GO
Loading...

Natural Disasters

More

  • Regulator: Fracking causes earthquakes Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET
    A high pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom on March 23, 2014 near Lost Hills, Calif.

    State regulators have linked earthquake activity in Ohio to fracking, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for a ban.

  • UPDATE 6-New earthquake in Chile prompts tsunami alerts Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, April 2- A powerful 7.6- magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, prompting tsunami alerts and evacuations along the coast and in neighboring Peru.

  • SANTIAGO, April 2- Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact was mostly limited, according to early indications.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • *Epicenter of quake off Chile's northwest coast. SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of northern Chile on Tuesday, causing five deaths and triggering a tsunami that pounded the shore with 2- meter-tall waves.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said a tsunami alert for the country's coastline will remain in place for at least another six hours following a major earthquake.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, triggering a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country, but the government said there was no serious damage and no reports of deaths. Chile is the world's No. 1 copper producer but key mining firms said there was no serious damage to their operations.

  • April 1- A tsunami warning could be issued for Hawaii due to a magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, U.S. officials said. If tsunami waves reach Hawaii they would strike at 3:24 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a statement.

  • SANTIAGO, April 1- Chile's navy says a tsunami has already hit some areas in the north of the country following a massive earthquake offshore.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for all of South and Central America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The warning said that aside from Chile, the coasts of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua were also at risk.

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was very shallow, only 6.2 miles below the seabed.

  • Why your flood insurance may not rise so fast Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Floods swamp a house near the town of Hygiene, Colo.

    The bill would limit annual increases of any individual policy under the National Flood Insurance Program to 18 percent.

  • No climate change impact on insurance biz: Buffett Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The effects of climate change, "if any," have not affected the insurance market, Warren Buffett told CNBC—adding he's not calculating catastrophe probabilities differently.

  • Natural gas could be cheap for another generation Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    Natural gas prices are likely to stay low for the next 20 years, with a long-term annual average price of $4 to $5 per million Btu, a study says.

  • Natural gas spikes on forecast of prolonged cold Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Futures soared on forecasts of another polar vortex descending on North America and unusually cold temperatures in March.

  • Why taxpayers will bail out rich after next storm Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    FEMA has quietly moved the lines on its maps to benefit oceanfront condo buildings and million-dollar homes.

  • Japan's nuclear re-start stalled by paperwork Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    A masked protester stands in front of the gates to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station

    Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.

  • Philippines growth momentum intact: StanChart     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 9:03 PM ET

    Jeff Ng, Economist, Southeast Asia at Standard Chartered, analyses the latest gross domestic product report and the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippine economy.

  • Natural gas could be cheap for another generation Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    A natural gas well at a fracking site in Washington Township, Pa.

    Nat gas prices are likely to stay low for the next 20 years, with a long-term annual average price of $4 to $5 per million Btu, an IHS study says.

  • Cold snap sparks record natural gas demand Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Natural gas demand was at an all-time high for a second day Tuesday, but prices slipped as more moderate temperatures were expected.

Most Popular Video

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 4:13 PM ET

Dissecting today's market activity and the current state of financials, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading partner; Larry Glazer, Mayflower Advisors; CNBC contributor Carol Roth; "Fast Money" Guy Adami and CNBC's Kate Kelly.

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

CNBC voice over talent Jim Birdsall shares the top 5 sayings from traders on "Fast Money" over the years.

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

Mad Money's Jim Cramer reflects on CNBC's evolution over the past 25 years.