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  • Moderate quake hits Kansas  Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    An area south of Wichita, Kansas was hit with a registered 4.8 magnitude earthquake, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Expect the unexpected: More 9.0 megaquakes coming Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    A catamaran sightseeing boat, sits atop a two-story Japanese inn on April 3, 2011 in Iwate Prefecture, Japan.

    Researchers say that most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9, NBC News reports.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook buildings in eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Tuesday but there were no reports of serious damage. The earthquake was centred in Ibaraki Prefecture, just northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said.

  • Earthquake shakes Iceland volcano, still no ash Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 4:59 AM ET

    REYKJAVIK, Sept 7- An earthquake struck the region around Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday while fissures in the area continued to spew out lava but still none of the ash that could hamper airline traffic.

  • Napa earthquake impact on wine  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:49 PM ET

    Jessica Altieri, Wine Channel, discusses the impact Napa, California's earthquake will have on both consumers and winemakers.

  • Cleaning up after Napa quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    The impact of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Napa, California's small businesses, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • 90% of Calif. residents lack earthquake coverage Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:41 PM ET
    Napa County firefighters spray foam on hot spots from a fire at a mobile home park after an earthquake on Aug. 24, 2014 in Napa, Calif.

    The 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck California on Sunday could cause more $1 billion in losses and the majority of residents will be on their own.

  • Sunday's Napa quake fallout  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on the damages and economic impact from Sunday's earthquake in California.

  • The ShakeAlert system  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    John Vidale, University of Washington director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, provides insight to the wide range of applications for the ShakeAlert system, and the cost to build the system.

  • The cost of the Napa quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the USGS is tagging the Napa earthquake with a "red alert," which suggests losses ranging from a half a billion to one billion dollars.

  • Emergency services company helps post-quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on what it takes to get businesses back up and running after an earthquake.

  • Developing earthquake warning systems  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton shows footage from surveillance cameras taken during the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit San Francisco's Napa region. Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Earthquake impacts wineries  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how the 6.0 magnitude earthquake is economically impacting wineries in Napa Valley.

  • Earthquake triggers Napa Valley state of emergency  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco's Napa area early Sunday. CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a first look at the destruction.

  • California's wine country rocked by quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco's Napa area on Sunday triggering at least 50 aftershocks so far.

  • Powerful earthquake rocks California Bay Area  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco's Napa area on Sunday, in one on the most prestigious communities and home to the nation's most expensive wine country, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • No deaths in Napa quake; tourism to suffer  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    NBC's Jinah Kim reports on damage caused by the earthquake in Napa, which is likely to have an impact on the wine region's tourism sector.

  • Earthquake rattles central Oklahoma and newscast  Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    A 4.2 magnitude earthquake hit central Oklahoma on Tuesday morning, and a KAUT newscast caught the tremors on camera as they happened.

  • Practical reasons to plan for a zombie apocalypse Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Even if a zombie apocalypse doesn't top your list of worries, it's a smart idea to prepare for one.

  • Ohio regulators: Fracking causing earthquakes  Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports drilling has been halted indefinitely at one drilling site in Ohio after state regulators there linked drilling to earthquake activity.