A giant eagle sculpture that was being used to promote The Hobbit film trilogy after a 6.3 quake caused it to fall from the ceiling of the Wellington Airport on Monday. Hagen Hopkins/AP hide caption

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It rose from the sea: The small island that appeared off the coast of Pakistan on Tuesday after an earthquake shook the region. Government of Pakistan/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A July photo shows houses that have emerged from Tangjiashan Barrier Lake in Xuanping Township, in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Liu Huawei /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Two police officers in Mirandola try to comfort a woman after today's earthquake in Northern Italy. Pierre Teyssot /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Joplin today: Some of the destruction. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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'It's Definitely Easier To Engineer For An Earthquake' Than Tornadoes
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