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Weather Earthquakes

  • A search dog looks for victims in damaged homes after a mudslide in Montecito, California, U.S. in this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, January 9, 2018.

    Last month's spate of wildfires included the largest in California history.

  • Location of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the Caribbean on Jan 9, 2018.

    An earthquake of 7.6 magnitude struck the Caribbean Tuesday evening, according to the United States Geological Survey.

  • North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site: Experts

    Experts say area likely destabilized after sixth test.

  • Dr. Lucy Jones, Senior Advisor for Risk Reduction, U.S. Geological Survey explains how P-waves and S-waves are created by an earthquake during a press conference in which Senator Alex Padilla announces at Caltech in Pasadena, Ca. that he is introducing legislation to create an earthquake early warning system in California on January 28, 2013.

    California is looking to expand its current testing of an early warning system for incoming quakes with a "limited public roll out" in 2018.

  • Overpass that collapsed on Highway 10 in the Northridge/Reseda area at the epicenter of the earthquake in 1994.

    Mexico City's earthquake disaster is a reminder of the risk of Southern California's "Big One" striking and causing widespread damage.

  • Rescuers work in the rubble after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck on September 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    Government officials are still tallying up the economic losses of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that caused widespread damage in the capital.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Mexico will search another three days beneath the rubble for possible survivors of the September 19 earthquake even though it is unlikely rescuers will find anyone alive, the country's chief of emergency services said on Monday. Luis Felipe Puente, coordinator of Mexico's Civil Protection department, also told Reuters that the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Mexico City's infamous traffic jams were back on Monday as offices re-opened after last week's deadly earthquake, but closed schools and clusters of homeless people served as reminders that life in the megalopolis has not yet returned to normal. Others among the 20 million people who live in greater Mexico City were gradually resuming...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms even though aftershocks are still jolting the country. Search operations in Mexico City were narrowed to five buildings destroyed last Tuesday by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 25- Most schools in Mexico City remained closed on Monday after last week's deadly earthquake, but children outside the capital were set to return to their classrooms, although aftershocks were still jolting the country. More than 44,000 schools in six states were due to reopen on Monday, but only 103 of them in Mexico City, which suffered most of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. As another aftershock jolted southwestern Mexico on Sunday, the death toll from Tuesday's 7.1...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble six days after the tremor shook Mexico City and nearby states. As a fresh aftershock jolted southwestern Mexico on Sunday, the death toll from Tuesday's 7.1...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- A fresh aftershock rattled southwestern Mexico on Sunday as thousands of rescuers toiled for the sixth straight day despite fading hopes of pulling survivors from the ruins of the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years. With prospects dimming of finding more people alive in the wreckage of Tuesday's 7.1 magnitude quake, which killed...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding. The search continued in a ruined office building in Mexico...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among a population reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors from a bigger tremor earlier this week. South of Mexico City, the Popocatepetl volcano sent a column of ash into the sky, capping a period of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook southern Mexico on Saturday spread fear in the capital and frustrated rescuers, some of whom were forced to suspend the search for survivors of an earlier, bigger tremor. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near Juchitan, a tropical region of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and spread alarm in the capital, where rescuers temporarily suspended a search for survivors of a bigger tremor earlier this week out of fear of further building collapses. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow with an epicenter near...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook southern Mexico on Saturday and was felt in the capital, where seismic alarms sounded, residents ran into the streets and rescuers briefly stopped combing the rubble left by a bigger tremor earlier this week. The United States Geological Survey said the new quake was relatively shallow and hit near...

  • HUAUTLA, Mexico, Sept 23- Yesenia Vergara grabbed her two daughters and abandoned her home in the isolated Mexican hamlet of Huautla late last month when rain-swollen river waters burst through her window, flooding her house with branches, boulders and mud. The quake struck 70 km from Huautla, a charming settlement nestled amid the lime-green mountains of...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- An army of trained rescuers and scores of volunteers carefully combed through the rubble of Mexico's most deadly earthquake in decades on Saturday, hoping against diminishing odds to pull more survivors out nearly four days after the disaster struck. Maria Isela Sandoval waited anxiously outside a collapsed office building in the...