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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 …

Another Quake Hits Northern Italy

On Tuesday, May 29 a Mw5.8 (moment magnitude) earthquake struck the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, a little more than a week after a Mw6.0 earthquake struck the region on Sunday, May 20. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the …

FEMA Sizing Up Quake’s Damage in Virginia Epicenter

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are going door-to-door in Louisa County collecting information on property damage from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake on Aug. 23. The Daily Progress of Charlottesville reports that FEMA officials have canvassed approximately one-third of the …

More than 20 Aftershocks from August Quake Rattle Virginia

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says more than 20 aftershocks have been felt in Virginia since the Aug. 23 earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest aftershock, a magnitude 2.1, occurred at 5:56 a.m. Wednesday 4 miles south-southwest …

Largest Colorado Quake Since 1973 Shakes Homes

The strongest earthquake to strike Colorado in almost 40 years shook awake hundreds of people, toppled groceries off shelves and caused minor damage to homes in the southern part of the state and in northern New Mexico. No injuries were …

Quake Hits New Zealand; No Casualties Reported

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday but there are no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 5.3 and occurred …