Natural Disasters

Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

SALMON Idaho - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.

Strong quake hits near Solomon Islands; tsunami warning cancelled

REUTERS - A powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands on Sunday morning, triggering a tsunami warning that was later cancelled, according to U.S. government agencies, and there were no immediate reports of damage.

Top News, World 13 Apr 2014

Magnitude 6.6 quake hits Nicaragua, no damage reported

MANAGUA - A strong earthquake hit southwest Nicaragua on Friday, the second in as many days, shaking buildings in the capital Managua and as far away as San Jose in Costa Rica, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

12 Apr 2014

Magnitude 7.3 quake hits near Papua New Guinea - USGS

SYDNEY - A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off Papua New Guinea's remote Bougainville Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

11 Apr 2014

Chile hit by powerful quake aftershock, no major damage

SANTIAGO - A powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday but there were no reports of damage and a precautionary tsunami alert along the coast and in neighboring Peru was called off.

Top News, World 03 Apr 2014

Flooding may slow search at Washington mudslide site; 29 dead

DARRINGTON, Washington - Recovery teams raced on Wednesday against a forecast of returning showers in their search for victims of a Washington state mudslide that obliterated a community last month and left dozens dead or missing.

03 Apr 2014

Chile assesses damage after massive quake, tsunami

SANTIAGO - Chilean authorities on Wednesday were assessing the damage from a massive earthquake that struck off the northern coast, causing a small tsunami, but the impact appeared to be mostly limited.

World, Top News 03 Apr 2014

Hawaii prepares for dangerous currents after tsunami advisory

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - Hawaii residents were urged on Wednesday to stay clear of beaches and avoid swimming in the ocean after a tsunami advisory was issued for the state following an 8.2 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile.

02 Apr 2014

After Chile quake, thousands return home; damage believed limited

SANTIAGO - Thousands of people evacuated from Chile's low-lying coastal areas returned home on Wednesday morning after authorities called off a tsunami alarm as damage from a massive overnight earthquake seemed mostly limited.

02 Apr 2014

Hawaii tsunami advisory prompted by earthquake off Chile

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - A tsunami advisory has been issued for Hawaii after an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, but waves are not expected to flood inland areas in the U.S. state, officials said.

02 Apr 2014