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Southern California Hit With Biggest Earthquake in Two Decades

Southern California, including the greater Los Angeles area, was just hit with one of the biggest earthquakes the region has experienced in two decades. The long earthquake, which reportedly lasted between 15 and 20 seconds, measured at 6.4 on the Richter scale. Centered in the Searles Valley near Ridgecrest in San Bernardino County, the quake was felt from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, CNN reports. Continue reading Southern California Hit With Biggest Earthquake in Two Decades

Hundreds Confirmed Dead in Indonesian Tsunami, With Officials Warning Toll Will Rise

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday is confirmed to have killed hundreds of people, the New York Times reported on Saturday, with at least 405 confirmed deaths in the city of Palu and the toll likely to rise much higher as search-and-rescue teams continue to arrive. Hundreds more are injured. Continue reading Hundreds Confirmed Dead in Indonesian Tsunami, With Officials Warning Toll Will Rise

New Study Reveals Just How at Risk California Is for a Major Earthquake

A new study released by the University of Hawaii Manoa reveals “large-scale” motion around the San Andreas Fault in California. The fault runs most of the length of California, and is responsible for a series of destructive earthquakes throughout history—most famously the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco that damaged over 80 percent of the city.

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At Least 246 Killed After Massive Earthquake Rocks Ecuador

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to at least 246 on Sunday as rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunted desperately for survivors in shattered coastal towns.

The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people, causing panic as far away as the highland capital Quito and collapsing buildings and roads in a swath of western towns.

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