February 15, 1985 |
An earthquake described as the largest in 17 years rocked central Alaska, but no damage or injuries were reported, the National Earthquake Information Center reported Thursday. The quake, registering 5.1 on the Richter scale, was recorded Wednesday night.
October 25, 1997 |
An earthquake shook pictures off walls in rural southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, but no serious damage was reported. The quake, with a magnitude of 4.9, was centered near Brewton, just north of the Florida border, the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., said. Emergency services in southern Alabama were flooded with calls from startled residents who seldom feel quakes.
June 26, 2001 |
A rare series of earthquakes jolted the eastern Washington city of Spokane, breaking some dishes but causing no serious damage or injuries. That quake had a magnitude of 3.4 and was centered about two miles southwest of Spokane, said Waverly Person of the National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo. A second quake with a magnitude of 2.8 was reported about six miles northwest of the city about 8:01 a.m. A third quake with a magnitude of about 2.
March 4, 1985 |
Thousands of people camped in debris-strewn streets today, driven from their homes by aftershocks of a major earthquake that killed at least 124 people and injured 2,000 in central Chile. Authorities imposed a curfew to stop looting. Officials said they expect the death toll to rise as communications are restored and reports come in from outlying cities and towns.
February 5, 1994 |
The National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colo., expects to upgrade the magnitude of the Northridge earthquake next week from 6.6, probably to 6.8, based on higher readings from European seismographic stations, a spokesman for the center said Friday. This would indicate that the deadly earthquake may have been about 1 1/2 times stronger than scientists first thought, said Jim Mori, who is in charge of the Pasadena field station of the U.S. Geological Survey.
April 26, 1989 |
A strong earthquake jolted southern Mexico and the capital city Tuesday morning, sending panicked residents into the streets fearing a repeat of the 1985 quake that took 10,000 lives. Paramedics said a man was electrocuted when a power line broke and fell on him in the central Mexico City neighborhood of Guerrero and that two women were severely injured when they jumped in panic from a window in the southern neighborhood of Tlalpan. The casualties were not identified. The quake, which occurred at about 8:30 a.m., broke windows and damaged several buildings in Mexico City, but no buildings are known to have collapsed.