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Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

May. 09, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said. There were no immediate...

Offshore earthquake shakes Taiwan; no danger of tsunami

May. 09, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Monday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei. No serious damage or injuries were reported, and authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered 27 kilometers...

Traffic jam causes Philippine bridge to collapse, killing 4

Apr. 28, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — An old, earthquake-damaged bridge collapsed under heavy traffic in a central Philippine town, sending about a dozen vehicles plummeting into the river below and killing at least four people, officials said Thursday. An Austrian visitor was among the dead,...

Ukraine war stokes concerns over Turkey's nuclear plant

Apr. 27, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

Uncertainty over the safety of war-wracked Ukraine’s nuclear power plants has reignited concerns over a Russian-owned nuclear power station now being built in a quake-prone area on Turkey’s southern coast, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot activists said Wednesday. About 200...

5.7 magnitude earthquake in Bosnia kills 1

Apr. 22, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Bosnia late Friday killing one person, injuring at least two others and sending hundreds of people fleeing from their homes. The magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit 42 kilometers (26 miles) southeast of the city of Mostar at...

Nicaragua rattled by 6.7-magnitude earthquake

Apr. 21, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was rattled by a 6.7-magnitude earthquake early Wednesday. But the country’s national disaster prevention agency did not immediately report any damages or deaths. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred...

Earthquake reported off Oregon coast

Apr. 19, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An earthquake shook off the Oregon coast Tuesday morning, according to the United States Geological Survey. The 4.0 magnitude quake was recorded at 5:43 a.m, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) west of Bandon, KOIN-TV reported. In the last three...

Powerful 5.2 magnitude earthquake hits eastern Turkey

Apr. 09, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — A powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Saturday but no casualties or serious damage were immediately reported, the country's disaster service said. The 5.2 magnitude quake struck the town of Puturge in Malatya province at 5:02 p.m. local time (1402 GMT),...

Mid-Atlantic island girds for feared quake, volcano eruption

Mar. 24, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Authorities on a Portuguese island in the North Atlantic are preparing for the possible evacuation of local people, as six straight days of minor temblors stoke fears of a possible major earthquake or volcanic eruption. The president of the Azores Islands'...

Human rights group decries deportation to 'chaos' in Haiti

Mar. 24, 2022 00:18 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Human Rights Watch released a report Thursday demanding the U.S. and other countries stop deporting Haitians to their homeland, calling it “unconscionable” and warning that they are putting people’s lives in danger. More than 25,700 people have...