All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Richter scale’

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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South Carolina Earthquake is Strongest in 10 Years

Being dubbed the “Valentine’s Quake,” a 4.4 magnitude earthquake rocked South Carolina Friday night. It was the strongest earthquake to hit the state since 2002. The quake’s center was just 7 miles outside of Edgefield, SC, which sits 60 miles southwest of Columbia, the state’s capitol city. According to emergency dispatchers in Edgefield, there have been no reports of damages …

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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 of the country’s single nuclear power plant. The death toll was reported by the state news agency, IRNA. IANS and …

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5.3-Magnitude Earthquake near Fukushima

An earthquake that registered as a 5.3-magnitude on the Richter scale was detected at 17:25 GMT today, according to a statement made by the United States Geological Service (USGS). Currently the ‘USGS’ and organizations like the ‘Japan Meteorological Society’ and the analysts at ‘The Weather Channel’ aren’t in complete agreement as to the size of the quake – both of …

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