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Mid-Atlantic Island Girds for Feared Quake, Volcano Eruption

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a possible major earthquake or volcanic eruption. The …

State TV: 2 Strong Quakes Jolt Southern Iran, 1 Dead

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — At least one person died after two strong earthquakes struck the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, state TV reported Sunday. State TV quoted Azizollah Konari, the Bandar Abbas governor, as saying a 22-year-old man died when …

Magnitude 6.3 Earthquake Jolts Greek Island of Crete

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, two weeks and a day after another temblor killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the undersea earthquake …

Pakistan Quake Kills at Least 20, Injures Hundreds

QUETTA, Pakistan — An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 hit southern Pakistan in the early hours of Thursday, killing 20 people, most of them women and children, and injuring about 300, at a time when many victims were asleep, authorities said. …

Strong Quake Hits Greek Island of Crete; 1 Dead, 20 Injured

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong, prolonged earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 5.8 struck the Greek island of Crete on Monday, killing one person and injuring 20, while damaging homes and churches and causing rock slides near …

Earthquake Felt Across Southern New England

BOSTON — The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes and nerves Sunday morning, but didn’t cause any significant damage, authorities said. The 3.6 magnitude earthquake centered off the coast of New Bedford, Massachusetts, in Buzzards …

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 …

Virus Havoc Could Shut Down a Nissan Factory Half a World Away

Nissan Motor Co. is bracing for potential disruptions in plants as far away as the U.S. because the coronavirus epidemic in China is leading to a parts shortage and wreaking havoc across the supply chain, people familiar with the matter …

Recovery Stalls After Fast Start Following Deadly Tornado

When a deadly tornado ripped through Ruston and Louisiana Tech University in the early morning darkness of April 25, hundreds of volunteers fanned out for rescues and cleanup. Everyone from NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone and energy magnate James …

2 Magnitude 5 Quakes Shake Southwestern Greece

Seismologists say two earthquakes have struck southwestern Greece, both with preliminary magnitudes 5 but with different epicenters. No injuries or damage were immediately reported. The Athens Geodynamic Institute said the first quake struck at 5:12 a.m. (0312 GMT) Sunday, with …