Saturday, September 23, 2017

U.S. Geological Survey

A general view of Mexico City after an earthquake, in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

BY CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and E. EDUARDO CASTILLO MEXICO CITY (AP) — A major earthquake off Mexico’s southern coast killed at least five people, with the president saying Friday it was the biggest in a century to hit the country. Houses ...
Liquor bottles that rattled off the shelves after an earthquake sit on the floor at a liquor store Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Lincoln, Montana.

LINCOLN, Mont. (AP) — The strongest earthquake to hit Montana in more than half a century sent bartenders jumping over bars, food falling off grocery store shelves and woke up residents and dogs. There were no immediate reports of injuries ...
Map locates Pavlof Volcano in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a volcano on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands erupted Sunday afternoon and sent ash 20,000 feet into the air. The agency says the Pavlof Volcano, which is about 600 miles southwest of ...
This April 4, 2013 file photo shows an 80-foot thick coal seam at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Montana.

BY MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Vast coal seams dozens of feet thick that lie beneath the rolling hills of the Northern Plains once appeared almost limitless, fueling boasts that domestic reserves were sufficient to power the U.S. for ...
In this Jan. 27, 2016 file photo, boulders shore up an eroding cliff below an apartment complex that residents were forced to evacuate, at top left, in Pacifica, California.

BY KRISTIN J. BENDER PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Sonja Thompson lives so close to the edge of an 80-foot bluff above the Pacific Ocean that when paragliders fly by “you can almost high-five them.” Having the Pacific as your backyard ...
Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

BY GLADYS TSAI TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential building, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds. Nearly 340 ...
Rescue workers search a toppled building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016.

BY WALLY SANTANA TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still ...
In this March 29, 1964 file photo, a photographer looks over wreckage as smoke rises in the background from burning oil storage tanks at Valdez, Alaska.

BY DAN JOLING ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. Underwater landslides ...
In this photo provided by Vincent Nusunginya, boxes of cereal and bottles of juice lie on the floor of a Safeway grocery store following a magnitude 6.8 earthquake on the Kenai Peninsula on Sunday Jan. 24, 2016, in south-central Alaska.

BY MARK THIESSEN ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 quake knocked items off shelves and walls in Alaska, jolting the nerves of residents in this earthquake-prone region. There were no reports of injuries, but four homes were lost to explosions ...

BY DAN JOLING ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Geologists in Alaska have found evidence that a 125-mile section of the eastern Aleutian Islands that was once considered unlikely to generate earthquakes may be a future source of temblors — as well ...
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