Earthquakes

June 11, 2019 - 7:58 am
LONDON (AP) — England's charity watchdog condemned Oxfam GB on Tuesday for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving its workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The Charity Commission for England and Wales issued an official warning...
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A damaged old house is seen after an earthquake in Floq village about 180 kilometers (110 miles) southeast of Tirana, Albania, Saturday, June 1, 2019. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 has struck rural areas in Albania southeast of the capital, with a few people reported injured and damaging about 100 houses. (Albanian Defense Ministry via AP)
June 01, 2019 - 9:10 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 struck rural areas in Albania early Saturday southeast of Tirana, the capital, injuring four people and damaging about 100 houses, authorities said. The Defense Ministry reported that four people were injured from falling...
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May 30, 2019 - 7:53 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A strong earthquake hit off the coast of El Salvador early Thursday, sending frightened residents running out of their homes in the pre-dawn hours. Authorities initially said a small tsunami was possible, but it did not appear. Civil defense employees were scouring...
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May 26, 2019 - 1:40 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological survey reported. The quake, at a moderate depth of 114 kilometers (71 miles) struck at 2:41 a.m., 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of the village of Lagunas and 158...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, center left, greets SoftBank Group Corp.'s Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, center right, as first lady Melania Trump, left, and U.S. Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty looks on during his meeting with business leaders, in Tokyo, Saturday, May 25, 2019. President Trump is on a four-day state visit in Japan. (Kyodo News via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 1:38 pm
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's state visit to Japan. (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Sunday President Donald Trump has begun a state visit to Japan by needling the American ally over its trade imbalance with the United States. He jokingly tells business leaders at a reception in...
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May 22, 2019 - 2:01 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A magnitude 3.4 earthquake has shaken the northern Dutch province of Groningen, the latest in a series of tremors blamed on decades of gas extraction from underground reserves. The country's meteorological institute says the quake early Wednesday near the village of...
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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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