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Minor earthquake strikes near Summerville

A minor earthquake shook parts of the Lowcountry on Monday. The US Geological Survey reported a magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened at 12:13 PM near Summerville.Full story

Earthquakes Burp Up Methane Bubbles

The long-suspected link between earthquakes and underwater methane bursts has finally been confirmed, reports a study published today (July 28) in the journal Nature Geoscience. Full story

Catastrophic Mud Eruption Had Natural Causes, Study Finds

A catastrophic mud eruption in Indonesia blamed on drilling by an oil company might instead have natural causes, new research suggests. Full story

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  75 dead after earthquake in China

Chinese state media are reporting this morning that at least 75 people were killed and nearly 300 injured after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook western China.

  Earthquake rattles residents in Taiwan

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan sparking deadly landslides and causing residents to flee shaking buildings. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  8.2 magnitude quake hits Russia's far east

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake jolted Russia, resulting in a brief tsunami warning. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  5.7 magnitude quake rattles California

The USGS reported a 5.7 earthquake in Northern California followed by several aftershocks. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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Migrant workers heading to Minxian, push a motorcycle through mud at an area where a landslide occurred, after an earthquake reported by Chinese authorities to have been of 6.6 magnitude, hit the county
Migrant workers heading to Minxian, push a motorcycle through mud at an area where a landslide occurred, after an earthquake reported by Chinese authorities to have been of 6.6 magnitude, hit the county

Migrant workers heading to Minxian, push a motorcycle through mud at an area where a landslide occurred, after an earthquake reported by Chinese authorities to have been of 6.6 magnitude, hit the county, in Gansu province July 25, 2013. The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu pr

Villagers grieve near a coffin during a funeral after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county on Monday
Villagers grieve near a coffin during a funeral after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county on Monday

Villagers grieve near a coffin during a funeral after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county on Monday, Gansu province July 24, 2013. The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 95, with more than 1,400 people injured, after around 51,800 buildings col

An elderly man cries near the wreckage of the home where his relative was killed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county on Monday
An elderly man cries near the wreckage of the home where his relative was killed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county on Monday

An elderly man cries near the wreckage of the home where his relative was killed after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county on Monday, Gansu province July 24, 2013. The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 95, with more than 1,400 people injured,

An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi
An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi

An injured woman receives treatment at a hospital after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Minxian county, Dingxi, Gansu province July 23, 2013. The death toll from two earthquakes in China's western Gansu province has climbed to 95, with more than 1000 people injured, after around 51,800 buildings coll