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  • Magnitude-4.9 quake shakes Utah

    A magnitude-4.9 earthquake rattled parts of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho on Thursday evening. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.


  • 4.9 quake shakes Utah, Wyo., Idaho

    SALT LAKE CITY — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattled parts of Utah, Wyoming and Idaho on Thursday evening. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.


  • Some wonder whether earthquakes have a season

    With all of the recent earthquakes, many of my physical geography students are asking, “are we seeing more seismic activity than usual?” Many scientists claim that the recent activity is …


  • Swarm of small quakes occurring at Alaska volcano

    A swarm of small earthquakes began Monday at a volcano near Anchorage in what scientists said was a warning that Mount Redoubt could be waking from its slumber.


  • Quake kills two, rattles millions in Southern California

    TIJUANA, Mexico – One of the strongest earthquakes to hit Southern California in nearly two decades shook tens of millions of people in two countries and three states on Sunday, …


  • Magnitude 7.2 quake hits Baja California

    A strong earthquake south of the U.S.-Mexico border shook high-rises in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego and was felt across Southern California and Arizona.


  • Recent large earthquakes within normal activity range

    Several students from my physical geography class at North Idaho College asked me about the recent earthquake activity in Haiti, Chile and Turkey. They wanted to know if this was …


  • Not more quakes, but more people

    First the ground shook in Haiti, then Chile and now Turkey. The earthquakes keep coming hard and fast this year, causing people to wonder if something sinister is happening underfoot. …


  • Turkey reels from earthquake

    OKCULAR, Turkey – Hundreds of earthquake survivors huddled in aid tents and around bonfires Monday in eastern Turkey, seeking relief from the winter cold after a strong temblor knocked down …


  • Northwest at risk of earthquake like one in Chile

    Just 50 miles off the Pacific Northwest coast is an earthquake hotspot that threatens to unleash on Seattle, Portland and Vancouver the kind of damage that has shattered Chile.


  • Large quake off N. California does little damage

    Residents of Northern California’s Humboldt County were rocked by a magnitude-5.9 earthquake Thursday, but officials said there were no immediate reports of major injury or damage from the second large …


  • Haitian virtuoso lost wife, school, but vows to rebuild

    MIAMI – Somewhere in the dust and blood of his own grave, blind violinist Romel Joseph began to play the strains of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto. Even with his left leg …


  • Aid makes inroads, but Haiti tragedy swells

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The staggering scope of Haiti’s nightmare came into sharper focus Monday as authorities estimated 200,000 dead and 1.5 million homeless in the quake-ravaged heart of this tragic …


  • Gratitude, frustration, fear

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Prayers of thanksgiving and cries for help rose from Haiti’s huddled homeless Sunday, the sixth day of an epic humanitarian crisis that was straining the world’s ability …


  • Rising violence making aid efforts risky, difficult

    WASHINGTON – Some incidents of violence in Haiti have hindered rescue workers trying to help earthquake victims, a top official leading the U.S. government’s relief efforts said Sunday. Providing humanitarian …


  • Ban says U.N. will soon feed millions

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an emotional visit to the Haiti peacekeeping mission’s devastated headquarters Sunday and delivered a message of hope to the country’s earthquake victims, …


  • Poverty intensifies peril in Haiti

    LOS ANGELES – In Haiti, average life expectancy is 53, three-quarters of women give birth without a health attendant, diarrheal illnesses are the second-leading cause of death, and 30 percent …


  • World sends aid to Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Emergency aid flowed from around the world toward Haiti on Thursday, only to confront a reality that grew more desperate by the hour: Crippled ports and communications …


  • Thousands feared dead as aid work begins in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The earthquake spared neither poor nor powerful: The president was homeless, the U.N. mission chief missing, the archbishop dead. Whole neighborhoods were flattened and perhaps tens of …


  • International aid pledges for Haiti quake relief

    A glance at some of the international aid pledges for victims of the earthquake in Haiti.


  • Quake ravages capital in impoverished Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A powerful earthquake struck Haiti’s capital on Tuesday with withering force, toppling everything from simple shacks to the ornate National Palace. The dead and injured lay in …


  • Major earthquake hits Haiti; Obama says U.S. ready to help

    The largest earthquake ever recorded in the area rocked Haiti on Tuesday, collapsing a hospital where people screamed for help and damaging other buildings. An aid official described “total disaster …


  • Aid headed to tsunami-hit Samoas

    Disaster officials rushed food, medicine and a temporary morgue to the Samoas on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake unleashed a tsunami that flattened villages and swept cars and people out …


  • Data show mega-quake could strike near Seattle

    WASHINGTON – Using sophisticated seismometers and GPS devices, scientists have been able to track minute movements along two massive tectonic plates colliding 25 miles or so underneath Washington state’s Puget …


  • 3.7 quake under Whidbey Island rattles windows

    The University of Washington seismology lab coordinator says a 3.7 earthquake that shook awake some Whidbey Island residents is a reminder that a much bigger quake from the same zone …


  • Earthquake shakes Prince William Sound

    Several communities have reported feeling a 4.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Alaska’s Prince William Sound region. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center said Valdez and Glennallen were among communities that felt the …


  • Quake revealed shortcomings in alert system

    SEATTLE – When an earthquake larger than magnitude 3 strikes the Northwest, an automated system is supposed to page University of Washington seismologists and notify emergency managers. But that’s not …


  • Quake shakes Puget Sound area

    SEATTLE – There were no immediate reports of damage from a magnitude 4.5 earthquake that rattled the Seattle and Puget Sound area early Friday, but it was a reminder the …


  • Colombia Quake Kills 28 Buildings Toppled; 200 Injured; Phones, Electricity Disrupted

    A powerful earthquake rocked Colombia on Wednesday, toppling buildings and killing at least 28 people. About 200 people were injured. The quake, which struck at 1:41 p.m., had a preliminary …