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Beleaguered Haiti capital brought to brink by fuel shortages

Oct. 24, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s capital has been brought to the brink of exhaustion by fuel shortages, after staggering along despite an earthquake, the assassination of the president, gang violence and mass kidnappings. More than two weeks of fuel deliveries...

Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, woman hurt by rockfall

Oct. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An earthquake shook Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:11 p.m. and was centered near Yilan, a city about 35 kilometers...

Small earthquake rattles Southern California

Oct. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small earthquake near downtown Los Angeles on Sunday morning was felt widely across Southern California. The magnitude 3.6 quake hit just after 7 a.m. and was centered about a mile (1.7 kilometers) south-southeast of the Boyle Heights neighborhood,...

Strong earthquake strikes off Turkish Mediterranean coast

Oct. 19, 2021 03:00 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the Turkish Mediterranean coast on Tuesday, Turkey’s disaster management agency said. There was no immediate report of any damage or casualties. The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Directorate said the...

Moderate earthquake rocks Bali, killing at least 3

Oct. 16, 2021 02:23 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake and an aftershock hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali early Saturday, killing at least three people and destroying dozens of homes. The quake hit just before dawn, causing people to run outdoors in a panic....

Lava flow from Spanish island volcano likened to a tsunami

Oct. 15, 2021 05:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The second 4.5 magnitude earthquake in two days rattled the Spanish island of La Palma on Friday, officials said, as scientists described a gushing river of molten rock from an erupting volcano as “a true lava tsunami.” The two quakes were the...

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

Oct. 14, 2021 10:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain's Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain’s National...

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolts Greek island of Crete

Oct. 12, 2021 10:57 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A strong earthquake jolted the Greek island of Crete on Tuesday, two weeks and a day after another temblor killed a man and damaged hundreds of buildings. The Geodynamic Institute in Athens said the undersea earthquake had a preliminary magnitude...

Strong earthquake strikes off coast of Hawaii

Oct. 11, 2021 22:42 PM EDT

NAALEHU, Hawaii (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off the coast of the Big Island in Hawaii on Sunday, rattling residents and causing items to fall off shelves. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake had a magnitude of 6.2 and struck about 17 miles (27 kilometers)...

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake strikes off Alaska coast

Oct. 11, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska early Monday in what the Alaska Earthquake Center called an aftershock of a 8.2 quake from late July. Monday's earthquake was felt throughout the Alaska Peninsula and Kodiak Island,...