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Earthquake News

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.
In the Media by Clarens Renois (AFP) - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

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.
In the Media by Sandy Dechert

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.
In the Media by Martin Laine

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."
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

One in 4 Japan tsunami children needs psychiatric care

Tokyo - One in four nursery school children caught up in Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems caused by the horrors of loss and destruction, with experts warning of a dire shortage of psychiatrists.
In the Media by Kyoko Hasegawa (AFP) - 1 comment

6.3-magnitude NZ quake crash lands Hobbit eagle sculpture on teen

Wellington - An eagle sculpture with a 45 ft wingspan was hanging from the ceiling in Wellington Airport to promote the popular Hobbit films. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake today sent it sprawling from its perch down to the floor.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Video: Sights & sounds of San Francisco before the quake in 1906

San Francisco - In the days before traffic lights and pedestrian crossings, this film was taken shortly before the earthquake in San Francisco in 1906 and the negative miraculously survived the experience. Now wired for sound, it gives a great impression of those days.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Netherlands slashes gas production after quake protests

The Hague - The Dutch government said Friday it would slash gas production in Europe's biggest field by 20 percent over three years after protests by villagers who blame the extraction for causing earthquakes.
In the Media by AFP

Volcanic eruption, typhoon, earthquake hit Philippines, Indonesia

The Philippines, Indonesia and the Pacific island of Tonga have been hit by forces of Mother Nature in the last couple of days, causing death and injury to those in coastal areas as well as in danger zones, in the case of the eruption in Indonesia.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Earthquake measuring 5.1 hits Canary Islands

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit the small Canary Island of El Hierro just before 6 pm local time on Friday Dec 27. Tremors were felt across all of the Canary Islands.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 8 comments

4.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Oklahoma rattling nerves

Arcadia - Oklahoma, that US state where, according to the song, "The wind comes sweeping down the plain," had more to worry about Saturday than breezy weather as it experienced a 4.5 magnitude earthquake.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 6 comments

Fukishima workers begin removing fuel rods

The latest video recordings have shown new leaks in the fuel rods in the Fukushima nuclear pool, but crews were able to begin removing the rods Monday.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 3 comments

4.9 earthquake hits Greek Island of Evia

Athens - There are reports that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 has struck the Greek island of Evia. There are no early reports of injuries or damage.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 3 comments

Scary removal of Fukishima fuel rods begins

Tokyo - Pressure to complete the unprecedented work is rising because of fears a new major earthquake could decimate Japan and threaten the U.S. West Coast .
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Phl quake death toll rises to 186, strong aftershocks continue

The death toll in the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol and Cebu provinces in the Philippines last Tuesday had risen to 186 while close to 200 injuries have been reported as rescue operations continue in remote areas in search for more victims.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 1 comment

Deadly earthquake creates new island in Pakistan

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 struck off south-central Pakistan Tuesday killing more than 200 people in the district of Awaran and nearby areas near the epicenter of the deadly earthquake.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Major earthquake, 7.7 Richter, strikes Pakistan; 328 dead

Karachi - A strong earthquake measuring 7.7 in the Richter scale struck Pakistan, reports the United States Geological Survey. At least 328 people have died and hundreds more were wounded are trapped under rubble.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 3 comments

Review: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises wins with more mature political message Special

If you're a long-time Hayao Miyazaki fan, you know his films are often heavy on the fantasy, tinged with real-life history lessons. But in his final film The Wind Rises, the Japanese filmmaker creates his most mature and least kid-friendly work to date.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

6.6-magnitude earthquake hits Mexico-Guatemala border

Guatemala City - The US Geological Survey reports that the border between Mexico and Guatemala was shaken up on Friday night by a 6.6-magnitude earthquake.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

6.9-magnitude earthquake shakes southern Japan

Torishima - A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit southern Japan early on Wednesday morning, centered offshore near Torishima, and was felt along much of the east coast. However, no injuries or damage have been reported.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Fuengirola, Spain experienced 4.1 magnitude earthquake on Sunday

Fuengirola - Fuengirola has experienced a tremor of magnitude 4.1 on Sunday night. No damage or injuries have been reported as the quake was at a depth of 54 kms.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Earthquake strikes western China; at least 22 confirmed dead

Beijing - An earthquake struck the province of Gansu early Monday morning. The quake caused widespread damage to an area where approximately 26 million people live.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald

Death toll rises to 22 in Indonesia's 6.1 magnitude earthquake

The death toll in Indonesia's 6.1 magnitude earthquake that hit the province of Aceh in the island of Sumatra Tuesday has risen to 22 while more than 200 to have been injured.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes off Portugal's Azores archipelago

Ponta Delgada - A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck in the Atlantic Ocean just 60 kilometers (38 miles) east of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel in the Azores archipelago.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Earthquakes in Chile caused permanent deformation of earth crust

A new study in Chile reveals that earthquakes are able to crack and deform the Earth's crust permanently. According to geologist Richard Allmendinger of Cornell University and colleagues, major quakes have caused permanent cracks in the earth's crust.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Video: Aftermath of Chinese quake, many dead, injured & homeless

In the aftermath of the 6.6 earthquake in China, many are left homeless, injured or dead. The video shows the horrendous damage and buildings reduced to rubble by the quake. 2,000 aftershocks have been felt since Saturday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

6.6 earthquake in China — 203 dead & over 11,500 injured (video)

203 people are dead and over 11,500 have been injured as a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has struck southwestern China. The death toll rises as the army deals with the debris of collapsed buildings. Updates.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Earthquake magnitude 7.8 rattles Iran

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 Richter hit south-east Iran, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports. The tremors were felt as far as New Delhi, India.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 8 comments
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of...
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A Japanese mother and daughter pause for reflection as they find a family photo amid the wreckage of their home.
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman  Guatemala on September 6  2013.
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An earthquake struck 5km (3mi) ESE of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala on September 6, 2013.
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U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens Jan. 17  2010  in Port-au-Prince...
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U.S. military members distribute food and water to Haitian citizens Jan. 17, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, who were affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
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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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Plate glass windows cracked from the stress in numerous buidings.
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Plate glass windows cracked from the stress in numerous buidings.
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya an  Sichuan Province  China on April 20  2013
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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U.S. Air Force search and rescue personnel observe a universal distress sign on a coastal roadway in northeastern Japan
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The grocery store shelves in Tokyo after the earthquake
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The grocery store shelves in Tokyo after the earthquake
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya an  Sichuan Province  China on April 20  2013
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Aftermath of the earthquake in Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China on April 20, 2013
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This roadway in Leogane  Haiti was damaged by the 2010 earthquake.
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This roadway in Leogane, Haiti was damaged by the 2010 earthquake.
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A water pipe spews water into the frosty morning air after being damaged by a tsunami  which was tri...
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A water pipe spews water into the frosty morning air after being damaged by a tsunami, which was triggered by a 8.9-magnitude earthquake off the northeastern coast of Japan.
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Jay Hirabayashi  the director of Kokoro Dance on stage of Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Jay Hirabayashi, the director of Kokoro Dance on stage of Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
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Damage in Urayasu  Chiba prefecture  Japan  caused by liquefaction during March 11  2011 earthquake.
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Damage in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, Japan, caused by liquefaction during March 11, 2011 earthquake.
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A rescue mission of unprecedented proportions is underway in northeast Japan  where tens of thousand...
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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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American Red Cross volunteers provide blankets and pillows to passengers of a commercial airline fli...
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American Red Cross volunteers provide blankets and pillows to passengers of a commercial airline flight taking shelter March 11, 2011, at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Some of the reduced electricity usage in a  busy part of Tokyo  Japan
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Some of the reduced electricity usage in a busy part of Tokyo, Japan
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Imperial Palace  Tokyo  Japan
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Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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A Japanese authority making an announcement in a subway station after the recent earthquake
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Members of the Fairfax County  Va.  Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue search structures and debri...
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Members of the Fairfax County, Va., Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue search structures and debris in northeast Japan
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Tsunami  Pacific coast of Japan March 11  2011. Photo taken March 24  2011
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Tsunami, Pacific coast of Japan March 11, 2011. Photo taken March 24, 2011
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