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  • June 29- Canadian miner Iamgold Corp cut its production forecast for the year after an earthquake at its Westwood mine in Quebec.

  • Japan shaken by big quake: No tsunami warning Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    A powerful earthquake shook Japan on Saturday, but officials said there was no tsunami, injuries or immediate damage.

  • Dangers and economics of Mount Everest Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    Dangers and economics of Mount Everest

    Adrian Ballinger, Alpenglow Expeditions, shares the "super-intense" experience of being on Mount Everest when the deadly earthquake hit Nepal last month, and discusses the slow return of tourism at the world's largest peak.

  • CHARIKOT, Nepal, May 13- A day-long search failed to find a missing U.S. Marine helicopter on Wednesday, a day after the second Nepal earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and triggered landslides across the Himalayan nation. Nepal is still reeling from last month's devastating quake that killed more than 8,000 people and injured close to 20,000..

  • CHARIKOT, Nepal, May 13- Hundreds of Nepali troops were searching for a missing U.S. Marines helicopter with eight people on board on Wednesday, a day after the second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and sent panicked residents into the street. A Nepali military official said it appeared the helicopter might have come down in one of the...

  • KATHMANDU, May 13- Nepali and U.S. troops were scouring the area worst hit by a second large earthquake for a missing U.S. Home ministry official Laxmi Prasad Dhakal said at least 65 people had been killed in Tuesday's 7.3 magnitude quake, which destroyed swaths of housing in the district of Dolakha east of the capital, Kathmandu. That is also where the Marine Corps...

  • TOKYO, May 13- An earthquake struck the northeast of Japan early on Wednesday, the area devastated four years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injury and no tsunami alert. The quake off the Tohoku region had a preliminary magnitude of 6.8, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and 6.6 according to public broadcaster NHK. The quake was centred 74...

  • *Nepal yet to recover from last month's disaster. CHAUTARA, Nepal, May 12- A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • US Marine helicopter declared missing in Nepal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    US Marine helicopter declared missing in Nepal

    Two Nepalese soldiers and 6 U.S. Marines were on board the helicopter declared missing in Nepal. CNBC's Sue Herera reports the helicopter had been supporting earthquake relief.

  • Nepalis relive terror as new earthquake strikes Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    SANGACHOWK, Nepal May 12- Ashok Parajuli watched his house in Sangachowk village, about three hours by road from Nepal's capital Kathmandu, slide down a hill on Tuesday, as a 7.3 earthquake hit the Himalayan nation just weeks after another major quake had killed thousands. More than 8,000 people died and hundreds of thousands of buildings were destroyed by last...

  • *New quake causes panic across Nepal. SANGACHOWK, Nepal, May 12- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 41 people and spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings already weakened by a devastating tremor less than three weeks ago and unleashing landslides in Himalayan valleys near Mount Everest. The new earthquake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • KATHMANDU, May 12- A fresh 7.3- magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, killing more than two dozen people in the Himalayan country and neighbouring states, as many buildings already weakened by a much bigger quake last month were brought down. Residents in the Indian town of Siliguri, near the border with Nepal, said chunks of concrete fell off one or two...

  • Deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Deadly 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

    The quake's epicenter was close to Everest base camp, and about 51 miles east of Kathmandu, reports "Squawk Box's" Andrew Ross Sorkin with the latest details.

  • LONDON, May 8- Underground disposal of waste water produced from oil and natural gas wells has been blamed for triggering thousands of small earthquakes in Oklahoma and a number of other U.S. states since 2009.. Heightened seismic activity corresponds closely with the timeframe and location of increased drilling and hydraulic fracturing across the...

  • Is fracking to blame for US earthquakes? Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    Is fracking to blame for quakes? Maybe not: Pro

    Justin Rubinstein, seismologist at U.S. Geological Survey, explains why waste water injection is responsible for the rise in earthquakes in the U.S.

  • KATHMANDU, May 4- Nepal has asked foreign countries to wrap up search and rescue operations nine days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 7,200 people, now there is no hope of finding people alive in the rubble. Dozens of countries sent teams to look for survivors after the Himalayan nation was hit by a 7.8- magnitude quake on April 25, its worst since...

  • LUKLA, Nepal/ KATHMANDU, May 1- As rescuers lose hope of finding more survivors in Nepal's earthquake disaster zone, a separate drama has unfolded high above them on Mount Everest where the hopes of a few rich climbers and some of their sherpas have also vanished. For one of its clients, millionaire Texas realtor David McGrain, it should never have taken that long to...

  • *Nepal puts initial reconstruction bill at $2 billion. KATHMANDU, May 1- The death toll from Nepal's devastating earthquake rose steadily past 6,100 on Friday as fresh aftershocks and the stench of rotting bodies made it hard for nervous survivors to return to their homes. According to the United Nations, 600,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged.

  • *Teenager pulled alive from Kathmandu rubble. KATHMANDU, April 30- Hundreds cheered as rescuers toiling amid rubble left by Nepal's earthquake pulled a boy and a woman to safety on Thursday after they had been trapped for five days. Officials said the chances of finding more survivors were fading as the death toll reached 5,858. But Nepal's Armed Police Force...

  • Amazing video of massive Nepal earthquake Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Amazing video of massive Nepal earthquake

    Newly released police video show the moments leading up to the massive earthquake that devastated Nepal last weekend.