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Earthquake Risks Higher Than Once Believed For Many Cities: USGS

USGS officials cite more data and updated earthquake models for the fresh projections. The East Coast has potential for more damaging earthquakes than formerly thought. For example, estimates of quake hazards near Charleston have increased, USGS reports.

Updated Earthquake Map Shakes Up Risk Zones

The map gave the Big Apple a slight reprieve. Geologists downgraded the risk that slow-moving waves from an earthquake would hit near New York City. Slow shaking is more likely to damage tall buildings than fast shaking, which is more likely to affect ...

6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East of Japan

The quake was recorded at 4:22 a.m. (3:22 p.m. ET) about 80 miles east of the city of Iwaki on the island of Honshu, the USGS said. It was preliminarily assessed at magnitude 6.8, but that was downgraded about an hour later. The Japan Meteorological Agency ...

Earthquakes jolt 4 different areas of Alaska

The U.S. Geological Survey said light shaking was felt around Juneau, about 100 miles to the east. An unrelated magnitude-4.3 earthquake was felt in Kodiak. No one reported feeling smaller, unrelated quakes in the Brooks Range region and in north-central ...

Tsunami advisory lifted after east Japan earthquake: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A tsunami advisory for northeast Japan has been lifted, public broadcaster NHK said, two hours after a magnitude 6.8 earthquake offshore Fukushima prefecture early on Saturday triggered minor tsunami in the region. Small tsunami of up to ...

Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico, no major damages or injuries

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

Strongest Link: Wastewater Wells Triggered Oklahoma Earthquake Surge

Oklahoma's earthquake activity started snowballing in 2009, at the same time as its boom in oil and gas production. More magnitude-3 earthquakes hit Oklahoma than California so far this year, Abers said. "I can't think of any natural process in any setting ...

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits off eastern Japan, minor tsunami warning: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with preliminary magnitude 6.8 hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning and a warning for a minor tsunami of up to one metre was issued for the northeastern coast, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported. There were no ...

Magnitude 6.8 earthquake detected east of Honshu, Japan - USGS

LONDON (Reuters) - A 6.8 magnitude quake was detected 165 km (103 miles) east of Iwaki city on the Japanese island of Honshu, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday. The quake was measured at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) and occurred at 1922 GMT (4.22 p.m ...

8.7 ideas in earthquake prediction

"You are dealing with a very complex physical system that behaves very differently in many places," says David Schwartz, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Hazards Project. Seismologist Andy Michael, with the ...

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Large earthquake strikes off Alaska coast, prompting ...

Updated July. 29, 2014

Large earthquake strikes off Alaska coast, prompting tsunami warnings. By U.S. News. Saturday Jan 5, 2013 11:35 AM. Email. Tweet. By Marian Smith, NBC News.

New earthquake jolts Southern California - U.S. News

Updated July. 29, 2014

After Tuesday night’s quakes, a ll fire resources were placed in "Emergency Earthquake Mode," Matt Spence of the Los Angeles Fire Department said in an email statement.

Deadly quake rocks Guatemala, is felt in Mexico City ...

Updated July. 30, 2014

... A deadly earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala on Wednesday has killed at ... Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina told an afternoon news ...

4.0-magnitude earthquake centered in Maine shakes New ...

Updated July. 28, 2014

Residents recall the 4.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the area west of Portland, Maine. WHDH's Brandon Gunnoe reports.

Small earthquake rattles storm-stricken New Jersey - U.S. News

Updated July. 30, 2014

A small earthquake hit northern New Jersey early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

6.9 magnitude quake strikes near Japanese island - World News

Updated July. 26, 2014

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck near the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. There were no early ...

Series of earthquakes shakes Oklahoma - U.S. News

Updated July. 25, 2014

A magnitude-4.3 earthquake shook Oklahoma early Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey reported. The quake struck at 12:56 a.m. local time (1:56 a.m. ET) around ...

Magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocks Iran and Pakistan, kills at ...

Updated July. 27, 2014

A massive earthquake hit southeast Iran, the largest in over 50 years to strike the region. NBC's Ali Arouzi reports.

Earthquake rattles eastern Kentucky - U.S. News

Updated July. 28, 2014

The epicenter of the shallow, light earthquake was 0.7 miles deep under the Appalachian Mountains town of Blackey, near the Virginia border, the agency said. There ...

Earthquake- - NBC News

Updated June. 3, 2006

Who would have thought a silly little earthquake simulator could unhinge me?