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Rare quake rattles northeastern US

A 4.0-magnitude earthquake struck the northeastern US state of Maine and was felt as far south as Boston and throughout New England, shocking residents unaccustomed to such tremors.

Oct 17, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Italy disaster experts quit over quake trial

(AP)—Four top Italian disaster experts quit their posts Tuesday, saying the manslaughter convictions of former colleagues for failing to adequately warn of a deadly 2009 earthquake means they can't effectively perform their ...

Oct 23, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 1

7.7 magnitude quake hits Iran, Pakistan

An earthquake toppled homes and shops on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border Tuesday, killing dozens of people and causing skyscrapers to sway in Dubai. It also forced Iranian officials—for the second ...

Apr 16, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Mountain spine is a quake hotspot

Scientists said a killer earthquake that struck central Italy on Monday occurred in a notorious trouble spot and warned further powerful shocks in the coming months could not be ruled out.

Apr 06, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Small aftershock rattles downtown Los Angeles

(AP) -- A small but widely felt aftershock jolted the Los Angeles region Tuesday, two days after a magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck. An apartment building in Long Beach was evacuated due to roof damage but there were no reports ...

May 20, 2009 2 / 5 (2) 0

Mining destruction for data to help others

William Holmes was at his desk at a downtown San Francisco engineering firm when a message from the U.S. Geological Survey flashed onto his computer screen: A magnitude 7.0 earthquake had struck 10 miles from the Haitian ...

Feb 04, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0