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  • Powerful 7.1 quake shakes central Chile; no damage reported

    April 24, 2017 9:31 PM

    SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck off Chile's central coast but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says Monday's quake was centered in the Pacific about 22 miles west of the port city of Valparaiso and hit around 6:40... more »
  • Study: California fault could cause magnitude-7.4 quake

    March 7, 2017 10:22 PM

    SAN DIEGO - A new study says an earthquake fault running from San Diego to Los Angeles is capable of producing a magnitude-7.4 temblor that could affect some of the most densely populated areas in California. The study, announced Tuesday, looked at the Newport-Inglewood and the Rose Canyon systems. They'd... more »
  • Magnitude 7.2 quake hits near Fiji; tsunami alert issued

    January 3, 2017 9:57 PM

    NADI, Fiji - A magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake, which took place at 2:52 p.m. local time Wednesday, hit a part of the ocean about 227 kilometers southwest of Nadi.... more »
  • Powerful earthquake shakes Chile

    December 25, 2016 11:40 AM

    SANTIAGO, Chile - A powerful earthquake shook southern Chile on Sunday, prompting officials to order an evacuation of coastal areas to guard against a possible tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 7.7 and said it struck at 11:22 a.m. local time (9:22 a.m. EST; 1422 GMT)... more »
  • Death toll in quake rises to 25 in 1 district

    December 6, 2016 11:05 PM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia - The chief of the district nearest the epicenter of a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province early Wednesday says 25 people have been killed in that district alone. Pidie Jaya district chief Aiyub Abbas also says hundreds of people in the district have been injured... more »
  • 4.3 magnitude earthquake hits northern Oklahoma

    November 25, 2016 2:09 PM

    MEDFORD, Okla. - No injuries or damage were reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake struck northern Oklahoma on Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's epicenter was near Medford, or about 95 miles north of Oklahoma City. The USGS says the earthquake was felt in northern Oklahoma and... more »
  • Offshore quake causes tsunamis, nuclear worries in Japan

    November 21, 2016 4:33 PM

    TOKYO - A powerful earthquake off the northeast Japanese shore Tuesday sent residents fleeing to higher ground and prompted worries about the Fukushima nuclear power plant destroyed by a tsunami five year ago. Lines of cars were seen snaking away from the coast in the pre-dawn hours after authorities issued... more »
  • Strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits northwestern Argentina

    November 13, 2016 11:53 AM

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 has struck northwestern Argentina, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The earthquake struck just after 8 a.m. local time and was centered about 16 miles north of the community of Chilecito in La Rioja... more »
  • Prime Minister: At least 2 dead in New Zealand quake

    November 13, 2016 11:19 AM

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says at least two people were killed in the powerful earthquake that struck the country. Key did not provide any further details at a news conference Monday morning in Wellington, the capital. Authorities said they were not yet declaring a... more »
  • Quake rocks parts of Oklahoma, Texas and the Plains Saturday morning

    September 3, 2016 9:14 AM

    PAWNEE , Oklahoma - A 5.6-magnitude earthquake was reported Saturday morning in this rural Oklahoma town along I-35. The quake was recorded just after 7 a.m. People reported feeling shakes as far away as Dallas, Texas, Kansas City and North Dakota. Video I shot of the cameras... more »
  • Authorities: Death toll in earthquake that struck central Italy has risen to 291

    August 27, 2016 2:19 PM

    ASCOLI PICENO, Italy - Authorities say the death toll in the earthquake that stuck central Italy has risen to 291 after a man being treated in a hospital succumbed to his injuries. The Civic Protection agency said the man had been receiving treatment at a hospital in Perugia. ... more »
  • 4.3-magnitude aftershock hits Italian town

    August 25, 2016 9:23 AM

    AMATRICE, Italy - A strong aftershock with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has hit an earthquake-struck area in Italy, causing more damage to buildings in a town nearly destroyed a day earlier. The aftershock caused one building to partially collapse, sending up plumes of smoke and panic in Amatrice.... more »
  • Death toll from earthquake in Italy climbs to 73

    August 24, 2016 5:53 AM

    AMATRICE, Italy - Italy's civil protection agency says the death toll from the magnitude 6 earthquake in central Italy has reached 73. The head of the agency's emergency service, Immacolata Postiglione, gave the breakdown at a briefing Wednesday but stressed that the figures were still provisional. The civil... more »
  • Death toll rises to 272 after Ecuador earthquake

    April 18, 2016 4:56 AM

    PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador- There are devastating losses along Ecuador's Pacific Ocean coast, after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck over the weekend. At least 272 people were killed, highways buckled and homes and buildings were flattened. President Rafael Correa says Saturday night's quake was the worst natural disaster to hit Ecuador since... more »
  • Strong quake kills 9, injures more than 760 in Japan

    April 15, 2016 7:14 AM

    TOKYO- Rescuers in southern Japan are searching for trapped residents in at least two dozen collapsed houses, after a powerful earthquake struck. The quake, measuring 6.5, knocked out power and water and swept people off their feet on the island of Kyushu. A hospital says it has admitted or treated... more »
  • Oklahoma experiences a series of earthquakes

    October 11, 2015 11:57 AM

    CUSHING, Okla. - A series of small earthquakes have been recorded across northern Oklahoma following two moderate earthquakes in the area the previous day. The U.S. Geological Survey reports nine quakes ranging in magnitude from 2.5 to 3.7 were recorded between 5:07 p.m. Saturday and 5:27 a.m. Sunday. No injuries... more »
  • Nepal rescuers find 3 bodies near crashed US Marine chopper

    May 15, 2015 6:06 AM

    KATHMANDU- Nepal's Defense Secretary Iswori Poudyal says army rescuers have found three bodies at the site where the wreckage of the U.S. Marine helicopter was found. Poudyal gave no other details on Friday. The aircraft had gone missing Tuesday while delivering aid in the Himalayan nation following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake... more »
  • Another major quake hits Nepal, epicenter near China border

    May 12, 2015 7:01 AM

    KATHMANDU- A magnitude-7.3 earthquake has hit Nepal near the Chinese border between the capital of Kathmandu and Mount Everest. Nepal's Home Ministry says at least 42 people were killed and 1,117 were injured in the latest earthquake. An official with an International Organization for Migration said a number... more »
  • Nepalese students at Southeastern University

    April 30, 2015 10:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The country of Nepal is picking up the pieces after it was shaken by a devastating earthquake last weekend. "No one could have predicted that it would go on for two days and we'd get more than 120 aftershocks," said Suraj Ayer, a Nepalese Southeastern student. ... more »
  • US soldiers stay in Nepal to help after earthquake

    April 27, 2015 2:44 PM

    KATHMANDU, NEPAL - The State Department says at least four Americans have died in Nepal's earthquake. Spokesman Jeff Rathke says all of the U.S. citizens were killed at the Mount Everest base camp. He identified two as Ely Taplin and Vinh B. Truong. The other two haven't been named yet,... more »
  • Death toll nears 1,200 in devastating earthquake

    April 25, 2015 3:55 PM

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Tens of thousands of people are preparing to spend the night in the open after a powerful earthquake shook Nepal and its neighboring countries. Authorities say the quake has killed nearly 1,200 people but that number is likely to rise. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake originated outside... more »
  • Debris washing up in Northwest 4 years after Japan tsunami

    March 17, 2015 10:45 AM

    PORTLAND, OR - Four years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, debris is still washing ashore in Oregon and southwest Washington. Scientists predict it will continue to arrive for at least the next three years. An estimated 1 million tons of tsunami debris is still floating in the... more »
  • Minor tsunamis in Japan following earthquake

    February 17, 2015 2:03 AM

    TOKYO, Japan - A magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday, triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major damage or injuries. The Japan Meteorological Agency lifted a tsunami advisory two hours after it was issued following the quake, which hit at 8 a.m. Japan time... more »
  • Magnitude-6.6 earthquake hits off Panama coast

    December 8, 2014 6:50 AM

    PANAMA CITY, Panama - A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Panama on Monday, but local emergency officials said there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.6 quake struck at 3:54 a.m. about 12 kilometers east-southeast of Punta de Burica, close... more »
  • Dozens take refuge from quake aftershocks

    November 24, 2014 2:01 AM

    TOKYO, Japan - Dozens of villagers are staying in shelters as aftershocks rattle a region in central Japan jolted by a weekend earthquake that injured at least 41 people and destroyed more than 50 homes. The damage in a mountainous area that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics was worse than... more »
  • Earthquake shakes parts of Kansas, Oklahoma

    November 12, 2014 4:35 PM

    CONWAY SPRINGS, KS - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has shaken parts of Kansas and Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday. It had an epicenter about 8 miles south of Conway Springs, which is a town of about 1,200 people... more »
  • Obama declares Napa earthquake major disaster

    September 12, 2014 2:12 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in Northern California because of the Napa Valley earthquake, releasing emergency federal funding for the state. The White House announced the move in a statement Thursday night. It comes nine days after Gov. Jerry Brown sent a letter to... more »
  • Napa rattled by 3.9 aftershock

    August 26, 2014 8:36 AM

    NAPA, CA - Napa County has been rattled by a small aftershock to the strong and damaging earthquake that hit California's wine capital over the weekend. The US Geological Survey says the 3.9-magnitude quake struck at 5:33 a.m. Tuesday about 7 miles south of the city of Napa. A sheriff's... more »
  • 3 people critically injured after California quake

    August 24, 2014 11:21 AM

    NAPA, Calif. - Three people were seriously injured after a large earthquake caused significant damage in California's northern Bay Area, and nearly 90 patients have been treated at one hospital. The city of Napa in California wine country said in a statement Sunday that two adults and one child have... more »
  • Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near

    August 7, 2014 11:52 AM

    HONOLULU - The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude-4.5 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands. The temblor struck on the north tip of the Big Island, about 7 miles from Waimea at 6:24 a.m. local time. The U.S. Geological Survey initially announced the... more »
  • Strong quake kills at least 26 in southwest China

    August 3, 2014 11:24 AM

    BEIJING - A strong earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least 26 people and injured 79. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude-6.1 quake hit Yunnan province at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The China Earthquake Networks Center said the magnitude was 6.5.... more »
  • Magnitude 4.2 quake felt across Los Angeles area

    June 2, 2014 12:03 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - A small earthquake has rattled the west Los Angeles area but there are no reports of damages or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.2 quake was struck at 7:36 p.m. PDT Sunday and was centered in the Santa Monica Mountains about 4 miles... more »
  • Magnitude-6.8 earthquake hits off Panama

    May 13, 2014 3:53 AM

    PANAMA CITY - The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 has hit just off the coast of Panama. The quake, which was at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), was recorded at 1:35 a.m. (0635 GMT). Its epicenter was in the sea, 130 kilometers... more »
  • Washington Monument reopens after earthquake

    May 12, 2014 9:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Washington Monument has reopened to the public, 33 months after an earthquake damaged the stone obelisk. After a morning ceremony, the 555-foot stone monument that was once the tallest structure in the world reopened to visitors Monday afternoon. In August 2011, the monument's white marble and mortar... more »
  • 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles southern Pakistan

    May 9, 2014 2:10 AM

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - An earthquake in southern Pakistan has brought down walls and shaken towns, causing some injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3, struck some 7.5 miles north of Nawabshah on Friday. The USGS says the quake had a depth of 9.7... more »
  • Strong quake shakes Thailand, Myanmar

    May 5, 2014 6:50 AM

    BANGKOK - A strong earthquake has shaken wide areas of northern Thailand and Myanmar. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centered 9 kilometers (6 miles) south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and... more »
  • Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    April 18, 2014 10:28 AM

    ACAPULCO, Mexico - A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake has shaken central and southern Mexico. The U.S. Geological Survey says it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in... more »
  • Ohio regulators link fracking to earthquakes

    April 11, 2014 11:52 AM

    COLUMBUS - Regulators in Ohio say they have liked earthquake activity in the eastern part of the state to hydraulic fracturing. State Oil & Gas Chief Rick Simmers says the state has halted drilling indefinitely at a site near Youngstown where five minor tremors occurred in March. It follows... more »
  • Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area

    March 29, 2014 5:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock struck shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered 25 miles south of Los Angeles hit Friday night, cracking foundations and causing... more »
  • Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles

    March 17, 2014 8:40 AM

    LOS ANGELES - A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach but causing no reported damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center. USGS... more »
  • Big quake strikes off N. Calif., no tsunami threat

    March 10, 2014 7:04 AM

    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Officials say a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological Survey says the temblor struck at 9:18 p.m. PDT about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed and about 50... more »
  • 4.5 magnitude earthquake rattles central Oklahoma

    December 7, 2013 3:38 PM

    ARCADIA, Okla. (AP) - A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken central Oklahoma, just weeks after the second anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the state. The U.S. Geological Survey says this afternoon's quake was centered near Arcadia, about 14 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency... more »
  • Seahawks fans register quake during Saints game

    December 4, 2013 6:20 AM

    SEATTLE- Seahawks fans rocked the stadium so hard during Monday night's matchup with New Orleans that seismic instruments registered small tremors at various points in the game. A magnitude 1 or 2 quake was recorded during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown. The game registered on nearby seismic... more »
  • Washington Monument could reopen this spring

    October 31, 2013 7:47 PM

    WASHINGTON- The Washington monument could reopen to tourists by the spring as work to repair winds down. It was damaged in an earthquake in August of 2011. Crews will begin removing scaffolding in less than two weeks. The scaffolding was erected so crews could patch the stonework in more than... more »
  • Legendary team from "Earthquake Game" reunites Play Video

    September 20, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former LSU players were together Friday night, 25 years after their legendary performance against Auburn. There was a reunion for the team that played in the "Earthquake Game" in October 1988. The crowd cheered so loud in Tiger Stadium after LSU scored a touchdown, winning the game,... more »
  • 25 years later, former Tigers relive "Earthquake Game" Play Video

    September 20, 2013 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Twenty five years ago the crowd's roar in Tiger Stadium shook the Earth in what's called "The Earthquake Game." Today former LSU quarterback Tommy Hodson relived the moment the Tigers registered on a seismograph during a defensive battle against Auburn on Oct. 8, 1988. "North... more »
  • Earthquake reported near LA/TX state line

    September 2, 2013 10:56 PM

    TIMPSON, Texas- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattled an area known as East Texas Monday. Aftershocks were felt along the Louisiana-Texas state line. Authorities said there were no injuries or major damage reported. The ground shook about 5 p.m. People in this area have been reporting earthquakes since... more »
  • Dozens of aftershocks expected on Alaskan island

    August 31, 2013 5:39 PM

    ANCHORAGE - Dozens of noticeable aftershocks above magnitude 4.0 are expected in the remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the days and weeks following a major 7.0 earthquake. Alaska state seismologist Michael West says a dozen measurable aftershocks have already hit the region since Friday's quake, including one reaching... more »
  • Earthquake rattles southern Mexico

    March 26, 2013 8:54 AM

    MEXICO CITY - Earthquakes shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. Mexico Seismology Service said the quake had a magnitude of 5.9... more »
  • Moderate earthquake strikes in rural Nevada

    February 12, 2013 7:24 PM

    TONOPAH, Nev. - A moderate earthquake has struck in rural Nevada near the California state line. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit at 4:10 p.m. It was centered 45 miles west of Tonopah, Nev., and followed by two smaller earthquakes recorded at magnitude 3.1 and magnitude... more »
  • Aftershocks hamper relief in tsunami-hit Solomons

    February 8, 2013 6:10 AM

    SYDNEY - Aftershocks are rattling the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, after Wednesday's 8.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The continued jolts are preventing relief workers from reaching villages where at least nine people were killed. The nation's prime minister was on a plane to Santa Cruz Island in the eastern... more »
  • Strong earthquake rattles southern Alaska

    January 31, 2013 7:09 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A strong earthquake has shaken southeastern Alaska, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami and there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 6.0 quake struck about 1 a.m. Thursday and was centered in the ocean, about 200... more »

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