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Puerto Rico earthquake – magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits 8 miles south of Indios, United States Geological Survey says today – live updates – CBS News

It was the strongest shake yet since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck before dawn on Tuesday.Image result for Puerto Rico earthquake

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit 8 miles south of Indios at a shallow depth of 6 miles.

It was the strongest shake yet since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck before dawn on Tuesday, knocking out power across the island and leaving many without water. In the southwestern part of the island, that quake knocked some homes right off their foundations.

Source: Puerto Rico earthquake – magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits 8 miles south of Indios, United States Geological Survey says today – live updates – CBS News

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Puerto Rico earthquake causes popular tourist rock formation to collapse | Fox News

A rock formation in Puerto Rico that was a popular tourist destination was reduced to rubble after the first of two powerful earthquakes rocked the island on Monday.

The natural rock formation, known as “Punta Ventana” or Window Point, was a bridge in the form of a window or hole in Guayanilla on the island’s southern coast.

The arch was just one of the few naturally occurring arches on the island until a 5.8-magnitude quake that struck early Monday morning off the island’s southern coast caused it to collapse.

PUERTO RICO HIT WITH 6.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE, ISLANDWIDE BLACKOUT REPORTED

The Monday morning earthquake destroyed five homes in Guánica and heavily damaged dozens of others. It also caused small landslides and power outages. The quake was followed by a string of smaller temblors.

Glidden López, a press officer for Guayanilla council, wrote on Facebook: “Playa Ventana has collapsed. Today our icon rests in everyone’s memory.”

Source: Puerto Rico earthquake causes popular tourist rock formation to collapse | Fox News

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Albania earthquake: At least three people killed in 6.4-magnitude tremor – CNN

(CNN)At least three people have been killed and 140 others wounded after an earthquake with a preliminary rating of 6.4 magnitude struck Albania on Tuesday.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake hit at an approximate depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles) early Tuesday local time.
The epicenter was in the port city of Durres, about 13 miles from the capital Tirana. Social media videos from the area show several buildings have collapsed.
Police told CNN-affiliate A2 that at least three people had been killed, adding that strong aftershocks were shaking Tirana.
Minister of Health Ogerta Manastirliu confirmed earlier in the morning that at least 140 people had been injured.
Schools have been closed in three cities — Durres, Lezhe and Tirana — until further notice.

Source: Albania earthquake: At least three people killed in 6.4-magnitude tremor – CNN

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(57) 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill – YouTube

4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Near Pleasant Hill

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Chile earthquake: Chile hit by 6.8 magnitude quake near Santiago | World | News | Express.co.uk

A HUGE 6.8 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Chile today according to the USGS.

Chile, located on the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” has a long history of deadly quakes, including an 8.8-magnitude quake in 2010 off the south-central coast that triggered a tsunami that devastated coastal towns.

Source: Chile earthquake: Chile hit by 6.8 magnitude quake near Santiago | World | News | Express.co.uk

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19 dead, 300+ injured as powerful quake jolts Pakistan

Mirpur district in Pakistan-administered Kashmir worst hit, epicenter lying 1 km southeast of city – Anadolu Agency

The epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake was believed to be between the northeastern Jehlum city of Punjab province and Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir, Lt. Gen. Mohammad Afzal, chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority, told reporters.

All the deaths have been reported from Mirpur district of Azad Kashmir, bordering Pakistani province of Punjab.

“Medical emergency has been declared in all the hospitals in Mirpur, and our teams are on way to the affected areas,” Afzal said.

The town of Mirpur on the banks of Mangla Dam lake was badly shaken by tremors, lasting nearly 10 seconds, said Mushtaq Minhas, information minister of Azad Kashmir.

Local disaster management official Saeed ur Rehman confirmed that a residential building has collapsed in Jatlaan town of Mirpur, injuring 50 people, including women and children.

Source: 19 dead, 300+ injured as powerful quake jolts Pakistan

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Earthquake caught on ‘cat cam’ – BBC News

The moment a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan has been caught on night camera. Footage shows sleeping cats in an apartment being woken up.

Source: Earthquake caught on ‘cat cam’ – BBC News

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Eight killed in quake and aftershocks in Philippines, 60 injured

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  • An initial quake of magnitude 5.4 that struck the Batanes islands was followed shortly by an aftershock of magnitude 5.9, according to Philippine government data. Another big aftershock struck a little later.
  • The national disaster agency said it was sending medical and rescue teams to the islands, about halfway between the main Philippine island of Luzon and Taiwan.

Source: Eight killed in quake and aftershocks in Philippines, 60 injured

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Earthquake hits Athens, Greece – ABC News

The earthquake was a 5.3 magnitude, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and hit just after 2 p.m. local time.

People in Athens felt the earthquake as it hit, causing some to run into the streets, per the Associated Press.

The mobile phone network went down and there were some power outages reported around the city. The fire department is responding to calls of people trapped in elevators.

Otherwise, there was no reported serious damage or injuries immediately after the quake. The Acropolis Museum remains open, although many people around the city were sent home from work for the day.

It officially hit about 14 miles from Athens, the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Center said, and lasted just a few seconds.

Source: Earthquake hits Athens, Greece – ABC News

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4.3 magnitude earthquake hits San Francisco area

A magnitude 4.3 earthquake reportedly shook San Francisco area Tuesday afternoon less than two weeks after the two large earthquakes hit Southern California.

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7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, causes panic | Fox News

A 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the Moluccas islands on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, creating panic and causing damage to houses in eastern Indonesia.

Source: 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Indonesia, causes panic | Fox News

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Seattle earthquake: Quake rattles Washington state today, followed by aftershock today — live updates – CBS News

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state

The quake struck as millions of people in Southern California are on edge and worried about their safety after two large earthquakes and more than 4,000 aftershocks. The powerful, damaging quakes rocked the small desert town of Ridgecrest, 110 miles north of Los Angeles.

Source: Seattle earthquake: Quake rattles Washington state today, followed by aftershock today — live updates – CBS News

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Gov. Newsom in Ridgecrest after declaring state of emergency for San Bernardino County in wake of 7.1 quake – San Bernardino Sun

As of Saturday afternoon, no major injuries or structure collapses were announced, according to state and local officials, and roads affected by splits or rock slides were repaired and reopened.

Source: Gov. Newsom in Ridgecrest after declaring state of emergency for San Bernardino County in wake of 7.1 quake – San Bernardino Sun

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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Southern California – YouTube

Southern California was rocked by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake that jolted Kern County and was widely felt around the region as many prepared to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday. Details: http://on.ktla.com/1kmrC

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Earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake rattles Southern California – Los Angeles Times

Location of quake (USGS)

An 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck Southern California Thursday, shaking a widespread area.

The quake was centered in the Searles Valley, a remote area of San Bernardino.

It was unclear of the temblor caused major damage or injuries.

It was the most powerful quake to hit Southern California in years.

Local emergency agencies have been flooded with calls, and officials urged that people only use 911 for emergencies.

“We are very much aware of the significant earthquake that just occurred in Southern California. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless there are injuries or other dangerous conditions. Don’t call for questions please,” the LAPD said in a statement.

RIDGECREST, Calif. — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California on Fourth of July morning, the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden said.

The quake hit at 10:33 a.m. PDT was centered in the Searles Valley about 11 miles east of Ridgecrest, about 120 miles northeast of Los Angeles in a remote area of the Mojave Desert.

It was followed by several aftershocks that measured between 2.8 and 4.7 on the Richter Scale.

The quake originally was measured at 6.6 was later downgraded to 6.4. It was was felt as far away as Los Angeles and Las Vegas. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Earthquake: 6.4 magnitude quake rattles Southern California

Source: Earthquake: 6.6 magnitude quake rattles Southern California – Los Angeles Times

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Tsunami warning in Japan after 6.8-mag earthquake strikes | Fox News

tsunami warning was in effect Tuesday night in Japan after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook a northwestern part of the country.

The earthquake registered off the western coast of Yamagata, roughly 30 miles southwest of the city of Sakata, according to Japan’s Meteorological Agency. The shallow quake hit around 6 miles below the sea’s surface.

Source: Tsunami warning in Japan after 6.8-mag earthquake strikes | Fox News

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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake – Panama-Costa Rica Border Region on Sunday, 12 May 2019 – information : 158 experience reports / VolcanoDiscovery

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - Panama-Costa Rica Border Region on Sunday, 12 May 2019

May 12 19:32: Magnitude recalculated from 6.1 to 6.0.

Date & time: Sun, 12 May 19:24:49 UTC – 4 hours ago
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.6°N / 82.79°W  (Panama)
Nearest volcano: Baru (41 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]

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Source: Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake – Panama-Costa Rica Border Region on Sunday, 12 May 2019 – information : 158 experience reports / VolcanoDiscovery

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Another quake hits Philippines as survivors are freed from supermarket

“We’re all very happy … because we’re still finding survivors after several hours.”

Source: Another quake hits Philippines as survivors are freed from supermarket