An earthquake is a natural disaster that powerfully shakes the surface of the earth and everything in its part, resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves.
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Search and rescue operations are underway after a deadly earthquake tore through western Morocco killing more than 1000 people. It was the strongest to hit the region in more than a century.
Residents of Marrakech, the nearest major city to the epicentre, said some buildings had collapsed in the old city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and local television showed pictures of a fallen mosque minaret with rubble lying on smashed cars.
The earthquake, initially measured at 6.5 magnitude, struck Nicaragua, Guatemala and other countries on the Pacific coast. It has not yet triggered a tsunami warning.
A 7.7 magnitude quake hit near the Loyalty Islands, creating small tsunami waves in Vanuatu, with others possible for Fiji, New Caledonia, Kiribati and New Zealand.
The child, who is 3-and-a-half months old, was returned to her mother almost two months after the devastating earthquake. The baby had survived five days under the rubble.