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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake rattles San Francisco Bay Area

Jul. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 has rattled parts of the San Francisco Bay Area. There are no immediate reports of damage. The quake struck Tuesday afternoon 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of Brentwood, California. People took to social media to say they felt a sharp...

Senators urge FCC to maintain quake wireless alert speeds

Jul. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A group of U.S. senators from the West Coast is urging the government to ensure that planned changes to the national Wireless Emergency Alert system do not impair its ability to provide rapid warnings about earthquakes. Twenty senators signed a letter Tuesday to Federal Communications...

Quake damages buildings on Bali, other Indonesian islands

Jul. 16, 2019 4:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An earthquake shook Bali and other Indonesian islands Tuesday, causing panic and damaging homes and injuring one person. It was the second strong earthquake in Indonesia since Sunday, when a quake in North Maluku province killed four people and damaged nearly 1,000 houses. About...

2 people dead, dozens of homes damaged in Indonesian quake

Jul. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake in eastern Indonesia killed two people and damaged at least dozens of homes, a disaster official said Monday, as the government declared a seven-day emergency response period. The magnitude 7.3 quake on Sunday was centered 166 kilometers (103 miles) southeast...

At least 1 dead after strong quake in eastern Indonesia

Jul. 15, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck eastern Indonesia on Sunday, damaging homes and killing at least one person, officials said. Some people sent the night outdoors as numerous aftershocks rocked the Maluku island chain where the quake was most strongly felt. The U.S. Geological...

Shallow magnitude 7.3 quake rocks Indonesia's Maluku province, causing panic in several cities and villages

Jul. 14, 2019 6:39 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Shallow magnitude 7.3 quake rocks Indonesia's Maluku province, causing panic in several cities and villages.

Strong 4.7 magnitude tremor shakes western Greece

Jul. 13, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Scientists say a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 has struck western Greece. Athens' Geodynamics Institute reports that the tremor struck at 6:08 p.m. (1508 GMT) Saturday about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the city of Agrinio at a depth of 28 kilometers...

Earthquakes shake up Yucca Mountain nuke dump talk in Nevada

Jul. 13, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Recent California earthquakes that rattled Las Vegas have shaken up arguments on both sides of a stalled federal plan to entomb nuclear waste beneath a long-studied site in southern Nevada. Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso said this week his legislation to jump-start the process to...

Quake in Philippines injures 25, damages homes, churches

Jul. 13, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake struck in the southern Philippines as people slept before dawn Saturday, injuring at least 25 villagers and damaging several houses, two churches, a public market and a fire station, officials said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and...

Quake rattles greater Seattle area; no link to California

Jul. 12, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Two earthquakes shook the Puget Sound region in Washington state early Friday morning, with the temblors felt into British Columbia and across the Cascade Mountains into the eastern part of the state. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey...