earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Earthquake doesn’t disrupt food, fuel supply to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area. “The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this point uninterrupted,” Anchorage … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Earthquake doesn’t disrupt food, fuel supply to Alaska

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Large earthquake recorded off South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has struck off the southern tip of South America. The quake, which hit at 2:54 a.m. local time Monday, was centered in the ocean, 312.9 kilometers (194 miles) south southeast of Ushuaia, Argentina, and 552 kilometers (342 miles) … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | Large earthquake recorded off South America

AMARILLO, Texas | Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

AMARILLO, Texas — An earthquake has shaken parts of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 4.0 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 8:04 a.m. Saturday about 9 miles (15 kilometers) north-northeast of Amarillo. The temblor was recorded at a depth of 3 miles (5 kilometers). There were no immediate reports of … Continue reading AMARILLO, Texas | Magnitude 4.0 earthquake shakes Texas, Oklahoma panhandles

TOKYO | Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

TOKYO — The Japanese government has ordered a company that falsified quality data for earthquake “shock absorbers” used in hundreds of buildings to speed up an investigation and fix any problems quickly. KYB Corp. said this week that it and a subsidiary had been faking data on the equipment designed to absorb quake shakings since … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan orders maker to fix questionable quake shock absorbers

PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead draws to a close

PALU, Indonesia  — Indonesia’s search for victims buried in Palu neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is drawing to a close almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city. Authorities say the official search and rescue effort will end Thursday with mass prayers in areas such as Balaroa and Petobo, where … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia’s grim search for disaster dead draws to a close

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti  | Strong aftershock rattles north Haiti day after deadly quake

PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti  — Survivors sifting through the rubble of their earthquake-toppled cinderblock homes in Haiti on Sunday were rattled by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock that caused panic and threatened to raise the death toll even further from 12. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter of the aftershock was located 9.8 miles (15.8 kilometers) north-northwest … Continue reading PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti  | Strong aftershock rattles north Haiti day after deadly quake

PALU, Indonesia |Aid rolls into Indonesia disaster city as more victims found

PALU, Indonesia — Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the earthquake and tsunami stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more international aid arrived and humanitarian workers fanned out in the countryside. A Japanese Self Defense Force plane landed at Palu’s airport Saturday morning. Soldiers unloaded tons of supplies including medicines and … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia |Aid rolls into Indonesia disaster city as more victims found

WANI, Indonesia | Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

WANI, Indonesia— He survived the earthquake and tsunami, yet days have passed since. Taking refuge on the shaded porch of an empty house, Darjan didn’t feel relief as he looked out at the mix of broken concrete and shattered lumber that littered the narrow street cutting through his village. “No help has come at all,” … Continue reading WANI, Indonesia | Tsunami and quake survivors eat last bit of food and seethe

PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia quake toll jumps as survivors grow more desperate

PALU, Indonesia  — The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to more than 1,200 on Tuesday as disaster officials began reaching coastal areas that were cut off by blocked roads and downed communications lines. Officials said hundreds of other people were severely injured, … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Indonesia quake toll jumps as survivors grow more desperate

PALU, Indonesia | Desperation explodes to anger as Indonesia quake toll rises

PALU, Indonesia— Desperation exploded into angerverely injured and still more trapped in debris. Most of the attention of rescuers so far has focused on the biggest affected city, Palu, which has 380,000 people and suffered considerable damage. Other hard-hit areas have been largely cut off due to impassable roa four days after an earthquake and … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Desperation explodes to anger as Indonesia quake toll rises

BANGKOK | Disaster undoes hard-won progress for Indonesian port city

BANGKOK  — Palu, the Indonesian city devastated by an earthquake, tsunamis and mudslides, is a fishing port that has sought to build itself up as a major trading hub. The disasters that struck late Friday left the city’s port in ruins, its lone gantry crane atilt in the water. Its airport terminal was a sea … Continue reading BANGKOK | Disaster undoes hard-won progress for Indonesian port city

PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Mass burial begins for Indonesia disaster dead

PALU, Indonesia — The Latest on a powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit part of central Indonesia (all times local): 12:20 p.m. A mass burial of people who died in last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in central Indonesia has begun. Around midday Monday, teams of workers, their mouths covered by masks, carried 18 body bags … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | The Latest: Mass burial begins for Indonesia disaster dead

PALU, Indonesia | Burials begin in Indonesia as rescue need becomes desperate

PALU, Indonesia — A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims began in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island grows increasingly desperate. The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city of Palu and is … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Burials begin in Indonesia as rescue need becomes desperate

PALU, Indonesia | Burials beginning in Indonesia as rescue need grows urgent

PALU, Indonesia — A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Burials beginning in Indonesia as rescue need grows urgent

PALU, Indonesia | Burials begin in quake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian region

PALU, Indonesia— A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city of … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Burials begin in quake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian region

U.S. Department of State News: Earthquake, Tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement today. The United States conveys its condolences and support to all of those in Indonesia affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Central Sulawesi on September 28.  U.S. Mission Indonesia is closely monitoring the situation, and has not received reports of U.S. citizens … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Earthquake, Tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia

MAKASSAR, Indonesia | Scores die in Indonesian tsunami as warning system stalls

MAKASSAR, Indonesia  — An early warning system that could have prevented some deaths in the tsunami that hit an Indonesian island on Friday has been stalled in the testing phase for years. The high-tech system of seafloor sensors and fiber-optic cable has been in the works for about five years. It is supposed to replace … Continue reading MAKASSAR, Indonesia | Scores die in Indonesian tsunami as warning system stalls

LONG BEACH, Calif. | Sensors on new California bridge to record earthquake data

LONG BEACH, Calif.— A replacement bridge under construction at the nation’s second-busiest port isn’t just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it’s a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. The new bridge, which will stretch 8,800 feet (2,680 meters) over the Port of Long Beach, is being built with … Continue reading LONG BEACH, Calif. | Sensors on new California bridge to record earthquake data

World News – Reported Earthquake in Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan – Reliable residents/sources in Lahore, Pakistan, have reported damage from a earthquake creating local residents to abandon homes seeking shelter. According to The News, sources have reported that areas affected are Lahore, Pakpattan, Jaranwala, Nankana Sahib, Sheikupura, Okara, Kasur, Gujrat, Khanewal, Hafizabad, Chiniot, Multan and other cities. No other information is currently available.  … Continue reading World News – Reported Earthquake in Pakistan

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Earthquake with magnitude of 5.0 jolts central Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — An earthquake with a provisional magnitude of 5.0 has shaken towns in central Greece. Police say there are no immediate reports of any serious damage or injury. The Department of Geophysics at the University of Thessaloniki said the quake occurred at 10:12 a.m. local time (0812GMT) 25 kilometers (15 miles) outside the … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Earthquake with magnitude of 5.0 jolts central Greece

Earthquake, aftershock reported off the Oregon coast

An earthquake and aftershock have been reported off the coast of south-central Oregon. The United States Geological Survey says an initial quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck just after 1:30 a.m., more than 170 miles (264 kilometers) west of Coos Bay, about 220 miles southwest of Portland. Robert Sanders of the USGS says … Continue reading Earthquake, aftershock reported off the Oregon coast

Earthquake reported off the Oregon coast

An earthquake has been reported off the coast of south-central Oregon. The United States Geological Survey says quake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 struck just after 1:30 a.m., more than 170 miles (264 kilometers) west of Coos Bay, Oregon. Coos Bay is about 220 miles southwest of Portland. Dispatch with the Coos Bay police … Continue reading Earthquake reported off the Oregon coast