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Japan vending machines to automatically offer free food if earthquake hits
Machines in coastal city of Ako, are located in an area that experts say is vulnerable to a future powerful earthquake

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

02, Jun, 2023 @3:50 AM

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Senator criticises ‘cult of personality’ around departing premier – as it happened
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Emily Wind and Natasha May (earlier)

29, May, 2023 @8:32 AM

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Melbourne earthquake: how common are tremors in Victoria and could a very large one occur?
Sunday’s magnitude 3.8 quake was the city’s strongest in more than 120 years. So why do shakes happen in Melbourne?

Donna Lu

29, May, 2023 @6:50 AM

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Melbourne earthquake 2023: Victoria feels shake of 3.8 magnitude tremor in city’s north-west
Quake that struck Sunbury on Sunday night the strongest in more than 100 years with an epicentre in metropolitan Melbourne

Guardian staff with AAP

29, May, 2023 @12:52 AM

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Pompeii dig finds skeletal remains dating back to Vesuvius earthquake
Two men believed to have been killed when building collapsed during early stages of AD79 volcanic eruption

Angela Giuffrida and Jude Dunhill in Rome

16, May, 2023 @11:52 AM

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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hands out gifts in desperate bid to win re-election
The Turkish president is behind in polls for Sunday’s vote and has resorted to promises of free natural gas, and claims that the country has struck oil

Ruth Michaelson and Deniz Barış Narlı in Istanbul

13, May, 2023 @1:55 PM

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Terrawatch: how sea level changes can trigger earthquakes
Study of seismic activity in southern Turkey shows even small fluctuations can have a big impact

Kate Ravilious

26, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Nine out of 10 people in Syrian camps have been displaced multiple times
As conflict passes 12-year anniversary, stark new report reveals that 1.8 million people have been forced into refugee camps

Tom Ambrose

16, Mar, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Bashar al-Assad seizes his chance for a comeback after Syrian earthquake
Arab neighbours who snubbed president for waging a war against his own people are courting him. What is behind the new attitude?

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

12, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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After the earthquakes, it’s women and girls in Turkey feeling the aftershocks | Elif Shafak
Stories of abuse are emerging from the rubble. Meanwhile, in a misogynistic society, women’s basic needs are going unmet, says novelist Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak

08, Mar, 2023 @1:00 PM

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‘My whole bed shook’: south Wales hit by 3.7 magnitude earthquake
Epicentre of quake, which hit just before midnight on Friday, was north of Brynmawr and west of Crickhowell

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

25, Feb, 2023 @11:07 AM

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Life amid the rubble: UK specialists on their Turkey earthquake rescue effort
After the first quake hit, 77 Britons were deployed to join teams from around the world. Here, some recount their experiences

Geneva Abdul

24, Feb, 2023 @5:00 AM

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