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Apr 2, 2013 at 11:31 AM
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is halfway through studies of the threat posed by a major offshore earthquake to its 20 dams in Oregon and southern Washington.
Feb 13, 2013 at 8:28 AM
North Korea's underground nuclear test shows it is making big strides toward becoming a true nuclear power. But the test may also reveal key clues the secretive nation might have hoped to hide about how close, or how far away, it is from fielding a...
Oct 27, 2012 at 9:25 PM
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the coast of western Canada on Saturday, prompting authorities to issue a tsunami advisory for Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon and California. There were no immediate reports of damage.
Oct 22, 2012 at 8:41 AM
An Italian court convicted seven scientists and experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn citizens before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
Sep 30, 2012 at 2:57 PM
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. wants to use big air guns to emit strong sound waves to make three-dimensional maps of fault zones, but biologists say the project is likely to have "unavoidable adverse effects" on marine life and the environment.
Aug 26, 2012 at 1:45 PM
A series of small to moderate earthquakes that shattered windows and knocked trailer homes off their foundations is putting people in this small farming town east of San Diego on edge as they continue to feel jolts that scientists said could last for days.
Aug 1, 2012 at 2:15 PM
A swarm of 7 small earthquakes rattled the ocean floor less than 20 miles off Gold Beach on the Oregon Coast Tuesday.
Jul 31, 2012 at 7:57 AM
The Japanese operator of the nuclear power plant devastated in last year's disasters received a 1 trillion yen ($12.8 billion) bailout Tuesday, putting it under government ownership, while international experts visited another plant that survived the tsunami's impact.
Jul 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM
No damage or injuries have been reported after a 4.3 magnitude earthquake rattled a coastal area in far Northern California.
Apr 11, 2012 at 6:09 AM
Two deadly tsunamis in the last decade - the most recent off Japan just one year ago - have left the world much better prepared. The only wave to hit Wednesday was less than 30 inches high, rolling to Indonesia's emptied coastline.
Apr 11, 2012 at 6:07 AM
Two massive earthquakes triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles.
Mar 21, 2012 at 8:35 AM
Authorities are flummoxed as to the source of mysterious booms that resonated again in the eastern Wisconsin city of Clintonville early Wednesday, and hope a public meeting will calm residents' nerves.
Mar 20, 2012 at 12:35 PM
A series of mysterious underground booms have been rattling an eastern Wisconsin city for at least two nights, baffling residents and local officials who have ruled out theories from earthquakes to water pressure problems.
Mar 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

YACHATS, Ore. — Seismologists detected a magnitude 3.1 earthquake 18 miles from Yachats off the Oregon coast.

The U.S. Geological Survey reports the quake occurred at 4:37 a.m.