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Earthquake hits southern Iran, at least 5 dead

At least five people were killed when a strong earthquake shook southern Iran early Saturday. "Five people have died in the earthquake ... and so far 12 are hospitalized," Mehrdad Hassanzad...

Series of earthquakes jolt east Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred on Saturday evening (June 25), a series of earthquakes struck Hualien again on Sunday morning (June 26). According ...

Aftershock in Afghanistan as quake toll rises to 1,150 dead

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — An aftershock took more lives Friday and threatened to pile even more misery on an area of eastern Afghanistan reeling from a powerful earthquake that state media said killed...

Afghans bury dead, dig for survivors after quake kills 1,000

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that...

Afghanistan: Rescue efforts continue following deadly quake

Rescuers in eastern Afghanistan have been working around the clock in a frantic effort to free people from the rubble of their homes after a powerful earthquake killed at least 1,000 people in the mou...

Afghanistan quake kills 1,000 people, deadliest in decades

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck a rural, mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan early Wednesday, killing 1,000 people and injuring 1,500 more in one of the deadliest temblors...

7 earthquakes strike off Iranian coast; no damage reported

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seven earthquakes struck off Iran’s southern Kish Island on Wednesday, rattling Dubai and other areas across the Persian Gulf. The U.S. Geological ...

China: At least 4 dead in Sichuan earthquake

The Chinese Earthquake Bureau on Wednesday reported that a quake measuring 6.1 in magnitude had shaken part of Sichuan province, with a second quake measuring 4.5 in magnitude following minutes later....

Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern ...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Taiwan

Update: A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred 96.9 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall at 3:45 p.m. with a focal depth of 27.5 km. Taitung County reported an intensity level of 3 while Yilan County, ...

Early-morning magnitude 4.7 earthquake in Hualien felt across Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted Hualien County at 2:43 a.m. on Tuesday (May 3), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB). The epicenter of the tremor was located...

Earthquakes recorded near Alaska volcano dormant 800 years

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Hundreds of small earthquakes have been reported near a volcano in southeast Alaska believed to have been dormant for at least 800 years. The cause of the qu...

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes southeast Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck southeast Taiwan early Wednesday morning (March 23) at 1:41 a.m., followed two minutes later by a magnitude 6.1 quake, according to the C...

Experts: Central U.S. needs to be ready for next earthquake

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Experts have warned for decades that a large swath of the central U.S. is at high risk for a devastating earthquake. They know that overcoming complacency is among their biggest hurdl...

Taiwan Central Weather Bureau highlights unusual earthquake activity in Hsinchu

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is closely monitoring earthquake activity in Hsinchu County following the series of 10 earthquakes that occurred on Friday (Feb. 4). Af...