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Apr 20, 2013 at 8:24 AM
Residents huddled outdoors Saturday night in a town near the epicenter of a powerful earthquake that struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province, leaving at least 160 people dead and more than 6,700 injured.
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.
Mar 11, 2013 at 11:54 AM
Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing and has displaced more than 300,000.
Feb 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 8.0-magnitude quake struck Wednesday 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of Lata, in the Solomon Islands, at a depth of 5.8 kilometers (3.6 miles.)
Feb 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM
Unless Oregon gets better prepared, an inevitable magnitude 9.0 earthquake off its coast could kill thousands of residents and cause more than $30 billion in damage to the economy, a state earthquake commission says.
Nov 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM
It doesn't matter if the earth sways in Chile, Alaska or Japan, the formation of the sea floor along the U.S. West Coast generally aims any tsunami surges at the tiny California port town of Crescent City.
Oct 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM
A small amount of seismic activity was recorded on Friday afternoon about 15 miles north of Eugene, the US Geological Survey said.
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 27, 2012 at 10:53 AM
Tsunami-fed silt, along with other underwater gunk built up over decades, has left the basin's waters dangerously shallow for even private boats that risk breaking propellers at low tide.
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 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM
The mutations are the first evidence that the radiation has caused genetic changes in living organisms.
Aug 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM
The Coos Bay, Ore. region is in danger of a major earthquake in the next 50 years, scientists at Oregon State University said.
Jul 31, 2012 at 10:26 AM
Six earthquakes between magnitude 1.6 and 2.1 rumbled under the ocean less than 20 miles off the Oregon Coast in the last week, according to U.S. Geologic Survey records.
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.
Jun 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – At the beginning of 2010, Oregon State University geologist Bob Yeats told a national reporter that Port au Prince, Haiti, was a “time bomb” for a devastating earthquake because of its crowded, poorly constructed buildings and...