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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 […]

03/25/2014

Chart shows the number of quakes cataloged in Oklahoma by year and magnitude.

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate […]

12/02/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude-6.6 quake strikes north-central Chile

  SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked north-central Chile on Thursday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and nervous people to run out into the streets. But Chile’s emergency services office said […]

10/31/2013

Map locates where a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan

7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan

TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan’s east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan’s emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the region that includes the crippled Fukushima […]

10/25/2013

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Series of small quakes jiggles Salton Sea region

  BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a cluster of small earthquakes has rattled the southern end of the Salton Sea. The quakes, ranging in size from magnitude-2.5 to magnitude-3.6, occurred early […]

10/14/2013

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Magnitude 3.5 quake strikes San Diego County

ALPINE, Calif. (AP) – A small early-morning earthquake has rattled an area east of San Diego but there have been no reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey says the quake, with a […]

09/29/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude 6.8 quake off south Peru coast

  LIMA, Peru (AP) — Geologists say a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has struck off the Pacific coast of southwestern Peru. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says it […]

09/25/2013

(AP Photo)

Small quakes jolt eastern LA County

  LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) — Two small early-morning earthquakes have jolted the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in eastern Los Angeles County but there have been no reports of damage or injuries. The […]

09/19/2013

Boats collide with one another after a Tsunami surge of water swept through a boat basin in Crescent City, Calif. (AP Photo/Bryant Anderson)

Report: Tsunami would swamp California’s economy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If a monster earthquake struck off Alaska’s coast, tsunami waves would rush toward California, crippling the nation’s busiest port complex and flooding coastal communities, a report released Wednesday suggests. The potential […]

09/04/2013

Strong quake hits Indonesia; no tsunami threat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic among residents in East Timor, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and there was no danger […]

09/01/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

7.0 quake recorded in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake was reported Friday morning in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake happened about 8:25 a.m. Alaska time, and it was centered about 55 […]

08/30/2013

A man is carried on the sidewalk after he hurt his leg while fleeing a building during an earthquake in Mexico City, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)

Moderately strong quake shakes Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake struck near Mexico’s Pacific coast resort of Acapulco on Wednesday, causing cracks in some buildings and swaying buildings in Mexico City. The U.S. Geological Survey said the […]

08/21/2013

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