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The Latest: N. Korea says no radioactive leak after test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on North Korea's nuclear test (all times local): 2 p.m. North Korea's state TV says Friday's nuclear test "examined and confirmed" specific features of a nuclear warhead designed to be mounted on ballistic missiles. It says there was no radioactive leakage or adverse ...
4 points by The Washington Times | South Korea North Korea Kim Jong-il Korea Kim Il-sung World War II Korean Peninsula Earthquake
3.8 magnitude quake rattles central Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A 3.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was recorded at 9:06 p.m. Thursday near the city of Spencer, which is northwest of Oklahoma City. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. The quake comes less ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Richter magnitude scale Earthquake Building Seismology English-language films Damage Earthquake engineering Oklahoma
North Korea conducts apparent nuclear weapons test
TOKYO - North Korea appears to have conducted a nuclear weapons test early Friday, the YONHAP news agency reported.       
5740 points by USA Today | World War II Japan United States Cold War Earthquake South Korea Nuclear weapon Republic of China
North Korea 'artificial earthquake' could signal nuclear test
An "artificial earthquake" was detected in North Korea early Friday, according to South Korea's largest news service. Yonhap News Agency reported that the earthquake was of a 5-magnitude. North Korea is not on any of the major earthquake fault lines, which suggests that North Korea may have conducted another nuclear ...
85 points by The Washington Times | South Korea Earthquake North Korea Korean War World War II Korea Korean Peninsula News agency
Oklahoma earthquake was state's largest on record
The earthquake magnitude was revised from 5.6 to 5.8.         
284 points by Arizona Republic | Earthquake Seismology Seismic wave Oklahoma Earthquake engineering United States Geological Survey Building The Earthquake in Chile
Last weekend's Oklahoma earthquake was state's largest on record
The earthquake magnitude was revised from 5.6 to 5.8.       
284 points by USA Today | Earthquake Seismology Seismic wave Oklahoma Earthquake engineering United States Geological Survey Building The Earthquake in Chile
USGS upgrading Oklahoma earthquake to 5.8 magnitude
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Geological Survey researchers say they're upgrading the strength of an Oklahoma earthquake that struck over the weekend to a 5.8 magnitude, making it the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the state.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Weather Dam Tropical cyclone Tsunami Saturday Weekend Earthquake Workweek
Tokyo shaken by magnitude 4.9 earthquake; no tsunami warning
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9 shook buildings in Tokyo on Wednesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
204 points by Reuters | Reuters Earthquake Turkey Thomson Reuters Earth News agency Investment Mutual fund
New Zealand quake to inspire new hazard models
A team of NASA scientists and New Zealand researchers are using last year's 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake to improve hazard models in the nation's South Island.
-1 points by UPI | Earthquake Geology Subduction Plate tectonics Fault New Zealand United Press International Seismology
Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes
Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Natural gas Oil well Shale gas Petroleum Earthquake United States Hydraulic fracturing U.S. state
Santa Clara County's largest dam on cusp of spilling over
Officials say a reservoir in Santa Clara County is on the cusp of spilling over for the first time since 2006. But KNTV reported Wednesday that unlike damaged spillways at Oroville Dam, the Anderson Reservoir is not at risk of failure or causing major flooding. County officials are warning nearby...
56 points by Los Angeles Times | Dam Earthquake Reservoir San Jose California Santa Clara California San Francisco Bay Area Flood California
LIVE: 2,000-pound slab threatens to fall from S.F. building
San Francisco fire officials were evacuating at least five buildings Wednesday.
144 points by Daily News | Construction San Francisco Building Fire protection Occupancy Earthquake House Building code
S. Californian faultline has power to trigger earthquakes, tsunamis - study
New research has revealed that a fault in Southern California which was only identified as active in the 1980s has the potential to trigger devastating earthquakes and tsunamis along America’s south west coast. Read Full Article at RT.com
130 points by Russia Today | Southern California Earthquake San Andreas Fault California Plate tectonics Tsunami Santa Barbara County California 1906 San Francisco earthquake
Santa Monica tentatively approves nation's most extensive earthquake retrofit plan
The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday tentatively approved the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort, which could require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings. The vote was unanimous.  Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles...
89 points by Los Angeles Times | Santa Monica California Los Angeles Earthquake Earthquake engineering Seismic retrofit 1994 Northridge earthquake Retrofit
Santa Monica seeks nation's most extensive earthquake retrofitting, covering 2,000 buildings
Santa Monica is poised to require safety improvements to as many as 2,000 earthquake-vulnerable buildings in what would be the nation’s most extensive seismic retrofitting effort. Santa Monica’s safety rules would go beyond what Los Angeles has done by requiring not only wood apartments and concrete...
275 points by Los Angeles Times | Earthquake Earthquake engineering Skyscraper 1994 Northridge earthquake Santa Monica California Building Los Angeles Structural engineering
Officials Urge Caution as Aftershocks Hit Philippines
Philippine officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake in the country’s south to ensure their homes and buildings are sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks.
10 points by The Wall Street Journal | Earthquake Aftershock Earthquake prediction Earthquake storm Earthquake engineering United States New Madrid Seismic Zone
Philippines starts to repair damage in quake-hit southern province
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine authorities have begun to restore electricity and water supply to areas hit by a powerful earthquake in the south that killed six and damaged public infrastructure.
-2 points by Reuters | Philippines Reuters Earthquake Pacific Ring of Fire Caraga Thomson Reuters Provinces of the Philippines News agency
Powerful Quake Rocks Southern Philippines
The late Friday quake in the southern Philippines killed at least four people and injured more than 120 others.
34 points by The Wall Street Journal | Provinces of the Philippines Caraga Earthquake Surigao del Norte Mindanao Zamboanga del Norte Regions of the Philippines Surigao del Sur
At least six dead, more than 100 injured in Philippines earthquake
Amy R. ConnollyFeb. 11 (UPI) -- At least six people died and more than 100 people were injured when a powerful earthquake rocked the southern Philippines.
1 points by UPI | Earthquake United Press International Tsunami Damage 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
Powerful quake shakes Philippines; 6 dead
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least six people and injured more than 120 in the southern Philippines late Friday, officials said.
1818 points by CNN | Earthquake Caraga Earth Surigao del Norte Domestic airport Geology Provinces of the Philippines Volcano
Powerful quake kills at least 6 in southern Philippines
SURIGAO, Philippines — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Earthquake Philippines Provinces of the Philippines Pacific Ring of Fire Caraga Luzon Regions of the Philippines Mindanao
Nighttime Philippine quake kills at least 4, injures 126
A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least four people, injured more than 120 others, damaged buildings and an airport and knocked out power, officials said Saturday. The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused residents from sleep in Surigao del Norte...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Earthquake Provinces of the Philippines Caraga Pacific Ring of Fire Surigao del Norte Aftershock Surigao City Luzon
Earthquake in southern Philippines kills four, damages infrastructure
MANILA (Reuters) - Four people died and more than 100 were injured after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines late Friday, damaging some structures and cutting power in many areas, local officials said.
1348 points by Reuters | Earthquake Pacific Ring of Fire Philippines Caraga Reuters Pacific Tsunami Warning Center Mindanao Tsunami
Quake in southern Philippines kills at least 4 people
The 6.5-magnitude quake roused residents from their sleep, sending hundreds to flee their homes.       
234 points by USA Today | Earthquake Provinces of the Philippines Caraga Philippines Pacific Ring of Fire Luzon Regions of the Philippines Surigao del Norte
Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Yucaipa
A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday morning six miles from Yucaipa, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:10 a.m. PST at a depth of 5.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was eight miles from Redlands and 11 miles from Lake Arrowhead....
123 points by Los Angeles Times | California San Bernardino County California Southern California San Bernardino California United States Geological Survey Earthquake Inland Empire San Mateo County California
6.3 quake strikes off southern Pakistan – USGS
A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake has hit off the southern coast of Pakistan, the US Geological Survey reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
2811 points by Russia Today | Earthquake United States Russia Tsunami United States Geological Survey Google Epicenter All rights reserved
Earthquake: 3.3 quake strikes near The Geysers, Calif.
A shallow magnitude 3.3 earthquake was reported Monday evening two miles from The Geysers, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 11:39 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 13 miles from Clearlake, Calif., 13 miles...
7 points by Los Angeles Times | California United States Geological Survey Earthquake Earth San Jose California Prime number Epicenter San Francisco
Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Angwin
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday morning eight miles from Angwin, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:02 a.m. PST at a depth of 4.3 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 17 miles from Napa, 19 miles from Sonoma and 20 miles...
89 points by Los Angeles Times | California Area code 707 San Francisco Bay Area United States Geological Survey Southern California Earthquake San Mateo County California Earth
Earthquake: Two minor quakes strike near Redway
A shallow magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported Friday morning 12 miles from Redway, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:13 a.m. PST at a depth of 19.3 miles. It was followed at 8:18 a.m. by a magnitude 3.0 earthquake at a depth of 17.4 miles, the USGS reported....
63 points by Los Angeles Times | California Earthquake Epicenter Seismology Humboldt County California United States Geological Survey Earth Southern California
Despite science, Texas still rejects fracking link to quakes
DALLAS (AP) - A white Chevy Suburban with "Railroad Commission of Texas" emblazoned on its side rolled north on Interstate 35. Behind the wheel sat Milton Rister, the commission's director. Trim and balding, Rister was a veteran political operator who had held influential positions in the Texas Republican Party for ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Earthquake Fort Worth Texas The Commission Commissioner
Western Japan jolted by 5.4 magnitude quake
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 shook western Japan on Saturday but there was no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued.
53 points by Reuters | Earthquake Reuters Thomson Reuters News agency Investment Mutual fund Japan Finance
Dozens of fracking companies sued over record-breaking Oklahoma earthquake
Residents of the small Oklahoma town of Pawnee have filed a class-action lawsuit demanding 27 fracking companies pay for the effects of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake. They claim the companies exercised “reckless disregard for public or private safety.” Read Full Article at RT.com
2751 points by Russia Today | Plaintiff Associated Press Earthquake Earth Oil well Natural gas Petroleum Class action
Residents file class-action suit over man-made quakes
Residents of the town hit by Oklahoma’s worst earthquake accuse companies of triggering dozens of temblors       
-2 points by The Detroit News | Petroleum Earthquake Plaintiff Copyright All rights reserved Earth Associated Press Oklahoma
Massive drills in California, Nevada simulate the aftermath of devastating earthquakes
Cracked hunks of concrete are all that remain of a six-story hotel after a catastrophic magnitude 7.8 earthquake that has left hundreds of thousands of people dead. Nearby, a three-story garage has collapsed into itself and is littered with cars so badly damaged that the make and model of one is...
974 points by Los Angeles Times | California Los Angeles County California Los Angeles Certified first responder San Andreas Fault Earthquake San Bernardino County California Ambulance
Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas. In 2012 and 2013, earthquakes - five of them considered significant - shook East Texas near Timpson. A team of ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Earthquake Cornell University Stanford University Petroleum Shook Seismology Satellite Earthquake engineering
5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes China's Sichuan - USGS
China’s central province of Sichuan has been shaken by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake according to the US geological service (USGS). Read Full Article at RT.com
163 points by Russia Today | Measurement Earthquake According to Jim
6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Japan
Allen ConeTOKYO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the sparsely populated Izu Islands southeast of Japan's main island of Honshu, the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
302 points by UPI | Earthquake United Press International Tsunami Pacific Tsunami Warning Center International News Service News World Communications Japan William Randolph Hearst
Amatrice Journal: After Quake, an Italian Crisis Unit Races to Rescue a Region’s Heritage
With thousands of relics and books at risk in the rubble, a crisis unit is working tirelessly to retrieve and preserve them.
902 points by The New York Times | Earthquake Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park The Unit The Rescuers Marche The Rescuers Down Under The Culture
Oklahoma sees dozens of fracking water wells shut down after major earthquake
The authorities in Oklahoma have shut down 37 wastewater wells used by the fracking industry to extract oil and gas after a 5.6-magnitude earthquake rocked the area on Saturday, equaling the biggest quake to hit the state. Read Full Article at RT.com
3224 points by Russia Today | Earthquake Seismology Fault Earthquake engineering Intraplate earthquake
Charlie Hebdo faces lawsuit over Italian quake cartoons

-1 points by CNN | Dow Jones Industrial Average Dow Jones & Company Trademark Dow Jones Indexes Charles Dow Earthquake Edward Jones FactSet Research Systems
Study: Full moon can trigger big earthquakes
Could California's long-dreaded "Big One" be triggered by a full moon?       
-1 points by USA Today | Earthquake Tide Moon Tokyo Earthquakes Japan Earth Seismology
13 dead, 203 injured in Tanzania earthquake
At least 13 people were killed and 203 injured in northwest Tanzania when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country Saturday, local authorities told AFP.
5 points by | Tanzania Dar es Salaam Lake Victoria Uganda Earthquake Rwanda Burundi Kenya
Another 'earthquake' off Florida attributed to Navy testing
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Another apparent earthquake off Florida's Atlantic coast has been attributed to the U.S. Navy testing the seaworthiness of a new vessel. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2cMd7RD ) the Navy conducted a shock trial Sept. 4 on the USS Milwaukee off the Volusia and Flagler ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Volusia County Florida Daytona Beach Florida Flagler County Florida U.S. Route 1 in Florida The Daytona Beach News-Journal Earthquake Florida Interstate 95 in Florida
Tanzania quake kills at least 11; president says many dead
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — A 5.7-magnitude earthquake shook the Lake Victoria region of East Africa on Saturday, killing at least 11 people in Tanzania, a police official said. The country’s president said that many were dead. The quake was felt as far away as western Kenya and parts of Uganda, which share the waters […]
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Tanzania Dar es Salaam Lake Victoria Uganda Earthquake Kenya Rwanda East Africa
13 people reported dead after 5.7 earthquake in Tanzania
At least 13 people were killed and around 203 injured after an earthquake measuring 5.7 hit northwest Tanzania, AFP reports. The quake was recorded at a depth of 6 miles (10km) and located 27 miles (44km) from Bukoba, close to the western shore of Lake Victoria. Read Full Article at RT.com
2326 points by Russia Today | Earthquake Richter magnitude scale Lake Victoria Kenya Tanzania Uganda All rights reserved Russia
Tanzania earthquake kills 11, injures more than 100
Earthquake strikes western shore of Lake Victoria, with tremors felt as far away as western Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.
690 points by Al Jazeera English | Tanzania Associated Press Uganda Rwanda Earthquake Kenya Tourism Lake Victoria