ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage school officials have approved a plan calling for $36.3 million to repair two schools damaged by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook south-central...
Moderate earthquake hits Turkey; 3 people injured
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A moderately-strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southwestern Turkey on Wednesday, Turkish authorities said. At least three people sustained minor...
Flash floods, earthquake in Indonesia kill over 80
JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides that tore through mountainside villages in Indonesia's easternmost province...
Despite its peace, Christchurch painfully used to trauma
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Ahmed Tani settled in Christchurch as a refugee in 1999. After his escape from civil war in Somalia, he saw the New Zealand city as a place of peace, a...
3.0 magnitude earthquake shakes part of central Oklahoma
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported following a 3.0 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was reported at 11:49...
Quake-triggered landslide kills 2 on Indonesia’s Lombok
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake triggered a landslide that hit a popular waterfall on the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least two people and...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.5 has hit the western island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported.
At FEMA office, federal workers say they’re here to help
EAGLE RIVER, Alaska (AP) — At a small office in an Eagle River church, nearly a dozen federal employees are working to both mitigate problems and manage expectations of those seeking help after...
Moderate earthquake shakes Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano
VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-5.5 earthquake has hit the southern flank of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano.
The agnecy reports light to moderate shaking was...
3 small quakes shake coast near Alabama-Florida line
FLOMATON, Ala. (AP) — A small earthquake has hit the Gulf Coast for the third time in a week.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 2.3 earthquake occurred Tuesday night near...
Panel recommends repairing earthquake-damaged schools
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage School District committee is recommending a plan to repair two schools damaged by the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Earthquake Center says a small quake has hit the central part of the state.
The center says the magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit an area 18 miles (29...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seismologists announced Friday the magnitude of Alaska's powerful Nov. 30 earthquake has been revised to 7.1 from the earlier magnitude 7.0.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's first statewide inventory of buildings prone to crumble or collapse in an earthquake has found there are thousands of unreinforced masonry buildings that...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A small earthquake in North Korea was likely caused by a mining operation, Seoul's weather agency said Friday.
JAY, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a rare earthquake has hit the Florida Panhandle, though it didn't pack much of a punch.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the magnitude 2.6 earthquake...
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A structural study conducted at a Utah high school has found that an earthquake could result in collapses and possible fatalities in the building.
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating whether a 4.5 magnitude earthquake near the Utah-Colorado border was caused by a well that injects salty water deep...
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — No injuries have been reported after a 3.1 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Oklahoma City area.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was reported at 6:15...
7.1-magnitude earthquake hits southern Peru
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has struck southern Peru.
China county suspends fracking after earthquakes kill 2
BEIJING (AP) — A county in western China has suspended drilling for shale gas after a protest by residents who suspected fracking work was the cause of a series of earthquakes that led to two...
4.0 preliminary magnitude quake hits far Northern California
EUREKA, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has rattled a rural area of far Northern California.
The USGS says the 4.0 preliminary magnitude quake hit Sunday at...
Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern Ecuador
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible...
Strong quake hits Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook a wide area of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday evening, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.
Earthquake reported in mountains in south-central Utah
KANOSH, Utah (AP) — Seismologists say a moderate earthquake occurred early Wednesday morning in a mountainous area of south-central Utah.
3.0 magnitude earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma
CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) — No injuries were reported after a 3.0 magnitude earthquake shook parts of central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was reported at 12:08 p.m....
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Loud booms reported near injection well site not earthquakes
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio has found no evidence of earthquake activity connected with loud booms residents reported hearing in the Youngstown area near deep-injection wells used for fracking wastewater.
Disease testing delayed after Alaska lab damaged in quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state health lab was damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck south-central Alaska, delaying scientists' ability to test for tuberculosis, botulism and other dangerous diseases.
Taxidermists busy repairing trophies damaged by Alaska quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some Alaska taxidermists have been busy repairing animal mounts that were damaged in the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck the state's south-central region.
Anchorage television station KTUU reports taxidermists also have repaired Alaska Native art and other artifacts that were damaged in the Nov. 30 quake.
Anchorage schools still tallying costs from earthquake
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The cost of recovery for schools damaged by an earthquake in Anchorage could exceed an initial estimate of $25 million to $50 million, the superintendent of the Anchorage School District said.
Deena Bishop told state lawmakers this week that the district has invoiced or paid more than $22 million in repairs following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that affected Anchorage and other parts of south-central Alaska in November.
Turkey: Illegal construction a focus as collapse deaths rise
ISTANBUL (AP) — As emergency teams worked around the clock in search of any more survivors trapped in the rubble of an eight-story apartment building in Istanbul, its collapse put the spotlight on illegal construction and raised alarms over the scope of possible destruction in the event that a large earthquake hit the city.
3.5 magnitude quake shakes parts of northwest Oklahoma
CHEROKEE, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 9:54 a.m. Thursday in Alfalfa County near Cherokee, about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 1.3 miles (2.1 kilometers).
Aftershock rattles Anchorage area, 2 months after big quake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Aftershocks continue to rattle residents of Alaska's largest city two months after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused damage in and around the Anchorage area.
The Alaska Earthquake Center says the latest aftershock occurred just after 11 a.m. Wednesday. The magnitude 4.1 temblor was located about 14 northwest of Anchorage and was recorded at a depth of about 24 miles.
It was felt in the great Anchorage area, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
Magnitude 5.3 quake strikes off Dominican Republic’s coast
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. local time (1433 GMT) and was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) south-southeast of Boca de Yuma at a depth of 42 miles (68 kilometers).
No damage reported from small earthquakes in western Montana
LINCOLN, Mont. (AP) — Four small earthquakes hit an area in western Montana where a stronger earthquake struck in 2017.
The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.9 magnitude quake hit near Lincoln at around 10 a.m. Sunday followed by three smaller quakes over about a half hour.
6.6 quake hits Mexico; no reports of death or serious injury
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico on Friday, rattling nerves and swaying tall buildings hundreds of miles away in the capital, but there were no reports of serious damage, injuries or deaths.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It was centered about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the city of Tapachula in Chiapas state and struck at a depth of 40 miles (68 kilometers).
Trump issues disaster declaration for Alaska earthquake
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — White House officials say President Donald Trump has issued a major disaster declaration following the Nov. 30 earthquake that rocked Anchorage and other parts of south-central Alaska.
The declaration Thursday comes in response to a recent request from Gov. Mike Dunleavy (DUN'-lay-vee).
White House officials say the declaration frees up money to help the state recover more quickly. Initial estimates for damage and other costs have been pegged around $100 million.
Alaska extends deadline for earthquake recovery funds
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state is extending the deadline by 30 days for residents to apply for recovery funds following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that shook south-central Alaska.
Quake shakes Colombia’s capital; no reports of damage
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An earthquake has struck in central Colombia, shaking buildings in the capital some 350 kilometers (217 miles) away and causing some people to evacuate offices and apartment buildings.
There are no immediate reports of major damages or injuries.
The U.S. Geological Survey says Monday's quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and its epicenter was 13 kilometers (eight miles) from the town of Santa Maria. The tremor occurred 19 kilometers (nearly 12 miles) below the surface.
Small earthquake hits Pacific Ocean off coast of Oregon
YACHATS, Oregon (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 4.5 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Oregon.
The agency says the earthquake hit a spot 286.5 miles (462.0 kilometers) west of Yachats at 7:40 p.m. Yachats is a town of about 750 people.
The earthquake had a depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers).
3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes part of central Oklahoma
STROUD, Okla. (AP) — No damage has been reported following a 3.5 magnitude earthquake that shook parts of central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 10:38 a.m. Thursday about seven miles (12 kilometers) northwest of Stroud, about 52 miles (84 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma City. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers).
Magnitude 5.3 earthquake rattles Greek island of Rhodes
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck off the Aegean Sea resort island of Rhodes. No injuries or damage immediately reported.
The Athens University Geodynamic Institute says the undersea quake struck at 16:30 local time (14:30GMT) Thursday some 60 kilometers (38 miles) south of Rhodes, in the southeastern Aegean near the Turkish coast.
Its epicenter was about 10 kilometers beneath the sea bed.
2 Anchorage schools to remain closed for 2019-2020 year
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two Anchorage public schools will stay closed next year for repair of earthquake damage.
KTVA reports Eagle River Elementary School and Gruening Middle School stay closed for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The decision was made following a review by structural engineers.
Magnitude 3.6 earthquakes strikes northwestern Oklahoma
MENO, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports a moderate earthquake in northwestern Oklahoma.
The USGS recorded a magnitude 3.6 quake at 11:27 p.m. Sunday in Major County near the town of Meno, about 75 miles (121 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City.
Chile says 2 dead, thousands without power after quake
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean officials say a magnitude-6.7 earthquake has killed at least two people and left thousands without electricity in the country's north.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the Saturday night quake was centered 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles) south-southwest of the city of Coquimbo, and it had a depth of 53 kilometers (33 miles).
Magnitude 6.7 quake hits Chile’s coast; no reports of damage
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook cities and towns on Chile's northern coast late Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damages.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was 15.6 kilometers (9.7 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, and it had a depth of 53 kilometers. It struck at 10:32 p.m. local time.
Chile's National Emergency Office preventatively ordered the evacuation of a stretch of coast near the city of Coquimbo but later called it off.
Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seven weeks after a massive earthquake rocked Alaska, aftershocks are still shattering 7-year-old Connor Cartwright's sense of safety.
They shake the earth far less than the 7.0 magnitude quake that sent a mirror, TV and dishes crashing to the ground in the Anchorage home where Connor lives with his mother, father and 11-year-old brother.
Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.
A look back at the damage, deaths and developments in seismic safety since the disaster: