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Island Keeps Getting Hit by Quakes, Death Toll in Hundreds

Indonesia's Lombok just suffered its 3rd temblor in 11 days; more than 200 dead, officials say

(Newser) - The Indonesian island of Lombok was shaken by a third big earthquake in little more than a week Thursday. The strong aftershock, measured at magnitude 5.9 by the US Geological Survey, caused panic and damage. It was centered in the northwest of the island and didn't have the... More »

Idaho Hit by 5.3 Quake; Then Came the Aftershocks

More than 100 since Saturday temblor, and they've registered up to 4.5

(Newser) - More than 100 aftershocks have rattled southeastern Idaho since a 5.3 magnitude quake hit near the town of Soda Springs late last week, and experts say they could continue for another week or so. The 5.3 quake hit about 6pm Saturday, the AP reports. There were no reports... More »

Fukushima Quake Was Aftershock From 2011

This time, there was no major tsunami damage

(Newser) - All tsunami warnings and advisories have been lifted in Japan, hours after a powerful offshore earthquake triggered a series of moderate tsunami waves. The Japan Meteorological Agency warned of waves of up to 10 feet soon after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake and urged residents on sections of the Pacific... More »

Battered Nepal Will See Months of Aftershocks

As PM warns that death toll could reach 10K

(Newser) - A couple and their four daughters are among thousands in camps in Nepal, surviving on instant noodles, after Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake . Though their home wasn't badly damaged, the man tells the BBC they won't soon return to it. "We've heard all these rumors... More »

Strong Aftershock Rattles Southern California

Dozens evacuated following yesterday's quake

(Newser) - More than 100 aftershocks have followed yesterday's magnitude-5.1 earthquake in southern California, including a magnitude-4.1 rumble this afternoon. The moderate earthquake yesterday forced several dozen people in one community out of their homes after firefighters discovered foundation problems that made the buildings unsafe to enter, authorities said... More »

Big Aftershocks Still Rattling Alaskan Island

They follow yesterday's 7.0 quake near Adak

(Newser) - Several aftershocks rattled a remote Aleutian Island region off Alaska in the hours after a major 7.0 temblor struck with a jet-like rumble that shook homes and sent residents scrambling for cover. At least three dozen aftershocks, including one reaching magnitude 6.1 in strength, struck after the major... More »

2 More Big Quakes Hit Tsunami-Ravaged Solomons

But no more tsunami warnings issued

(Newser) - Strong aftershocks rattled the Solomon Islands today, hampering relief efforts to tsunami-ravaged villages and forcing the South Pacific nation's prime minister to forgo a visit to the stricken area, where nine deaths have been confirmed. Officials were already struggling to reach the isolated region when a magnitude-6.6 aftershock... More »

Casualty of Italy Quake: $320M of Cheese

Aftershocks continue to rattle region

(Newser) - Northern Italy is still being hit by aftershocks this morning, one day after a 6.0 earthquake killed at least seven people and left 11,000 displaced, with thousands forced to spend the night in tents or cars. Two of the aftershocks have had a magnitude of 5.1, and... More »

5.0 Quake Rattles Hawaii

Big Island hit by aftershocks

(Newser) - A 5.0 earthquake and several aftershocks hit Hawaii late this afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury. The tremblor struck Kae'na Point in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Nearby resident Joe Lopez, 70, felt a "pretty good jolt,"... More »

5.4-Mag Aftershock Sparks Prison Riot in Turkey

Prisoners set fires, guards fire tear gas

(Newser) - Smoke and flames swirled out of a Turkish prison today when an aftershock from Sunday's earthquake sparked a riot among inmates, the BBC reports. The 5.4-magnitude aftershock prompted prisoners to ask for air, according to a lawmaker who joined family members outside: "When they couldn't get... More »

Japanese Suffering 'Earthquake Sickness'

Aftershocks expected to continue for up to 10 years

(Newser) - As aftershocks from the devastating March 11 earthquake continue to rock Japan, doctors say they been treating large numbers of people suffering from "earthquake sickness." Sufferers sometimes think the ground is shaking even when it isn't; other symptoms include dizziness and anxiety. Doctors liken the feeling of "... More »

Another 7.1 Quake Hits Japan

On one-month anniversary of massive shaker

(Newser) - A fresh tsunami warning has been issued in Japan following a powerful 7.1-magnitude aftershock off the northeast coast today. Tokyo's international airport was shut briefly and shoppers at an electronics store in central Sendai screamed and raced outside, but returned after a short time when windows stopped rattling, reports... More »

Radioactive Water Leaks After Japan Aftershock

Death toll rises to four; 100 injured

(Newser) - The death toll from yesterday's aftershock in Japan rose to four as news came that the quake (revised to a magnitude of 7.1) also caused radioactive water to leak from one of the country's nuclear plants. The water leaked from the spent fuel pools at the Onagawa nuclear power... More »

2 Killed in Japan Aftershock

All appears normal at Fukushima plant after 7.1-magnitude quake

(Newser) - Thursday's 7.1-magnitude aftershock killed at least two people in Japan and injured dozens more as it shook Japan's battered northeast but the Fukushima nuclear plant was spared, reports AP. The aftershock knocked out power at three other nuclear plants, but backup systems kicked in, notes the New York Times... More »

2 New Quakes Rattle Tokyo

Aftershocks measured 6.2 and 6.0

(Newser) - Japan has been rattled by a couple of aftershocks within minutes, causing buildings in Tokyo to sway. The first, measuring 6.2 in magnitude, struck tonight off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, 200 miles northeast of Tokyo and near where the massive quake hit last Friday. Three minutes later, a... More »

7.2 Quake Shakes Chile Inauguration

Largest aftershock of Chile quake rattled buildings, dignitaries

(Newser) - The largest aftershock since Chile's massive earthquake rocked the country today minutes before the inauguration of President Sebastian Pinera. The 7.2-magnitude aftershock was stronger than the Jan. 12 quake that devastated the Haitian capital. It happened along the same fault zone as Chile's magnitude-8.8 quake on Feb. 27,... More »

Aftershocks Rock Chile

Government revises death toll amid tsunami confusion

(Newser) - Aftershocks continue to hit southern Chile a week after the earthquake that killed hundreds and set off deadly tsunamis. Tremors up to a magnitude of 6.6 are terrifying residents of the city of Concepcion and the surrounding areas. "It was terrible," one resident told Reuters . "The... More »

Another Big Aftershock Rocks Chile

6.1 temblor, others prompt brief tsunami warnings

(Newser) - A 6.1-magnitude aftershock struck Chile in the past hour, further jangling nerves on a day when the government mistakenly issued tsunami warnings for coastal areas still sorting out the effects of last week’s 8.8 earthquake. President Michelle Bachelet took to the airwaves today to reassure the nation,... More »

Aftershocks Set Off Tsunami Confusion

Government issues false tsunami warnings

(Newser) - Three big aftershocks rocked Chile today, triggering tsunami confusion in the hard-hit south-central regions. The aftershocks had a magnitude of 5.9 to 6.3, coming off Saturday's 8.8-magnitude quake. Tsunami sirens in at least three towns sent residents scrambling for high ground in the Bio Bio and Maule... More »

3 New Airfields to Speed Haiti Aid

Port re-opens, as new landing strips prepare for aid planes

(Newser) - The flow of relief supplies into Haiti should get a shot in the arm today, as three new airfields open and Port-Au-Prince’s seaport begins accepting vessels once more. Until now, Haiti’s main airport has been congested with round-the-clock deliveries. Douglas Fraser, the head of the US Southern Command,... More »

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