MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120 others, as officials on Saturday combed through cracked buildings looking for more casualties. The late Friday quake with a magnitude of 6.5 roused residents from sleep in Surigao del Norte province, sending hundreds […]
BIREUEN, Indonesia (AP) — A strong undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Aceh province early on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and causing dozens of buildings to collapse. A frantic rescue effort involving dozens of villagers, soldiers and police was underway in Meureudu, a severely affected town in Pidie Jaya district. Three excavators were trying to […]
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) – A minor, early morning earthquake was reported near the Mississippi-Alabama state line. The U.S Geological Survey’s website indicates a 2.6-magnitude earthquake centered near Aliceville in west Alabama. It was reported around 3:30 a.m. USGS geophysicist Paul Caurso told The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson that the USGS had not received calls from anyone […]
By KATY DAIGLE GORKHA, Nepal (AP) — Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide. Two helicopters brought in eight women from […]
NAPA, California (AP) — The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California’s wine country on Sunday. The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. about 6 miles from […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling residents from the San Fernando Valley to Long Beach. The quake’s magnitude was 4.4 and it was centered 15 miles west-northwest of the downtown civic center, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Los Angeles police and fire officials said […]
An earthquake that occurred eight miles underground Monday was strong enough to rumble the Memphis area and big enough to be felt in north Mississippi.
The U.S. Geological Survey, the government agency that keeps data on quakes, says the epicenter was about six miles southwest of Parkin, Arkansas, which is about 40 miles west of Memphis. The quake was 23 kilometers below the surface and measured 3.9 on the Richter scale.