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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.


Strong, deep undersea quake shakes Fiji; no damage expected

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.


Chrissy Teigen caught in Bali earthquake while on vacation

Chrissy Teigen has shared her shock and worry in real-time during a powerful and deadly earthquake in Indonesia with her social media followers.


Powerful quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island, 39 dead

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.

At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island

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.


Washington county gets new maps for tsunami planning

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.

3 dead after earthquake hits Osaka in western Japan

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.

Could an earthquake emoji save lives? Experts seek a universal symbol for ground shaking

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.

Washington planning second large-scale earthquake drill

Geologists say it’s only a matter of time before a large-scale earthquake hits Washington’s Cascadia Subduction Zone.


Two found dead in quake-hit Polish coal mine; 3 still missing

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.

Rescue workers in Poland locate 3rd coal miner, 4 missing

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 …


Shallow Indonesia quake kills 3, damages hundreds of homes

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.