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  • Huge quake rocks Chile's copper mining region Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 1:28 PM ET
    Fishing boats at the Riquelme Cove in Iquique, northern Chile, April 2, 2014, a day after an 8.2-magnitude earthquake.

    Several metal-exporting ports in the Andean country remained closed Wednesday, suggesting trade flows might be temporarily interrupted.

  • Hawaii tsunami advisory issued: NOAA   Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Chile earthquake sparked 2-metre tsunami: Pro

    Brian Shiro, Geophysicist at NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, says while Chile and Peru face the highest risk of a tsunami, Hawaii could also face 1 to 3 foot waves.

  • USGS: Depth of Chile earthquake is 20 kilometers   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 9:06 PM ET
    USGS: Chile quake magnitude upgraded to 8.2

    Robert Williams of the U.S. Geological Survey, says the earthquake which struck Chile has a depth of 20 kilometers and could potentially displace the sea floor to produce a tsunami.

  • 5.1 Earthquake rattles LA   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    5.1 Earthquake rattles LA

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Friday's 5.1 earthquake scared many homeowners.

  • LA preps for future quakes   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    LA preps for future quakes

    Lucy Jones, USGS seismologist, provides insight on what the duration and frequency of earthquakes signals about future quakes.

  • Californians face expensive earthquake insurance   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 1:30 PM ET
    Californians face expensive earthquake insurance

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports from Fullerton, California, where home owners are looking into earthquake insurance.

  • Big quake coming to Calif.?   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Big quake coming to Calif.?

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the latest on the 5.1 earthquake that hit Southern California on Friday night.

  • Aftershocks rock California   Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Aftershocks rock California

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the latest details following Friday's 5.1 earthquake.

  • LA quake hits quiet faultline   Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 | 1:19 PM ET
    LA quake hit along quiet faultline

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports the troubling factors of Monday's 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Los Angeles.

  • Los Angeles jolted by quake   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Los Angeles jolted by quake

    An earthquake of 4.4 magnitude struck in Los Angeles Monday morning. CNBC's Jane Wells reports the USGS warning system notified of the quake a few seconds beforehand.

  • USGS says LA quake magnitude 4.4   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:15 AM ET
    USGS says LA quake magnitude 4.4

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning. The quake was followed by a much smaller quake about an hour later.

  • California quake downgraded to 4.4   Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    California quake downgraded to 4.4

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit Southern California Monday morning.

  • Japan earthquake: 3 years on   Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET
    Japan earthquake: 3 years on

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.

  • Northridge earthquake 20 years later: What has Cali learned?

    Twenty years ago the devastating 6.7 magnitude earthquake that killed 75 people and left 125,000 homeless shook California. CNBC's Jane Wells reports then and now.

  • LA wildfire dangers   Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:37 PM ET
    LA wildfire dangers

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports a drought emergency has been declared in California which allows the state to hire more fire fighters. Wells also comments on earthquake insurance policies, 90 percent of California homes do not have quake insurance protection.

  • California declares drought state of emergency   Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    California declares drought state of emergency

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports Governor Gray Davis has officially declared a drought emergency in California. The Governor calls on all residents to conserve water.

  • Fracking linked to earthquakes?   Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Fracking linked to earthquakes?

    The "Squawk on the Street" team reacts to a recent study suggesting that fracking for natural gas has contributed to earthquakes in Texas.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    The Tokyo metropolitan government will invest in 6 solar power projects across Japan. Tokyo had set up funds last year to invest in power plants, and these funds will cover 20-30% of the cost of the new 170 million dollar solar power project. Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report   Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has rated the latest radioactive water leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a Level-3 incident. Nozomu Kitadai reports.

  • China Earthquake Toll Rises as Rescuers Struggle Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 | 4:48 AM ET
    Earthquake Hits China's Sichuan Province

    Rescuers struggled to reach a remote corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years rose to 203 with almost 1,000 serious injuries.