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May 21, 2012 | By David Ng
The magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit northern Italy early Sunday has claimed the lives of six people and has caused widespread damage. Among the most badly hit sites were a number of cultural heritage structures, according to reports. Italy's cultural ministry said that "after an initial survey, damage to cultural patrimony appears significant. " One of the hardest hit areas was San Felice sul Panaro, a town near Bologna, which saw serious damage to a 14th century castle and to churches that housed valuable paintings and frescoes.
December 21, 1988
For as long as many of us can remember, the Soviet Union and the United States have been expending enormous proportions of their respective resources in an effort to be capable of creating the kind of devastation for one another that Mother Nature recently created for Armenia. Now, in a sudden burst of compassion, we are all tripping over one another in our zeal to help the poor, tragic victims of this disastrous earthquake. It seems that what we need, to distract ourselves from the preoccupation with killing one another, is a common, extremely threatening enemy.
March 28, 2014 | By Ken Schwencke and Rong-Gong Lin II
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake was reported Friday evening one mile from La Habra, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 9:09 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. 11:50 p.m. USGS scientist Lucy Jones' advice for Friday night: “Don't put your child to bed under a tall bookcase that could fall over him tonight. " Updated at 11:30 p.m. Fullerton police say the corner of Rosecrans and Gilbert avenues is closed because of a water main break.
January 10, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz and Garrett Therolf
The day after a powerful earthquake rocked the Northern California city of Eureka, residents woke today to a mess: toppled chimneys, downed traffic signals and shattered nerves as minor aftershocks continued to rattle windows. About 30 people visited hospitals for minor injuries, but there were no reports of major injuries caused by the magnitude-6.5 temblor, which struck offshore at 4:27 p.m. about 33 miles southwest of the coastal city of 26,000. More than 25,000 people were initially without power, but electricity was restored to everyone shortly after 6 a.m., according to David Eisenhauer, spokesman for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. "We're checking all the bridges and buildings and hope to have a complete damage assessment soon," said Leslie Lollich, spokeswoman for the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services.
March 17, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II
The magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck near Westwood is the most significant shake in Southern California since a 5.5 earthquake hit Chino Hills in 2008, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist told reporters at a news conference Monday morning. Robert Graves said there have been at least six aftershocks since the 6:25 a.m. earthquake. The largest so far has been a magnitude 2.7 earthquake that struck five miles northwest of Westwood. Graves said there is always the small possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake.
March 30, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
Yellowstone National Park quivered early Sunday when the area's strongest earthquake in 34 years struck northwestern Wyoming, but no damage was reported. The epicenter of the magnitude 4.8 quake, which occurred at 6:34 a.m., was four miles north-northeast of Norris Geyser Basin, according to University of Utah Seismograph Stations. Seismic activity at Yellowstone isn't unusual, geologically speaking. The rugged land in the park, which boasts the world's largest collection of geysers, was formed by millions of years of volcanic activity.
July 29, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Monday evening three miles from East Quincy, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 8:29 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 0.6 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 31 miles from Susanville, Calif., 39 miles from Magalia, Calif., 42 miles from Paradise, Calif., and 81 miles from Carson City, Nev. In the last 10 days, there have been two earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
March 17, 2014 | By Jason Wells and Rong-Gong Lin II
The 4.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Monday near Westwood caught many early risers off guard, but for KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor Chris Schauble, it was the shock heard 'round the Internet. Schauble's expression and ensuing on-air duck-and-cover during the temblor took off on social media almost as quickly as the quake itself. The quake hit at 6:25 a.m., just as  Schauble and his on-air partner, Megan Henderson, were transitioning to a commercial break. But fate had other plans.
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