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Alaska Earthquake Shakes Aleutian Islands

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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An earthquake with an initial 7.1 magnitude has struck the Aleutian Islands in the far northwestern U.S. state of Alaska, prompting a tsunami warning that was later canceled for the remote region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake occurred in the Pacific Ocean early Friday at a depth of about 35 kilometers. The epicenter […]

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Clinton-Bush Quake Fund Gives $1.4 Million to Haiti

Posted August 30th, 2011 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A foundation established by former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush says it is providing an additional $1.4 million to efforts to rebuild Haiti following its devastating earthquake last year. The non-profit Clinton Bush Haiti Fund said Tuesday the money will go to a Haitian company that will train engineers and general contractors […]

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Peru

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck northern Peru, with reports of shaking felt more than 500 kilometers southwest in the capital, Lima. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday’s 7.0 magnitude quake was centered north of the jungle city of Pucallpa, near the border with Brazil. The USGS had initially rated the earthquake 6.8. The quake was […]

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Strong Earthquake Shakes Peru

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong earthquake has struck northern Peru, with reports of shaking felt more than 500 kilometers southwest in the capital, Lima. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday’s 6.8-magnitude quake was centered north of the jungle city of Pucallpa, near the border with Brazil. The quake was registered at a depth of 145 kilometers. The deeper […]

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Officials Assess Damage After Rare Quake in Eastern US

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Some Washington landmarks and schools are closed Wednesday, as authorities assess damage from Tuesday’s rare earthquake that was felt throughout eastern North America . U.S. Geological Survey officials say the 5.8 magnitude earthquake was the largest to strike the eastern part of the U.S. since 1944. The quake, centered in the small Virginia town of […]

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Officials: US Quake Largest on East Coast in 67 Years

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Geological Survey officials say Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake was the largest to strike the eastern part of the country since 1944. The quake, centered in the small town of Mineral in the eastern state of Virginia, rattled homes as far away as Ottawa, Canada and forced the evacuation of businesses in major cities across […]

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Colorado Hit by Strongest Quake in Nearly 40 Years

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says the strongest earthquake in nearly 40 years rattled the southwestern U.S. state of Colorado late Monday. The 5.3 magnitude quake struck an area in the southern part of Colorado, about 290 kilometers south of Denver. It was the strongest of at least eight earthquakes that occurred within a few miles […]

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Colorado Hit by Strongest Quake in Nearly 40 Years

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Geological Survey says the strongest earthquake in nearly 40 years rattled the southwestern U.S. state of Colorado late Monday. The 5.3 magnitude quake struck an area in the central part of Colorado, about 290 kilometers south of Denver. It was the strongest of at least eight earthquakes that occurred within a few miles […]

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Earthquake Kills 13, Injures 80 in Uzbekistan

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 13 people have been killed and more than 80 injured in Uzbekistan by a powerful earthquake centered in neighboring Kyrgyzstan. The magnitude 6.2 temblor struck early Wednesday in Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley region, close to the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and 42 kilometers southwest of the Uzbek city of Ferghana. Uzbek authorities […]

Earthquake Kills 13, Injures 80 in Uzbekistan

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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At least 13 people have been killed and more than 80 injured in Uzbekistan by a powerful earthquake centered in neighboring Kyrgystan. The magnitude 6.2 temblor struck early Wednesday in Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley region, close to the border between Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan, and 42 kilometers southwest of the Uzbek city of Ferghana. Uzbek authorities […]

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