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Philippines Vacates Towns Even as Volcanic Eruption Wanes

The Philippines is compelling residents of 12 towns and two cities near the restive Taal Volcano to move to safer ground, even as the intensity of the eruption has weakened. Forced evacuations have been enforced in areas prone to a …

Third Strong Quake This Month Kills 5 in Southern Philippines

KIDAPAWAN, Philippines — The third strong earthquake this month killed five people Thursday, injured several others and destroyed buildings that were already damaged by the earlier shaking in a devastated region in the southern Philippines, officials said. Several cities and …

Tennessee County Officials Don’t Know Cause of Mysterious Booms

Hamblen County officials are trying to determine the source of several mysterious loud booms heard in and around Morristown, Tenn., over the past two years. The latest occurred Tuesday morning. Chris Bell is the director of the Hamblen County Emergency …

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 …

Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Rattles Northeast India

India’s Meteorological Department says an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 has shaken parts of India’s remote northeast. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The department’s website said the quake occurred on India’s border with Myanmar on Monday morning. …

Smaller Tremors Follow 5.6 Magnitude Okla. Quake

Central Oklahoma continued to be rattled by aftershocks after an earthquake measuring 5.6 rocked the state over the weekend. The U.S. Geological Survey had recorded at least five more tremors by midday Monday, the strongest being a 3.4 magnitude quake …

Spain Evacuates Homes in El Hierro Island

The regional government of Spain’s Canary Islands has ordered the evacuation of homes and road closures near the southern tip of El Hierro island after two earth tremors and increased offshore volcanic activity caused a buildup of bad-smelling debris floating …

English Tremors Blamed on Shale ‘Fracking’

The only company in Britain using hydraulic fracturing to release natural gas from shale rock said Wednesday that the controversial technique probably did trigger earth tremors in April and May. But a report commissioned by Cuadrilla Resources, which is drilling …

Rare 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Hits South Texas

A small and rare South Texas earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.6 has shaken homes outside San Antonio. The epicenter of the Thursday morning quake was near Karnes City. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was the largest earthquake …

Minor Earthquake Hits South Carolina City

The U.S. Geological Survey says a small 2.3 magnitude earthquake has been reported in the northwestern part of South Carolina. Minor tremors were felt for a few seconds at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries were reported, and area law enforcement …