Earthquakes

December 12, 2018 - 9:19 am
DECATUR, Tenn. (AP) — Engineers are inspecting the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant in Tennessee as a precaution after a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck nearby. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake struck eastern Tennessee and could be felt in Atlanta. The light earthquake occurred Wednesday...
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Air Force Col. Michael Staples shows damage from the powerful Nov. 30 earthquake, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake caused multiple problems around the base, including damage to steel frameworks, ceilings, and sprinkler and heating systems, but no catastrophic damage. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
December 07, 2018 - 11:21 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — 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, military officials said Friday. But as with the rest of the...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:34 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean on Wednesday sent jitters around the region after authorities warned of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit in the...
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Traffic outbound from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway was at a standstill after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake caused damage in the Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Scientists say the damaging Alaska earthquake and aftershocks occurred on a type of fault in which one side moves down and away from the other side. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
December 03, 2018 - 7:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Life was beginning to return to normal Monday in Alaska following the powerful earthquake near Anchorage, but people nervous about aftershocks were still grappling with damage that closed public buildings and schools, clogged roads and knocked homes off foundations. Some...
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This photo provided by Chris Riekena shows excavation work being conducted Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, near the Mirror Lake exit of the Glenn Highway near Eklutna, Alaska, to make the highway ready for repaving. The highway was heavily damaged in several spots following a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Nov. 30, 2018. (Chris Riekena via AP)
December 02, 2018 - 9:30 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The supply chain of food and other goods delivered to the Port of Anchorage from the Lower 48 has not been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that caused widespread damage to roads in the Anchorage area. "The ships are coming in on schedule, the supply lines are at this...
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This aerial photo shows damage on Vine Road, south of Wasilla, Alaska, after earthquakes Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 shattered highways and rocked buildings Friday in Anchorage and the surrounding area, sending people running into the streets and briefly triggering a tsunami warning for islands and coastal areas south of the city. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
November 30, 2018 - 11:57 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two strong earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.7 ripped apart highways, cracked buildings and rattled people's nerves around Anchorage. The quakes on Friday broke store windows, opened cracks in a two-story building downtown, disrupted electrical service and disabled traffic...
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Iran near its border with Iraq.
November 26, 2018 - 2:46 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities said Monday that the number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. No fatalities were reported from the temblor. According to Iran's state television, most of the injured were immediately released from...
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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck western Iran near its border with Iraq.
November 25, 2018 - 5:18 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck western Iran near its border with Iraq on Sunday night, injuring more than 500 people and sending fearful residents running into the streets, authorities said. The Sunday temblor hit near Sarpol-e Zahab in Iran's Kermanshah province, which was...
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November 04, 2018 - 4:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek geological experts say two new aftershocks have hit the western Greek island of Zakynthos, but no damage has been reported. The Athens Institute of Geodynamics reports that the tremors occurred within seven minutes of each other. It says the first, a 4.4 magnitude quake...
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Damages are seen at the port of the western island of Zakynthos, Greece, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. A strong pre-dawn earthquake with magnitude 6.8 has struck off the western Greek tourist island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea, and was felt as far away as Athens, but authorities say there have been no immediate reports of major damage or injuries.(imerazante.gr via AP)
October 26, 2018 - 1:05 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake off a western Greek tourist island early Friday morning was felt as far away as Athens, but no major damage or injuries were immediately reported. The main harbor for the island of Zakynthos in the Ionian Sea was damaged though it was still functional,...
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