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A 6.2 magnitude earthquake devastated central Italy, destroying numerous villages, including Accumoli. Rescue teams are searching for survivors and victims. Michele Amoruso/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Large cracks in the sidewalk in Coyle, Okla., appeared after several earthquakes on Jan. 24. J Pat Carter/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Geology Maps Reveal Areas Vulnerable To Man-Made Quakes

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Rescue workers used heavy equipment to look for survivors trapped in a building that collapsed in a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After a magnitude-4.5 earthquake was recorded near Cushing in October, Oklahoma regulators ordered oil companies to shut down several disposal wells. That seemed to slow the shaking — at least for a while. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Confidence In Oil Hub Security Shaken By Oklahoma Earthquakes

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Gary Matli, a field supervisor with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, inspects a disposal well located east of Guthrie, Okla. Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma hide caption

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Faced With Spate Of Tremors, Oklahoma Looks To Shake Up Its Oil Regulations

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Carla Gugino star in the action thriller San Andreas. Jasin Boland /Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Fact-Checking 'San Andreas': Are Earthquake Swarms For Real?

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A woman in Kathmandu walks past rubble following several massive earthquakes in Nepal. Officials say at least 76 people died in Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 quake. Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images hide caption

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A young girl sits on her luggage as she waits in a long line with her family, hoping to board buses provided by the government to return to their homes outside Kathmandu. Diego Azubel/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

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In Nepal, A Flood Of People Leave Capital To Return Home

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An elderly Japanese woman carries water past a home destroyed several days earlier on Jan. 17, 1995, by a powerful earthquake centered in Kobe, Japan. More than 6,000 people were killed and destruction was widespread, but the city was rapidly rebuilt. Lois Bernstein/AP hide caption

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