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4 years 8 months ago

Strong earthquake rocks central Japan

A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, rattling buildings in the crowded Tokyo capital. The Japan Meteorological Agency estimates the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It hit at this morning off the eastern coast of Fukushima Prefecture in central Japan, at a depth of about 25 miles. The agency...

4 years 8 months ago

5 CU students accounted for in Chile

Five University of Colorado students studying in Chile have been accounted for following Saturday's magnitude 8.8 earthquake. University officials say three students are in Santiago and two are in Valparaiso. A sixth student who planned to travel to Chile on Sunday will wait until officials review the study program in...

4 years 8 months ago

US offers help to Chile

The U.S. pledged to help Chile after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday and kept watch on a tsunami heading for Hawaii. All 118 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Chile were accounted for, State Department spokeswoman Megan Mattson said. She had no immediate information on the status of other...

4 years 8 months ago

Update: Death toll over 200

A devastating earthquake has struck Chile, killing at least 214 people. The magnitude-8.8 quake has collapsed buildings and bridges and sent a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. Roads have been destroyed, and electricity, water and phone lines have been cut to many areas. In the town of Talca,...

4 years 8 months ago

Huge Chile quake downs buildings

A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 64 people, triggering a tsunami and rattling buildings more than 200 miles away. President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile. Telephone and power lines were down, making a quick damage assessment difficult in...

4 years 9 months ago

Strong earthquake hits off southern Japan coast

There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties following a strong earthquake that shook several small islands off Japan's southern coast today. The quake caused officials to temporarily issue a tsunami warning. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the earthquake hit shortly after 3 p.m. local time and registered magnitude 6.6....

4 years 9 months ago

Haiti workers hand out 'women-only' aid coupons

Officials say they are still far short of reaching all Haiti earthquake victims who need food, but relief workers are changing the distribution method in hopes it'll be less cutthroat. Relief workers are handing out women-only food coupons to ensure that families and the weak get supplies following Haiti's devastating...

4 years 10 months ago

U.S. scrambling to help Haiti after quake

The U.S. is gearing up to help Haiti in the aftermath of its 7.0 earthquake. The U.S. Agency for International Development says it's sending a disaster assistance response team, and is activating its search and rescue partners in Virginia and Los Angeles. The State Department and the U.S. Southern Command...

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