Stories tagged: earthquake
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 5:03 p.m.
Three relatively strong earthquakes were recorded Sunday night in the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 22, 2018, 7:11 a.m.
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded three earthquakes above magnitude 6.0 Sunday evening about a 100 miles off the coast of Vancouver Island.
Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
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, …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
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 …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 8:50 a.m.
The national disaster agency said the confirmed death toll from last Friday’s magnitude 7.5 earthquake increased slightly to 1,571.
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 6:47 p.m.
A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island struck last week by a powerful earthquake and tsunami, but no evacuations were ordered.
Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 10:35 p.m.
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.
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.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 9:41 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:03 a.m.
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.
Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 8:07 p.m.
A deep, undersea earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 has struck Fiji and small tsunami waves have been observed but no damage reported.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
Chrissy Teigen has shared her shock and worry in real-time during a powerful and deadly earthquake in Indonesia with her social media followers.
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more …
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:21 p.m.
A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.
Sat., July 7, 2018, 7:52 p.m.
Skagit County officials in northwestern Washington have a new resource to help plan for potential big waves caused by large earthquakes along the West Coast.
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 9:51 p.m.
A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around the city of Osaka in western Japan on Monday morning, and at least two people were feared dead.
UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 10:28 p.m.
There’s never been a universal image for the natural disaster that threatens a third of the world’s population: earthquakes. A small group of experts – including two from Washington state …
UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 5:06 p.m.
Geologists say it’s only a matter of time before a large-scale earthquake hits Washington’s Cascadia Subduction Zone.
Sun., May 6, 2018, 1:06 p.m.
Polish rescue workers on Sunday found the bodies of two miners after an earthquake hit a coal mine in southern Poland.
UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
Two missing coal miners were found hurt but conscious after a quake struck a mine Saturday in southern Poland, and scores of rescue workers were still trying to reach five …
Wed., April 18, 2018, 10:34 p.m.
A shallow earthquake in central Indonesia has killed three people and damaged more than 300 homes, disaster officials said Thursday as they declared a two-week emergency for the affected areas.