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  • 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 »
  • 7.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Guatemala

    November 7, 2012 2:28 PM

    SAN MARCOS, Guatemala - Guatemala's president says that preliminary reports indicate at least 15 people have died in a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. President Otto Perez Molina says some of the deaths reported after the Wednesday quake have not yet been confirmed. About 30 homes have collapsed and there are widespread... more »
  • Washington Monument didn't sink after earthquake

    August 21, 2012 5:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Government surveyors have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake. The upper portion of the monument sustained several large cracks during the August 2011 quake, and it likely will be closed for repairs until 2014.... more »
  • Moderate earthquake felt in Shreveport

    May 17, 2012 9:44 AM

    SHREVEPORT- A moderate 4.3 earthquake with an epicenter in east Texas was felt in Shreveport today. The earthquake was roughly seventy miles west of the Louisiana state line and struck in the predawn morning hours. There are no reports of injuries, but News 2 did obtain photos of... more »
  • Earthquake rocks Mexico City

    May 1, 2012 12:30 PM

    MEXICO CITY - A moderate earthquake off the coast of Baja California swayed buildings in Mexico City Tuesday. Mexico City's mayor says there were no immediate reports of damage in the capital. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 5.0 quake was centered 114 miles off the coast of Cabo... more »
  • Japan marks one year since earthquake/tsunami disaster

    March 10, 2012 8:53 PM

    Japan is remembering the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation a year ago, killing just over 19,000 people and unleashing the world's worst nuclear crisis in a quarter century. Along the tsunami-battered northeastern coast, in Tokyo and elsewhere, memorial ceremonies were planned Sunday to mark 2:46 p.m. -... more »
  • 4.0 earthquake in Missouri shakes 9 states

    February 21, 2012 9:08 AM

    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. - Only minor damage is reported after an earthquake centered in southeast Missouri shook at least nine states. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.0 earthquake was centered near the town of East Prairie, Mo. Geological Survey geophysicist Amy Vaughan says several people in Missouri, Arkansas,... more »
  • Residents: Gas line break sounded like earthquake

    February 13, 2012 3:10 PM

    PRIDE - A team of inspectors are trying to find out what caused a natural gas pipeline rupture this morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. The line break near Pride happened around 2:30 a.m. Emergency responders evacuated homes and closed roads within a mile of the rupture until the... more »
  • 7.2 quake in Turkey kills 138, collapses buildings

    October 23, 2011 3:34 PM

    ANKARA, Turkey- Turkey's prime minister says the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in eastern Turkey has killed at least 138 people. Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Sunday's earthquake has killed at least 93 people in the city of Van and 45 people in the nearby town of Ercis. He says some people... more »
  • Stones fall off Washington National Cathedral

    August 23, 2011 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - A spokesman for Washington National Cathedral says at least three of the four pinnacles on the central tower have fallen off and the central tower appears to be leaning. The pinnacles are the top stones on the cathedral's towers. Richard Weinberg, director of communications for the cathedral, said... more »
  • 5.9 Magnitude Earthquake in Virginia

    August 23, 2011 1:50 PM

    At 12:51 CDT a 5.9 Magnitude earthquake rattled parts of the Middle Atlantic and Northeast States according to the USGS. The White House, U.S. Capitol, and other National Landmarks in Washington D.C. have been evacuated. Reports say it was felt as far north as Pittsburgh, PA to Martha's Vineyard. ... more »
  • Emergency planners to hold earthquake exercise

    July 14, 2011 3:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will conduct an exercise today to help emergency officials prepare for dealing with the possibility of an earthquake disaster. Louisiana's earthquake risk stems from the New Madrid Fault, the most seismically active area of the United States east of... more »
  • Police dig for remains; 3 killed in latest quake to hit Japan

    April 8, 2011 11:03 AM

    SENDAI, Japan - Hundreds of Japanese police wearing white radiation gear and blue gloves have been using their hands or small shovels today searching for bodies in the tsunami-ravaged area near a crippled nuclear plant. Some of the police were mobilized from Tokyo as part of a determined effort... more »
  • Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits off Japan coast

    April 7, 2011 10:02 AM

    TOKYO - Japan was rattled by a strong aftershock and tsunami warning Thursday night nearly a month after a devastating earthquake and tsunami flattened the northeastern coast. The Japan meteorological agency issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to one meter. The warning was issued for a coastal... more »
  • Study: Big quakes don't set off others far away

    March 27, 2011 12:38 PM

    NEW YORK- Here's some good news in the wake of Japan's disaster: A new study says big earthquakes don't set off other dangerous ones around the globe. Big quakes do trigger local aftershocks. But researchers found no sign of setting off moderate-sized events at great distances. The finding basically... more »
  • Japan nuke plant pool at or near boiling

    March 22, 2011 5:45 AM

    TOKYO- A Japanese nuclear safety official says a pool for storing spent fuel at the crippled nuclear plant is heating up, with temperatures around the boiling point. The official tells reporters that the high temperatures in the spent fuel pool are believed to be the cause of steam that has... more »
  • Japan nuke plant operator missed inspections

    March 21, 2011 4:59 AM

    TOKYO- Japan's nuclear safety agency says the operator of the country's troubled nuclear complex repeatedly failed to make crucial inspections of equipment in the weeks before it was crippled in the quake and tsunami. In a report released nine days before the disasters, the agency criticized Tokyo Electric Power Co.... more »
  • Japan passengers, cargo screened for radiation

    March 17, 2011 12:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security is screening passengers and cargo entering the United States from Japan for "even a blip of radiation." Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Thursday that no harmful levels of radiation have reached the U.S. since the nuclear crisis in Japan sparked by... more »
  • US starts evacuating some Americans out of Japan

    March 17, 2011 2:30 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Obama administration has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, and said it will charter aircraft to help U.S. citizens wishing to escape elevated radiation levels in the country. The State Department late Wednesday issued a warning to Americans to avoid travel to Japan and said... more »
  • Local airman serves in Japan

    March 16, 2011 5:39 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE, La.- After an emotional two days, a family from Prairieville finally heard from their son in Japan. Trey Wolf, 22, is a Navy Airman helping with recovery efforts in the devastated country. "I knew in my gut he was safe and all. I prayed for that 10 second... more »
  • Japan rules out choppers to cool down nuke reactor

    March 15, 2011 4:30 PM

    TOKYO - The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant says it has scrapped a plan to use helicopters to pour water into a reactor whose overheating fuel storage unit was emitting radiation. The storage pool, used to hold spent nuclear fuel rods, caught fire Tuesday in... more »
  • Death toll rises as Japan struggles with disaster's aftermath

    March 15, 2011 3:12 PM

    TOKYO - The rescues of two people in the earthquake and tsunami rubble in Japan today come as rare good news. The confirmed death toll is around 3,300 and thousands more are missing. Experts in involved in the 2004 Asian tsunami say there's no question that the toll is... more »
  • No-fly zone over damaged Japanese nuclear plant

    March 15, 2011 3:08 PM

    SOMA, Japan - After three explosions and a fire at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, officials there say they make ask the U.S. and Japanese military for help cooling a storage pond for spent fuel. The idea is for helicopters to spray water into it. While the fire in... more »
  • More US relief crews exposed to radiation in Japan

    March 15, 2011 1:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More U.S. military crews are being exposed to radiation as they press ahead with relief flights over Japan. And the Navy said Tuesday that it's sending some ships to operate off the country's west coast rather than east coast. That's to avoid hazards from the... more »
  • More confirmed deaths in Japan

    March 14, 2011 12:45 PM

    TAKAJO, Japan - The tide is bringing in the bodies of more of the victims of Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A Japanese police official says 1,000 bodies that had washed up on shore were found scattered today along the coastline. Officials now say there are... more »
  • How people can help Japanese earthquake recovery

    March 13, 2011 1:30 PM

    The U.S. government and other nations were sending personnel to assist Japan in its response to the earthquakes and tsunami that have devastated the country. U.S. aid groups were accepting private donations for relief efforts. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent two of its officials with expertise in boiling... more »
  • Volcano in southern Japan resumes eruptions

    March 13, 2011 10:21 AM

    TOKYO- The weather agency says a volcano in southern Japan is spewing ash and rock again as the country struggles with the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in the north. The Meteorological Agency issued a warning Sunday saying that Shinmoedake volcano resumed activity after a couple of... more »
  • State Dept. urges Americans not to go to Japan

    March 13, 2011 9:35 AM

    WASHINGTON- The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time. The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural disaster. Japan's... more »
  • Japanese Official: Death toll from earthquake likely to exceed 1,000

    March 12, 2011 7:19 PM

    JAPAN- Japan is struggling to determine the scope of damage from the most powerful earthquake in its recorded history, and the tsunami that ravaged its northeast Friday. Hundreds are known to have died, but a government official says the death toll could far exceed 1,000. Teams are searching... more »
  • Explosion at Japan nuke plant, disaster toll rises

    March 12, 2011 11:11 AM

    IWAKI, Japan- An explosion shattered a building housing a nuclear reactor Saturday, amid fears of a meltdown, while across wide swaths of northeastern Japan officials searched for thousands of people missing more than a day after a devastating earthquake and tsunami. The confirmed death toll from Friday's twin disasters... more »
  • Local Ties To Earthquake in Japan

    March 11, 2011 9:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Instead of a quick business trip to Japan, Byron McLain found him self on the 32nd floor of an office building, in the middle of one of the strongest earth quakes in history. The lawyer from New Orleans, now lives in Los Angeles, California. He's been through... more »
  • LSU student studying in Japan is o.k.

    March 11, 2011 5:03 PM

    UPDATE 5:14 p.m. - The LSU student studying abroad in Japan is confirmed safe. LSU has also contacted a student studying in Hawaii, who is confirmed safe as well. BATON ROUGE - Officials at LSU Spokesperson Kristine Calongne said only one student was studying in Japan as part of... more »
  • Hundreds dead, hundreds more missing from quake, tsunami

    March 11, 2011 12:59 PM

    TOKYO - Today's quake and tsunami in Japan have left hundreds dead and hundreds more missing. Police found 200 to 300 bodies in a northeastern coastal city, and more than 100 others were also confirmed killed. Hundreds more are missing. A large section of a town of... more »
  • Quake brings modern Tokyo to a standstill

    March 11, 2011 12:07 PM

    TOKYO - Japan's huge earthquake brought super-modern Tokyo to a standstill Friday, paralyzing trains that normally run like clockwork and stranding hordes of commuters carrying mobile phones rendered largely useless by widespread outages. The magnitude-8.9 quake off Japan's northeastern coast shook buildings in the capital, left millions of homes... more »
  • Quake hits Hawaii as residents brace for tsunami

    March 11, 2011 6:00 AM

    HONOLULU- A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has struck Hawaii as residents brace for a tsunami after a massive earthquake in Japan. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damages from the quake that hit the Big Island about 30 miles southeast of Hilo just before 11 p.m. Thursday. The first waves... more »
  • Hundreds killed in 8.9 Japan earthquake, tsunami

    March 11, 2011 5:05 AM

    TOKYO- Japanese officials say more than 300 people have died in the magnitude 8.9 quake and 13-foot tsunami that hit the northeast part of the country. People, boats, cars, buildings and tons of debris were swept away by the wave. The death toll has been rising. Fires triggered by Friday's... more »
  • New Zealand city devastated by quake

    February 22, 2011 1:04 PM

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - At least 100 people are reported missing in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, where officials have already confirmed 65 deaths from a powerful earthquake. Military units are patrolling the nearly empty streets, which are marked by huge cracks and canyons from the quake.... more »
  • Indonesia hit with deadly tsunami, volcano eruption

    October 26, 2010 12:56 PM

    Indonesia is dealing with both a volcanic eruption and the aftermath of a powerful earthquake and tsunami. The eruption of Mount Merapi came after scientists warned of pressure building beneath its dome. A 2-month-old baby reportedly died as panicked villagers fled. Hundreds of miles away, rescuers are... more »
  • Quake felt in NW Wyoming; landslide reported

    October 24, 2010 3:02 PM

    A magnitude 4.6 earthquake has hit in northwest Wyoming, and authorities are investigating a report of a landslide. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Teton County sheriff's dispatcher Kristen Clifton says no injuries have been reported. Clifton says site of... more »
  • Moderate quake kills 3 in Iran's remote northeast

    August 28, 2010 3:20 PM

    Iranian state TV is reporting that three people died in the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that shook the country's remote northeast overnight. Forty others were injured. The quake struck at 11:53 p.m. local time on Saturday in Semnan province. The report says two children and a woman died and that the... more »
  • Earthquake shakes several homes in Clinton

    August 2, 2010 9:03 PM

    A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rattled homes north of Baton Rouge just before midnight Sunday. It hit east of Clinton near the East Feliciana and St. Helena Parish line. Many people told News 2 they didn't feel the quake, but for Clinton resident Natalie Neck, it hit close to home.... more »
  • President Jean?

    July 27, 2010 11:38 AM

    Wylcelf Jean says he's considering a run for president of Haiti. The current president--Rene Preval--can't seek re-election. Preval appointed Jean ambassador-at-large three years ago. A family statement says Jean is committed to the recovery efforts of Haiti, public office or not. The music star has been active... more »
  • DC area shaken by minor earthquake

    July 16, 2010 6:33 AM

    The Washington, D.C., area has been shaken by a minor earthquake. The quake hit at 5:04 a.m. EDT with a magnitude of 3.6. A physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered in the Rockville, Md., area. There were no immediate reports of damage. more »
  • Magnitude-5.0 earthquake reported in Canada

    June 23, 2010 4:10 PM

    The U.S. Geological Survey says it has reduced the magnitude of an earthquake at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada today. The magnitude-5.0 quake was felt in Canada and in several U.S. states, including Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. There have... more »
  • Prosthetic specialist returns from Haiti

    June 1, 2010 8:03 PM

    A man behind a new clinic in earthquake ravaged Haiti has returned home to Baton Rouge. Prosthetic specialist Jay Tew turned an old warehouse into a special place for amputees. He spent three months in Haiti after January's earthquake. Tew set up the Hanger Prosthetics clinic. During that time, Tew... more »
  • 2 survivors pulled out 5 days after China quake

    April 19, 2010 5:29 AM

    Rescuers in China pulled a 4-year-old girl and a Tibetan woman alive from the rubble of a collapsed mud hut where they were trapped under a bed. Relatives kept the two alive by sending them food and water through gaps in the rubble with the help of bamboo poles. The... more »
  • Earthquake in western China kills 400

    April 14, 2010 5:15 AM

    At least 400 people are dead, thousands injured and others buried under rubble after a series of strong earthquakes in western China. Homes collasped and people poured into the streets for safety and to look for relatives. The U.S. Geological Survey says the main quake was a magnitude 6.9 temblor... more »
  • Chile to study New Orleans hurricane recovery

    April 10, 2010 3:11 PM

    Chilean President Sebastian Pinera will visit New Orleans on Sunday to learn lessons about recovering from a natural disaster. Chile is still cleaning up after a massive earthquake and tsunami earlier this year. According to New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, Pinera will meet with the mayor Sunday to... more »
  • Earthquake kills man in Mexico

    April 4, 2010 9:36 PM

    Today's 7.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Mexico, killed a man when his home collapsed, according to the civil protection chief in Tijuana. The quake was the first of two to strike the continent's west coast. Minutes later, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake shook northern California. There are no reported injuries... more »
  • Earthquake shakes downtown Los Angeles

    April 4, 2010 6:00 PM

    A strong earthquake south of the U.S.-Mexico border shook high-rises in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego and was felt across Southern California and Arizona. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.9 magnitude quake struck in Baja California, about 108 miles east-southeast of Tijuana. We will update you... more »
  • Bush, Clinton visit to Haiti

    March 22, 2010 8:50 AM

    Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are headed to Haiti to lead U.S. fundraising efforts in response to the January quake. It's Bush's first trip to Haiti, and Clinton has made two visits since the quake. Supporters of Haiti's ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide are planning protests tomorrow, demanding the return... more »
  • Strongly felt quakes shake Chile inauguration

    March 11, 2010 9:11 AM

    Two strongly felt earthquakes have rocked central Chile as dignitaries arrive for the inauguration of President-elect Sebastian Pinera. The U.S. Geological Survey says the first quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and the second registered at 7.2. Both rocked buildings in the capital, shook windows and provoked nervous smiles... more »
  • BR church sends supplies to Haiti

    March 10, 2010 5:08 PM

    A church in Baton Rouge is sending thousands of dollars in supplies to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The Greater King David Baptist Church collected food, water, and toiletries. More than 230,000 people died in the quake, which rattled the country in January. Today, President Obama renewed America's... more »
  • Deadly earthquake shakes eastern Turkey

    March 8, 2010 9:06 AM

    Seismologists say there have been more than 50 aftershocks following a magnitude 6 earthquake in eastern Turkey. Nearly 60 people were killed and another 100 were injured. In the hardest hit village of Okcular, local authorities say homes were crumbled into piles of dirt. Officials say a village near... more »
  • Firefighters get specialized training

    March 5, 2010 5:30 PM

    Ascension Parish firefighters took part in a specialized collapsed building training course Friday. The course is designed to teach first responders how to reach victims buried in heavy debris while keeping rescuers safe. "This is not training they get for normal daily operations," said Rick Weber with the Ascension... more »
  • Loyola professor to take instruments to Haiti

    March 3, 2010 5:35 AM

    Hatiti native and professor Jean Montes along with students and volunteers will soon deliver musical instruments to the earthquake-devastated Holy Trinity School of Music. The group, with the support of the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, is organizing a massive effort to collect musical instruments from individuals who no longer... more »
  • UN readies Chile quake aid after government seeks help

    March 1, 2010 8:07 AM

    The United Nations says it will rush aid deliveries to Chile after the government asked for help in its recovery from this weekend's massive earthquake. U.N. humanitarian spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs says Chile officially made its request Monday, two days after the 8.8-magnitude quake struck about 200 miles south of the... more »
  • Strong earthquake, tsunami warning in south Japan

    February 26, 2010 3:07 PM

    Japan's meteorological agency says a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit off Japan's southern coast, and has issued a tsunami warning in the region. Officials say the quake occurred off the coast of the island of Okinawa. They predicted a tsunami up to 3 feet (1 meter) near the Okinawan coast.... more »
  • Students raise money for earthquake relief

    February 25, 2010 5:50 PM

    Students from Gonzales Primary School in Ascension Parish made a special donation to the American Red Cross. They raised more than $2,000 to help earthquake survivors in Haiti. The idea came from fifth grader Gavin Ahearne. He asked his principal if he could raise money at the school after watching... more »
  • Shirts to help Haiti

    February 21, 2010 5:55 PM

    A special t-shirt, created to show the connection between Louisiana and Haiti, will help relief efforts in the devastated country. Health care professional, Tana Hebert, created the shirts with her brother to raise money to benefit the local organization BR2Haiti. The group provides an outlet for doctors and nurses... more »
  • Bridge collapse widow adopts Haitian twins

    February 9, 2010 9:13 AM

    A woman whose husband was killed during the 2007 freeway bridge collapse in Minneapolis is realizing her dream of starting a family with the arrival of adopted twins from Haiti. Betsy Sathers welcomed 2-year-old Ross and Alyse to her suburban Minneapolis home just days after the earthquake in Haiti.... more »
  • Medicine running out at Haiti hospitals, clinics

    January 29, 2010 6:06 AM

    The post-earthquake aid effort in Haiti is taking its toll on medical supplies. Basic medical supplies such as antibiotics and painkillers are running dangerously low at some quake-devastated hospitals and clinics. It's alarming to doctors who are struggling to keep up with demand. The deputy head of the U.N. peacekeeping... more »
  • Baton Rouge nun witnesses earthquake in Haiti

    January 26, 2010 5:37 PM

    A Baton Rouge woman is back from Haiti after witnessing the earthquake and devastation first hand. Sister Martha Abshire, a nun with the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, traveled to Haiti for a mission trip three days before the earthquake hit. While she was in Aquin, a... more »
  • Troops from Fort Polk heading to Haiti

    January 22, 2010 11:25 AM

    Soldiers from Fort Polk will deploy to Haiti. The Army says about 130 soldiers from the 209th Military Police Battalion will leave next week. Their mission will be to help with earthquake recovery and humanitarian assistance. An earthquake devastated the island nation 10 days ago. more »
  • Honore says bring Haitian evacuees to Gulf Coast

    January 21, 2010 10:08 AM

    Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who restored order after Hurricane Katrina, is calling on the United States, and in particular the governors along the Gulf Coast, to offer refuge to the most vulnerable Haitians affected by the deadly Jan. 12 earthquake. Doctors agreed with Honore, but said it was unlikely... more »

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