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Twin earthquakes in western Afghanistan kill at least 22

Jan. 17, 2022 13:54 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two earthquakes rattled Afghanistan's western Badghis province along the border with Turkmenistan on Monday afternoon, killing at least 22 people, a local official said. There were fears the death toll could rise further as the first rescuers reached some...

Turkish leader Erdogan visits Albania to boost ties

Jan. 17, 2022 13:07 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania and Turkey on Monday pledged to further boost their ties and increase their economic and cultural relations. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Albania to talk with Prime Minister Edi Rama on strengthening bilateral ties and also...

Today in History

Jan. 17, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2022. There are 348 days left in the year. This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address in...

Earthquake rattles parts of Greece; no damage reported

Jan. 16, 2022 07:32 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake rattled northern Greece and was felt in the capital Sunday. There were no immediate reports of damage. The temblor occurred at 1:48 p.m. (1148 GMT; 6:48 a.m. EST) in the Aegean Sea near the Mount Athos peninsula at a depth of 19.3...

Strong quake shakes Indonesia’s capital; no tsunami alert

Jan. 14, 2022 20:20 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook parts of Indonesia’s main island of Java on Friday, damaging buildings and houses and sending people into the streets, but no casualties were reported. Officials said there was no danger of a tsunami. The U.S. Geological...

Haiti honors victims of massive earthquake 12 years later

Jan. 12, 2022 15:10 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Flags at half-mast flapped in the wind Wednesday as Haiti honored the estimated 316,000 people who died in a devastating earthquake that hit 12 years ago. Prime Minister Ariel Henry and other government officials clad in black suits visited the monument...

Another small quake rattles SC Midlands region

Jan. 12, 2022 08:48 AM EST

ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — Another small earthquake has rattled the Midlands region of South Carolina, continuing a string of seismic activity that began late last month in the area near the capital. News outlets reported that a magnitude 1.3 quake occurred late Tuesday in Richland County...

Swarm of earthquakes, some strong, hits off Alaska islands

Jan. 11, 2022 15:47 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A swarm of earthquakes was recorded Tuesday off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, including the largest with a magnitude of 6.8 followed by aftershocks. There were few reports of the underwater quakes in the North Pacific being felt in nearby communities in a...

Minor tremors still rumble weeks after larger SC earthquake

Jan. 11, 2022 12:15 PM EST

Small earthquakes are still shaking the ground near South Carolina's capital city, more than two weeks after a larger convulsion and outside the window geologists typically expect for aftershocks. Early Tuesday, a 1.7-magnitude quake struck just east of Elgin, about 25 miles (40...

Strong earthquake shakes Cyprus, Turkey, no damage reported

Jan. 11, 2022 08:32 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.1 rattled the small island nation of Cyprus and was felt throughout the east Mediterranean region, the country's Geological Survey Department said on Tuesday. No damage or injuries have so far been reported. ...