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Police officers observe a minute of silence on March 11, 2015 in Ukedo, Fukushima prefecture. Japan commemorates the fourth anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 18,000 lives, and subsequent nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
A rescue worker holds a rescue dog on a leash whilst standing on collapsed buildings after an earthquake in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China
A woman and child watch a helicopter coming in to land near rows of tents housing earthquake survivors at Longtoushan, in China’s southwest Yunnan province on Wednesday
A villager and her two-year-old grandchild sit in front of their collapsed house after an earthquake in Longtoushan, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the area on Sunday killing at least 400 people.
Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China‘s Yunnan province. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province’s northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble.
A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand on Tuesday.
A woman prays for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture. Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the event that killed thousands and set off a nuclear crisis in 2011.
Police officers offer prayers for victims in Namie, near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Monday, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water on to the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swaths of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.
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Filipinos walk along a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Cortez town, Bohol province, central Philippines. The death toll after the earthquake has risen to 144, the national disaster risk management agency said on Wednesday. At least 23 were reported missing and believed trapped in collapsed buildings in Bohol Province, 640km south of Manila, it added. Nearly 300 were injured in the tremor, the worst to hit the Philippines in two decades.
A private guard stands near the damaged Basilica of the Holy Child following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that hit Cebu city in central Philippines and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church. The tremor collapsed buildings, cracked roads and toppled the bell tower of the Philippines’ oldest church Tuesday morning, causing multiple deaths across the central region and sending terrified residents into deadly stampedes.
A girl affected by the Pakistan earthquake drinks water from a community tap in Awaran, Balochistan province. The death toll from the 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the southwest of the country on September 24 climbed to 355 people with hundreds injured. Awaran was the epicentre of the quake which was felt as far away as New Delhi, the Indian capital.
A boy cries as he receives treatment in a temporary shelter set up for earthquake victims in the town of Minxian in Dingxi, in northwest China’s Gansu province on Wednesday. At least 94 people were killed, China’s official news agency reported, in the July 22 quake. More than 1,000 were injured and 51,800 homes collapsed.
A man holds a baby after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province in China on Monday
Rescuers search for survivors in the ruins of a damaged house in the Hetuo township in Dingxi, in northwest China’s Gansu province on Monday. Rescuers found victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes after the double tremors killed 73 people and injured almost 600.
A rescue worker from a military unit abseils down a cliff as he searches for earthquake victims at Serempah village in central Aceh district, Indonesia. The death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Indonesia’s Aceh province on Tuesday rose to 30, a disaster management official said. At least 275 people were injured and more than 5,000 buildings and houses were damaged, said Sutopo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.
An Indian policeman holds bricks and stones before throwing them during a clash with Kashmiri Muslim protesters in Srinagar, India.
A pedestrian crosses a road in Tokyo, Japan. The economy of Japan expanded last quarter, the most in a year, as consumer spending and export gains outweighed the weakest business investment since the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011
Ashoor Mohammad, 60, waits for customers on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan.
People mourn as they bury a relative killed in Saturday’s earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya’an, Sichuan province. Hundreds of survivors of the earthquake, which killed nearly 200 people in southwest China, pushed into traffic on a main road on Monday, waving protest signs, demanding help and shouting at police.