Earthquakes

Downtown Oakland in the background; buildings in UC Berkeley in the foreground.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 21, 2019 - 10:55 am
Berkeley residents may one day hear a wailing siren alerting them to an approaching wildfire or earthquake.
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Map locates magnitude-7.5 quake in Papua New Guinea; 2c x 2 1/4 inches; 96.3 mm x 57 mm;
May 14, 2019 - 7:24 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Papua New Guinea authorities were assessing the extent of damage Wednesday from a powerful earthquake that rattled coastal towns the previous evening. The magnitude 7.5 quake struck around 11 p.m. Tuesday at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles),...
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May 14, 2019 - 7:50 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea late Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) northeast of...
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Some supermarket goods lie in the isles after an earthquake in Puerto Armuelles, Panama, Sunday, May 12, 2019. Authorities had no reports of serious damage or injuries more than two hours after the 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica. (AP Photo)
May 12, 2019 - 5:39 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated area of Panama near its border with Costa Rica on Sunday, causing some wooden porches to collapse and products to shake from store shelves. Panamanian authorities said at least two people had been injured in a village but gave no...
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Map locates earthquake in Arunachal Pradesh, India;
April 23, 2019 - 5:38 pm
GAUHATI, India (AP) — A moderate earthquake shook remote northeastern India near the border with China early Wednesday, but no damage or casualties were immediately reported. U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Gavin Hayes said the area in Arunachal Pradesh state is sparsely populated so not many...
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Damaged St. Catherine church is seen following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that also caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 23, 2019 - 1:55 am
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological Survey...
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Residents watch as rescuers continue to search for survivors following Monday's 6.1 magnitude earthquake that caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 22, 2019 - 11:09 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on powerful earthquakes in the Philippines (all times local): 2 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit the central Philippines, a day after 6.1 quake hit the country's north and killed at least 11 people. The new quake hit...
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Workers continue rescue efforts on people still trapped inside a collapsed building at Porac town, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Monday, April 22, 2019. A strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake in the north Philippines on Monday trapped some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 22, 2019 - 12:06 pm
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake killed three people and trapped at several others Monday in a collapsed building that housed a supermarket in a northern Philippine province, where an international airport terminal was closed due to damage, officials said. Mayor Condralito dela Cruz of...
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In this image made from a video, firefighters gather on a street in Taipei, Taiwan following an earthquake Thursday, April 18, 2019. A strong earthquake struck Taiwan's east coast Thursday afternoon, according to the island's Central Weather Bureau. (AP Photo)
April 18, 2019 - 12:57 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan early Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region. The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien and almost 19 kilometers (12 miles) deep, Taiwan's Central...
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April 13, 2019 - 10:10 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake hit about 5 p.m. and had an epicenter about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southwest of Kailua-Kona, a city of nearly 12,000 people on the island's...
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