A large earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck north-central Peru early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The 4.7-magnitude quake occurred around 6:30 p.m. in the Atlantic, at a depth of 10 kilometers, or just over 6 miles. No tsunami warning has been issued.
Many of the hundreds of people who died when a tsunami struck the Indonesian coast Saturday night were nowhere near shelter. Quite simply, they had no idea it was coming.
Last week’s magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage caused multiple problems at the sprawling Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the first and more powerful quake was centered about 7 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, with a population of about 300,000. People ran from their offices or took cover under desks. The 5.7 aftershock arrived within minutes, followed by a series of smaller quakes.
Nearly three decades ago, then-President George H.W. Bush was touring the San Francisco Bay Area three days after an earthquake caused widespread damage. He was “deeply moved” by what he saw.
Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and shattered roads Friday morning in Anchorage, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground for fear of a tsunami.
Videos before and after the earthquake struck show people inside a courtroom ducking under tables for cover and also show the destruction to a local TV station.
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A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, the same area where another temblor last year killed over 600 people. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Emergency teams worked to provide relief in Haiti on Sunday after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake killed 11 people and left 135 injured.
Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 19,700 feet into the sky Wednesday morning. No evacuations were immediately ordered.
Days after a powerful earthquake and tsunami struck central Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, residents and rescuers are still trying to cope with the humanitarian crisis.
As rescue workers comb through chunks of concrete and lumber searching for survivors, Indonesian officials say that 832 people were killed in a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi.
A powerful tremor near the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and a resulting tsunami have killed nearly 400 people and injures scores of others — and the death toll could still climb.
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