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Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people from two residential high-rises that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside

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At least six people have died as a magnitude-6.7 earthquake shook parts of northeastern India Monday morning


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Powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Man pulled from earthquake rubble in Nepal after being trapped for 80 hours

A man is freed from the ruins of a hotel by French rescuers in the Gangabu area of Kathmandu, Nepal, on Tuesday, April 28. Reuters identified the man as Rishi Khanal. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/asia/nepal-earthquake/index.html">rocked Nepal with devastating force</a> Saturday, April 25. The earthquake and its aftershocks have turned one of the world's most scenic regions into a panorama of devastation.


Nepal earthquake: Four U.S. citizens among nearly 4,000 dead

Caption:KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 25: Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. More than 100 people have died as tremors hit Nepal after an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale caused buildings to collapse and avalanches to be triggered in the Himalayas. Authorities have warned that the death toll is likely to be much higher. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)


Large earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Napa City Councilmember Peter Mott reports the library and the historic Chinese laundry building suffered significant damage, and bricks and glass are scattered across downtown sidewalks on Second and Third Streets.

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Damage is seen on a building in Napa County, California, on August 24, 2014, following a magnitude 6 earthquake that was centered nearby.

LYALL DAVENPORT VIA TWITTER