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Powerful 6.8 Earthquake Rocks Panama

A powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary 6.8 magnitude rocked Panama overnight according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

05/13/2014

Earthquake

4 Major Earthquakes Rock Pacific Rim Of Fire, One At 7.1 Magnitude

Two major earthquakes struck Central America within just 24 hours, as two more struck across the Pacific in New Guinea.

04/11/2014

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Fault System Off West Coast Poses Greater Mega Quake Risk Than San Andreas

The Cascadia fault system, which sits about 100 miles off shore, runs from California to Vancouver. The subduction zone is believed to have caused a 9.0 earthquake in 1700, the largest known quake ever to have hit the lower 48 states.

04/02/2014

A damaged house is seen in Arica after a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast. (Christian Jamett/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Big One’ Still Predicted After Magnitude 8.2 Chile Earthquake

But Tuesday night’s quake, which would have been the 2nd largest ever to hit the lower 48 states if it struck along our coast, was not the big one seismologists are expecting.

04/02/2014

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the coast of Chile on the evening of April 1, 2014. (CBS)

Magnitude 8.2 Quake Strikes Off Coast Of Chile; Tsunami Warning In South America

A magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

04/01/2014

People look at sunk boats from a tsunami surge in a harbor on March 11, 2011 in Santa Cruz. (Kim White/Getty Images)

Vulnerable California Harbors Prepare For Future Tsunamis

Next week marks 50 years since a magnitude 9.2 earthquake in Alaska triggered a tsunami that killed 12 people in Northern California. Scientists are mapping five vulnerable harbors, including Santa Cruz and Crescent City, so managers can come up with better emergency plans.

03/21/2014

A catastrophic tsunami – caused by an undersea earthquake with a 9.0 magnitude – destroyed the coast of Japan. Almost 16,000 were killed by the resulting flash floods, with thousands more injured or missing. The devastating earthquake and tsunami caused a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. (Photo credit by Noboru Hashimoto/AFP/Getty Images)

San Francisco Fukushima Protest Marks Japan Earthquake Anniversary

Bay Area residents were marking the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear accident Tuesday with events including a protest outside the Japanese consulate in San Francisco – one of many planned at consulates across the United States.

03/11/2014

A world map shows the earthquakes recorded on March 11, 2014 and days prior. (USGS)

Flurry Of Earthquakes On Anniversary Of 9.0 Kobe Earthquake

A cluster of earthquakes around the world hit just before the third anniversary of the devastating 9.0 Kobe earthquake that set off a tsunami causing widespread destruction and triggering a nuclear meltdown in 2011.

03/11/2014

USGS QUAKE MAP

6.9 Earthquake Strikes Off Northern California Coast, No Tsunami Warning Issued

A strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the Northern California coast Sunday night, with strong shaking felt hundreds of miles away, but no reports of damage, and no risk of a tsunami reported.

03/09/2014

The Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. (Credit: DigitalGlobe)

UC Berkeley Researchers Study Kelp For Possible Radiation From Japan Fukushima Plant

The project “Kelp Watch 2014″ hopes to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.

02/06/2014

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