April 11, 2010 |
Residents living on the U.S.-Mexico border were shaken Sunday by a magnitude 4.6 earthquake, part of a cluster of moderate aftershocks stemming from the magnitude 7.2 quake that jolted Baja California a week ago, authorities said. Sunday's quake struck at 9:42 a.m. and was centered about 29 miles south southeast of Mexicali, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No damage or injuries have been reported. In a 19-hour period from about 5 p.m. Saturday through noon Sunday, automated seismographs registered at least 17 quakes of magnitude 3 or above with epicenters near Calexico or Mexicali, said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist at the USGS's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo.
March 5, 2010 |
The Chilean government said Thursday that correcting errors in tabulating the victims in Saturday's devastating earthquake may reduce the death toll, even as a second, unrelated temblor shook northern Chile. President Michelle Bachelet said the number of missing was added to the number of dead in Maule, the hardest-hit province. The death toll there was revised to 315 from about 565. Overall, the government previously said that slightly more than 800 people were confirmed dead.
October 25, 2009 |
A magnitude 7 earthquake struck deep under the sea in eastern Indonesia, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. At a depth of 86 miles, the quake was too far below Earth's surface to cause a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was 225 miles southeast of Ambon in the Molucca Islands. It came as Indonesia is trying to recover from a quake last month that killed more than 1,000 people on the western island of Sumatra.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2009 |
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit the Eastern Sierra region of the state Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage or injuries. The quake struck about 11:06 a.m. near the town of Keeler in Inyo County. The quake hit in the same general area as a swarm of temblors last week that rattled Inyo County. Scores of mostly tiny temblors have been recorded in the region over the last week. -- Shelby Grad
February 3, 2009 |
Authorities say a small earthquake struck the central part of the state, rattling windows and alarming residents. Won-Young Kim, a seismologist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, N.Y., says a quake with a preliminary magnitude of 3.0 was recorded at 10:34 p.m. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Kim says small earthquakes are not unusual in that area.
September 11, 2008 |
Powerful earthquakes struck Indonesia and Japan, triggering tsunami alerts, but no wave was reported in Indonesia and Japan's measured just 4 inches. No damage or injuries were reported immediately. Indonesia's preliminary magnitude was 6.6 and Japan's was 7.