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Devastating Earthquake Was Felt in 4 Countries
Devastating Earthquake
Was Felt in 4 Countries
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Devastating Earthquake Was Felt in 4 Countries

Death toll in Turkey and Syria is 1.3K and rising quickly

(Newser) - The news after a powerful earthquake near the border of Turkey and Syria early Monday seems to be getting worse by the hour as rescuers in both countries look for survivors and assess the damage:
  • Death toll: The toll was at more than 1,300 Monday morning, with more than

At Least 568 Killed in 'Disastrous' 7.8 Earthquake

Buildings topple, death toll expected to rise further in Turkey and Syria

(Newser) - This story has been updated with the latest death toll. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkey and northern Syria early Monday, toppling buildings and killing at least 568 people. With hundreds injured, the toll was expected to rise as rescue workers searched the rubble in cities and...

Strong California Quake Leaves 70K Without Power
Strong California Quake
Leaves 70K Without Power

Strong California Quake Leaves 70K Without Power

2 dead after 6.4 temblor

(Newser) - At least two people died Tuesday after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit California's Humboldt County. At least 12 others were injured, CNN reports. Residents were describing the quake as particularly violent, the Los Angeles Times reports: "It was the most intense earthquake that I’ve felt,”...

Indonesia Quake Toll Jumps, With Many Victims Children

Death toll after magnitude 5.6 earthquake is 162 and rising

(Newser) - (Updated throughout with new information.) A strong, shallow earthquake toppled buildings and walls on Java, Indonesia’s densely populated main island, on Monday, killing at least 162 people and injuring hundreds of others as residents fled into the street, some covered in blood and debris. Officials were gathering...

Bay Area Rattled by Strongest Quake Since 2014

No injuries reported in magnitude 5.1 quake

(Newser) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled the San Francisco Bay Area on Tuesday, causing delays of some commuter trains. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey said the 11:42am quake was centered 12 miles east of San Jose at a depth of about...

Man Who Lost Glasses in Quake Found 17 Days Later

China's Gan Yu 'said he would have died' in mountains, where he became lost: reports

(Newser) - Gan Yu was working at a hydropower plant when a 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck China's Sichuan province earlier this month. Rather than flee, he stayed at his post, "saving villages downstream from being flooded," according to state news agency Xinhua . His eventual escape, it turns out,...

Another Strong Quake Shakes Mexico
6.8 Quake Rattles Mexico City

6.8 Quake Rattles Mexico City

President said it was aftershock from Monday's quake

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 struck Mexico early Thursday, causing buildings to sway and leaving at least one person dead in the nation's capital. The earthquake struck shortly after 1am, just three days after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shook western and central Mexico , killing...

Strong 7.6 Quake Hits Mexico's Pacific Coast
Mexico Shaken by
3rd Major Sept. 19 Quake

Mexico Shaken by 3rd Major Sept. 19 Quake

At least one person died in 7.6 quake

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. A magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico's central Pacific coast on Monday, killing at least one person and setting off a seismic alarm in the rattled capital on the anniversary of two earlier devastating quakes. There were at least some early...

7.6 Quake Kills 3 in Remote Papua New Guinea
7.6 Quake Kills
at Least 3 People

7.6 Quake Kills at Least 3 People

Victims died in a landslide in a Papua New Guinea mining town

(Newser) - At least three people are dead after a powerful earthquake hit a remote part of Papua New Guinea on Sunday morning, authorities say. Others were injured and infrastructure damaged in the magnitude 7.6 jolt that was felt across the Pacific country. The three people died in a landslide in...

Strong Quake Hits Locked-Down Chinese City

At least 46 killed in Sichuan province quake

(Newser) - A strong quake hit China's Sichuan province Monday, killing dozens of people and shaking buildings in the province's capital, Chengdu, where 21 million people have been under a COVID lockdown since Friday. Residents said they saw people running out of buildings after receiving earthquake alerts on their phones,...

Earthquake Shakes Parliament, Right on Cue

Lawmakers in Liechtenstein were discussing quake insurance at the time

(Newser) - Two earthquakes hit Liechtenstein just as lawmakers in the tiny Alpine principality were debating the pros and cons of quake insurance. Lawmaker Bettina Petzold-Maehr had just warned that the likelihood of all Liechtenstein citizens being affected by an earthquake striking the country is high when the first small temblor hit...

At Least 255 Dead in Afghanistan Earthquake
At Least 1K Dead in
Afghanistan Earthquake

At Least 1K Dead in Afghanistan Earthquake

Magnitude 6.1 temblor the deadliest in the country since 2002

(Newser) - Update: This file has been updated throughout with new details on the death toll. A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more, according to a state-run news agency. Officials warned that the already grim toll would...

Crowd at Garth Brooks Concert Was Earthquake-Level Intense

Louisiana seismograph actually registered a temblor during 'Callin' Baton Rouge'

(Newser) - The thunder wasn't rolling, but the earth was shaking at a Garth Brooks concert over the weekend, at least according to a campus seismograph. The Biloxi Sun Herald reports that on Saturday evening, at Louisiana State University's Tiger Stadium, the din of the crowd was "deafening,"...

The Pacific Northwest Isn't Ready for This Tsunami

The evacuation options just aren't there for tens of thousands of people

(Newser) - "It’s going to dwarf the scale of any disaster we have ever had. We know it’s coming." So Chris Goldfinger of Oregon State University tells the New York Times . He's talking about a massive—think magnitude 9.0—quake along the Cascadia fault off the...

6.2 Quake Hits Off California Coast
6.2 Quake Hits
Off California Coast

6.2 Quake Hits Off California Coast

Shaking was felt hundreds of miles away, but no tsunami warning was issued

(Newser) - A powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake quake shook northern California Monday afternoon, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The United States Geological Survey said the quake was centered in the ocean around 24 miles west of Petrolia and 44 miles southwest of Eureka, KTLA reports....

Earthquake Interrupts Jacinda Ardern Press Conference
Quake Interrupts Ardern
Press Conference

Quake Interrupts Ardern Press Conference

'Sorry, a slight distraction,' says New Zealand prime minister

(Newser) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had to ask a reporter to repeat a question at a press conference Friday because she had been somewhat distracted by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake. Video from the Wellington press conference shows the prime minister gripping the podium before smiling and saying, "Sorry,...

At Least 20 Dead After Quake Collapses Homes, Coal Mine

Authorities in Pakistan fear toll will rise sharply

(Newser) - A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in southwest Pakistan early Thursday, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 200, an official said. The death toll was expected to rise even further as crews searched in the remote mountainous area, said...

Melbourne Hit by 'Strongest Quake in 200 Years'

No injuries reported after 6.0 quake

(Newser) - A magnitude 5.8 to 6.0 earthquake caused damage in the city of Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia, Geoscience Australia said. The quake hit northeast of Australia’s second-most populous city near the town of Mansfield at a depth of 6 miles, Geoscience Australia...

Calif. Quake: 'Wine Everywhere,' 'Probably a Lot of Frightened Cats'

Magnitude 4.3 temblor jolted S. California Friday, though no reports of serious injuries, damage

(Newser) - Los Angeles County's weekend started off with a jolt, with a magnitude 4.3 quake hitting the area around Carson, Calif., on Friday evening. The US Geological Survey reports that shaking from the temblor, which hit right before 8pm local time, was felt throughout multiple counties, including Orange and...

First Came the Quake, Then the Weird Blue Lights

Residents of Mexico awed by 'earthquake lights' in the sky

(Newser) - Soon after a strong earthquake rattled Acapulco , the hashtag "Apocalipsis" began trending, notes NPR . But the reference to the apocalypse and the end of days wasn't so much about damage caused by the quake as the weird lights in the sky. See for yourself in a few of...

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