Stories tagged: earthquake
Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Earthquake recorded off Oregon coast
The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a 4.7-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday
The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Criticism of U.S. sanctions returns in Iran after earthquake
With Iranian-Americans abroad unable to send money directly to Iran to aid those affected by this week’s powerful earthquake that killed over 530 people, criticism of U.S. sanctions on Iran …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
Iran to probe state-built homes destroyed by deadly quake
Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq that killed over …
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area
Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 8:02 p.m.
Magnitude 6.5 quake hits Costa Rica coast, shakes capital
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 has shaken Costa Rica, knocking items from shelves and sending people rushing outside in panic.
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
Powerful earthquake on Iran-Iraq border kills 207, injures 1,686
powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing 207 people and injuring 1,686 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, Iranian state media said.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Mexico City plans quake memorial at collapsed building site
Mexico City’s government said Sunday it plans to expropriate the lot where a seven-story office building collapsed during the Sept. 19 earthquake, and will use it to erect a memorial …
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 8 a.m.
Mexico City’s Day of Dead parade honors quake victims
A raised fist made of helmets, pick axes and broken rubble rolled ahead of hundreds of walking skeletons, costumed dancers and flowery floats Saturday in Mexico City’s Day of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran
Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province.
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake shakes northern Chile
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck northern Chile.
Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Strong quake shakes northeastern Japan, no danger of tsunami
A strong earthquake late Friday shook northeastern Japan off the coast of Fukushima, the region hit by a massive quake and tsunami in 2011 that triggered a nuclear plant meltdown, …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Last known body recovered from rubble after Mexico quake
The last body known to be trapped in rubble has been recovered two weeks after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed at least 369 people in Mexico, officials said Wednesday.
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
Mexico bars quake-collapsed school in capital from operating
Mexico’s Education Department has revoked the permits of an elementary and middle school where a wing of the building collapsed in the recent magnitude 7.1 earthquake, killing 26 people.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
Mexico official: Warnings over school ignored before quake
A Mexico City borough president said officials from a previous administration ignored warnings that unauthorized construction work had damaged the structural integrity of a school that collapsed during a powerful …
Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 4:48 p.m.
Memorials spring up at Mexico City’s quake collapse sites
MEXICO CITY – Impromptu memorials have sprung up across Mexico City as people come to terms with the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that killed more than 350 people. They’re on sidewalks, …
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 10:20 p.m.
Mexican rescue dog Frida became symbol of earthquake hope
Even without rescuing anyone from the rubble after Mexico’s big earthquake, a photogenic yellow Labrador retriever named Frida has gained an international social media following.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 10:43 a.m.
Mexico quake death toll now 337, including 198 in capital
Mexico authorities say the death toll from last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake has risen by four to 337.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Collapsed Mexico school raises questions about quake codes
On paper at least, the Mexico City school appeared to be structurally sound and built to withstand a major earthquake. But it collapsed, killing 26 people, most of them children. …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
Mexico tallying the economic cost of big earthquake
Mexican officials are tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital, as the number of buildings that may need to be …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 9:22 p.m.
More buildings, perhaps lives at risk following Mexico quake
As many as 360 buildings and homes are in danger of collapse or with major damage in Mexico City nearly a week after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake completely collapsed 38 …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
In Mexico City, hopes of finding quake survivors dwindle
Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two …
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:52 a.m.
South Korea says natural North Korea earthquake detected
South Korea’s weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:26 p.m.
New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two yet-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 4:26 p.m.
Daddy Yankee’s fans fill 4 trucks with donations in NY
Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee’s fans answer his call to help victims of Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico and the earthquake in Mexico.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 9:29 p.m.
Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope
Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved …
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Helen Ubiñas: Amid insanity, lovely acts of kindness
Maybe these acts of kindness aren’t all random. Maybe this is what we do when the world comes undone.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Despair rises for relatives of the missing in Mexico quake
As painstaking attempts to reach survivors in quake-ravaged buildings across Mexico City stretched into a third day Thursday, desperation mounted among loved ones who earlier had high hopes for quick …
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Magnitude-6.1 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan
The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has hit off the coast of Japan.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 10:15 p.m.
Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills at least 245
Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number …