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Tsunami Animation: Valdivia, Chile, 1960 (rotating globe)

9.5 Earthquake

Top Five Largest Earthquakes Ever Recorded in the History

9.6 Magnitude Earthquake (scenes from the film San Andreas 2015)

Stronger Japan Earthquake Triggers Landslides and Collapses Homes

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The world's 7 strongest earthquakes since 2004

The country's vice president called it the strongest to hit the country in decades.<p>Two consecutive nights of earthquakes rocked Japan Thursday and Friday. More than 1,500 people were injured in the two earthquakes.<p>Associated Press used stats from the U.S. Geological Survey to pick out the strongest …

Watch How an 8.0 Earthquake on the San Andreas Fault Would Rock LA

This doesn't look good<p>Earlier this week, an expert from the Southern California Earthquake Center spoke at a conference in Long Beach and called the southern San Andreas fault "locked, loaded and ready to go" for a major 'quake. He said that people should be preparing for something around a …

This could be the big one: San Andreas primed for devastating earthquake

It’s no longer a question of if but when and how devastating. Leading seismologists predict a 7.8 magnitude event<p>The director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, Thomas Jordan, made an announcement recently that would have sent a chill down the spine of every Californian: that the San …

Ecuador struck again with 6.7 magnitude earthquake

After last month’s devastating earthquake, Ecuador was hit again with a 6.7 magnitude quake. Although it can still be described as an aftershock and …

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6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Ecuador Coast: USGS

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck near the coast of Ecuador, 18 miles west southwest of Rosa Zarate, the United States Geological Service reported Wednesday. The quake has not triggered a tsunami warning, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.<p>Copyright © 2016 MarketWatch, Inc.

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Prince Harry Visits 2015 Earthquake Affected Areas in Nepal

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Now detect earthquakes with a smartphone app

Scientists have developed an app that crowdsources ground-shaking information from smartphones to detect earthquakes and eventually warns users of …

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A luxury hotel in Nepal is still hosting a camp for earthquake survivors, over one year later

KATHMANDU, Nepal— On a calm, clear afternoon last April, Bishnu Karki settled in for a nap in his home. He was dozing in an upstairs bedroom when a 7.8 earthquake slammed his village of Tatopani in hilly, central Nepal, collapsing its stone, shingled homes and striking deep, jagged lines through …

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6.6-magnitude earthquake strikes near Fiji

An undersea 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Fiji, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The epicenter of the temblor was about 100 miles southeast of Fiji's Ndoi island.<p>The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center tweeted that there was no tsunami threat from the earthquake.<p>For the latest West Coast …

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Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes deep off Tonga: usgs | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude struck 572 kilometres (355 miles) beneath the earth’s surface on Friday about 340 kilometers west of the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, the United States Geological Survey reported.<p>There was no indication of a tsunami warning …


Earthquake measuring 6.1 shakes parts of Taiwan, including capital | Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 shook parts of Taiwan on Tuesday and was felt in the capital, Taipei, residents and officials said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey originally recorded the quake, centred about 110 km (70 miles) …


Interpreter In Haiti Remembers Gilkey Did His Job With 'Passion'

NPR photojournalist David Gilkey was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday while riding in a convoy that came under attack. Jael Madius remembers working with Gilkey in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>And this morning, we're remembering NPR photographer David Gilkey and …


Earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude strikes off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands - USGS | Reuters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck on Monday morning about 128 kms (79.54 miles) southeast of New Zealand’s remote Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific, the United States Geological survey said.<p>The shallow temblor, which occurred at a depth of 10 kms (six …

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Twin earthquakes strike off west coast of Mexico - USGS | Reuters

REUTERS - Two earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.2 and 5.5, struck off the west coast of Mexico on Tuesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The epicenter of the first quake, initially reported at a magnitude of 6.4, was 93 km (58 miles) southwest of the city of San Patricio, and the second …


Canada and the US Are Running the 'Largest' Earthquake Sim Ever

We’re due for The Big One, so officials are getting ready.<p>In the last 3,500 years or so, at least seven catastrophic earthquakes have ripped through the Pacific Northwest along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a 1,000-foot fault line that stretches from Vancouver Island to California. These sorts of …

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off Indonesia's Moluccas - USGS | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck off the eastern coast of Indonesia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The epicentre of the quake was 33 km deep, about 124 km west-northwest of the Molucca islands, it added.<p>The NOOA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it saw …


Death toll from Ecuador earthquake tops 650

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The death toll from last week's magnitude-7.8 earthquake that flattened towns along Ecuador's coast has risen to 654 with …

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