Natural Disasters

Strong earthquake off Mindanao damages buildings, say officials

People stand next to debris from a collapsed house after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit General Santos City, in southern island of Mindanao on April …

Earthquakes

Man from Oregon makes a record ascent of Mount St. Helens using a kiteboard

Why it matters to you<p>It's not everyday that someone climbs a mountain in under an hour.<p>Although roughly 14,500 people climb Mount St. Helens each …

Outdoors

Cluster of tremors in central Chile unnerves locals

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A cluster of tremors shook central Chile on Friday afternoon, leaving locals worried that a bigger earthquake may be imminent and prompting some early closures of schools and workplaces.<p>At least seven tremors struck offshore the coastal city of Valparaiso in less than an hour, …

Earthquakes

‘I’m going to shoot up the school': Snapchat threat traced to teen at Rowlett High | Rowlett

<i>Updated at 11:15 a.m. with additional details from police.</i><p>A student threatened to open fire at a Rowlett High School in a message sent through …

Crime

Trekker missing for 47 days rescued in Nepal days after girlfriend died

A Taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain in Nepal for 47 days was rescued Wednesday, but his girlfriend died just three days before they were discovered, trekking officials said.<p>Asian Trekking agency official Madhav Basnet said 21-year-old Liang Sheng Yueh was found Wednesday on a ledge under …

Earthquakes

Japan minister quits after tsunami comment

The Japanese minister overseeing the reconstruction of areas devastated by the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster has resigned after saying …

Japan

Chile earthquake: 7.1 tremor strikes off coast near capital Santiago

• <b>Earthquake recorded near Santiago in Chile</b>• <b><br>Buildings shake in capital</b>• <b><br>No damage immediately reported</b>• <b><br>Evacuation cancelled as tsunami fears fade</b><p>A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific …

Earthquakes

More people are visiting Nepal than before the earthquake

Exactly two years to the day that an earthquake devastated Nepal, killing nearly 9,000 and destroying huge swathes of the country’s ancient …

Tourism

2.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Lancaster County: USGS

A small earthquake hit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania late Sunday afternoon.The 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurred at 4:49 p.m. in the …

Earthquakes

3.1 earthquake rattles Borrego Springs area

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake broke on the San Jacinto fault system at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, causing brief shaking in parts of northeastern San Diego …

Earthquakes

Tribune archive: Cries of terror — then, quickly, death and ruin

<i>The following story was published in the Chicago Tribune on April 30, 1967.</i><p>April 21 began as a quiet spring day.<p>It was a Friday, with somewhat overcast skies but balmy air that promised a pleasant week-end and carried no hint of the tornadoes that were to lay incredible waste to sections of …

Hiker trapped at top of volcano saved by simple WhatsApp message

<b>An injured climber was rescued from the top of a volcano after he managed to send a desperate appeal for help on WhatsApp.</b><p>Antonio Domingo Taipe could …

Second deadly landslide in a month rocks Colombia

A deadly landslide has rocked Colombia for the second time this month, claiming at least 11 lives just weeks after more than 300 were killed in a similar disaster.<p>Twenty remain missing after the landslide hit several neighbourhoods in Manizales, near the Nevado del Ruiz volcano.<p>Further horrific …

Earthquakes

Debbie casts dark shadow over Qld Budget

Queensland's budget is expected to take a "big hit" from cyclone Debbie, but the full size of the hole remains to be seen.<p>The category 4 cyclone is …

Climate

Midwest in May: Natural disasters exhibit in Indy, rocking out in Michigan and more

Here are some of the more interesting events, deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:<p>•See the power of nature at the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis during the exhibit "Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters." On display through May 29, it features …

Travel

Magnitude 3.7 earthquake strikes near The Geysers, California

The United States Geological Survey reports a preliminary magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck near The Geysers, California on Monday.<p>The quake hit at 12:31 PM local time at a depth of 1 kilometers.<p>There was no initial word on damage or injury resulting from the quake. More information on this …

Earthquakes

Services restored on central Alberta First Nation after heavy snowfall led to state of emergency

Emergency response prompted after snowstorm cut power, water to homes for more than 24 hours<p>Power and water has been restored on a central Alberta …

British Columbia

3.8 quake hits west of Waldport

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The US Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 3.8 earthquake off the Oregon coast Saturday.<p>The quake hit at 7:48 a.m. about …

Portland, OR

Flash floods kill at least 25 in northern Iran

Authorities say at least 16 others are missing in East Azarbaijan and three other provinces.<p>Rescue teams have been deployed to the cities of Ajab …

UK News

I-310 fully reopens in Luling day after fiery fatal crash

Interstate 310 in Luling fully reopened to traffic Friday morning (April 14), a day after a fiery crash killed a woman and sent a truck driver to the …

New Orleans

The Unbearable Cost of Drought in Africa

By Baher Kamal Reprint | | |<p>People living in the Melia IDP camp, Lake Chad, receiving WFP food. Most of the displaced come from the Lake Chad …

Food Security

Houses damaged as strong earthquake hits southern PH

A strong magnitude 6.0-earthquake hit the southern Philippines at dawn on Wednesday, damaging dozens of houses and sending people fleeing into the …

Earthquakes

Batangas tremor losses reach P2B

The recent earthquake swarm in Batangas province left P2-billion worth of damage, most of these on houses, churches, government buildings and …

Earthquakes

This is what a powerful earthquake looks like underwater

Blue waters turn cloudy in a dramatic video showing a diver's view at the moment a 5.9-magnitude earthquake strikes.<p>Most of us have a pretty good idea what an earthquake feels like on land. The world shakes. But what happens if you're diving in the sea when an earthquake happens? Here's an answer …

Earthquakes

Watch Paul Oakenfold DJ on Mount Everest

You'll need to create a Plug-in Alliance account to access this low-end monster.<p>The Berlin-based DJ gets trippy on this set for Into The Valley.<p>The …

Music

Fast Facts about "The Big One": 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake

We’ve seen a lot of big earthquakes in the news, the recent one in Batangas and Manila. With the volume of the population in Metro Manila of <b>12.8</b> …

Earthquakes

Philippines earthquake recorded underwater by diver

Back-to-back earthquakes cracked small buildings and blocked roads with minor landslides Saturday in a Philippines resort province south of Manila where jittery tourists left and patients were evacuated from a hospital amid aftershocks.<p>Officials said an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 struck …

Earthquakes

Panic, damage as three strong quakes hit Philippines

MANILA: A trio of strong earthquakes damaged buildings and caused panicked tourists to flee a popular dive resort near the Philippine capital on …

Earthquakes

Hundreds Flee In Fear Of A Tsunami As Three Strong Earthquakes Rock The Philippines

Three earthquakes ranging in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 have struck the Phillippines Batangas province, an area south of the countries capital. The quakes registered at 3 p.m. local time in the coastal city, causing hundreds to flee for higher ground in the fears a tsunami may be on its …

Earthquakes

Hundreds flee after three strong quakes strike Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Hundreds of residents of coastal areas in a province south of the Philippine capital fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami on Saturday after a series of earthquakes on the main island of Luzon.<p>Three quakes ranging in magnitude from 5.0 to 5.9 struck Batangas province, about 90 …

Earthquakes