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Suicide Bomber Strikes Interior Ministry Compound in Kabul

Date of Occurrence: April 2, 2014 Location: Kabul Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bombing at Interior Ministry Compound Fatalities: 6 Injuries/Displaced: unknown

A suicide bomber wearing a military uniform blew himself up while attempting to enter the HR department of the Interior Ministry in Kabul, killing 6, and injuring many.  It is unknown how he passed several previous checkpoints without being stopped.  The blast occurred near a bank close the entrance gate of the facility.

 

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BBC News

Huffington Post

8.2 Earthquake Strikes in Northern Chili

Date of Occurrence: April 1, 2014 Location: Iquique, Chili Event: Earthquake Fatalities: 6 Injuries/Displaced: Unknown

An 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Iquique on April 1st at 8:47 pm local time 59 miles off of the coast.  Deaths caused by the quake total six.  Tsunami alerts were issued shortly after the quake and evacuations ordered as dozens of aftershocks were reported including a 6.2 magnitude aftershock.  Over 900,000 people are belong allowed to return to their homes after the last of these alerts have been cancelled.

The quake triggered one fire and several landslides in the area, and disrupted electricity.  Shortly after the earthquake, over 300 inmates escaped from a women’s prison in Iquique.

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Bloomberg Businessweek

NPR

BBC News

5.1 Earthquake and 100 Aftershock Rattles Southern California

Date of Occurrence: Location: Event: Fatalities: Injuries/Displaced:

La Habra, in northwest Orange County in Southern California was at the epicenter of a 5.1 earthquake at 9:09 pm.  It was preceded by a smaller 3.6 earthquake at 8:00 pm.  The quake caused minor injuries for a few people and a rock slide in Carbon Canyon.  In addition, Southern California Edison reported outages affecting almost 2,000 customers.  No fatalities or major structural damage has been reported.

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Los Angeles Times

USA Today