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Small earthquake shakes Los Angeles — no damage reported

Los Angeles - Southern California was jolted Sunday by a 3.5-magnitude earthquake that struck South Los Angeles at 9:17 p.m, government seismologists reported.

UN disaster meeting opens in tsunami-hit Japan

Sendai - Policymakers gathered for a ten-yearly meeting on disaster risk reduction Saturday, with hopes high that the conference in tsunami-hit Japan might provide a springboard for efforts to tackle natural disasters and costly climate change.

5.2-magnitude quake rocks central Spain

Madrid - A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Madrid and central Spain on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Small quake shakes up California's Salinas Valley

King City - No damage has been reported so far from a 4.4-magnitude earthquake that struck early Tuesday morning southeast of Monterey Bay in California.

Japan marks 20th anniversary of killer quake in Kobe

Toukyo - Japan on Saturday marked the 20th anniversary of the Kobe earthquake that killed more than 6,400 people with renewed calls for the quake-prone nation to stay vigilant against the next "Big One.

New Zealand's South Island hit by 6.0 magnitude quake

A shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck New Zealand's South Island but it seems as though the affected areas have come away more of less scot-free.

Death toll rises to four after China earthquake: Xinhua

Bejing - The death toll from a 5.9 magnitude earthquake that struck a remote part of China's southwest rose to four on Sunday, as media reported the injured have all been successfully rescued.

New study shows massive earthquake in Bay area 'imminent'

San Francisco - A new study of the San Andreas Fault system has scientists worried that a potentially devastating and deadly earthquake in parts of the Pacific Northwest is imminent.

UPDATE: Powerful earthquake rocks El Salvador, 1 confirmed dead

Chirilagua - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is reporting that a powerful earthquake has struck the coastal area of El Salvador .

China earthquake leaves 300 injured, one dead

Aitian - Thousands of rescuers were deployed in southwest China Wednesday after a strong earthquake left one person dead and more than 300 injured, with over 100,000 displaced, state-run media reported.The shallow 6.

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits China's Yunnan province

Beijing - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit southwest China's mountainous Yunnan province late Tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring dozens of others.The quake struck at the shallow depth of 10 kilometres (6.3 miles) at 9.

Free quake-recovery workshops planned Thursday in Napa

Napa - Survivors of last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake are invited Thursday to two free recovery workshops on First Street in downtown Napa.

Feds offer $100 million in aid for California quake damage

Napa - U.S. President Barack Obama agreed Thursday that California was eligible for federal disaster funds to help pay for damage from last month's earthquake

Earthquake offers temporary reprieve for drought stricken state

Napa - As California faces what many believe to be the worst drought in the state's history, last month's 6.0 magnitude earthquake appears to have offered temporary relief.

Napa woman's death blamed on last month's earthquake

Napa - A 65-year-old Napa resident who died last week of injuries suffered in the Aug. 24 South Napa earthquake has been classified as the first fatality from the 6.0 temblor.

Bosnia coal mine cave-in claims five lives

Zenica - Five Bosnian coal miners died after an earthquake triggered a gas explosion and tunnel collapse, trapping dozens of men underground for 20 hours, an official said Friday."This accident is a big tragedy for the whole of Bosnia-Hercegovina.

California requests federal aid to help pay for earthquake damage

Sacramento - California has formally requested federal assistance to help the nation's largest state recover from damage caused by last month's 6.0 South Napa earthquake.

New Zealand police to investigate quake building failure

Christchurch - New Zealand police said Tuesday they will proceed with a criminal investigation into the catastrophic collapse of an office block in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake which claimed 115 lives.The CTV building crumpled then burst into flames after the 6.

Sonoma requests millions for damage caused by Napa quake

Santa Rosa - A third county in Northern California's wine country has declared a state of emergency following last week's 6.0 earthquake that caused tens of millions of dollars in damage to the city of Napa.

Six more Napa buildings declared uninhabitable

Napa - Napa city officials have red-tagged six more downtown buildings, raising the number of buildings rendered unusable by Sunday's early-morning earthquake to more than 120.

Napa quake caused $300 million in private property damage

Napa - Sunday's early morning earthquake caused $300 million worth of damage to private property in the city of Napa, officials said Wednesday.

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

Napa - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep.

California wine country hit by strong 6.0-magnitude quake

Napa - A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked California's scenic Napa Valley wine country Sunday, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep. No deaths were reported.

Indonesians hope to find son lost in tsunami after reunion with daughter

Banda Aceh - An Indonesian couple reunited with their daughter a decade after she was swept away by the 2004 tsunami said Friday they were now hopeful of finding their son, who also went missing in the disaster.

Haiti PM to donors: Please honor aid pledges

Port-au-prince - Only half of the nine billion dollars in international aid promised to Haiti after a devastating earthquake in 2010 has been delivered, the prime minister told AFP.

One dead, 30 injured in southern Pakistan quakes

Nawabshah - A series of small earthquakes hit southern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring 30 others, officials said.

Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.

Was March 18 L.A. earthquake man-made?

When the March 18 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Los Angeles, there were some who immediately wondered if the increase in fracking in the region could have been the cause.

Earthquake shakes Los Angeles; felt like 'two huge jolts' Special

Los Angeles - A 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck Los Angeles Monday morning, and one resident of the Hollywood Hills describes the initial quake and aftershock as "two huge jolts of power."

Video: Tokyo zoo runs simulated gorilla escape

Tokyo - In an effort to be prepared for the unexpected, officials at Tokyo zoo ran an emergency drill on Thursday. They dressed a member of staff in a gorilla costume, who then mimed the great escape.
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Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake  including the city ...
Many historic Northern California buildings were damaged in the West Napa quake, including the city of Napa's 1870 courthouse, shown here surrounded by emergency fencing after the 6.0 shaker.
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U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsu...
U.S. soldiers work together to pull up the Nobiru Rail Station sign that was knocked down by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake, April 21. U.S. soldiers are providing manpower to the Japanese in support of Operation Soul Train.
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Empty grocery store shelves in Tokyo four days after a devastating earthquake struck Japan
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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Japanese rescue officials practice responding to an earthquake.
Japanese rescue officials practice responding to an earthquake.
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya an  Sichuan Province  China on April 20  2013
Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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Rescuers carry an injured victim of an earthquake in Ludian county in Zhaotong, China's Yunnan province on August 4, 2014
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman  Guatemala on September 6  2013.
An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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President Barack Obama  joined by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi  tour earthquake damage i...
President Barack Obama, joined by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, tour earthquake damage in L'Aquila, Italy Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
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The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake  with an epicentre near the to...
The 2010 Haiti earthquake was a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, with an epicentre near the town of Léogâne, approximately 25 km west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
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Napa s historic Pfeiffer Building  better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building  suffered ma...
Napa's historic Pfeiffer Building, better known locally as the Sam Kee Laundry building, suffered major damage in the 6.0 earthquake that struck Aug. 24.
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Damage in Urayasu  Chiba prefecture  Japan  caused by liquefaction during March 11  2011 earthquake.
Damage in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, Japan, caused by liquefaction during March 11, 2011 earthquake.
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The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell...
The Knox Church in Victoria Street was damaged in the September earthquake last year and mostly fell to the ground with the 6.3 aftershock on 22 Feb
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An aerial view of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel and disaster relief crews searching Sukuiso, Japan for victims of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan, where tens of thousands people are feared dead following Japan's 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.
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Jay Hirabayashi, the director of Kokoro Dance on stage of Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
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A map of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean
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Clock at Nobiru, Japan train station stopped at the moment tsunami washed debris into the station building and destroyed tracks March 11, 2011.
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