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  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country. Search operations in Mexico City were narrowed to five buildings destroyed last Tuesday by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms, although aftershocks were still jolting the country. More than 44,000 schools in six states were due to reopen on Monday, but only 103 of them in Mexico City, which suffered most of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. As another aftershock jolted southwestern Mexico on Sunday, the death toll from Tuesday's 7.1...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble six days after the tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. As a fresh aftershock jolted southwestern Mexico on Sunday, the death toll from Tuesday's 7.1...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fresh aftershock rattled southwestern Mexico on Sunday as thousands of rescuers toiled for the sixth straight day despite fading hopes of pulling survivors from the ruins of the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years. With prospects dimming of finding more people alive in the wreckage of Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake, which killed...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding. The search continued in a ruined office building in Mexico...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among a population reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors from a bigger tremor earlier this week. South of Mexico City, the Popocatepetl volcano sent a column of ash into the sky, capping a period of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near Juchitan, a tropical region of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and spread alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier this week out of fear of further building collapses. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by a bigger tremor earlier this week. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow and hit near...

  • HUAUTLA, Mexico, Sept 23- Yesenia Vergara grabbed her two daughters and abandoned her home in the isolated Mexican hamlet of Huautla late last month when rain-swollen river waters burst through her window, flooding her house with branches, boulders and mud. The quake struck 70 km from Huautla, a charming settlement nestled amid the lime-green mountains of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 22- A court in Japan on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric Power to pay compensation to a group of former Fukushima residents, the second such ruling following the 2011 earthquake and nuclear disaster, Japanese media reported. However, the ruling by the Chiba district court, east of Tokyo, did not find the government liable for compensation, in contrast to a...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- The Mexican peso fell to two-week lows versus the dollar on Thursday as news of extensive damage and human toll across central Mexico in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake revived concerns about the economy slowing further.

  • Earthquakes: Is the big one coming?

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at whether seismologists can predict earthquakes and the economic costs associated with them.

  • Death toll climbs in Mexico after powerful quake

    NBC's Steve Patterson reports on the devastation in Mexico City as crews desperately search for survivors after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico.

  • RENO, Nev.— The Latest on tests for new bridge construction technology intended to withstand strong earthquakes at the University of Nevada, Reno:. The University of Nevada, Reno engineers performed the test Wednesday, a day after the big Mexico earthquake. A day after a deadly earthquake struck Mexico City, University of Nevada scientists will mimic quakes to...