Earthquakes

March 17, 2019 - 9:14 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reported that the temblor struck at 1:49 p.m. (1149 GMT) Sunday. The epicenter was 16...
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Ahmed Tani poses a portrait in front of Hagley College in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, March 17, 2019. Tani settled in Christchurch after fleeing civil war in Somalia. The New Zealand city seemed a place of peace. It was more than just physically distant from the strife he had known. With its leafy streets, vibrant gardens and green public parks, the Garden City was even visually a world away from his war-scorched past. But that peace hasn't always lasted and now the city will need to use its experience rebuilding from a 2011 earthquake to recover from the nation's worst terrorist attack.(AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
March 17, 2019 - 5:16 am
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, the New Zealand city seemed a place of peace, a haven. Christchurch was more than just physically distant from the bitter strife he had previously known. With its...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, workers inspect an off-ramp that collapsed during a morning earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska. Seismologists announced Friday, March 8, 2019, the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0. Alaska Earthquake Center officials say in a release that the change comes after quake data was reviewed by multiple agency and academic groups. (AP Photo/Mike Dinneen, File)
March 08, 2019 - 7:39 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists announced Friday the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0. Alaska Earthquake Center officials say in a news release that the change comes after quake data was reviewed by multiple agencies and...
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March 01, 2019 - 4:16 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Peru. The temblor's epicenter was 27 kilometers (16 miles) north-northeast of Azangaro and it had a depth of around 260 kilometers (160 miles). The earthquake struck...
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February 26, 2019 - 2:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — A county in western China has suspended drilling for shale gas after a protest by residents who suspected fracking work caused a series of earthquakes that led to two deaths. The first quake hit Sichuan province's Rongxian county on Sunday morning, followed by two more, including a...
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February 22, 2019 - 7:04 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake happened at 10:17 GMT 115...
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Rescue workers carry 5-year old girl Havva Tekgoz, after she was pulled from the rubble of an eight-storey building, some 18-hours after it collapsed, in Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. The girl, Havva Tekgoz, was seen on Thursday being carried by stretcher to a waiting ambulance, as one person in a crowd of onlookers chanted: "God is great!." Istanbul Gov. Ali Yerlikaya told reporters early Thursday that rescue teams working overnight pulled 12 people out of the rubble with injuries and at least three people are confirmed dead. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
February 07, 2019 - 12:32 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — As emergency teams worked around the clock in search of any more survivors trapped in the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul, its collapse put the spotlight on illegal construction and raised alarms over the scope of possible destruction in the event that a...
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January 19, 2019 - 9:33 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook cities and towns on Chile's northern coast late Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. Chile's National Emergency Office preventatively ordered the evacuation of a stretch of coast near the city of Coquimbo but later...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018, file photo, Dennis Keeling, of Instant Services, measures for a broken window at an auto parts store following an earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska Seven weeks after the massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety. (AP Photo/Mike Dinneen, file)
January 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright's sense of safety. They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 1994 file photo, Interstate 10, the Santa Monica Freeway, split and collapsed over La Cienega Boulevard following the Northridge quake in the predawn hours in Los Angeles. Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
January 16, 2019 - 9:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. A look back at the damage, deaths and developments in seismic safety since the disaster:...
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