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New Evidence Shows Surprising Reach of Eastern US Quake

Posted November 6th, 2012 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Last year’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral, Virginia, was felt over an area much larger than previously thought. In a new study, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey report landslides triggered by the quake four times farther away from the epicenter, and over an area 20 times larger than expected, based on studies of other […]

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Chinese Premier Visits Earthquake Zone

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Emergency workers in China’s Yunnan and Guizhou provinces are clearing roads and climbing mountains to try to reach villages cut off by Friday’s earthquakes, as Premier Wen Jiabao visited with some of the victims of the disaster. Mr. Wen visited hospitals and emergency shelters Saturday, saying finding and rescuing those still missing must be a […]

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Chinese Premier Visits Earthquake Zone

Posted September 8th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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China’s premier visited with earthquake victims Saturday in southwest China. Wen Jiabao arrived in the impoverished region late Friday, hours after back-to-back tremors killed at least 80 people and injured more than 700. Chinese state media warned the death toll from the earthquakes could rise because impassable roads and downed communications have made collecting information […]

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Earthquake Kills 80 in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the death toll from a series of earthquakes in southwestern China has risen to at least 80, and more than 700 others are injured. The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several subsequent tremors hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday. At least 16 aftershocks have been reported. Television […]

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Earthquake Kills 64 in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say the death toll from a series of earthquakes in southwestern China has risen to at least 64, and scores of others are injured. The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several subsequent tremors hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday. At least 16 aftershocks have been reported. Television footage […]

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Earthquake Kills 43, Damages 40,000 Homes in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say a series of earthquakes in southwestern China has killed at least 43 people and injured scores of others. The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several subsequent tremors hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday, damaging about 40,000 homes in the area. At least 16 aftershocks have been reported. […]

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Earthquake Kills 24, Damages 20,000 Homes in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say an earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least 24 people and injured 150 others. The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several subsequent tremors hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday, damaging more than 20,000 homes in the area. At least 16 aftershocks have been reported. Television footage […]

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Earthquake Kills 7, Damages 20,000 Homes in Southwest China

Posted September 7th, 2012 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese state media say an earthquake in southwestern China has killed at least seven people and injured 20 others. The official Xinhua news agency says the 5.7-magnitude quake and several aftershocks hit Yunnan and Guizhou provinces Friday, damaging more than 20,000 homes in the area. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the largest quake at 5.6-magnitude […]

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Quake Near Philippines, Tsunami Threat Passes

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Philippine villagers who fled after an earthquake returned to their homes Saturday after a tsunami alert was lifted. The U.S. Geological Survey says Friday’s magnitude 7.6 quake was centered to the east of the Philippines, about 96 kilometers from the town of Sulangan. Officials say the quake killed one person. It also caused […]

Quake Near Philippines, Tsunami Threat Passes

Posted August 31st, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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A major earthquake struck under the sea near the Philippines on Friday, briefly triggering tsunami warnings for the region. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 7.6 quake was centered to the east of the Philippines, about 96 kilometers from the town of Sulangan. It initially said the quake had a magnitude of 7.9. The […]

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