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Earthquake shakes up SF Bay Area but no, it wasn't the big one

Oakland - Monday's 4.0 earthquake that awakened hundreds of thousands of Bay Area residents at 6:49 a.m. was surprising and interesting, yes, but it was nothing like the massive shaker still overdue on the Hayward fault.

USGS: Major quake could strike San Francisco Bay Area within days

Fremont - Tuesday's mild 4.0 earthquake in the San Francisco Bay Area could be a signal that a major destructive event will arrive within days, a U.S. government seismologist said Tuesday.

China using animals to predict earthquakes: Report

Bejing - Chinese government researchers are using chickens, fish and toads to try to predict earthquakes, media reported.

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

Bejing - A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres (just over an inch) to the southwest, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday.The 7.

Malaysian minister blames naked foreign tourists for earthquake

A group of western tourists who stripped naked at the peak of Mount Kinabalu last month will be prohibited from leaving Malaysia, as their act of "disrespecting the mountain" could have caused the devastating earthquake that killed at least 13 people.

Nepal police teach quake victims self-defence after attacks

Kathmandu - Nepal is teaching self-defence to quake-affected women and children following a string of attacks in temporary camps housing survivors, police said Friday.

Hundreds gather in Nepal capital to mark one month since quake

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the rubble of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,600 people in the Himalayan nation.

Red Cross raises Nepal aid appeal to $93 million

Kathmandu - The Red Cross on Saturday ramped up its appeal for aid to disaster-hit Nepal, requesting $93 million in assistance after two earthquakes in less than three weeks killed nearly 8,500 and left thousands homeless.

Eight bodies found in U.S. chopper wreckage: Nepal army

Kathmandu - The Nepalese army said Saturday troops had found the bodies of all eight people from the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter which crashed while delivering aid in the quake-devastated country.

Centenarian located alive beneath earthquake rubble

Gorkha - A 101-year-old man was pulled Saturday from the scattered rubble of his former house, nearly a week after a devastating earthquake struck Gorkha, Nepal, leaving thousands dead.

5.5-magnitude quake hits southern Mexico

Oaxaca - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake shook the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico on Tuesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage, officials said.

Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake caught on video

Kathmandu - A German climber, Jost Kobusch , posted to YouTube Sunday footage showing a deadly avalanche sweeping through the base camp at Mt. Everest. The avalanche was triggered by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in decades.

Pacquiao earns praises for support to Nepal earthquake victims

WBO welterweight champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao earned praise from the people of Nepal for his message of sympathy and support as they struggle to rise from the rubble of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday.

Asian countries search for citizens stranded by Nepal quake

Sydney - Asian countries were scrambling on Sunday to locate thousands of their nationals stranded in Nepal after a huge earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation, severing communications and transport links.

Death toll tops 1,400 from massive Nepal earthquake

Kathmandu - More than 1,000 people were killed Saturday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck near Kathmandu, Nepal's largest city.

Everest base camp avalanche 'kills 10'

Kathmandu - An avalanche at Mount Everest base camp triggered by a massive earthquake killed at least 10 people on Saturday, including foreign climbers, a Nepalese official said.

Casualties after Nepal quake topples landmark tower

Kathmandu - A landmark nine-storey tower collapsed in Kathmandu on Saturday after a massive earthquake hit the Nepalese capital, with several bodies seen at the site of the disaster, witnesses and television footage showed.

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
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SHAKING: Overview of Hayward fault zone is shown  using data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
SHAKING: Overview of Hayward fault zone is shown, using data gathered by the U.S. Geological Survey.
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A helicopter rescue is part of the disaster readiness drill in Japan.
A helicopter rescue is part of the disaster readiness drill in Japan.
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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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Sacramento Str. 1906 after the San Franciso earthquake
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Tsunami, Pacific coast of Japan March 11, 2011. Photo taken March 24, 2011
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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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Drums, paper cranes and balloons on stage of Ganbare Japan! benefit concert, Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.