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USGS: Magnitude-7.5 earthquake strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 06:40 AM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5 has struck in northern Peru. The earthquake took place at 5:52 a.m. Sunday local time (1052 GMT). While it is extremely strong, it was relatively deep, measured at...

USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.5 strikes northern Peru

Nov. 28, 2021 06:34 AM EST
LIMA, Peru (AP) — USGS reports earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 7.5 strikes northern Peru.

Lessons learned from the fire that almost destroyed Tahoe

Nov. 28, 2021 04:11 AM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — The devastation starts on the western slope. Many of the cabins that once lined the highway between here and Sacramento are now gone. Instead, brick and stone chimneys stand sentinel, visible through blackened toothpick trees that dot the mountainsides. Gray...

Talladega Forest wildfires 90% contained, trails reopen

Nov. 27, 2021 10:48 AM EST

BRENT, Ala. (AP) — Two separate wildfires burning in the Talladega National Forest are over 90 percent contained as of Friday and trails will reopen, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Federal officials said conditions are safe to reopen...

Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...

Author pens book on helping kids with autism after hurricane

Nov. 27, 2021 00:18 AM EST

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Hurricanes are stressful for kids but they can be especially confusing and terrifying for children with autism. After Hurricane Ida ripped through Terrebonne and Lafourche Aug. 29, Thibodaux author, teacher and special-needs advocate Sylnita...

Utilities restoring power as Southern California winds ease

Nov. 26, 2021 20:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds declined in strength across Southern California on Friday and utilities restored power to thousands of customers whose electricity was shut off to prevent wildfires. The seasonal dry winds produced fierce gusts on Thanksgiving Day,...

3.0 earthquake hits parts of southern Utah

Nov. 26, 2021 11:30 AM EST

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A minor earthquake struck parts of southern Utah on Friday morning. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 and was centered about 7 miles west of Panguitch, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It happened at about 6:40 a.m. Quakes of that...

Cash coming to Tahoe animal center where burned cub escaped

Nov. 26, 2021 10:07 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Private donors' new pledge to match $500,000 in contributions for a $1 million-expansion at a Lake Tahoe wildlife rescue center is bringing smiles back to staff and volunteers, who have been on an emotional rollercoaster since a bear cub being treated for severe wildfire...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar near India border

Nov. 25, 2021 20:41 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwest Myanmar near India's border early Friday but there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.8 kilometers (20.4 miles)...