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Iceland’s Largest Volcano Rocked By Earthquakes

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

< 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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Aftershocks shake central Italy after earthquake that killed 241

Thursday, August 25th, 2016 9:22am MDT

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy — Strong aftershocks shook earthquake-ravaged villages in the mountains of central Italy on Thursday, with rescue teams dodging falling debris and bleary-eyed survivors still holding out hope that loved ones might be found beneath the rubble. The provisional death toll seesawed overnight, first reported to be nearing 250, then revised downward […]

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At least 37 dead after devastating quake hits central Italy

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 10:33am MDT

AMATRICE, Italy — A devastating earthquake rocked central Italy early Wednesday, collapsing homes on top of residents as they slept. At least 37 people were killed in hard-hit towns where rescue crews raced to dig survivors out of the rubble, but the toll was likely to rise as crews reached homes in more remote hamlets. […]

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Magnitude-6.4 Earthquake Rattles China

Thursday, January 21st, 2016 1:37am MDT

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake rattled a remote region in northwestern China early Thursday, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The quake damaged a few dozen homes but no casualties were reported. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said that the epicenter of the quake was in an unpopulated area, about 20 miles from Menyuan county in Qinghai province. […]

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Major Earthquake Rocks Southeast Asia

Monday, October 26th, 2015 7:35am MDT

A massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan Monday, with its effects felt in parts of Pakistan and India, as well. The earthquake’s epicenter hit Jarm, Afghanistan, a city about 150 miles from Kabul. More than 52 people were killed in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to local news outlet Dawn, with Al Jazeera reporting casualty tolls […]

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Chile declares state of emergency after quake

Friday, September 18th, 2015 4:13am MDT

Santiago (dpa) – The Chilean government declared a state of emergency in a central region Thursday after a magnitude-8.3 earthquake killed 11 people and caused widespread disruption. President Michelle Bachelet declared the state of emergency for the region around the port city of Coquimbo, near the epicentre of the quake which struck late Wednesday, daily […]

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Major earthquake in Colorado unlikely but not impossible

Monday, August 25th, 2014 11:07am MDT

Following yesterday’s magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa Valley, California and recent, far milder temblors near Greeley, Colorado residents have to wonder if a major earthquake is possible in the Centennial State. Longtime Denver residents well know that earthquakes here are not unheard of. From the late 1960s to the early 1980s, small quakes in the […]

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Italy convicts earthquake experts of manslaughter for failing to predict temblor

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 5:11pm MDT

In a legal verdict that has sent chills through the scientific community across the globe, an Italian court has convicted six scientists and a government official of manslaughter. The court determined this week that the experts failed to adequately warn the populace of a deadly 2009 earthquake. Get complete details on this stunning verdict on Examiner.com.

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Powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake hits Costa Rica coast

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 10:34am MDT

An earthquake measuring magnitude 7.6 struck the Costa Rican coast Wednesday morning causing damage near the epicenter and prompting a tsunami warning.  Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com

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Powerful earthquake strikes near the Philippines, tsunami possible

Friday, August 31st, 2012 7:46am MDT

An extremely powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake has occurred east of the Philippines and has the potential to generate a tsunami across the Pacific. Tsunami warnings and watches have been issued for parts of the Pacific Rim. Read the rest of this story on Examiner.com

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