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A part of house wall was damaged in the small South Island town of Seddon after a magnitude-6.5 earthquake hit in the upper South Island of New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Bejon Haswell/NZ Herald)

Quakes shake central New Zealand, damaging homes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Strong earthquakes shook central New Zealand on Friday, damaging homes and roads and sending office workers scrambling for cover in the capital. No serious injuries were reported. A magnitude-6.5 temblor […]

08/16/2013

In this April 17, 2013 photo provided by the University of Hawaii, researchers studying what meals astronauts might eat on a mission to Mars organize food inside a simulated Martian base dome on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. (AP Photo/University of Hawaii, Sian Proctor)

Mars food study researchers emerge from dome

HONOLULU (AP) — Six researchers have spent the past four months living in a small dome on a barren Hawaii lava field at an elevation of 8,000 feet, trying to figure out what foods astronauts […]

08/14/2013

The Sierra Nevada mountain range in California

Study: Scientists name pesticides in Sierra frogs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists have known for years that pesticides drift from California’s agricultural heartland and accumulate in frogs at the highest elevations of the Sierra Nevada. Now they have a better understanding of […]

07/26/2013

Map locates earthquake that struck Dingxi, China. (AP Photo)

Death toll in northwest China quake rises to 89

BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers with shovels and sniffer dogs combed through collapsed hillsides Tuesday as the death toll rose to 89 from a strong earthquake in a farming region of northwest China. Another five people […]

07/22/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Strong, shallow earthquake hits western China

BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake has hit a moderately populated western province in China. No information on damage was immediately available. The government’s earthquake monitoring center said the quake struck at 7:34 a.m. Monday […]

07/21/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Small earthquake hits near San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.4 was measured in Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey on Monday said the temblor struck about 9 miles northeast of […]

07/15/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Magnitude-5.7 quake shakes central Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 17:29 […]

06/19/2013

Philippines earthquake

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes off Philippines

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck off the eastern Philippines. The U.S.G.S. reported that the quake hit at 4:33 a.m. local time Sunday (2033 GMT) at […]

06/08/2013

Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

4.1 quake shakes Salton Sea area

BRAWLEY, Calif. (AP) — A magnitude-4.1 earthquake near the southeastern end of the Salton Sea has rattled part of Imperial County. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 12:04 p.m. Monday quake was centered five miles […]

06/03/2013

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Magnitude-4.8 quake shakes S. California coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The magnitude of a Southern California coastal earthquake has been revised upward slightly to 4.8. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered 3 miles west […]

05/29/2013

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4.6-magnitude quake shakes S. California coast

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 has rattled part of the Southern California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7:38 a.m. Wednesday temblor was centered 3 miles […]

05/29/2013

(AP Photo)

5.7-magnitude earthquake shakes Northern Calif

GREENVILLE, Calif. (AP) — An earthquake has struck Northern California’s Plumas County with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7. Rafael Abreau, a geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Center, says the temblor struck at […]

05/24/2013

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