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N.J. Earthquake Rocks Several Areas on Friday Morning

A N.J. earthquake rocked several areas about 35 miles outside of New York City on Friday morning. It was about 3:41 a.m. when the 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck approximately two miles north of Bernardsville, N.J. USGS geophysicist Zachery Reeves said the initial report came in from 78 people. Stuart Heiser was in N.J. visiting family in Morris Plains when the …

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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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Tokyo Earthquake Shakes Things Up

Earthquakes are common in Tokyo, but most of them are not too strong. A level 5 earthquake struck Tokyo early Monday morning, and woke many people from their sleep. The earthquake is the strongest one recorded since the magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that occurred in March 2011 off the northeastern coast that left more than 18,500 people dead or missing. …

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Tokyo Earthquake Doesn’t Cause Much Trouble, Rattles John Mayer

Tokyo earthquakes aren’t all that uncommon. In fact, the entire region is somewhat unstable thanks to the geological makeup of the islands. It’s still unsettling to feel the earth rumble, especially since the wounds from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake still haven’t healed. Reuters is reporting that Tokyo and surrounding regions was hit by an earthquake early Monday morning. The quake …

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Nicaragua Earthquake Leaves 23 Injured

An earthquake with a 6.1 magnitude hit western Nicaragua on Thursday evening, leaving at least 23 people injured in one town, and an aftershock 20 miles to the south followed. The earthquake shook houses and at least 23 people were injured from falling walls, ceilings, and other objects in Nagarote, located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of the capital, …

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Chile Aftershock Registers Magnitude 7.6

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a magnitude 7.6 aftershock rattled Chile’s northern coast late Wednesday night, triggering a tsunami warning for regions of that country and Peru. The significant tremor came after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 quake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. The initial quake hit at 23:46 UTC off the coast of Chile, and …

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Chile Earthquake Evacuees Return Home

Citizens of the Chilean city of Iquique were permitted to return home Wednesday morning, after an April 1st magnitude 8.2 earthquake generated a tsunami which produced 6.9 foot waves. Similar sized waves were also reported in the coastal towns Pisagua and Arica. The death toll so far due to the quake is six. According to officials, one firefighter and one …

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Chile Earthquake Causes Tsunami And Landslides

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday and caused a large Tsunami and several landslides. Five people have died as a result of the earthquake, either from heart attacks or fallen walls. The landslides washed away homes and roads, making it hard for many people to evacuate the area or find help. No significant damage …

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Yellowstone Earthquake: Caldera Remains Calm

The Norris Geyser Basin felt the seismic bass drop today – all 4.8 worth of it. No injuries were sustained in the midst of this natural phenomenon common to Yellowstone – even though it was the strongest quake to hit the park since the 80’s. Yet, raised eyebrows about these more intense quakes have had more to do with whether …

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Aftershocks Shake Southern California

After a magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit La Habra near Los Angeles Friday evening, more than 100 aftershocks have rattled the Southland area since, with the largest being a magnitude 4.1, which hit at 2:32 p.m. Saturday near Rowland Heights. The tremors were also felt in Culver City, Brea, Studio City and Whittier. Caltech seismologists said Friday’s earthquake was at a depth …

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Los Angeles Earthquake: This One A 5.1 Magnitude

California just experienced another earthquake after the 6.9 magnitude shook residents near Eureka, CA, March 9th. This time, a magnitude-5.1 earthquake shook the Los Angeles area Friday evening, authorities said. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at about 9:09 p.m. and the epicenter was near Brea in Orange County, which lies about 20 miles southeast of downtown …

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1964 Alaskan Earthquake: What We’ve Learned

Exactly fifty years ago today, the largest ever earthquake to ever hit North America shook the state of Alaska. What became known as the ’64 Great Alaska Earthquake had a magnitude of 9.2 and it lasted from about four to five minutes. The powerful earthquake was itself blamed for fifteen deaths. The resulting tsunami was responsible for killing 124 people, …

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Los Angeles Earthquake: 4.4-Magnitude Trembles the City

A sudden tremble struck the Los Angeles area Monday morning at 6:25 a.m. The quake’s epicenter occurred in the Santa Monica Mountains 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood, Calif., and 15 miles northwest of Los Angeles. The quake was initially measured at a 4.7-magnitude, but then was recorded as 4.4 at a depth of 5.3 miles. Approximately six aftershocks followed the rumbles. …

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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 at a depth of 80 kilometers, but experts say that the earthquake could have reached 700 kilometers. The U.S. Geological …

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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, where sometimes the edges slip and crack. That sends off these waves we occasionally end up feeling. California just happens …

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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 the quake kept the residents alert. The earthquake was a 6.8 magnitude quake, and struck at 10:18 p.m. The tremor …

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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 quake was calculated at 6.9 and was immediately followed by nearly six aftershocks. The quake itself was felt heavily throughout …

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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 Ocean, approximately 50 miles west of Eureka, California. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated the depth of the quake as about …

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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 strong,” he said. The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake hit at a depth of 17 kilometers (10.5 miles) …

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