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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Vancouver

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The western Canadian city of Vancouver has been rattled by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake, which shook buildings and trees for about 30 seconds Friday. Experts warned there may be minor aftershocks but said they did not expect the quake to trigger a tsunami. The U.S. geological […]

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Quake Kills Boy on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has rocked the northern part of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, killing at least one person and causing panic among others. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck early Tuesday local time, about 100 kilometers southwest of the city of Medan. It was 110 kilometers deep and was felt in several communities […]

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Powerful Quake Hits Indonesia’s Sumatra Island

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has rocked the northern part of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck early Tuesday local time, about 100 kilometers southwest of the city of Medan. It was 110 kilometers deep. No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Indonesia […]

Japanese Conduct Earthquake Drill Amid Memories of March Disasters

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 2:36 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people across Japan took part Thursday in a massive earthquake drill, the first of its kind since the March 11 quake and tsunami that devastated the nation’s northeastern coast. Police redirected traffic and pointed pedestrians to earthquake shelters, while other authorities checked for gas leaks and simulated air-sea rescues over Tokyo Bay. Outgoing […]

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Moderate Earthquake Jolts SW Pakistan

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocked southwestern Pakistan early Wednesday. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered 206 kilometers southwest of the city of Kalat in Baluchistan province, at a depth of eight kilometers. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties from the area, which lies close to the border with Afghanistan. Earthquakes […]

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Strong Earthquake Rocks NE Japan

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan early Sunday in the same region that was devastated by a massive 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami earlier this year. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean near the east coast of Japan’s Honshu island, 185 kilometers northeast of Tokyo, at a […]

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Strong Earthquake Rocks NE Japan

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan early Sunday in the same region that was devastated by a massive 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami earlier this year. The U.S. Geological Survey says quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean near the east coast of Japan’s Honshu island, 185 kilometers northeast of Tokyo at a depth […]

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Strong Earthquake Rocks NE Japan

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan early Sunday in the same region that was devastated by a massive 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami earlier this year. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was at a depth of about 43 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean near the east coast of Japan’s Honshu island, 185 […]

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Strong Earthquake Jolts NE Japan

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolted northeastern Japan early Sunday in the same region that was devastated by a massive 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami earlier this year. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was at a depth of about 43 kilometers in the Pacific Ocean near the east coast of Japan’s Honshu island, 185 […]

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5.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mexico

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A magnitude-5.9 earthquake has shaken Mexico’s Gulf of California region. The U.S. Geological Survey says Tuesday’s quake was centered 138 kilometers north-northeast of La Paz in Mexico’s Baja California Sur area. The temblor was registered at a depth of 10 kilometers. It was followed by two aftershocks with magnitudes of 4.3 and 5.0. There were […]

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