STAFF BLOG ASTRO BOB Earthquake gives birth to brand new island off Pakistan coast
On September 24 a major earthquake rocked western Pakistan killing at least 515 people and leaving more than 100,000 homeless. While the death and devastation caused by the 7.7 magnitude temblor mak... Posted on 9/28/13 at 3:48 PM
ROVING REPORTER A Midwesterner Copes With Tremors in Quake-Prone Peru
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60 DAYS TO BETTER LIVING Mountains beyond mountains
True stories can be far more compelling than any fiction, which explains why I quickly became engrossed a few years ago in reading "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, ... Posted on 1/19/10 at 4:01 AM
When a devastating earthquake hit the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere on Jan. 12, the shockwaves were felt in the Northland. A little more than six months later, the News Tribune contacted some of the local resident affected to find out what has happened since.
The Budgeteer checks in with Julie “Jitterbug” Pearce, the Northland’s NewsCenter anchor who gave up her post to help out in Haiti with the post-earthquake relief effort. PLUS: An interview with J.P. Rennquist, who is co-organizing the “Jitterbug for Jitterbug” event, which will benefit the nurse’s continuing aid efforts.
A strong earthquake south of the U.S.-Mexico border Sunday shook high-rises in downtown Los Angeles and San Diego and was felt across Southern California and Arizona, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.
TALCAHUANO, Chile — When the shaking stopped, Marioli Gatica and her extended family huddled in a circle on the floor of their seaside wooden home in this gritty port town, listening to the radio by a lantern’s light.
Michael Warren and Roberto Candia
, March 02, 2010
Mary Thompson Bode of Superior, who is on vacation in Chile with her husband, Chris, posted a message on Facebook that she was safely out of the back country at Torres del Paine. “Leaving early to figure out how to get home now that the Santiago airport was damaged in today’s earthquake,” she wrote. “Hope everyone is safe and sound at home.”
LOS ANGELES — The huge earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile belongs to an “elite class” of mega earthquakes, experts said, and is similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean temblor that triggered deadly tsunami waves.
HONOLULU — A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake sent a surge of water ashore in Hawaii, California and islands in the South Pacific on Saturday as the waves continued onto Alaska and parts of Asia.
The earthquake hit at exactly 3:34 a.m. It began slowly, like any other time the ground shakes (we get plenty of small earthquakes every other week or two). However, after about 15 seconds, it got stronger, and then considerably stronger, to the point where we couldn’t keep our balance. I heard four explosions and heard several structures collapsing. The main fear by most was that it was such a long earthquake that appeared as if it would never end.
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