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07 Nov 2015 description

CARACAS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck mountainous western Venezuela in the early hours of Saturday, knocking out power in some areas, damaging some buildings and triggering rockfalls that killed one man, authorities said.

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11 Jul 1997 description

By Omar Lugo


CARIACO, Venezuela (Reuter) - Search teams pumped oxygen Friday into the mangled ruins of an office block flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 68 people in eastern Venezuela, many of them children buried in
classrooms.

''We've injected air to help anybody still alive to keep going,'' said fire chief Angel Freites as firemen fed 50-foot air
hoses down holes opened in the rubble of what was once a six-story building.

10 Jul 1997 description
By Omar Lugo

CUMANA, Venezuela (Reuter) - Rescue teams in eastern Venezuela Thursday tried to reach survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings by an earthquake that hit the Caribbean coast and killed at least 36 people.

Schools and office buildings were flattened by the temblor, which measured 6.9 on the open-ended Richter scale and officials said the death toll could rise from Venezuela's worst earthquake in three decades.