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Op-Ed: A nuclear disaster waiting to happen: Diablo Canyon power plant

San Luis Obispo - In the wake of the Fukushima power plant disaster, serious questions were raised about the safety of nuclear power plants in Japan built on or near earthquake fault lines. But what about the Diablo Canyon plant in California? Will it become our Fukushima?

Op-Ed: Artist sees something more in seismic vibrations, captured in art Special

San Francisco - While it has been said, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder," an artistic vision can expand the universe, even if viewing something seemingly ordinary. Also, the line between art and science is thin.

Court ruling stymies restart of nuclear plants in Japan

A district court ruling Wednesday against the Kansai Electric Power Company has stymied Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to restart Japan's idling nuclear power plants. The ruling is seen as a major victory for anti-nuclear activists in Japan.

Chillán Cathedral — Tribute to victims of Chile’s deadliest quake Special

The Cathedral of Chillán is a memorial to the 5,648 victims of the earthquake of 24 January 1939. The unique modernistic construction provides a bright setting full of symbolism honouring those who died that tragic night in the Chilean city of Chillán.

Strong 5.7 earthquake shakes Northern California

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck Northern California Thursday night with epicenter located 7 miles west northwest of Greenville, according to USGS,

Can ants predict an earthquake before it occurs?

Scientists in Germany are suggesting that some ants appear to be able to predict an earthquake before it hits. A presentation of the finding was recently given in Vienna.

Photo Essay: Old houses of 'Great Britain Avenue' of Valparaíso Special

Valparaíso. Many graceful buildings and houses from the early 1900s adorn the historic Great Britain Avenue of Valparaiso, Chile. Some of them show the passage of time; but many have been restored and still display their charm and elegance.

Italy shaken by 4.8 magnitude earthquake

Sora - An earthquake struck southeast of Rome on Saturday night. According to media sources, the earthquake was a 4.8 magnitude.

Mystery orb crashes as geophysical actions continue

Astronomical and geophysical activities increase as “Mayan doomsday” prediction nears. Asteroid came nearer to Earth than the Moon, while mystery orb crashes. Geophysical actions proliferate throughout Chile, Iceland, and New Zealand.

Op-Ed: Asteroid nears as geophysicists predict more earthquakes

Geophysicists believe that major earthquakes are coming. A huge asteroid nears Earth tonight, potentially triggering more earthquakes and tsunamis. More geophysical activities could be headed for Japan and America's west coast region.

Op-Ed: Are earthquakes signs of God’s judgment?

Since the beginning of November, magnitude 6.0 or greater earthquakes have increased worldwide. A few biblical eschatologists believe that the worldwide increase in major earthquakes mean that God is disappointed with humanity and judgment day nears.

Op-Ed: Why so many earthquakes in 2012?

Geophysical activities occur as a magnitude-6.8 earthquake strikes northern Myanmar, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake killed about 39 in Guatemala, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck near Vancouver Island, and a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck in Indonesia.

Reports of earth tremors in Cornwall may have been a 'meteorite'

Teignmouth - Many residents across the southern England counties of Devon and Cornwall have reported loud bangs and buildings shaking. They believed they had witnessed an earth tremor but officials are saying it could have been a meteorite.

Series of earthquakes rattles southeastern California

Brawley - A series of earthquakes with the strongest magnitude reaching as high as 5.5 rattled southeastern California Sunday, displacing some families living in mobile homes near the town of Brawley in the California-Mexico border.

Op-Ed: The dying fish epidemic continues as earthquakes increase

Recently, 10,000 fish died in Missouri’s Blue Springs Lake; the sardine apocalypse continued as 200-tons of dead fish washed up at port, a 6.0-magnitude quake shakes Peru, and Katla volcano continues earthquake activity under icecap.

Op-Ed: Are Earthquakes Increasing Globally?

Earthquakes are becoming more numerous and powerful and the Ring of Fire has been growling back to life again; therefore, there could be Earthquakes of apocalyptic significance on the West Coast of North America and elsewhere.

April 11 a day of many earthquakes

On Wednesday, 11 April 2012, earthquakes increased globally. Powerful magnitude 8.6 earthquake triggers tsunami, magnitude 7.4 earthquake shakes Mexico City, and magnitude 5.9 quake hits Oregon’s coast.

MLS: TFC blanked 3-0 by Earthquakes in home opener Special

Toronto - “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The famous saying could not be more appropriate for Toronto FC in its short existence in Major League Soccer.

Linking earthquakes to tropical cyclones

Research presented at the 2011 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting provided evidence typhoons and hurricanes can trigger earthquakes, and suggested the 2010 temblors in Taiwan and Haiti were stirred up by strong tropical cyclones.

Earthquake aftermath in New Zealand

Christchurch - New Zealand was rocked by a series of earthquakes on Friday. The quake caused damage in an area that is still recuperating from February’s powerful quake.

Photo Essay: ‘Cardonal’ Fruit and Vegetable Market of Valparaiso Special

“Cardonal” Farmers Market, a large yellow and green metal frame earthquake-proof structure, has been for over a century one of the main sources of fruits and vegetables for the residents of Valparaiso, Chile.

Strong earthquake shakes Vancouver Island in Canada

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Vancouver Island on Canada's west coast at 12.41 p.m. Friday according to United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Strong 6.8 earthquake hits Fukushima Japan, tsunami warning up

A strong 6.8 earthquake struck Friday at the northeastern coast of Japan near the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant which was severely damaged by the March 11 super earthquake and tsunami that caused the death of close to 20,000 people near Fukushima

Series of earthquakes hit wide areas in the Philippines

A series of earthquakes have rocked wide areas in the Philippines with magnitudes ranging from 4.5 to 5.8 since May 21 according to reports by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Roman seismologist prediction of major earthquake in Italy fails

Rome - Raffaele Bendandi, a self-taught seismologist who died in 1976, predicted a devastating earthquake to hit Rome on May 11, 2011. Although nothing disastrous occurred, 22 minor temblors hit the quake-prone nation of Italy.

Help and resources for Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami victims

Ninety-one countries and nine international organizations so far have offered to assist with relief efforts from last Friday's earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Here are several resources to help find victims of the disaster.

4.7 earthquake hits Arkansas, gas well operators suspend fracking

Fort Smith - Around 800 recent earthquakes in central Arkansas, including Monday’s 4.7 tremor, and a unanimous vote by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC), has led to a temporary suspension of injection well operations by two natural gas companies.

Arkansas rocked by several mysterious small earthquakes this week

Guy - The US state of Arkansas has experienced a swarm of earthquakes over the past four days. On Friday more than a dozen small tremors have shaken parts of the state and no one appears to know why it's happening.

3 powerful earthquakes, 14 aftershocks rock Mariana Islands

Hagatna - In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks.

Red Cross seeks blood donors for Haiti Special

Washington - The American Red Cross recently sent an emergency shipment of blood to Haiti to help alleviate the temporary blood shortage in hospitals in the capital of Port-au-Prince. Blood donors are needed to meet additional requests from the island country.
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On this map of Southern California, the red dots are pixels representing earthquakes recorded from 1927 to 1996. The blue lines are known major fault lines. San Luis Obispo is seen on the left of the map, represented with a yellow push pin.
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Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson (right) is defended closely by San Jose Earthquakes defender Steven ...
Toronto FC forward Ryan Johnson (right) is defended closely by San Jose Earthquakes defender Steven Beitashour. Johnson was fresh off being awarded MLS goal of the week for his effort last weekend in Seattle. On Saturday, like his teammates, he had little success on the pitch in a 3-0 loss at BMO Field
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Earthquakes in Southern Calif. from 1932 through 1996, each quake represented by a single red pixel (many overlap). Blue lines represent major faults in the area. (San Andreas fault runs from the lower right corner to the upper left corner of map.
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Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski is congratulated by teammates after opening the scoring in jus...
Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski is congratulated by teammates after opening the scoring in just the ninth minute. He added another goal in the second half to ice the game and now has three goals on the season
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