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Japan's Emperor Naruhito mourns the deadly Noto quake in a solemn birthday speech

Feb. 23, 2024 02:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Emperor Naruhito made his first speech to the nation since a deadly earthquake hit the north-central region of Koto, with a message marking his 64th birthday on Friday. The ceremonial monarch expressed grief for people affected by the Jan. 1 earthquake,...

More than $400 million needed for western Afghanistan to recover from October earthquake, UN says

Feb. 21, 2024 07:15 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — More than $400 million is needed for western Afghanistan to recover and rebuild after a devastating earthquake last October that killed around 2,000 people, the United Nations said Wednesday. The magnitude 6.3 quake on Oct. 7, one of the most destructive in the...

4.7 magnitude earthquake outside of small Texas city among several recently in area

Feb. 17, 2024 14:11 PM EST

FALLS CITY, Texas (AP) — An earthquake of 4.7 magnitude that struck early Saturday morning near a small Texas city, one of several that have occurred in the area in recent days, could be felt dozens of miles away, including in San Antonio. There were no immediate reports of major...

Federal audit finds 'a lot of work remains' in Puerto Rico's hurricane and earthquake recovery

Feb. 13, 2024 17:35 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is trudging through reconstruction work after two devastating hurricanes and a string of strong earthquakes, and has spent less than 10% of more than $23 billion in available federal funds, according to a U.S. government report released Tuesday. ...

Today in History: February 11, Nelson Mandela freed after 27 years

Feb. 11, 2024 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2024. There are 324 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 11, 1990, South African Black activist Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in captivity. ...

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island; no major damage reported

Feb. 09, 2024 19:53 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the world’s largest active volcano on Friday — Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii — knocking items off shelves and cutting power in a nearby town but not immediately prompting reports of serious damage. The earthquake,...

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shakes greater Los Angeles. No reports of significant damage

Feb. 09, 2024 19:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 4.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Southern California coast near Malibu on Friday and was widely felt in the Los Angeles region, rattling windows and shaking shelves but bringing no reports of major damage or injuries. The area of the epicenter was in the...

Millions across Southern California feel 4.6-magnitude earthquake centered near Malibu

Feb. 09, 2024 17:05 PM EST
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Millions across Southern California feel 4.6-magnitude earthquake centered near Malibu.

Today in History: February 9, the Beatles appear on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

Feb. 09, 2024 00:15 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 9, the 40th day of 2024. There are 326 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their first live American television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,”...

Floridians shaken by 4.0 magnitude earthquake about 100 miles off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean

Feb. 08, 2024 15:52 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are collecting reports from Floridians who felt shaking from a 4.0 magnitude earthquake off the coast, the National Weather Service reported. The earthquake happened shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday about 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of...