At least one person was killed when a magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook central Taiwan Wednesday morning. The epicenter was close to the spot where the 1999 earthquake struck in a disaster that killed 2400 people.
Indonesian officials have indicated that many more people may have died in a quake disaster than the current toll, with 5,000 still unaccounted for. Authorities say the search for bodies will end October 11.
Indonesia must make technical improvements to its early warning system for tsunamis. However, it ultimately falls to the authorities to better prepare the country for natural disasters, DW's Hendra Pasuhuk writes.
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake in the western Iranian province of Kermanshah has killed at least two people and injured more than 300 others. There were reports that the quake was felt as far away as Baghdad.
Hundreds of hikers were stranded on an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Lombok when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides in the area. Rescue personnel reached the walkers with the use of helicopters.
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