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Hawaii Earthquake Upgraded To 5.2, Another 3.1 Quake Follows

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HAWAII ISLAND – The magnitude 5.0 earthquake that shook Hawaii Island on Saturday night has been upgraded to a 5.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered about 7 miles south southeast of Volcano, in the Hilina Region of Kilauea. It was first recorded at a shallow depth o…

HAWAII ISLAND – The magnitude 5.0 earthquake that shook Hawaii Island on Saturday night has been upgraded to a 5.2, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was centered about 7 miles south southeast of Volcano, in the Hilina Region of Kilauea. It was first recorded at a shallow depth of 0.1 miles down, but scientists now say the quake occurred at a depth of 5.3 miles.

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Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Strikes Alaska

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WILLOW, Alaska – The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake struck in Alaska, but no tsunami was expected.

The 6.2-magnitude quake struck at 2:32 p.m. with its epicenter about 64 miles west of Willow, Alaska. It was later downgraded to a magnitude 5.8 quake by the USGS.
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WILLOW, Alaska – The U.S. Geological Survey says a strong earthquake struck in Alaska, but no tsunami was expected.

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The 6.2-magnitude quake struck at 2:32 p.m. with its epicenter about 64 miles west of Willow, Alaska. It was later downgraded to a magnitude 5.8 quake by the USGS.

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Strong Earthquake Hits Japan Islands South Of Tokyo, No Tsunami Warning

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A strong earthquake has struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the earthquake hit Tuesday evening and measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.9. It said it was located very deep, about 480 kilometers…

A strong earthquake has struck off an island chain south of Tokyo, but officials say there is no danger of a tsunami.

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Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the earthquake hit Tuesday evening and measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.9. It said it was located very deep, about 480 kilometers (300 miles) below the ocean’s Continue reading

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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes Fiji Islands

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A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji this morning, the US Geological Survey says.

The shake occurred just before 9.30am and was centred 42km east-north-east of Fiji’s Ndoi Island, and 423km south-east of the capital Suva and 336km west-north-west of Tonga’s…

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Fiji this morning, the US Geological Survey says.

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Mount Everest Moved Tthree Centimetres After Nepal Earthquake

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The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday.

The 7.8-magnitude quake reversed the gradual northeasterly course of the mountain, a…

The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday.

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Two 6.8-Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Off Solomon Islands

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Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

The first quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres (six miles), 205 kilometres from Kirakira and 448 kilometres from…

Two strong 6.8-magnitude earthquakes struck off the Solomon Islands early today, US geologists said, but there were no initial reports of damage and no tsunami warnings were issued.

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The Himalayas Dropped 3 Feet After the Nepal Earthquake

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The earthquake in Nepal was so violent it moved mountains. Satellite imagery shows that the parts of the Himalayas sank three feet—and the area around it as much as five feet—as tectonic plates snapped under extreme pressure. But the mountains will regain their height, slowly but surely, thanks t…

The earthquake in Nepal was so violent it moved mountains. Satellite imagery shows that the parts of the Himalayas sank three feet—and the area around it as much as five feet—as tectonic plates snapped under extreme pressure. But the mountains will regain their height, slowly but surely, thanks to the geologic forces at work.

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