Back-to-back earthquakes measuring 7.0 and 5.8 rocked buildings and buckled roads Friday morning in Anchorage, prompting people to run from their offices or take cover under desks and triggering a warning to residents in Kodiak to flee to higher ground…
By Rachel D'Oro, Dan Joling, Associated Press
Authorities and aid agencies feared the death toll of 844 would rise once they assessed the damage in more remote locations.
By Larisa Epatko
In our news wrap Friday, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake off Indonesia sparked a devastating tsunami. A wave up to 10 feet high crashed into the coast of Sulawesi, washing away homes and leaving an unknown number of people missing in…
In the town of Atsuma, where entire hillsides collapsed, rescuers used small backhoes and shovels to search for survivors under the tons of earth that tumbled down steep mountainsides.
By Eugene Hoshiko, Haruka Nuga, Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press
By Emily Brodsky, The Conversation
Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States have increased dramatically in the last decade as a result of human activities.
West Coast residents go about life knowing seismic threats are lurking, but there's a lot that people can do before an earthquake hits if they have even a few seconds of warning. A system called "ShakeAlert" picks up seismic information…
Hawaii emergency crews continue to battle lava flow and hazardous sulfur dioxide fumes, four days after the Kilauea volcano erupted on the big island. The slow-moving lava has destroyed 35 structures so far, including at least 26 homes; no fatalities…
Earthquakes can now be caused by people thanks to fracking, drilling and wastewater disposal. A new database shows how common these human-made earthquakes are.
By Larisa Epatko
Volunteers formed lines to carry buckets of debris away from damaged sites. Other helpers distributed bottles of water to work areas and neighbors cooked food for the rescuers.
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