Natural Disasters

New App Allows Smartphones to Detect Earthquakes

Oct. 15—When the next big earthquake strikes the Bay Area, millions will likely be stranded without the high-tech comforts provided by Silicon Valley.<p>…

Ajit Pai

25 cities adding the most jobs in 2017

1. Bellingham, WA Employment change: 5,609 (+5.5%) Jan. 2017 employment: 102,069 Oct. 2017 employment: 107,678 Unemployment, Oct. 2017: 4.5% Strongest sector: Mining, logging, and construction (+16.9% employment chg.) NickJKelly, iStockphoto<p>2. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Employment …


Preliminary 3.1 magnitude earthquake reported near Julian

JULIAN, Calif. (KGTV) -- The Julian area was shaken Friday night by a preliminary 3.1 magnitude earthquake.<p>The earthquake happened around 6:51 p.m. …


Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near South Landing, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Friday morning five miles from South Landing, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:06 a.m. PST at a depth of 1.9 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 69 miles from Clovis, 71 miles from Sanger, and 74 …


Earthquake of 5.0 magnitude hits Nepal, no casualty reported

A moderate earthquake measuring 5.0 on Richter scale struck Nepal around 8 am on Friday.According to the Indian Met Department, the earthquake hit …


Depression likely to intensify

The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood further moved northwards and lay centred about 800 km east southeast of Machlipatnam on …

Andhra Pradesh

Opinion: What Mexico earthquake, Wine Country fires have in common

There is a saying that nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know. That seems to be the case with nature’s lesson plan in …

Dia de los Muertos

Nepal election: Hopes for earthquake recovery

More than two years after a devastating earthquake that killed about 9,000 people and left millions of others homeless, many are hoping their new elected representatives will help them rebuild.<p>Nepalis go to the polls on Thursday as part of the second phase of the country's elections.<p>More than two …


Tornado claims life of villager, 61

A Ngqmakhwe family is mourning the death of the head of their family, while others are counting the cost of the weekend tornado that left a trail of …

News (South Africa)

NASA finds Tropical Depression Dahlia's center devoid of rainfall

Tropical Depression Dahlia was weakening into a remnant low pressure area when the Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite or GPM …


6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has struck near the coast of Ecuador.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey says the …


Albania homes destroyed by deadly floods

At least one person has been killed after days of heavy rain caused flooding in Albania.<p>More than 300 homes were destroyed, 1,500 people left stranded and flights from the country's only international airport suspended.<p>Several thousand people have been left without electricity.


Tornado hits coastal town of Sanremo in Italy

A waterspout and tornado hit the coastal town of Sanremo, in Italy, on Friday, causing material damage.<p>The high winds hit the centre of the town just …


Delaware earthquake shakes Philly region

Did you feel it?<p>If you felt a random little rumble this afternoon, you’re not alone or going crazy: The Philly region felt the effects of a 4.1 magnitude earthquake that took place near Dover, Delaware.<p>The United States Geological Survey reported that the earthquake took place at 4:47 p.m. about …


Earthquake Hits Mid-Atlantic Region; No Immediate Damage Reports

Dover, Del. (AP) -- An earthquake has jolted the Mid-Atlantic region of the East Coast, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.<p>The …


Strong earthquake hits Iran

A strong quake of magnitude 6.0 has struck southeastern Iran near the city of Kerman, the US Geological Survey says.


Earthquake rocks Delaware; shockwaves felt in N.J.

The earthquake originated near Dover, Delaware, officials said.An earthquake centered 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware, hit the Mid-Atlantic …

New Jersey

Rare earthquake hits US east coast, felt in New York

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake has struck the US in a rare seismological occurrence for the northeast, the U.S. Geological Survey said.<p>The quake, …


Delaware earthquake shakes music studio

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter magnitude scale hit Delaware on Thursday, November 30, and was felt by residents across the region. This …


Disaster funds 'enough through year-end': Govt

The Finance Ministry has made assurances that the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has enough funds for immediate disbursement to manage …

Mount Agung

Cyclone kills 19 in Indonesia

Villagers walk in flood waters after heavy rain hit Hadiwarno village in Pacitan, Indonesia 28 November 2017 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. …

News (South Africa)

These are the five deadliest volcanic eruptions in human history

In the last 500 years, volcanoes have caused an estimated 274,000 deaths, according to researchers.<p>On Monday, Indonesian authorities ordered a mass …

Mount Agung

At least 11 dead as floods and landslide hit Indonesia

JAKARTA: At least 11 people have died in severe floods and landslides in the east of Indonesia's main island of Java, an official said Tuesday (Nov …


Bali volcano spews ash amid signs of imminent major eruption

The Indonesian disaster agency on Monday called on 100,000 to evacuate and expanded the danger zone after the eruption of Mount Agung in Bali.


Bali Issues Red Alert, Orders Evacuations As Mount Agung Volcano Erupts

Officials issued a red alert and ordered Bali residents to evacuate after the Mount Agung volcano erupted, blasting ash up to 5.6 miles high.<p>The …

Canadian News

Bali's Mt Agung erupts again, island 'still safe'

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Agung volcano on island of Bali erupted for a second time in less than a week on Saturday evening, sending a grey-black plume of ash and steam at least 1,500 meters into the sky and leading several airlines to change flight plans.<p>"Tourism in Bali is still safe, …


Magnitude 4.3 quake jolts Quezon

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck off northwest of Calauag town in Quezon province on Thursday night.<p>The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and …


Mega mock tsunami exercise along eastern coast tomorrow

New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI) A mega mock tsunami exercise with international participants will be carried out in 31 coastal districts in four states and a …

Andaman and Nicobar

ExxonMobil Evacuates Non-Essential Staff in Papua New Guinea Highlands Due to Unrest

ExxonMobil (xom) has evacuated non-essential staff in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, it said on Thursday, due to unrest in the area, but said …

Papua New Guinea

Floods paralyse Saudi city of Jeddah

RIYADH: Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept through Jeddah on Tuesday, leaving motorists stranded and forcing authorities to shut schools and …

Middle East