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Some Alaska Phones Beyond Danger Received Tsunami Warning

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Some Alaska residents received tsunami warnings on their cellphones following an earthquake earlier this week, including customers in the Anchorage area who were outside the potential danger zone. There was no concern over a tsunami reaching Anchorage, …

Nuclear Plants in South Carolina, Missouri Face the Highest Quake Risks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. nuclear power reactors facing the highest risks of a meltdown from earthquakes are not in tremor-prone California, but states including South Carolina and Missouri, an analysis of government data published on Thursday said. The chances of …

Large Earthquake Off Alaska Prompts Tsunami Fears, Fleeing

JUNEAU, Alaska — A magnitude 7.5 earthquake prompted a tsunami warning Monday for a nearly thousand-mile stretch of Alaska’s southern coast, with waves over 2 feet at the nearest community as the threat subsided. The quake was centered near Sand …

Simulations Depict Tsunami Effects in Washington State

SEATTLE — State authorities have released new simulations that show how a powerful tsunami could overwhelm Washington state’s coastal and shoreline communities. The Department of Natural Resources says there are some locations around the state where residents would have very …

Strong Quake In Philippines Kills 1, Damages Houses, Roads

MANILA, Philippines — A strong earthquake jolted the central Philippines on Tuesday, killing at least one person, injuring dozens, and damaging houses, two buildings used for coronavirus quarantine, bridges and a port. A three-story house collapsed in the coastal town …

Powerful Quake Jolts Alaska Towns, Produces Small Tsunami

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A powerful earthquake off Alaska’s southern coast jolted coastal communities late Tuesday, and some residents briefly scrambled for higher ground over fears of a tsunami. There were no immediate reports of damage in the sparsely populated area …

Mexico Quake Death Toll Rises to 6; Hundreds Of Home Damaged

MEXICO CITY — The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that rocked the southern Mexico resort of Huatulco killed at least 6 people, damaged hundreds of homes and four archaeological sites and temporarily cut power to more than 2.4 million people, authorities said. …

Refinery Fire and Falling Debris Hit Mexico After 7.4 Quake

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake that hit southern Mexico on Tuesday killed at least two people, left others trapped under rubble and caused a fire at the nation’s biggest oil refinery. The epicenter was near the beach resort of Huatulco in …

Nevada Highway Damaged by Largest Area Quake in 65 Years

LAS VEGAS — The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No …

Utah Residents Still Reporting Damage Days After Earthquake

SALT LAKE CITY — Five days after a magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook parts of Utah, residents continue to report damage. The Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District asked those within its boundaries to submit online notices of home or business …