarry said.
Another firefighter, Jarod Gilston, was admitted to Albany Medical Center in good condition but has since been released.
The other firefighters injured in the explosion were treated and released Saturday from St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, NY, said a hospital spokeswoman.
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Amsterdam, NY - A planned training exercise for a volunteer fire department turned into a genuine emergency Saturday when an empty two-story home exploded, sending five firefighters to area hospitals and a plume of dark gray smoke over Route 5.
The explosion, which occurred shortly after 8 a.m., injured five firefighters who were apparently hit by falling debris, Michael Beyer, assistant chief of the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department, which started the burn.
Two firefighters were hurt so badly they were airlifted to Albany Medical Center Hospital. On Saturday afternoon, Thomas Champain listed in fair condition, while Jarrod Gilston was in good condition at Albany Med.
The explosion rocked nearby homes, reminding some residents of the earthquake that shook the area just one week before. Those closest to the explosion, however, said they felt something many times the strength of the recent temblor, which emanated from Clinton County and registered 5.1 on the Richter scale.
"That earthquake was nothing compared to this,'' said Duane Kendle, whose Chapman Drive home sits about 50 feet down a hill from the abandoned building on Poplar Street that was flattened in the explosion.
Kendle was sitting in the kitchen at the back of his house drinking coffee when the explosion sent glass over his home and onto both Chapman Drive and adjacent Route 5, he said.
"I thought it was a runaway fire truck coming through the wall,'' Kendle said of the boom and its vibrations. "It scared the hell out of me.''
The three other hospitalized firefighters, whose names were withheld by the fire department, were treated and released Saturday from St. Mary's Hospital at Amsterdam, said Jody Kates, a nursing supervisor at the hospital.
Several other firefighters were hurt getting their colleagues out of the building, Beyer said. One sprained an ankle while others suffered smoke inhalation, he said.
No neighborhood residents were injured, and there was apparently little property damage to nearby homes. The force of the vibrations did blow the lock off an inside door at Kendle's house, he said.
About 40 firefighters from the Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department were on the scene Saturday morning to participate in the planned burn, Beyer said. The firefighters had been doing exercises at the site for several weeks in preparation for the burn, he said.
An accelerant was used to start the fire, Beyer said, but he would not say whether the fluid mixture was responsible for the explosion that occurred early in the drill.
"It's under investigation,'' he said.
Amsterdam Town Supervisor DiMezza declined to comment on the cause of the explosion, saying he was awaiting reports from the Cranesville fire department, the Montgomery County Emergency Management Office and the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control, which is investigating the incident.
About 50 firefighters from five area volunteer departments responded to the incident, said Don Krutz, assistant chief for the Hagaman Fire Department. Others on the scene were from Fort Johnson, Tribes Hill and the town of Florida.
New York fire departments conducting controlled burn exercises, unlike those in many states, are not required by law to follow procedures set out by the National Fire Protection Association, according to an official from the state Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
Despite Saturday's experience, Beyer said the fire department will continue to participate in planned burns because the training exercises are crucial to teaching firefighters how to combat a real blaze. Cranesville and three other volunteer fire departments in the town of Amsterdam have conducted about 10 such exercises in the past decade, he said.
A similar training exercise turned deadly last year in Lairdsville, near Utica. On Sept. 25, a 19-year-old volunteer fire fighter, Bradley Goldon, died on the second floor of a building after the practice burn got out of control. In February, Assistant Chief Alan Baird was charged with manslaughter in Goldon's death.
In Amsterdam, Beyer declined to say who owns the property on Poplar Street, except to say it is not the town of Amsterdam or Montgomery County.
Nearby residents said they'd been informed in advance that firefighters intended to burn the building as a training exercise. Kurt Semon, said the structure has been empty for the eight years he has lived on Drive, two doors down from the intersection with Poplar Street.
After undergoing the trauma of a real blaze and seeing their colleagues injured, firefighters received stress debriefing sessions Saturday to help them handle anxiety and other negative emotions, Beyer said. Professionals from St. Mary's Hospital encouraged them to cry, to talk and to do anything else that would help them release the stress.
"Basically they tell us that it's OK not to be the manly man,'' Beyer said. writer Andrew Tilghman contributed to this report.