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Michigan Earthquake on Tuesday Registers 3.3 Magnitude

A Michigan earthquake that rattled the state on Tuesday registered 3.3 on the richter scale.The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, has confirmed that the earthquake struck Michigan about seven miles NE of Union City in Calhoun County, at about 11:42 a.m. Local station WNEM in Michigan reports that the earthquake is believed to be an aftershock from one that …

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Tsunami Warning For Japan Downgraded

A tsunami warning that was issued for Japan was downgraded to a watch at about 10 am local time. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake, for which the epicenter was at a depth of about 14 miles, shook much of northeast Japan. It was reported that the quake could be felt all the way in Tokyo, which is about 330 miles away. …

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Tsunami Warning After Indonesia Quake Cancelled

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit at 10:31 am Saturday morning, local time, off the coast of the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia, prompting the issue of a tsunami warning, which was later called off. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 29 miles, with the epicenter being roughly 83 miles northwest of Kota Ternate. The …

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Tsunami In Japan Is Not Happening After 5.6 Earthquake

Even though buildings in Tokyo were shaking because of the latest 5.6 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday, no Tsunami warning was sounded. That’s because experts in Japan were positive a tsunami was not going to happen. And it didn’t happen. “There was no abnormality in our monitoring at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake. Also, we have …

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Alaska Earthquake Reaches 5.1 Near Fairbanks

Earthquakes in Alaska are giving locals a good shaking. This weekend, the biggest one reached a 5.1 magnitude, and even landed its own Associated Press report. The event happened Saturday night, 7:06 P.M. Alaska Daylight Time, 43 miles northwest of Fairbanks, and there was no damage. This earthquake wasn’t the only one to hit Alaska this weekend. The Alaska Earthquake …

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Hawaii: Earthquakes And Hurricanes, Oh My!

As Hawaii braces for a hurricane, it is also recovering from an earthquake that struck Thursday. The quake measured a 4.5 on the Richter scale and struck near Waimea on the eastern shore of the Big Island. The earthquake was strong enough to cause shaking in some parts of the state, but not strong enough to cause a tsunami. Although …

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Earthquake Kills at Least 398 People in China

At 4:30 pm local time (4:30 am EST), a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Chinese province of Yunnan. The epicenter of the quake was recorded some 230 miles northeast of Kunming, the capital of the Yunnan province. Current estimates state that at least 398 people have died and another 1,801 have suffered injuries of some degree. Thus far, 7,000 emergency …

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Tsunami Warning Issued After Earthquake In Alaska

A tsunami warning has been issued for parts of the Aleutian Islands after a strong earthquake struck Alaska on Monday afternoon. The earthquake occurred at 12:38 p.m. and measured an 8.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake was centered about 13 miles southeast of Little Sitkin Island. The tsunami warning was issued shortly after the earthquake was reported and within …

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San Andreas Fault Stressed By Irrigation

On Wednesday, the journal of Nature released their most recent findings regarding the San Andreas Fault. According to the study, excessive irrigation could be aggravating the fault, causing more frequent earthquakes. GPS readings have shown that parts of the floor of the San Joaquin Valley have been diminishing while the nearby mountains are being lifted higher. These motions are causing …

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Mexico Earthquake Hits Coast And Capital City

An earthquake hit the pacific coast of Mexico at 1:00 PM EST on Thursday, leaving residents of Mexico City startled but unharmed. The earthquake registered a 6.4 on the Richter scale with an epicenter located in the state of Guerrero, 117 miles north of Mexico City — but city residents still felt the impact. Mayor Crisoforo Otero Heredia of Tecpan …

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Thailand Earthquake A Magnitude 6.0

The earthquake that shook northern Thailand and parts of Myanmar early on Monday is now reported as a magnitude 6.0. The quake was centered 6 miles south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and 17 miles southwest of Chiang Rai. Only light damage has been reported so far. For example, some signs fell inside the main airport in Chiang Rai and some …

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Thailand Earthquake Causes Minimal Damage

Just hours after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Tokyo, a strong earthquake hit northern Thailand and Myanmar. The Thailand earthquake damaged several homes, businesses and temples, but so far, no casualties have been reported. The earthquake measured 6.0 on the Richter scales and its epicenter was located near Chiang Rai. After the quake, many buildings and temples were closed down …

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