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Tsunami Expected After Earthquake Near Fukushima

Residents advised to flee the coast

(Newser) - A tsunami warning has been issued after a 7.3 earthquake hit off of Fukushima, Japan, Monday, the AP reports. Per Reuters , residents have been advised to flee the Fukushima coast and a tsunami was expected "within minutes." The story is developing. More »

Warships Come to Rescue of NZ Town Cut Off by Quake

Trump called PM to pass on sympathies

(Newser) - New Zealand military leaders say they have almost completed the evacuation of more than 700 tourists and residents from a small coastal town, two days after a powerful earthquake cut off train and vehicle access. The magnitude 7.8 quake left two people dead, triggered a small tsunami, and brought... More »

Cows Stranded by Quake Rescued

NZ farmer had to dig a track to them

(Newser) - Three New Zealand cows whose predicament captured the interest people around the world after they became stranded on a small island of grass following a powerful earthquake have been rescued, the AP reports. The two cows and a calf were rescued after a farmer and some helpers dug a track... More »

NZ Plans to Rescue 1K Tourists Stranded by Quake

At least 2 dead after 7.8 quake

(Newser) - New Zealand is planning to send in military helicopters and a navy ship to rescue about 1,000 tourists and hundreds of residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake on Monday cut off train and vehicle access. The magnitude-7.8 quake struck the... More »

7.8 Quake Hits New Zealand; Tsunami Warning Issued

People belatedly advised to move to higher ground

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand near the city of Christchurch, with strong jolts felt over 120 miles away in the capital, Wellington. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, reports the AP . The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center at first reported that there was no risk... More »

17th-Century Painting Cut From Frame in Quake-Hit Church

Italy deploying soldiers to deter further looting

(Newser) - Someone took advantage of the severe earthquakes last month in Italy to steal a 17th-century painting from a church that was badly damaged by the temblors. "Pardon in Assisi," a 1631 piece by French painter Jean Lhomme and "well-known among historians," per the AP , was taken... More »

Strong Quake Rattles 'Pipeline Crossroads of the World'

Parts of Oklahoma city cordoned off

(Newser) - A 5.0 magnitude earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in Cushing, the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes . Cushing Assistant City... More »

Old California Earthquakes May Have Been Man-Made

Scientists see link to oil drilling in early 1900s

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Basin has the reputation of being a dangerous place when it comes to earthquakes, but a new study suggests that reputation might be overstated. Two scientists with the US Geological Survey looked at the region's biggest quakes between 1900 and 1935 and found that we humans... More »

Italy Rocked by Biggest Quake Since '80

6.6 temblor hits region already rattled by devastating quake in August

(Newser) - The earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 that rocked Italy on Sunday morning is believed to be the strongest quake to strike the country since 1980, reports the AP . A 6.9-magnitude quake in southern Campania that year killed some 3,000 people and caused extensive damage. The... More »

Italy Rattled by 'Apocalyptic' Quakes

Two earthquakes shook central Italy 2 hours apart Wednesday

(Newser) - "It was an unheard-of violence," the AP quotes Ussita mayor Marco Rinaldi as saying. "It was something terrible." Two earthquakes shook central Italy about two hours apart on Wednesday, causing mass panic but few injuries in an area where nearly 300 were killed during a quake... More »

Powerful Quake Shakes Western Japan

No deaths reported after 6.6-magnitude Honshu quake

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked off loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves, and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but it apparently caused no deaths or widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously, the AP reports. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the 6.6-magnitude quake occurred... More »

Risk of Big Calif. Quake Went Up This Week

Swarm of quakes hit in sensitive area

(Newser) - The possibility of the Big One hitting along the " locked, loaded, and ready to go " San Andreas fault is an ever-present risk in southern California—and lately, it has been more present than usual. A cluster of more than 200 earthquakes hit a seismic zone under the Salton... More »

Earthquake Kills at Least 11, Injures 192 in Tanzania

Officials fear the actual death toll is much higher

(Newser) - Eleven people have been confirmed killed in a 5.7-magnitude earthquake that struck Tanzania Saturday afternoon, but the actual death toll is feared to be much higher, the BBC reports. According to UPI , the earthquake—which the US Geological Survey says was "unusually strong" for the area—struck shortly... More »

Quake Was North Korea's Biggest Nuclear Test Yet

Pyongyang says it has reached 'higher level'

(Newser) - In what Seoul called an act of "fanatic recklessness," North Korea carried out its biggest nuclear test yet early Friday, angering allies and enemies alike. The test registered as a 5.3-magnitude quake; Middlebury Institute expert Jeffrey Lewis tells Reuters that signals a blast of up to 30... More »

EPA Shuts 17 Fracking Wells After Okla.'s Strongest Quake

Wells were on tribal land; dozens of others will also close

(Newser) - Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend earthquake that matched the state's strongest on record, state officials confirmed Tuesday. Because the wells are located on tribal land, Oklahoma regulators have no jurisdiction over oil- and gas-producing facilities... More »

Strong Oklahoma Quake Felt Across Midwest

5.6 quake shook area from Nebraska, Texas

(Newser) - One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma history rattled the Midwest on Saturday from Nebraska to North Texas, and likely will turn new attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground, the AP reports. The United States Geological Survey said a 5.6 magnitude earthquake... More »

As Italy Begins Cleanup, Questions of Blame Arise

Amid high number of collapses, investigation opened into whether safety standards were enforced

(Newser) - Italian authorities have opened investigations into the massive destruction wrought by the latest earthquake, reports the AP , seeking to determine if anyone bears criminal guilt for failing to ensure building safety standards in the seismically risky area. The investigation will focus on a number of structures, including an elementary school... More »

Italy Buries Quake Dead in Mass Funeral

Italy observed national day of mourning Saturday

(Newser) - A young man wept over a little girl's white coffin, while a woman nearby gently stroked another small casket, as Italians bid farewell Saturday to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck a mountainous region of central Italy this week. As Italians observed a day of national mourning, President... More »

After Quake, Nun Texted 'Adieu' to Family

Strong aftershock hits stricken Italian town

(Newser) - The AP has tracked down the nun seen in an iconic photo of this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy. Marjana Lleshi, 35, says she thought she would die when the Amatrice convent she was sleeping in collapsed early Wednesday, killing three other nuns and four of the elderly... More »

Italy Death Toll Nears That of 2009 L'Aquila Earthquake

247 confirmed dead

(Newser) - After what the AP terms a night of "uninterrupted search efforts," the death toll in central Italy has risen to 247, the number steadily inching toward that of the devastating 2009 L'Aquila quake, which killed 308 . The tiny towns of Amatrice and Accumoli were the hardest hit... More »

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