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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.

Small earthquake rattles eastern Idaho, no damage reported

A small earthquake occurred in eastern Idaho but there are no reports of damage.

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Southern California coast

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck Thursday under the ocean off Southern California and was felt widely along the mainland coast, but there were no reports of damage except to a …

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Bolivia

A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Bolivia on Monday, but it was so deep that there were no reports of injuries or damage.

State studying priorities to prepare for killer quake

State and local officials begin looking at a way to set priorities to brace the state against catastrophic quakes that are going to come at some point.

Six months after Mexico quake some still camp outside homes

Six months after the temblor, improvised camps erected by displaced residents are among the most visible signs that not everyone has moved on from the earthquake that killed 228 people …

Study: Portland faces widespread destruction in big quake

Portland faces mass casualties and billions of dollars in building damage if a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake hits off the West Coast, according to an Oregon study released Thursday.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Papua New Guinea quake killed at least 15, governor says

A powerful earthquake two days ago killed at least 15 people, injured dozens and brought work to a halt at four oil and gas fields in a remote Papua New …

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Powerful quake rattles homes, gold mine in Papua New Guinea

A large earthquake has struck the middle of Papua New Guinea.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

13 killed in helicopter crash after Mexican quake

A military helicopter carrying officials who were assessing damage from a powerful earthquake flipped as it was attempting to land in southern Mexico, crashing on top of people who had …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 7:20 p.m.

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake slams south, central Mexico

A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a …

Rescuers comb Taiwan quake rubble for remaining 7 missing

Rescuers in Taiwan continued their search for survivors in a dangerously tilted building Thursday, more than a day after it was damaged in an earthquake that shook the island’s east …

Workers try to shore up tilted buildings after Taiwan quake

Workers placed steel beams to stabilize a dangerously tilted building while rescuers on the other side try to pull survivors from their residences Thursday morning, more than a day after …