Albania earthquake kills 14; rescuers hunt for survivors

Europe 11/26/19, 02:31

Rescue crews used excavators to search for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 14 people and injured more than 600. The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks. In nearby Bosnia, another ...

Iran 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills at least 5, injures 300

Asia & Pacific 11/08/19, 04:44

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaijan province at 2:17 a.m., Iran's seismological center said. The area is some 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of Iran's capital, Tehran. Over ...

Tokyo area shuts down as powerful typhoon lashes Japan

Asia & Pacific 10/12/19, 09:23

A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted. Store shelves were bare after people stocked up on ...

6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

U.S. 09/23/19, 23:59

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 49 miles (79 kilometers) off the island's northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers). Three aftershocks, of magnitude 4.7 ...

President Trump: Working closely on emergency funding for California

U.S. 07/09/19, 04:36

President Donald Trump said his administration is coordinating with the Republican leader as well as California Gov. Gavin Newsom in an effort to deliver disaster relief funding to the state following devastating earthquakes last week. In a tweet on Monday afternoon, July 8, President Trump said he had spoken to GOP ...

More than 1,400 aftershocks in South California, about one every minute

U.S. 07/06/19, 15:42

The biggest Southern California earthquake in nearly 20 years shook a region extending from Sacramento to Las Vegas to Mexico as it cracked houses, set fires, destroyed highways, but caused only minor injuries. According to scientists, more than 1,400 aftershocks followed the quake. Ridgecrest Mayor Peggy Breeden said Saturday morning, July, ...

Buildings in Darwin evacuated after strong quake in Indonesia

Asia & Pacific 06/25/19, 13:04

Australia's most northern city was jolted following a strong earthquake in the Indonesian Banda Sea, about 435 miles away. On Monday, Darwin’s central business buildings had to be evacuated after the magnitude 7.2 quake. Hundreds of residents and office workers were forced to flee from their buildings throughout central Darwin after ...

Rescue efforts underway after China earthquake kills at least 12

World 06/18/19, 03:37

Rescue efforts were underway Tuesday after an earthquake in southwestern China left 12 people dead and 135 others injured, authorities said. Hundreds of firefighters arrived early Tuesday, June 18, and rescued at least eight trapped people, the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management said. State broadcaster CCTV showed soldiers using a chainsaw to ...

Earthquake in southern China kills 11 people, injures 122

World 06/17/19, 19:53

A strong earthquake that hit Sichuan province in southern China late Monday night killed 11 people and injured 122, the local government said. The Yibin city government posted the casualty toll on its social media accounts Tuesday morning. Xinhua news agency said rescue efforts were underway in the stricken area. The magnitude ...

UPDATE: Earthquake in southwestern China causes damage, kills at least 12

World 06/17/19, 15:47

UPDATE: AP reports that authorities have said that at least 12 people are dead and 135 others injured, with rescue efforts continuing on Tuesday.   An earthquake in China late Monday was powerful enough to cause considerable or severe damage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in the ...

Earthquake tests new wireless network in far-flung Alaska

U.S. 06/12/19, 23:33

The police chief of Alaska's largest city hurried out of the department's glass building after the ground began to shake. Phone lines jammed and even police radios were spotty after a major earthquake, but his cellphone was recently equipped with a national wireless network dedicated to first responders.Anchorage Police Chief ...

Magnitude 8 earthquake strikes Amazon jungle in Peru

World 05/26/19, 09:06

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 kilometers) east ...

Update: Earthquake rattles Tokyo before Trump visit

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 03:01

The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A relatively strong earthquake rattled Tokyo just before President Donald Trump's arrival Saturday but there was no danger of a tsunami. Japan's Meteorological Agency said the quake, registering magnitude 5.1, struck in Chiba, just south of Tokyo, at ...

Papua New Guinea assesses extent of damage from strong quake

Asia & Pacific 05/14/19, 20:57

Papua New Guinea authorities are assessing the extent of damage from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening.The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was offshore about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of Kokopo, which has about 26,000 ...

Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

World 05/14/19, 09:50

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 Kokopo, a remote town with a population of ...

Update: New 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits Philippines

Asia & Pacific 04/23/19, 01:09

The Latest on powerful earthquakes in the Philippines (all times local):2 p.m.The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people.The new quake hit Tuesday afternoon and was centered 13 kilometers ...

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