Weather Earthquakes

  • Emergency vehicles wait in the snow in Montereale's main street, near Amatrice, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region, on January 18, 2017.

    "Finding these people gives us further hope there are other survivors," a civil protection official said.

  • Emergency vehicles wait in the snow in Montereale's main street, near Amatrice, after a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck the region, on January 18, 2017.

    Rescue workers using flashlights on their helmets battled blizzard conditions during the night to reach the isolated hotel on skis

  • A house is seen as strong waves caused by Cyclone Evan wash a beach in Queen Elizabeth Drive, in Suva in this handout picture taken December 17, 2012.

    The quake was 175 miles southwest of Suva, the capital of Fiji.

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. "It was the biggest scare of our lives," said Denisse Alvarado, a resident of the southern Chile fishing town of Quellon, located on Chiloe Island, a...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. "It was the biggest scare of our lives," said Denisse Alvarado, a resident of the southern Chile fishing town of Quellon, located on Chiloe Island, a...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Chile's National Emergency Office lifted both the evacuation order and a tsunami watch three hours after the Christmas Day quake struck,...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas, but no fatalities or major damage were reported in the tourism and salmon farming region. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile's Navy said. "There was a lot, a lot of movement here, but besides that nothing of note, there...

  • SANTIAGO, Dec 25- A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck southern Chile on Sunday, prompting thousands to evacuate coastal areas in a region known for tourism and salmon farming. Eight mostly small ports in the area were closed, Chile's Navy said. "There was a lot, a lot of movement here, but besides that nothing of note, there weren't houses falling," said Alamiro Vera,...

  • The moves by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Oil and Gas Conservation Division and the Oklahoma Geological Survey came as earthquakes in the state have risen sharply since the shale boom and the use of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. While the guidelines are technically voluntary, the Oklahoma legislature this year gave the Oklahoma Corporation...

  • HOUSTON, Dec 20- Oklahoma is imposing guidelines to reduce the risk of earthquakes caused by hydraulic fracturing in its oil-rich shale formations, the first rules in the state to target the controversial production technique. The guidelines are aimed at the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and Sooner Trend Anadarko Basin Canadian and Kingfisher...

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    "Tsunami waves have been observed," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said.

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves across parts of the archipelago. The PTWC cancelled an earlier tsunami warning that encompassed Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Nauru, Kosrae and Vanuatu...

  • SYDNEY, Dec 17- A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 struck 157 km east of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about potential tsunami waves in the region. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a message following the quake, which struck the New...

  • Dec 17- A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck 157 km east of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting a warning about tsunami waves in the region. "Widespread hazardous tsunami waves are possible," the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a message following the quake, which struck the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea...

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 15- New Zealand's government said on Thursday it would spend around NZ $2 billion rebuilding road and railway links to the tourist resort of Kaikoura, after the South Island's main transport artery was wiped out in a deadly earthquake last month. The government plans to pass rules to speed up road repair, but it will still take 12 months to get...

  • WELLINGTON, Dec 14- Parts of New Zealand's key export industries and its vital tourism sector are battling to get back on track a month after a deadly earthquake rocked the nation, crippling roads and slowing shipping. At one of the country's main ports in Wellington,' no-entry' signs dot parts of the site hit by liquefaction, cracking or buckling, hampering...

  • Indonesian search and rescue personnel work as they attempt to rescue people trapped under the rubble of a collapsed building following an earthquake in Pidie, Aceh province on December 7, 2016.

    The death toll from a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday has risen to 93, the provincial government said.

  • WELLINGTON, Nov 25- New Zealand is looking offshore for hundreds of workers to rebuild roads, railways and buildings after this month's earthquake amid a shortage of local workers in an overstretched construction industry. But while importing more workers from countries including South Africa and the Philippines may fill the gap, there are some concerns...

  • LONDON, Nov 22- World stocks rode the slipstream of the first joint all-time high for Wall Street's four main markets since 1999 on Tuesday, with commodity firms adding extra lift as they eyed an OPEC oil output cut and surge in U.S. building under Donald Trump. A powerful earthquake hitting the same part of Japan that suffered a nuclear disaster in 2011 nudged up...

  • A powerful earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Japan's Honshu island early Tuesday.