Military officials unveil damage from powerful Alaska quake

U.S. 12/07/18, 19:58

Last week's magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, military officials said Friday.But as with the rest of the earthquake zone, there were no deaths, serious injuries or widespread catastrophic damage.In fact, ...

Collapsed Alaska highway ramp reopens days after quake

U.S. 12/05/18, 19:47

A collapsed highway off-ramp in Alaska's largest city that became an iconic image of the destructive force of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake has been rebuilt and opened.Alaska Department of Transportation spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says the ramp to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport reopened early Tuesday, less than four days after ...

Alaska selfie-takers told to stay off quake-buckled road

U.S. 12/04/18, 17:36

With sizable shockwaves still emanating from last week's powerful earthquake, authorities in Alaska are urging the selfie-taking public to stay away from a road that was badly mangled.Some photos posted on social media show people even climbing into large cracks on the buckled road in Wasilla north of Anchorage, Alaska ...

Update: Federal courthouse closed in Alaska after quake

U.S. 12/03/18, 13:59

The Latest on the Alaska earthquake (all times local):9:45 a.m.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an earthquake on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. A driver attempting to exit Minnesota Drive at International Airport Road was not injured ...

Alaska putting together pieces after massive earthquake

U.S. 12/03/18, 13:35

The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area."The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted," ...

Update: Earthquake doesn’t disrupt supply chain of goods

U.S. 12/02/18, 15:50

The Latest on the aftermath of a powerful earthquake striking near Anchorage (all times local):11:45 a.m.Delivery of food supplies, fuel and other cargo has not been interrupted after the powerful earthquake that struck Anchorage on Friday.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that ...

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska after major quake

U.S. 12/01/18, 23:10

Life is slowly settling down in Alaska following a powerful earthquake that rattled buildings, disrupted power and caused heavy damage to the only highway that goes north of Anchorage.A dump truck and excavator work on a temporary fix of an off ramp that collapsed after an earthquake on Friday, Nov. ...

Strict building codes helped Anchorage withstand quake

U.S. 12/01/18, 20:13

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that rattled Alaska's largest city cracked roads and collapsed highway ramps, but there were no reports of widespread catastrophic damage or collapsed buildings. There's a good reason for that. A devastating 1964 Alaska earthquake — the most powerful on record in the United States — led to stricter ...

Update: Mayor: Anchorage returning to pre-quake normal

Enviroment 12/01/18, 16:28

The Latest on Alaska earthquakes (all times local): 12:30 p.m. In this photo provided by Jonathan M. Lettow, people walk along Vine Road after an earthquake, Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018, in Wasilla, Alaska. (Jonathan M. Lettow via AP) Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says the city is on the road to returning to ...

Alaska surveys damage from major earthquakes

U.S. 11/30/18, 23:47

Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage.An employee walks past a damaged aisle at Anchorage True Value hardware store after an earthquake, Friday morning, Nov. 30, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. Tim Craig, owner of the south Anchorage store, said ...

Powerful earthquakes buckle Alaska roads, trigger tsunami warning

U.S. 11/30/18, 14:07

Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a tsunami. The warning was lifted a short time later. There were no ...

Powerful underwater quake off Norwegian Arctic island

Europe 11/09/18, 05:20

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck in the Arctic Ocean Friday, northwest of a largely uninhabited and remote Norwegian island, officials said. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.The Norwegian earthquake center NORSAR says the quake was recorded at 2:49 a.m. in the sea between the ...

Big quake in Romania could topple many schools, buildings

Science 10/29/18, 13:03

Romanian authorities say 170 schools and some 350 apartment buildings in the capital of Bucharest would not withstand a major earthquake. They spoke Monday, a day after a quake with a magnitude of 5.8 hit eastern and central Romania, the biggest in 14 years. There were no reports of significant damage. The ...

Large earthquake recorded off South America

America 10/29/18, 03:30

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the southern tip of South America. The quake, which hit at 2:54 a.m. local time Monday, was centered in the ocean, 312.9 kilometers (194 miles) south southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, and 552 kilometers (342 miles) ...

Strong earthquake hits Greek tourist island in Ionian Sea

Europe 10/25/18, 22:16

A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek tourist island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.8 magnitude quake was 35.9 kilometers (22.3 miles) southwest of Lithakia in the southern part of Zakynthos. It had a depth of 16 kilometers and struck at 22:55 GMT on ...

Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

Business 10/19/18, 00:53

The Japanese government on Friday ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake "shock absorbers" used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly.KYB Corp. said this week that it and a subsidiary had been faking data on the equipment designed to absorb ...

West Coast earthquake warning system becomes operational

California 10/17/18, 19:00

Developers testing an earthquake early warning system for the West Coast say its automated alerts are ready to be used more broadly, but not for mass public notification.U.S. Geological Survey official Doug Given told reporters Wednesday at California Institute of Technology that the ShakeAlert system has transitioned from a production ...

Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead draws to a close

World 10/11/18, 02:24

Indonesia's search for victims buried in Palu neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is drawing to a close almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city.Men view the damage at a tsunami-ravaged area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake ...

New Indonesia quake kills 3 in Java village, shakes Bali

World 10/10/18, 21:46

An earthquake collapsed homes on Indonesia's Java island, killing at least three people, and shook the tourist hotspot of Bali on Thursday, two weeks after a major quake-tsunami disaster in a central region of the archipelago.Indonesia's disaster agency said the nighttime quake was centered at sea, 55 kilometers (34 miles) ...

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