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Pacific Northwest May Be at Most Risk for the ‘Big One’

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 3:15am MST

The next big earthquake is due in the Pacific Northwest—but now scientists have pinpointed where along the coast a large earthquake is most likely to happen, according to a study published Monday. “We observed very compact sediments offshore of Washington and northern Oregon that could support earthquake rupture over a long distance and close to […]

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Quake leaves trail of death and destruction in Iraq

Monday, November 13th, 2017 4:12am MST

Nizar Abdullah spent the night sifting through the ruins of the two-storey house next door in the mountainous town of Darbandikhan in Iraqi Kurdistan after a killer quake hit the region. “There were eight people inside,” Abdullah, an Iraqi Kurd, told AFP on Monday, outside the pile of concrete debris where the house once stood.

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Engineers: Lives Lost in Mexico Quake Could Have Been Saved

Monday, October 9th, 2017 6:03pm MST

Nearly two-thirds of the buildings that collapsed in Mexico City’s monstrous earthquake last month were built using a construction method that is now forbidden in seismic hotspots in the United States, Chile and New Zealand, according to new data compiled by a team of structural engineers at Stanford University. The suspect building technique called flat […]

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Huge Earthquake Rocks Mexico City

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 4:27am MST

The death toll continues to rise following a massive 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, collapsing buildings, killing at least 248 people and trapping an unknown number of others in the wreckage. The head of Mexico’s civil defense agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said on Twitter 117 deaths were reported in Mexico City, […]

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Mourners sob, sift wreckage of huge Mexico quake

Monday, September 11th, 2017 10:03am MST

Sobbing Mexican families followed coffins through the streets and picked nervously at the ruins of their homes Sunday as help trickled in after a huge earthquake killed 90 people. “I don’t know if I am crying from sadness, from shock, or from fear of what might happen next, and how we will live,” said Refugio […]

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5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Montana

Friday, July 7th, 2017 3:01pm MST

Yellowstone National Park, which covers parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, lies on top of a supervolcano that could effectively wipe out the United States if it were to explode. The last time it did, 640,000 years ago, it expelled 240 cubic miles (think about that) of rocky debris into the sky. Early Thursday morning, […]

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Over 800 Earthquakes Recorded at Yellowstone Volcano

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 6:06pm MST

Over 800 earthquakes have now been recorded at Yellowstone supervolcano over the last two weeks, with the ongoing swarm taking place on the western edge of the National Park. But there is virtually no risk of the volcano erupting, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) currently lists the volcano alert level as normal and the […]

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Hit by a Swarm of Earthquakes

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 3:04pm MST

Yellowstone supervolcano has been hit by a series of earthquakes, with more 30 recorded since June 12. The latest was recorded on Monday, June 19, with a magnitude 3 earthquake striking 8.6 miles north north-east of West Yellowstone, Montana. The swarm began last week, and on June 15 saw a magnitude 4.5 earthquake take place […]

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Strong Aftershocks Hit New Zealand Following Strong Quake

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 2:13pm MST

A powerful aftershock shook New Zealand’s South Island Monday, just hours after being hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake. “It looks as though it’s the infrastructure that’s the biggest problem,” said Civil Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the affected area with Prime Minister John Key. A slip dam caused by earthquakes had blocked […]

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Iceland’s Largest Volcano Rocked By Earthquakes

Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:54pm MST

< Iceland’s largest volcano was recovering Monday after being rocked by a series of early morning earthquakes. The North Atlantic Island’s Met Office reported that two earthquakes with magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.5 hit the Katla volcano, some of the biggest seismic activity to hit the crater since 1997. According to Bloomberg, the two large […]

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