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A sign notifies people they are standing on the Hayward Fault in the children's zoo area of the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif. Ben Margot/AP hide caption

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Quake On Bay Area Fault Could Kill Hundreds, USGS Simulation Shows

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People walk at the site of a landslide near the village of Ekari in Papua New Guinea's highlands region on Tuesday, after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck on Monday. Communication blackouts and blocked roads are hampering rescue efforts as Papua New Guinea works to get a better grasp of the damage wrought by a massive earthquake amid fears of its economic impact. Melvin Levongo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Debris from a massive landslide from Monday's earthquake covers an area in Tabubil township, Papua New Guinea, on Monday following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake early Monday. Luke Purre/AP hide caption

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Students sit in an open area after their school was evacuated in Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday, after a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. Later Friday, 13 people died after a helicopter surveying the damage near the epicenter crashed. Felix Marquez/AP hide caption

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Rescue and emergency workers block off a street where a building came off its foundation, the morning after a 6.4 magnitude quake hit the eastern Taiwanese city of Hualien, on Wednesday. Paul Yang/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rescue personnel work at the scene of Enrique Rebsamen School, which collapsed when an earthquake struck on Tuesday. Reports said workers were looking for a trapped little girl, but authorities now say it may be an adult. Marco Ugarte/AP hide caption

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Earthquake Hits Mexican State Of Morelos Hard

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With the help of searchlights, rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers continue removing the rubble and debris from a flattened building late Monday in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City. More than 200 people were killed and dozens of buildings were collapsed by the earthquake. Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earthquake survivors look at a collapsed building in Istanbul in August 1999. The magnitude 7.4 quake killed 17,000 people across northwestern Turkey. Eyal Warshavsky/AP hide caption

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18 Years After Turkey's Deadly Quake, Safety Concerns Grow About The Next Big One

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After a series of big tremors last August, Norcia's small community of Benedictine monks sought shelter on the mountainside high above the town. An earthquake devastated the town, seen here from the mountainside, in October. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Beer-Brewing Monks Are Helping Rebuild Earthquake-Devastated Town In Italy

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This 1933 photo made available by the U.S. Geological Survey shows the ruins of St. Anthony's Church in Long Beach, Calif., after an earthquake struck on March 10, 1933. T.J. Maher/AP hide caption

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