MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong magnitude 5.5 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Wednesday, setting off alarms and driving anxious residents of Oaxaca into the street.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake’s epicenter was 3 miles (5 kilometers) north-northeast of Santa María Ecatepec and about 80 miles (130 kilometers) west of the port city of Salina Cruz.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Monday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei. No serious damage or injuries were reported, and authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An old, earthquake-damaged bridge collapsed under heavy traffic in a central Philippine town, sending about a dozen vehicles plummeting into the river below and killing at least four people, officials said Thursday.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Bosnia late Friday killing one person, injuring at least two others and sending hundreds of people fleeing from their homes.
The magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit 42 kilometers (26 miles) southeast of the city of Mostar at 11:07 p.m.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was rattled by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake early Wednesday.
But the country’s national disaster prevention agency did not immediately report any damages or deaths.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An earthquake shook off the Oregon coast Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey.
ISTANBUL (AP) — A powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Saturday but no casualties or serious damage were immediately reported, the country's disaster service said.
The 5.2 magnitude quake struck the town of Puturge in Malatya province at 5:02 p.m.
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a possible major earthquake or volcanic eruption.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday demanding the U.S. and other countries stop deporting Haitians to their homeland, calling it “unconscionable” and warning that they are putting people’s lives in danger.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 struck in Haiti on Wednesday close to an area still struggling to recover from a deadly tremor that hit last year.
There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese were urged Tuesday to conserve energy as the government warned of potential blackouts in the Tokyo region due to a shortfall in power generation after several coal-fired plants temporarily stopped generating electricity following an earthquake last week.
TOKYO (AP) — Residents in Fukushima and Miyagi were cleaning their homes after a sleepless night following a powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake that struck off the northern Japanese coasts, smashing furniture, knocking out power and killing four people.
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fukushima in northern Japan on Wednesday night, smashing furniture, knocking out power and killing four people. A small tsunami reached shore, but the low-risk advisory was lifted by Thursday morning.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Strong, shallow underwater earthquakes shook western Indonesia and the Philippine capital region Monday, but no serious damage was reported and no tsunami warnings were issued.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A moderate earthquake has been recorded in Alaska, experts said.
The Saturday morning quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 and was felt throughout the south-central part of the state, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan on Friday paid tribute to the victims and renewed searches for those still missing from a massive earthquake and tsunami 11 years ago that also triggered a nuclear disaster in Fukushima where tens of thousands still cannot return home.
OKUMA, Japan (AP) — Eleven years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was ravaged by a meltdown following a massive earthquake and tsunami, the plant now looks like a sprawling construction site.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts have warned for decades that a large swath of the central U.S. is at high risk for a devastating earthquake. They know that overcoming complacency is among their biggest hurdles.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An earthquake struck southeast Mexico on Thursday, sending people fleeing into the streets.
The U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 and said the epicenter was about 7 miles (12 kilometers) west-northwest of the town of Nopalapan at a depth of 69 miles (111 kilometers).
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Rescuers on Indonesia's Sumatra island retrieved more bodies Sunday from a strong earthquake two days ago, raising the death toll to 11 while another 400 were injured and thousands displaced.
PASAMAN, Indonesia (AP) — Searchers in Indonesia continued to dig in the rubble of collapsed buildings and mud from landslides for more victims Saturday, a day after a strong earthquake shook Sumatra island, killing eight people, injuring 86 and leaving thousands displaced.
PASAMAN, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Friday, killing seven people and injuring 85, while causing panic on the island and in neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A month after an undersea volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunami lashed Tonga, a U.N. official said Wednesday that 80% of the Pacific island nation’s 105,000 people were affected and the country needs over $90 million to start repairing damage and restoring its key farming and fishing sectors.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The U.S., European Union and others pledged $600 million in additional funds Wednesday to help hundreds of thousands struggling six months after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti's southern region.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook people awake across Guatemala on Wednesday, causing minor damage, some landslides that blocked highways and three deaths that the national disaster coordination agency attributed to heart attacks.
A river on fire with millions of gallons of spilled oil, jet fuel and gasoline. An environmental disaster ranking with the worst in America. No fuel for a state trying to recover from a major earthquake.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 shook the small island nation of Cyprus on Wednesday night, the country’s Geological Survey Department said. No damage or injuries were immediately reported.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A rain-weakened hillside collapsed in Ecuador’s capital, sweeping over homes and a sports field and killing at least 24 people, city officials said Tuesday.
The Quito Security Department said at least 48 more people were injured, while eight houses collapsed and others were damaged when the hillside gave way late Monday.
MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake centered near the northwestern Oklahoma city of Medford on Monday had a preliminary magnitude of 4.5, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattled an inland region of San Diego County on Sunday morning.
The quake hit at 9:46 a.m. near Palomar Observatory, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northeast of downtown San Diego, the U.S.
SEATTLE (AP) — A new earthquake-warning app is available for Washington state.
The state said there are already two warning systems in place, but the MyShake app provides a third and possibly quicker option, The Seattle Times reported.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Two moderate earthquakes shook southwest Haiti on Monday, killing two people, injuring dozens of students and damaging hundreds of homes as it created panic in a region that was rocked by a powerful tremor that killed more than 2,000 last summer.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck southern Alaska on Thursday night, and people reported shaking in Anchorage and surrounding areas, according to officials.
The epicenter was 49 kilometers, or 30 miles, northwest of Ninilchik, Alaska, the U.S.
TOKYO (AP) — Several former residents of Futaba, the only remaining uninhabited town in Japan still recovering from effects of radiation from nuclear plant meltdowns in 2011, have returned to live for the first time since the massive earthquake and tsunami forced them out.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday raised the death toll from twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan the day before to 26, saying three villages of around 800 houses were flattened by the temblors.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two earthquakes rattled Afghanistan's western Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday afternoon, killing at least 22 people, a local official said.
There were fears the death toll could rise further as the first rescuers reached some of the remote villages struck by the temblors in what is one of Afghanistan's most impoverished and underdeveloped regions.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania and Turkey on Monday pledged to further boost their ties and increase their economic and cultural relations.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Albania to talk with Prime Minister Edi Rama on strengthening bilateral ties and also inaugurate new apartments funded by Turkey for Albanians left homeless by the 2019 earthquake.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled northern Greece and was felt in the capital Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage.
The temblor occurred at 1:48 p.m. (1148 GMT; 6:48 a.m.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were reported.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flags at half-mast flapped in the wind Wednesday as Haiti honored the estimated 316,000 people who died in a devastating earthquake that hit 12 years ago.
Prime Minister Ariel Henry and other government officials clad in black suits visited the monument topped by a large rock that commemorates the victims of the 7.0 magnitude quake that struck on Jan.
ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — Another small earthquake has rattled the Midlands region of South Carolina, continuing a string of seismic activity that began late last month in the area near the capital.
News outlets reported that a magnitude 1.3 quake occurred late Tuesday in Richland County almost 6 miles (9.66 kilometers) southeast of Elgin, the U.S.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A swarm of earthquakes was recorded Tuesday off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including the largest with a magnitude of 6.8 followed by aftershocks.
There were few reports of the underwater quakes in the North Pacific being felt in nearby communities in a sparsely populated region of Alaska and no reports of damage, officials said.
Small earthquakes are still shaking the ground near South Carolina's capital city, more than two weeks after a larger convulsion and outside the window geologists typically expect for aftershocks.
Early Tuesday, a 1.7-magnitude quake struck just east of Elgin, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Columbia, according to the U.S.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) —
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 rattled the small island nation of Cyprus and was felt throughout the east Mediterranean region, the country's Geological Survey Department said on Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) — Damage wrought by Hurricane Ida in the U.S. state of Louisiana and the flash floods that hit Europe last summer helped make 2021 one of the most expensive years for natural disasters, reinsurance company Munich Re said Monday.
BEIJING (AP) — A strong overnight earthquake shook a sparsely populated area in western China early Saturday and forced the suspension of high-speed rail service because of tunnel damage, authorities said.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Nicaragua Thursday morning, sending people fleeing into the streets, but there were no initial reports of damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 — down from an initial calculation of 6.2.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Yet more earthquakes have struck near South Carolina's capital city, the ninth and tenth in a series of rumblings that have caused geologists to wonder how long the convulsions might last, or if they could possibly portend future, more serious seismic activity.