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Japan Earthquake: 6.3-Magnitude Hits Three Main Islands

Fourteen injuries were reported Friday following an earthquake that struck the south coast of Japan. The quake occurred a little after 2 a.m. in the Iyonada inland sea that separates the country’s main islands, including Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It was reportedly …

California Earthquake And Japan’s 3 Year Anniversary

So, California had an earthquake Sunday. Earthquakes aren’t really “news” for the Golden State. They’re just a natural event that happens because these huge slabs (called tectonic plates) of rock below our feet are constantly playing a game like Jenga, …

California Earthquake: It Might Not Be Over Yet

A strong earthquake struck much of northern California and southern Oregon on Sunday, but surprisingly caused only minimal damage. Although the earthquake itself was enough to scare residents, the more than 20 aftershocks that struck in the eight hours following …

California Earthquake: 6.9-Magnitude Strikes Eureka Coast

An offshore earthquake struck Northern California Sunday night, which was mainly centered in the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 10 miles. Sources say that the earthquake occurred around 10:18 p.m., 50 miles offshore of Eureka, Calif. The magnitude of the …

Northern California Rocked By 6.9 Earthquake

Things went bump in the night for a bunch of residents across Northern California over the weekend. Reports indicate that an earthquake hit the area at around 10:18 pm on Sunday. It is said to have originated in the Pacific …

Earthquake Shakes Barbados And Martinique

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook the Caribbean island of Barbados early Tuesday morning. It was also felt on the nearby island of Martinique. Barbados Police Constable Chris Greg said that the earthquake was felt all over the island. “It was …

Shroud Of Turin: Mystery Solved?
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For years, the Shroud of Turin has been rumored to be the burial cloth of Jesus. The tattered and ancient cloth is “stained” with the image of a man’s face and body. The image on the cloth seems to suggest …

China Earthquake: A 6.9-Magnitude Shakes the Hotan Province

On Wednesday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck one of China’s most abundant northwestern regions of natural resources. The Xinjiang region endured several tremors within a two-hour timespan. Twenty of them were recorded as a series of aftershocks. The earthquake mainly occurred …

China Earthquake Damages Homes, No Casualties Reported

China: Earthquake damage in Xinjiang today is limited to some homes, officials say, and there have been no casualties reported. However, the quake measured a strong 6.9 magnitude according to the U.S. Geological Survey and several strong aftershocks continued for …

Fukushima Radiation to Reach U.S. Coast This Year

The day the tsunamis hit Japan, which would eventually cause the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, will remain etched into my brain for a long time. I was frantically woken up by my mother on March 11, 2011; she ushered me to …

Puerto Rico Earthquake Of 6.4 Magnitude Jolts Nation
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A strong earthquake  struck Northern Puerto Rico early Monday about 34 miles north of Hatillo municipality and caused minor damages including some power outages and floor cracks.  No injuries have been reported so far. The earthquake is one of the largest quakes …

Puerto Rico Earthquake – 6.4-Magnitude Rattles The Country

A strong earthquake hit Puerto Rico after midnight on Sunday, the quake was centered in the Atlantic Ocean. The epicenter was approximately 35 miles north of Hatillo, and 17 miles deep according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The National Weather …

Tonga Is Hit By Powerful Cyclone

A powerful storm has hit the archipelago of Tonga on Saturday. Authorities are calling that storm Cyclone Ian, and it hit the islands with gusts of winds topping 178 mph, putting it in category five, the most severe type of …

Tokyo 5.5 Earthquake Shakes Up Saturday Morning
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Yahoo News tells us that eastern Japan has felt a strong rumble registering at a 5.5 magnitude early this morning, but thankfully no tsunami threats, serious damage or nuclear damage have been reported. This has been the ninth earthquake this …

Oklahoma Earthquake Magnitude-4.5 Shakes State

For anyone that lives in an earthquake zone knows, when that ground starts rocking and rolling, it can be terrifying. The feeling of nowhere to go to escape – can be overwhelming. But, when Central Oklahoma experienced a 4.5 magnitude …

Oklahoma Earthquake Surprises Arcadia Residents

An earthquake with a 4.8 magnitude has shaken Central Oklahoma this Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake was recorded shortly after 12 noon just southeast of Lake Arcadia which is seven miles east of Edmond, 9 miles north, northwest …

Iran Earthquake Hits Thursday, At Least 7 Killed

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Iran on Thursday, at about 5:21 pm local time, killing at least seven as of the most recent reporting. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles northeast of the city of Bushehr, which is the location …

Ohio Earthquake Shakes Things Up
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A 3.5 magnitude earthquake shook Ohio today and alarmed residents. The earthquake took place near Nelsonville, Ohio, a small town just North of Athens and East of Columbus. It took place at 12:59 p.m. and was felt throughout southern Ohio …

Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific …

Japan Earthquake Triggers Tsunamis
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An earthquake hit off the coast of Honshu, Japan, on October 25, 2013, measuring a magnitude of 7.1 the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reports. According to local Tokyo time, the earthquake hit at 2:10 a.m. and produced tsunamis at four …

Phillippines Earthquake – Death Toll Rising

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Philippines on Tuesday, killing over 90 people. Cebu and Bohol were two of the areas that were hit the hardest by the earthquake and the following aftershocks and were also the areas where to …