Earthquakes

June 01, 2019 - 11:14 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Scientists at the College of Charleston are getting ready for a project to map cracks deep underground and get a better idea where earthquakes may happen in South Carolina. Geologist Scott Harris says the project will fly a plane in a grid pattern from Kingstree to Edisto...
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May 30, 2019 - 6:24 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the predawn hours. Authorities said a small tsunami was possible. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the quake had a preliminary...
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In this photo courtesy of Hoy Noticias media, cracks caused by an earthquake affect a road in San Martin, Peru, Sunday, May 26, 2019. A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas. (Hoy Noticias via AP)
May 26, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Peru early Sunday, collapsing buildings and knocking out power to some areas but causing only one reported death. The quake struck at 2:41 a.m. and was centered in a vast nature preserve 57 miles (92...
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President Donald Trump speaks with Japanese business leaders, Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Tokyo, as U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty listens. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 25, 2019 - 5:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan (all times local): 6:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is needling Japan over the U.S.-Japan trade imbalance as he kicks off a state visit to the country. Trump is speaking at a reception with Japanese and American business...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has shaken the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the latest in a series of tremors blamed on decades of gas extraction from underground reserves. The country's meteorological institute says the quake early Wednesday near the village of...
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May 14, 2019 - 10:50 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea late Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of...
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Some supermarket goods lie in the isles after an earthquake in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Authorities had no reports of serious damage or injuries more than two hours after the 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2019 - 8:39 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica on Sunday, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to shake from store shelves. Panamanian authorities said at least two people had been injured in a village but gave no...
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Map locates earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh, India;
April 23, 2019 - 8:38 pm
American seismologists say a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook a remote part of India near the border with China early Wednesday, in a mountainous region that has experienced huge quakes in the past. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Gavin Hayes said the area in India's northeastern-most state,...
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Damaged St. Catherine church is seen following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that also caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 23, 2019 - 4:55 am
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological Survey...
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Workers continue rescue efforts on people still trapped inside a collapsed building at Porac town, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Monday, April 22, 2019. A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the north Philippines on Monday trapped some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 22, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said. Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of...
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