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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, 08 August 2014. A 6.5 earthquake hit the region on 03 August 2014. The death toll rose to 615 on 07 August 2014 from the earthquake in south-western China, with 114 people still missing and 3,143 injured, the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

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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 August 6, 2014.  At least 589 people have died in the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit on August 3, officials said on August 6, marking a sharp increase in the death toll.

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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 before their collapsed house after an earthquake in Longtoushan town, Ludian county, Yunnan province, China, 05 August 2014. A magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Ludian County on 03 August 2014 that killed at least 404 people. Rain and landslides blocking key roads hamper efforts to rescue tens of thousands of people left homeless by an earthquake that killed over 400 in south-western China.

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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.

TOPSHOTS Chinese rescuers carry an injuried resident after an earthquake hit an area of Ludian county in Zhaotong in southwest China's Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. At least 150 people were killed and 1,300 injured after a strong earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province, state media said. The quake in Zhaotong prefecture, in the province's northeast, toppled buildings and left residents frantically searching for survivors beneath the rubble, images on social media showed.  AFP PHOTO/STR  CHINA OUTSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

Paramilitary policemen carry out an injured boy after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang county, Yunan province. According to local media, at least 34 people were injured in the earthquake on Friday morning.

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A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yingjiang county, Yunnan province, China, on Friday morning. According to local media, at least 34 people were injured

A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand...A Buddhist monk walks in front of a Buddha statue damaged in the earthquake at the Udomwaree temple in Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand May 6, 2014. An earthquake of 6 magnitude struck northern Thailand on Monday causing some damage to buildings and roads and knocking goods off shelves in shops but there were no immediate reports of any casualties.

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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 deceased of March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami at a place where she was employed at a photo studio at the time, in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture

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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 bow to offer prayers in silence for the victims in Namie, near the striken TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture on March 10, 2014, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 massive earthquake and tsunami.  The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water into the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swathes of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.

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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.

Filipinos walk along the road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake  in Cortez  town, Bohol province, central Philippines, 16 October 2013. The death toll in a powerful earthquake in the Philippines has risen to 144, the national disaster risk management agency said 16 October.  At least 23 were reported missing and believed trapped in collapsed buildings in Bohol Province, 640 kilometres south of Manila, it added. Nearly 300 were injured in October 15  magnitude-7.2 tremor, the worst to hit the Philippines in two decades.

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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 Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. 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.

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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 from 7.7 magnitude earthquake drinks water from a community tap, in Awaran, Balochistan province, Pakistan, 26 September 2013. The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan on 24 September climbed to a total of so far 355 people with hundreds injured. A high number of causalities occured in the Awaran district of Balochistan province, which was the epicentre. The quake struck south and south-western Pakistan on 24 September afternoon and was felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi.

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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 boy cries as he receives treatment in a temporary shelter set up for quake victims in the town of Minxian in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province on July 24, 2013. At least 94 people were killed, China's official news agency reported citing local authorities on July 23, with 1,000 more injured and 51,800 homes collapsing.     AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAOWANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images

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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...A man holds a baby after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake in Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province, July 22, 2013. The earthquake killed at least 89 people with hundreds injured for many homes in the affected areas collapsed, state media reported on Monday. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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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 rui...Rescuers search for survivors in the ruins of a damaged house in Hetuo township in Dingxi, northwest China's Gansu province on July 22, 2013. Rescuers rushed to find victims buried by twin shallow earthquakes in northwest China Monday after the double tremors killed 73 people and injured almost 600, officials said.  CHINA OUT     AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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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. 

Rescue workers from a military unit,  abseils down a cliff as they search for earthquake victims, at Serempah village, central Aceh district, Indonesia, 05 July 2013.  The death toll from a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province rose to 30, a disaster management official said. At least 275 people were injured and more than 5,000 buildings and houses damaged in Tuesday's quake, said Sutopo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Agency.

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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,Thursday, May 30, 2013. Dozens of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) supporters clashed with Indian police Thursday to protest the Jammu and Kashmir government's decision not to allow their leader Yasin Malik in the earthquake-affected Doda region to distribute relief.

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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, on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Japan's economy expanded the most in a year last quarter as consumer spending and export gains outweighed the weakest business investment since the wake of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg

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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, Wednesday,

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Ashoor Mohammad, 60, waits for customers on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan

People cry as they bury a relative killed in Saturday's earthquake, in Longmen village, Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of survivors of an earthquake that 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. Picture taken April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: DISASTER OBITUARY ENVIRONMENT) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SA

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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. 

YA'AN, CHINA - APRIL 21:  (CHINA OUT) Local residents sleep outdoors as aftershocks continue through the night on April 21, 2013 in Ya'an, China. A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province on the morning of April 20, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.

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A woman comforts a child as residents sleep outdoors as aftershocks continue through the night in Ya’an, China. A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China’s southwestern Sichuan province on the morning of April 20, leaving hundreds dead and thousands injured.