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Magnitude-6.5 earthquake recorded off coast of Nicaragua

Sep. 22, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says there has been an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Nicaragua. The quake, which was at a moderate depth of 30 kilometers (20 miles) occurred at 4:57 a.m. (0957...

5.9 earthquake causes minor damage in Australia, no injuries

Sep. 22, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused slight damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia. The quake hit about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Australia’s second-most populous city near the...

EXPLAINER: Wide dangers ahead for Spanish volcanic island

Sep. 22, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A small Spanish island in the Atlantic Ocean is struggling days after a volcano erupted, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, and authorities are warning that more dangers from the explosion lie ahead. Here is a look at the volcanic eruption on...

Magnitude 6.4 quake sways buildings in coastal Chile

Sep. 21, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A strong earthquake shook buildings in the Chilean city of Concepcion on Tuesday, though there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 6.4 and said it was centered offshore, 81 kilometers (50...

Haitian deportees start over in country they don’t recognize

Sep. 20, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Claile Bazile doesn’t know where she and her 2-year-old son will stay once they leave the hotel where officials temporarily set aside rooms for some of the hundreds of people streaming into Haiti after being expelled from the U.S. in the past couple of days. ...

Nobody hurt but much damage in Spanish volcano eruption

Sep. 20, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

LA LAGUNA, Spain (AP) — Giant rivers of lava tumbled slowly but relentlessly toward the sea Monday after a volcano erupted on a Spanish island off northwest Africa, with prompt evacuations helping to avoid casualties. Long fingers of fiery red lava slid down hillsides...

No injuries as 4.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Los Angeles

Sep. 18, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake shook the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area Friday night, but there weren't any immediate reports of major damage or injuries. The magnitude-4.3 quake struck shortly after 7:58 p.m. and was centered near Carson, about 21...

UN: Tens of thousands await help 1 month after Haiti quake

Sep. 16, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tens of thousands of Haitians are still awaiting help more than a month after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the country’s southern region, a U.N. official said Thursday. Bruno Lemarquis, resident and humanitarian coordinator in Haiti,...

Threat of volcanic eruption puts Spanish island on alert

Sep. 16, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A series of small earthquakes in Spain’s Canary Islands has put authorities on alert for a possible volcanic eruption, with one official saying Thursday there is “intense seismic activity” in the area off northwest Africa. Authorities have detected...

Southwest China earthquake collapses homes, kills at least 3

Sep. 16, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — An earthquake destroyed houses, killed at least three people and injured dozens Thursday in southwest China's Sichuan province. Rescue work was underway following the magnitude 6.0 earthquake. It struck at 4:33 a.m. at a depth of 10...