Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings. ...

Magnitude-4.8 quake rocks Central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck Central Taiwan’s Nantou County Friday evening, but no damages or casualties were immediately reported. The same region included ...

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Turkish official: 30,000 could die in Istanbul earthquake

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's emergency management agency is warning that up to 30,000 people could be killed in Istanbul if a magnitude-7.5 earthquake were to hit the area. Murat N...

Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

MILAN (AP) — A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles t...

In Haiti, slight progress for LGBT rights is seen as victory

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Yaisah Val recently came out publicly as a transgender woman on YouTube, a potentially risky move in a country like Haiti where LGBT residents face pervasive hostility in ...

As Asian Games host, Indonesia has more at stake than sport

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia is deploying 100,000 police and soldiers to provide security for the Asian Games, the biggest event ever held in its terror attack prone capital Jakarta, parts of w...

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest — an aftershock of the first. A magnitude 6...

Death toll from quake that hit Indonesian island passes 430

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the earthquake that rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok a week ago has passed 400 and the government is estimating economic losses of at least several ...

The Latest: Alaska's North Slope region hit by another quake

KAKTOVIK, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on eathquakes hitting Alaska's North Slope (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.3 earthquak...

Strongest-ever earthquake hits Alaska's North Slope region

KAVIK RIVER CAMP, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. At 6:58 a.m. Sunday, t...

Northern Albania hit by 5.1 magnitude earthquake

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The U.S. Geological survey reports that an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 has struck northern Albania. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. ...

Indonesian island lifted 10 inches by deadly quake

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed more than 300 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 25 centimeters (10 inches). Usi...

After Indonesia quake, a new worry: deadly aftershocks

MATARAM, Indonesia (AP) — After a deadly earthquake devastated the Indonesian island of Lombok last weekend, Husni Handayani thought the worst was over. The powerful quake claimed hu...

Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

TANJUNG, Indonesia (AP) — On Indonesia's earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is ...