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Rescuers Comb Building Rubble After Albanian Quake Kills 18

THUMANE, Albania — Rescue crews with excavators searched for survivors trapped in toppled apartment buildings and hotels Tuesday after a powerful pre-dawn earthquake in Albania killed at least 18 people and injured more than 600. The magnitude-6.4 quake was felt …

An Earthquake’s Impact Can Be Predicted – But Only After it Hits

Over the next week, Southern California has only a 27% chance of experiencing a third earthquake greater than magnitude 6, but a 96% chance of going through a tremor of magnitude 5 or higher. Those precise probabilities were generated by …

High Costs Keeps Many Alaska Homeowners From Purchasing Quake Insurance

With Alaska’s history of earthquakes, you might assume most homeowners have earthquake insurance. That’s not the case, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Only about 15 percent of Alaska homeowners buy earthquake insurance, according to an estimate provided by Lori Wing-Heier, …

New Zealand Hit With 7.8M Earthquake, Tsunami Alert Triggered

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, shaking awake residents, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck …

Weeks After Main Shock, 2014 Napa Quake Continued to Creep

On August 24, 2014, just south of Napa, California, a fault in the Earth suddenly slipped, violently shifting and splitting huge blocks of solid rock, 6 miles below the surface. The underground upheaval generated severe shaking at the surface, lasting …

Brick Business Booms as Nepal Rushes to Rebuild After Quake

The worn-out workers of Jaya Mayaswori Brick Factory are packing clay and hauling loads with a new sense of purpose – helping to rebuild Nepal after a series of massive earthquakes and aftershocks ravaged the Himalayan nation, leaving hundreds of …

Tents Set Up for Homeless After Earthquakes in Greece

Greek authorities set up tents Tuesday for those left homeless by a series of earthquakes on the western island of Kefalonia and were sending in dozens of prefabricated classrooms so children can go back to school safely. A strong quake …

Strong Taiwan Quake Shakes Buildings, Halts Chipmaking, Trains

An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale struck eastern Taiwan, shaking buildings in the capital and prompting the island’s biggest chipmaker to temporarily evacuate factory workers. One person was injured and there were no immediate reports of major damage. …

Hundreds of Aftershocks Since 2011 Virginia Quake

Since an earthquake rattled central Virginia and the East Coast nearly two years ago, more than 450 aftershocks have been recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey. The latest occurred Wednesday when a magnitude-2.3 quake struck about 6 miles south-southwest of …

Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

Earthquakes shook Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital and sending thousands fleeing into the streets as an earthquake alarm sounded. There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. Mexico Seismology Service said the quake …