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  • LOS ANGELES— President Donald Trump's budget proposal would cut federal funding for an earthquake early warning system for California, Oregon and Washington state, a development that seismology experts and some local leaders say would be the end of the project. The proposed funding cuts for the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1 would come from the budget of the...

  • WELLINGTON, New Zealand— When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation. Led by Victoria University of Wellington professor Rupert Sutherland, the study was published Thursday in the journal Nature.

  • TOKYO, April 28- Sony Corp said on Friday it expects operating profit to rise 73.2 percent in the financial year through March 2018 as its cash-cow image sensor business recovers from earthquake damage that had suspended a key plant in southern Japan. Sony forecasts operating profit to rise to 500 billion yen from 288.7 billion yen a year prior, when earnings...

  • Q4@ WELLINGTON, March 15- New Zealand posted its smallest current account deficit in more than two years, according to data released on Wednesday, as surging tourism and reinsurance claims from a deadly November earthquake pour into the country. Statistics New Zealand said in a statement that the number of tourists and the amount they spent was strong in...

  • Scientists uncovered a newly identified fault line that could unleash a magnitude-7.4 earthquake in Southern California.

  • Feb 6- An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • Feb 6- An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 hit the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Monday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • In this handout image provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co on February 2, some one square meter deformed grating part are seen on the pedestal below the nuclear fuel containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on January 30, 2017 in Okuma, Fukushima, Japan.

    Leaked fuel is believed to be releasing deadly radiation within the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the Nikkei Asian Review reported.

  • 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...