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Magnitude 6.3 quake hits southern Peru -USGS

(Reuters) - A powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southern Peru on Thursday close to Lake Titicaca, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Small Magnitude Earthquakes in NW Arizona 22-25 Nov 2016

Three (3) small magnitude earthquakes occurred in northwestern Arizona over the past week. The largest event was M 2.2, ~ 22 miles south of Colorado City, AZ, on 22 Nov. at 7:31 pm. USGS estimates the focus (depth) at 13.3 km. On the included map, yellow circles represent earthquake epicenters. Show More Summary

Quake strikes China, Tajikistan border; kills at least one: agency

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck China's northwestern border with Tajikistan killing at least 1 person, destroying houses and severing a railway line in the sparsely populated region, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday.

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes in northeast Tajikistan: USGS

Nov 25 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck northeastern Tajikistan, close to the borders with China and Kyrgyzstan, at 1424 GMT on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Magnitude 7 Offshore Quake Shakes Central America, No Damage Seen

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A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of any quake damage.

7.2 quake shakes El Salvador, Nicaragua: officials

A Pacific Ocean earthquake with a 7.2 magnitude shook El Salvador and Nicaragua on Thursday, officials said, an hour after a powerful hurricane hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. Salvadoran authorities issued a tsunami alert as a precaution. Show More Summary

Magnitude 7.0 offshore quake rattles El Salvador

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake has occurred off El Salvador's Pacific coast. The country's civil defense office said there are no immediate reports of damages or injuries from the quake that hit at 12:43 p.m. local time. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was about 95 miles south-southwest...

Magnitude 7.2 quake at sea shakes Central America as hurricane hits

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A strong earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Central America shook the region on Thursday, and could prompt hazardous tsunami waves, U.S. monitoring agencies said, just as a hurricane barreled into the Caribbean coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Magnitude 7.2 quake strikes off Pacific coast of Central America

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A strong earthquake shook various Central American countries on Thursday, just as a hurricane barreled through the region, according to a Reuters witness and local media reports.

Fault curvature may control where big quakes occur

Major earthquakes - magnitude 8.5 and stronger—occur where faults are mostly flat, say University of Oregon and French geologists. Curvier faults, they report in the journal Science, are less likely to experience earthquakes exceeding that strength.

Another Earthquake Strikes Japan Off Fukushima Coast

Two days after a strong 6.9 magnitude struck Japan, just off the coast of Fukushima, moments ago JMA reported that another earthquake has hit Japan, once again off Fukushima, which according to NHK reports was modestly weaker, with a...Show More Summary

Japan tsunami highlights Fukushima nuclear plant vulnerability

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The 7.4 magnitude earthquake and small tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast on Tuesday morning tested the sea wall constructed around the Fukushima nuclear plant, that was the site of one of the worst nuclear catastrophes in history. The earthquake hit at early morning and was centered off...

Japan Earthquake 2016: 7.4 Magnitude Quake Hits Fukushima Nuclear Plant Area

The latest Japan Earthquake 2016 news has caused widespread panic amongst citizens. An earthquake of 7.4 magnitude has reportedly struck the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Area. However, there is speculation about its impact on the plant itself. Show More Summary

Japanese Twitch Streamer Briefly Interrupted By Earthquake

Yesterday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake off Honshu island, Japan, sent waves as far as Tokyo, where it rocked a humble Twitch streamer playing Pokémon. Read more...

This Week's Fukushima Earthquake Was an Aftershock From 2011

When a magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked the Fukushima prefecture of Japan on Tuesday, fear swept the island nation that it could herald a repeat of the tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima five years ago, both of which were caused by an enormous, magnitude 9.1 earthquake. Read more...

Japan's latest tsunami reaction shows lessons learned from previous disasters

Parts of Japan were on tsunami alert today following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake off the east coast of the country.

Massive 6.9 magnitude earthquake shakes Japans Fukushima region

Early Tuesday morning, a 6.9 earthquake rocked coastal Japan, sending residents of Fukushima into a panic and raising fears of a rising tsunami. The quake led to a preemptive evacuation of the area, under the threat of 10-foot wavesShow More Summary

10 Ways to Prepare for Japanese Quakes and Tsunamis

At 6AM this morning a Magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck outside of Fukushima prefecture. It was slightly less intense in Miyagi, where it still caused alarms and woke us up. Soon the tsunami sirens were going off and we were headed uphill and inland to my in-laws place to wait out the morning tsunami warning. Show More Summary

Tsunami advisories lifted after Japan earthquake

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The magnitude 7.4 quake occurred off the coast of Fukushima prefecture.        

10 things you need to know before European markets open

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Tuesday. A powerful earthquake struck near Fukushima, Japan, at approximately 6 a.m. local time on Tuesday morning. The US Geological Survey initially measured the earthquake at magnitude-7.3, but later downgraded it to a magnitude-6.9 earthquake. Show More Summary

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