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Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright’s sense of safety. The seemingly never-ending aftershocks deepen quake anxiety for the second-grader and many …


5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts West Java

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted Sukabumi in West Java on Tuesday afternoon, the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has reported.


Officials: No tsunami expected from earthquake near Alaska

Officials say a large earthquake has struck in a remote area of the Aleutian Islands near Alaska, but a tsunami is not expected.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2:52 p.m.

NAACP links earthquake signs in Oregon to white supremacy

A new city policy requiring public signs on brick buildings warning they might collapse in an earthquake is part of a long history of white supremacy aimed at forcing black …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 2:53 p.m.

What if the megaquake happens when you’re in a Seattle high-rise? New study predicts stronger shaking

One of the biggest unknowns about the next megaquake in the Pacific Northwest – aside from when it will hit – is what it will do to tall buildings.


After big earthquake, aftershocks continue to rattle Alaska

Nearly three weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake shook up southcentral Alaska, the state continues to register frequent aftershocks.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes in Pacific near New Caledonia

A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the southern Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia on Wednesday, prompting authorities to warn of a tsunami threat to nearby islands.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 6:35 p.m.

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn’t his car – it was a …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

Chris Riekena was driving his 7-year-old son to school when his car started acting up. As he pulled over, he realized the problem wasn’t his car – it was a …


Over 400 hurt in magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 400 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said.


No damage reported following eastern Idaho earthquake

Authorities in southeastern Idaho say there are no reports of damage following a 3.8-magnitude earthquake.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 5:03 p.m.

Large earthquakes off Vancouver Island

Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:11 a.m.

Strong earthquakes strike off Vancouver Island; no tsunami warnings issued

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded three earthquakes above magnitude 6.0 Sunday evening about a 100 miles off the coast of Vancouver Island.


West Coast quake warning system now operational, with limits

Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, …


New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia’s Java island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali on Thursday, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Magnitude 5.9 quake shakes northern Haiti

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook northwestern Haiti late Saturday, damaging homes, a church and at least one hospital. Officials reported that people had been injured, but had not confirmed local …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 12:56 p.m.

Indonesia considers making devastated areas mass graves

Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated …


High above Indonesian city, a mass grave and many questions

PALU, Indonesia – From the mountain range, the bay was a sparkling blue and the small city huddled around it a mosaic of bright buildings and mosque minarets. Suddenly a …


Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

The national disaster agency said the confirmed death toll from last Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake increased slightly to 1,571.


Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier earthquake

A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered.


Aid slowly is trickling to Indonesian disaster-hit areas

Aid was slowly making its way into areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central Indonesian island, with one neighborhood’s residents clapping, cheering and high-fiving in their …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 400 amid search for survivors

Rescuers were scrambling Sunday to try to find trapped victims in collapsed buildings where voices could be heard screaming for help after a massive earthquake in Indonesia spawned a deadly …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 28, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Indonesian quake and tsunami devastates coast; at least 48 dead

The powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit Indonesia’s central Sulawesi has claimed many victims, a disaster official said Saturday, as rescuers raced to reach the region and an AP reporter …


Japan quake toll up to 18 as rescuers dig through landslides

The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18 on Friday, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after …


Japan quake toll up to 16 as rescuers dig through landslides

Rescuers were using dogs, backhoes and shovels to search Friday for survivors trapped in mud and debris from landslides triggered by a powerful earthquake in northern Japan.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Quake in northern Japan kills 2, causes landslides, blackout

A powerful earthquake hit wide areas on Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, triggering landslides as well as causing the loss of power at nearly all of 3 …


7.1-magnitude quake rattles Peru/Brazil border

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1-magnitude struck eastern Peru, close to its borders with Brazil and Bolivia, early Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.


Aftershock hits Venezuela following biggest quake since 1900

A strong aftershock jolted Venezuela’s northeastern coast on Wednesday following the most powerful earthquake to hit the area in more than a century, though officials said neither caused major damage …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 7:09 a.m.

Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes off Oregon Coast; no damage reported

The quake, which was about 165 miles from land, was felt along coastal towns in Oregon as well as Salem, according to reports submitted to the U.S. Geological Service.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

Strong quake rocks Venezuela; buildings evacuated in capital

A powerful earthquake shook Venezuela’s northeastern coast on Tuesday, startling residents in the capital who evacuated buildings and briefly interrupting a pro-government rally in favor of a controversial economic reforms.