Chile's President Michelle Bachelet arrives at the airport in Iquique, Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Chilean authorities discovered surprisingly light damage Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake that struck in the Pacific Ocean, Tuesday evening, near the mining port of Iquique, Six deaths have been reported. Bachelet declared a state of emergency and was flown to Iquique, a northern coastal city of nearly 200,000 people, to review the damage. (AP Photo/ Luis Hidalgo, Pool)

USGS: 7.8 aftershock shakes Chile’s north coast

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful 7.8-magnitude aftershock has rocked Chile’s northern coast, which was hit by a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake Tuesday night. It caused buildings to shake in the […]


Fishing boats washed ashore by a small tsunami sit in Caleta Riquelme, adjacent to the port, in the northern town of Iquique, Chile, after a magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the northen coast of Chile, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Cristian Viveros)

Experts say that Chile’s M8.2 quake not ‘the big one’

IQUIQUE, Chile (AP) — Authorities in northern Chile discovered surprisingly light damage and just six reported deaths Wednesday from a magnitude-8.2 quake — a remarkably low toll for such a powerful shift in the Earth’s […]


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6 dead in 8.2 Chile earthquake

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) – Authorities have lifted tsunami warnings for Chile’s long coastline after a magnitude-8.2 earthquake struck the country’s northern coast. Six people were crushed to death or suffered fatal heart attacks. President Michelle […]


Lucy Jones, a USGS seismologist talks during a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena, Calif, on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

Building evaluations continue after Friday’s earthquake

BREA (CNS) – The main building of Fanning Elementary School, which suffered “significant” damage during Friday night’s magnitude-5.1 earthquake, will likely be closed for more than a week so the district can complete repairs on […]


A broken block wall blocks the sidewalk Saturday, March 29, 2014, after an earthquake hit Orange County Friday night in Fullerton, Calif. More than 100 aftershocks have rattled Orange County south of Los Angeles where a magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck Friday. Despite the relatively minor damage, no injuries have been reported. (AP Photo/The Orange County Register, Ken Steinhardt)

7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) — Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded “Big One” from the […]


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Magnitude-4.1 aftershock shakes Los Angeles area

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A magnitude-4.1 aftershock has rattled parts of Southern California where a moderate quake occurred the day before. The U.S. Geological Survey says the aftershock struck shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A […]



Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A magnitude-5.1 earthquake shook the Los Angeles area and surrounding counties Friday evening, authorities said The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. and was centered near […]


In this March 27, 1964 photo released by the U.S. Geological Suvery, a man looks over fissures following an earthquake in the Seward Highway at the head of Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, Alaska. North America's largest earthquake rattled Alaska 50 years ago, killing 15 people and creating a tsunami that killed 124 more from Alaska to California. The magnitude 9.2 quake hit at 5:30 p.m. on Good Friday, turning soil beneath parts of Anchorage into jelly and collapsing buildings that were not engineered to withstand the force of colliding continental plates. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey

Great Alaska Earthquake shook Alaska 50 years ago (Photos)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Electric clocks on walls in Anchorage shut down at 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964. Time stopped at the start of the ’64 Great Alaska Earthquake, the second largest ever recorded […]


Washington Monument worker with ropes

Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says the Washington Monument will reopen to visitors May 12 after being closed for nearly three years due to a 2011 earthquake. The park service says the remaining […]



National tsunami preparedness week

LONG BEACH (CNS) – Earthquake experts today cautioned that while rare, a large tsunami could have a significant impact on Southern California’s coastal areas and urged residents to prepare for such an event as part […]


Egill Hauksson a Caltech Seismologist talks about an early morning earthquake during a news conference at Caltech in Pasadena, Calif, on Monday, March 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut )

‘Shamrock Shake’ provides reminder to prepare for earthquakes, other disasters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – St. Patrick’s Day got off to a shaky start today when a magnitude-4.4 earthquake centered southeast of Encino in the Santa Monica Mountains gave residents a jolt and several seconds of […]


KTLA morning anchors react during 4.4 earthquake as seen in video posted on YouTube.

KTLA news anchor’s on-air reaction to earthquake goes viral (Video)

KTLA news anchor’s on-air reaction to earthquake goes viral, topping 1.3 million views in just eight hours!