Australian earthquake of 5.3 rating felt from Brisbane to Sunshine Coast

Watch the first fun interview with a ‘survivor’ to hit YouTube but be warned some might find the content a bit offensive.

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Nepal earthquake: 1,150 “safe and well” Aussies offered flights out of the country

Julie Bishop says 1,150 Australians listed as missing after the Nepal earthquake have been accounted for. She has offered flights out of the country to all Australian survivors.

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Biggest earthquake in a century rocks Victoria

It was the biggest earthquake to hit Victoria in more than a century and millions felt it when it struck just before 9pm (AEST) for about 30 to 40 seconds on Tuesday.

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Twitter buzzes in Australia after Melbourne earthquake

The Twitter-sphere went into overdrive following the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that shook Melbourne earlier this evening (Australian time).

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Melbourne rocked by Australian earthquake

Melbourne has been shaken by a substantial earthquake. Initial reports suggest it was just a 5.2 magnitude quake, that saw the power go out in some parts of the Australian city for a few minutes.

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Would you like some chicken with your natural disaster?

While Indonesia buckled under an 8.6 magnitude quake, KFC Thailand was advertising a bucket of their crispy chicken as a perfect side to the drama.

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Strong earthquakes rattle Argentina and New Delhi

Strong earthquakes have been recorded in India’s capital New Delhi and the Argentinean city of Santiago del Estero earlier today.

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Aussie taskforces honoured in Christchurch

One year ago more than 140 Australian disaster assistance specialists made their way to New Zealand to rescue and assist people caught up in the country’s most deadly earthquake.

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Australians thinking of Christchurch: PM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard says her thoughts are with New Zealanders as they mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Christchurch.

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Quake measuring 4.8 strikes Christchurch

An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale has struck Christchurch.

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All Aussies in Japan quake area located

The federal government has confirmed the safety of every Australian in disaster-struck areas of Japan.

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Government warns Aussies away from nuclear reactor

The federal government has urged Australians within 80km of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant to evacuate, amid mounting concerns of a full-scale meltdown.

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Aussie rescuers exposed to Japan radiation

Two members of an Australian search and rescue team in Japan have been exposed to low level radiation during an unexpected landing at Fukushima airport.

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DFAT advises Australians to leave Japan

Aussies in Tokyo and other areas hit hard by the Japan quake and tsunami disaster are advised to consider leaving the devastated country unless they really need to stay.

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Concerns for 149 Australians in Japan

Consular officials say they are concerned for the safety of 149 Australians with whom no contact has been made since the earthquake struck Japan.

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