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APR 29, 2016 - Seattle Times

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Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes, fracking

Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations. Five tiny temblors took place in a 22-hour span in Lawrence County, about 50 miles north of Pittsburgh and three-quarters of a mile from a natural gas well. No damage was reported. […]

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APR 28, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Sony sees less red ink, postpones outlook because of quake

TOKYO (AP) — Sony Corp. reported an 88.4 billion yen ($818 million) loss in January-March, a smaller flow of red ink than a year earlier, but it postponed Thursday giving its annual outlook until May, citing damage from major earthquakes in southwestern Japan earlier this month.

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APR 28, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake felt in southwestern France

PARIS (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled the southwestern French city of La Rochelle on Thursday in the strongest quake in mainland France since April 2014, the Central French Seismic Office said. Local press reported witnesses saying the quake, which struck at 0845 local time (0645 GMT), had caused buildings to shake, but there was no immediate reports of ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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BoJ shock sends yen surging, Nikkei dives

The yen soared against the dollar Thursday and Tokyo's Nikkei index plunged more than 3.0 percent after the Bank of Japan shocked markets by not ramping up its stimulus. Traders had widely expected the central bank to unveil fresh measures to shore up the world's number three economy after this month's deadly earthquakes in southern Japan and a string of ...

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APR 28, 2016 - Seattle Times

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Japan’s central bank leaves monetary policy mostly unchanged

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s central bank has left its unprecedented monetary stimulus policy mostly unchanged, defying speculation it would act to boost growth. The Bank of Japan did offer 300 billion yen ($2.75 billion) in support for disaster recovery financing on the southern island of Kyushu, where two earthquakes struck earlier this month.

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