Earthquakes

Evacuees gather at Kodiak High School in Kodiak, Alaska, Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami alert. A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night Tuesday after a cellphone alert warned that a tsunami could smash into the state's southern coast and western Canada. (Grigore Ciubotaru via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 3:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The powerful earthquake that struck beneath the Gulf of Alaska generated a tsunami, but before gauges could show that it was very small, warnings went out to a vast swath of the state, British Columbia and the West Coast. Analysis by the National Tsunami Warning Center allowed...
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Abdulai Salam and his daughter Mina at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, wait for the all-clear at Homer High School during a tsunami alert for Homer, Alaska. The city of Homer issued an evacuation order for low-lying areas shortly after an earthquake hit. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 3:16 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful undersea earthquake sent Alaskans fumbling for suitcases and racing to evacuation centers in the middle of the night after a cellphone alert early Tuesday warned that a tsunami could smash into the state's southern coast and western Canada. The killer wave never...
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Jan Knutson, left, and her husband Ed Hutchinson, center, and a man at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, wait for the all-clear at Homer High School during a tsunami alert for Homer, Alaska. The city of Homer issued an evacuation order for low-lying areas shortly after an earthquake hit. (Michael Armstrong/Homer News via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 12:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 8:25 a.m. The Alaska earthquake was a type that usually produces less vertical motion, which means less chance...
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January 19, 2018 - 12:18 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck offshore in Mexico's Gulf of California on Friday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 48 miles (78 kilometers) north-northeast of Loreto, in the waters between the...
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Silverio Apaza walks amid debris of his home damaged after an earthquake in Bella Union, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. The earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and leaving dozens injured, officials said. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the early morning quake had a 7.1 magnitude and an epicenter 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Acari in the Arequipa department of southwestern Peru. (AP Photo/Charlie Reyna)
January 14, 2018 - 9:59 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, tumbling adobe homes in small, rural towns, killing at least one person and injuring dozens, officials said. The sole fatality was a man crushed by a falling rock, officials said. They said many of those injured were in...
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January 14, 2018 - 5:49 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Peru earthquake (all times local): 5:45 a.m. A U.S. agency says there is no longer a tsunami threat from a powerful earthquake that struck off Peru. Earlier, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center warned of "hazardous tsunami waves" for some coasts, saying there was a...
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A Lithuanian Orthodox worshipper lights candles on Orthodox Christmas Eve in the Prechistensky, the Cathedral Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
January 13, 2018 - 3:31 am
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In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 photo, a bullhorn preacher evangelizes to the passing residents of the Caradeux refugee camp set up nearly eight years ago for people displaced by the 2010 earthquake, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2010 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many of those left homeless, life hasn’t yet returned to normal. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
January 13, 2018 - 12:02 am
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Eight years ago, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake upended life in Haiti, killing more than 300,000 people by some estimates and destroying hundreds of thousands of homes. For many of those left homeless, life hasn't yet returned to normal. In the Delmas district in the north...
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Haitians perform a voodoo ceremony before the start of a memorial service honoring the victims of the 2010 earthquake, at Titanyen, a mass burial site north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. The magnitude 7.0 earthquake, which killed an estimated 300,000 people and displaced more than 1 million, was on the minds of many as President Jovenel Moise and others prepared for a solemn memorial on Friday to mark the 8th anniversary. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)
January 12, 2018 - 3:57 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians reacted with outrage Friday to reports that President Donald Trump questioned why the U.S. would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa at an Oval Office meeting held on the eve of the anniversary of the 2010 earthquake, one of the...
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Map locates eight quakes along Iran-Iraq border; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 88 mm;
January 11, 2018 - 10:03 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the mountainous region in November and killed over 530 people. Four people suffered minor injuries in Iran, state television reported. The U...
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