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After Earthquake, an Order to Move to Higher Ground

New Zealand calls for evacuations after 8.1 quake hits off the coast

(Newser) - A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific. The quake was the largest in a series of tremors that struck the region over several hours, including...

After 17K Earthquakes, Iceland Expects Eruption

'It makes you feel very small and powerless against nature,' Reykjavik resident says

(Newser) - Small earthquakes are nothing new or surprising for Icelanders—but 17,000 of them in a week is enough to rattle them. Scientists say the swarm of quakes suggests Mount Keiler, 20 miles away from Reykjavik, could be about to erupt for the first time since the 12th century, the...

5.3 Earthquake Rattles Alaska
5.3 Earthquake Rattles Alaska

5.3 Earthquake Rattles Alaska

Officials say it was an aftershock to a 2018 earthquake

(Newser) - Thousands of Alaskans felt the shaking Saturday when a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck eight miles northwest of Anchorage. The quake occured at a depth of 26 miles at Point MacKenzie. More than 2,700 people reported online that they felt it, the Hill reports, from locations including Anchorage. The...

Japan Quake Is Aftershock From Big One in 2011

It hit Japan's Fukushima region, site of nuclear disaster 10 years ago

(Newser) - Just how powerful was the 2011 earthquake that triggered a nuclear disaster in Japan? The aftershocks are still coming a decade later, reports the Japan Times . The Fukushima region got hit with a 7.1 magnitude temblor over the weekend, and Japan's Meteorological Agency is calling it an aftershock...

It Felt Like a Quake to Florida Residents. It Wasn't

USGS says there was no temblor in S. Florida on Friday—so what caused the rumbling and shaking?

(Newser) - Earthquakes in the Golden State are common. Ones in the Sunshine State—not so much. But that's what South Florida residents thought they felt Friday, even though the US Geological Survey says it didn't register any such activity in the state, per CBS Miami . "Did anyone else...

Strong Quake Kills Dozens in Indonesia

Many others are trapped in collapsed buildings

(Newser) - A strong, shallow earthquake shook Indonesia's Sulawesi island just after midnight, toppling homes and buildings, triggering landslides and killing at least 34 people. More than 600 people were injured during the magnitude 6.2 quake early Friday, which sent people fleeing their homes in the darkness, the AP reports....

'My Town Has Been Completely Destroyed'

Strong quake kills at least 7 in Croatia

(Newser) - A strong earthquake in Croatia destroyed buildings and killed at least seven people Tuesday southwest of the capital, displacing scores of area residents or making them afraid to sleep indoors as emergency teams searched for those still missing by nightfall. The European Mediterranean Seismological Center said the magnitude 6.3...

Dishwasher May Have Saved Toddler in Earthquake

91 hours later, Ayda Gezgin was found in 'life triangle' amid rubble of collapsed building

(Newser) - Rescues continue after last week's powerful earthquake in Turkey, and a kitchen appliance may have helped save the life of the latest survivor to be found. A day after a 3-year-old girl was pulled out of the debris of a collapsed building in Izmir, another toddler was found alive...

He Thought the Girl Was Dead. Then, 'She Opened Her Eyes'

After quake, 3-year-old Elif Perincek is pulled alive from rubble in Turkey, as is 14-year-old Idil Sirin

(Newser) - Some good news amid tragedy as two girls in Turkey were rescued from the rubble left by Friday's earthquake in the Aegean Sea, nearly three days after the powerful temblor shook that country and Greece. Per CNN , a 3-year-old girl identified as Elif Perincek was pulled alive Monday out...

Man Pulled From Quake Rubble: 'I Never Lost Hope'

Death toll in Turkey and Greece climbs

(Newser) - Rescuers extricated a 70-year-old man from a collapsed building in western Turkey on Sunday, some 34 hours after a strong earthquake in the Aegean Sea struck Turkey and Greece , killing at least 60 people and injuring more than 900. It was the latest series of remarkable rescues after the Friday...

Quake, Tsunami Wreak Havoc on Greece, Turkey

At least 6 dead in Izmir, hundreds injured after 6.6 magnitude temblor in Aegean Sea

(Newser) - A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, collapsing buildings in the city of Izmir in western Turkey. Officials said at least six people were killed and scores were injured. A small tsunami struck the Seferihisar district of Izmir,...

Alaskans Seek Higher Ground After Earthquake

Tsunami warning is issued for 950-mile path

(Newser) - Southern Alaska was under a tsunami warning Monday after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the peninsula. An aftershock followed about 20 minutes later, with a magnitude of 5.8, NBC reports. The first earthquake was near Sand Point in the Shumagin Islands. No damage was reported, per the...

Quake Gives California a New Reason to Hate 2020

4.5 magnitude tremor was relatively minor, though some worry it could foreshadow a larger one

(Newser) - A 4.5-magnitude temblor struck near Los Angeles late Friday and triggered fears of a bigger California quake, Newsweek reports. Centered near El Monte in eastern LA County, the shaking reached south to San Diego and north to Valencia. No major damage or injuries were reported from the 11:38pm...

Earthquake in NJ: 'I Thought a Car Hit the Garage'

It had a magnitude of 3.1

(Newser) - In what the AP calls a "rare occurrence," an earthquake struck New Jersey in the early hours of Wednesday. The magnitude 3.1 temblor struck in East Freehold around 2am, per the US Geological Survey. The AP spoke with USGS geophysicist Robert Sanders, who gives the quake some...

Earthquake Swarm Detected Near San Andreas Fault

Risk of 'Big One' this week is now 1 in 100

(Newser) - The United States Geological Service says there is a 1 in 100 chance of a major earthquake on California's San Andreas Fault in the next week—up from a 1 in 10,000 chance in a typical week. The raised risk is due to a swarm of small earthquakes...

Bible Reading Was a Little Too Prophetic

North Carolina parishioners read passage about an earthquake and immediately felt one

(Newser) - The Bible passage was chosen well in advance, but the timing could not have been more perfect. "After the wind there was an earthquake," read members of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, during an outdoor mass on Sunday morning, reports the Charlotte Observer . Two...

North Carolina Hit With Strongest Quake Since 1916

It was a 5.1-magnitude temblor

(Newser) - Some North Carolina residents had an unusual wake-up Sunday. A 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit at 8:07am near Sparta, which is located about 100 miles north of Charlotte and near the Virginia border, per the US Geological Survey. The Charlotte Observer reports it's the strongest quake on record in...

4.9 Quake Unnerves Puerto Rico
Another Quake
Shakes Puerto Rico

Another Quake Shakes Puerto Rico

Aftershock renews fear, town's mayor says

(Newser) - A 4.9-magnitude earthquake struck just southwest of Puerto Rico on Friday. There were no reported casualties. The quake was felt across the US territory and is the latest in a series of tremors that began in late December and have damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes, the AP reports....

Strong Quake Shakes Mexico
7.4 Quake Hits
Southern Mexico

7.4 Quake Hits Southern Mexico

At least 2 dead; tsunami alert issued

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake centered near the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least two people, swayed buildings in Mexico City, and sent thousands fleeing into the streets Tuesday. Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said one person was killed and another injured in a building collapse in...

Earthquakes Rattle Yellowstone
Yellowstone Is Getting Rattled

Yellowstone Is Getting Rattled

11 earthquakes hit iconic national park in 24 hours

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park only just recently re-opened its gates to tourists, but things got a little busier than anticipated early Friday, with the first of 11 earthquakes in 24 hours. That first temblor was a 3.1, while the rest registered between 1.6 and 2.5, reports the Idaho ...

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