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Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

WELLINGTON/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s energy-rich interior on Monday, causing landslides, damaging buildings and closing oil and gas operations. The tremor hit in the rugged, heavily forested Southern Highlands about 560 km (350 miles) northwest of the capital, Port…

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground
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Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the…

Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground
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Copter on quake mission flips in Mexico, kills 13 on ground

A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had fled their homes and were spending the night outside. Thirteen people were killed — the only known fatalities related to the quake — and 16…

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

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - 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 suffered damage in the southern state of Oaxaca,…

Powerful 7.2 quake rocks buildings in Mexico, minor damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths. The epicenter was about 90 miles (145 km) from Pacific coast surfer resort Puerto Escondido in the…

Powerful 7.2 quake rocks buildings in Mexico, minor damage reported

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Mexico on Friday, a prolonged rumble that the government said had caused minor damage to buildings in the southern state of Oaxaca, but with no preliminary reports of deaths. The epicenter was about 90 miles (145 km) from Pacific coast surfer resort Puerto Escondido in the…