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Earthquake Off Coast Shakes Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a 5.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of northern California. The USGS says the quake was centered in the Pacific Ocean, about 70 miles west of Ferndale, California, and struck about 4:16 a.m. PST …

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. …

Strong Earthquake Sways Buildings in Taiwan

A strong earthquake has been felt throughout Taiwan, but no casualties or damage has been reported yet. The Central Weather Bureau says the quake Thursday registered at magnitude 5.6. The tremor struck about 23 miles (37 kilometers) north of Hualien …

6.2 Quake Hits Off Coast of Southern Mexico

A magnitude-6.2 earthquake that hit off the coast of the southern Mexican state of Chiapas on Saturday shook as far away as El Salvador but brought no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake at 12:47 p.m. local time …

Minor Earthquake Reported in North Texas

A minor earthquake has been detected in North Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.2 magnitude quake happened at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, centered 49 miles southwest of Dallas near Cleburne. No damage or injuries were immediately reported. USGS says …

Small Earthquake Recorded in Central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake in central Oklahoma. No injuries or damage are reported. The 2.7 magnitude quake occurred at 8:50 p.m. Sunday and was centered between about three miles northeast of Choctaw – about 16 …

Magnitude 3.2 Quake Shakes Eastern Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.2 earthquake caused an early-morning rumble near Prague. The quake hit just before 5 a.m. Tuesday and its epicenter was five miles north-northwest of Prague and seven miles southeast of Sparks. That’s about …

West Texas Has 3rd Earthquake Since Late November

The U.S. Geological Survey website says a 3.2 magnitude earthquake happened at 8:46 a.m. Saturday, centered 5 miles north-northeast of Snyder, in Scurry County. The area is 78 miles southeast of Lubbock. Authorities had had no immediate reports of injury …

Strong Quake Shakes from Mexico City to Acapulco

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck in Mexico’s western Guerrero state, shaking buildings and causing panic in the nation’s capital and the Pacific resort of Acapulco. Officials said at least three people died, but there were no reports of widespread damage. The …

North Texas Registers 2.7 Magnitude Earthquake

Texas has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.7 magnitude earthquake happened at 4:54 p.m. Wednesday and was centered 16 miles east-northeast of Cleburne. The area is 29 miles southwest of Dallas. No damage or injuries …