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1 year 5 months ago

Haiti may have violated human rights

Amnesty International believes that Haiti violated international human rights obligations by failing to protect people forced to leave the impromptu settlements that sprang up after the 2010 earthquake. A report by the human rights organization said it found that thousands of displaced people have been evicted from public space and...

2 years 4 months ago

Powerful earthquake hits off northeastern Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A powerful earthquake has struck off northeastern Taiwan, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the quake registered at magnitude 6.5. It says the tremor was felt throughout the island. The earthquake struck Sunday morning at sea, about...

2 years 4 months ago

Earthquake rattles New Zealand city; no injuries

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - A magnitude-4.7 earthquake he rattled the quake-weary New Zealand city of Christchurch. There are no initial reports of serious injuries or damage. Authorities reportedly closed the inner city after Friday's quake and asked people to leave as a precaution. The city has been rocked by...

2 years 6 months ago

USGS: Micro-quake near Wis. city bothered by booms

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Federal geologists say a minor earthquake occurred this week near the Wisconsin city where researchers have been investigating a series of unexplained booming sounds. The U.S. Geological Survey said Thursday the 1.5 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday just after midnight in the eastern Wisconsin city of Clintonville....

2 years 7 months ago

Strong earthquake shakes Japan

TOKYO (AP) - A strong earthquake has shaken northern Japan, and regional tsunami advisories have been issued. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Wednesday evening's earthquake was 6.8 preliminary magnitude off the coast. A tsunami of about a half-meter was expected for Aomori and Iwate prefectures. Iwate was in the region...

2 years 7 months ago

Philippines jolted by 5.3 magnitude earthquake

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Officials say two moderately strong earthquakes have hit the northwestern Philippines with no damage reported so far. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology says the 5.3 magnitude temblor before dawn Friday was centered 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) southwest of Looc township on Lubang island in...

2 years 7 months ago

Strong quake hits Taiwan, causing minor damage

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A strong earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, causing minor property damage in a mountainous area near the coastal city of Pingtung. There were no immediate reports of casualties. Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the quake struck at 10:35 a.m. (0235 GMT) Sunday, about 19 miles (30...

2 years 8 months ago

5.8 Magnitude earthquake near Costa Rica

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook the central and Pacific coastal regions of Costa Rica early Monday morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The geological survey says the quake, which hit at about 5 a.m. local time, 4 a.m. MST, was felt...

2 years 11 months ago

Big quake shakes Oklahoma for as much as minute

SPARKS, Okla. (AP) - Residents in Oklahoma are shaken after the state's strongest earthquake ever and a big aftershock. Saturday night's magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was followed early Sunday by a 4.0 aftershock. Sparks resident Jesse Richards says the big...

2 years 11 months ago

Earthquake in Turkey collapses two buildings

A powerful earthquake sent people running into the streets today in eastern Turkey. At least two buildings collapsed in the city of Van. Turkey's state-run news agency said rescue workers were trying to reach people trapped under the rubble of a seven-story building. The U.S.G.S placed the earthquake...

3 years 1 month ago

Earthquake near Colorado-New Mexico border

A magnitude 4.0 earthquake has struck near the New Mexico-Colorado border. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:24 p.m. last night. It was centered 17 miles west of Raton N.M., that's about 10 miles from the Colorado border. An earlier quake hit 22 miles southwest of Trinidad,...

3 years 1 month ago

Colorado seeks disaster status for 2 more counties

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Gov. John Hickenlooper is seeking a disaster declaration for two more Colorado counties because of drought. Hickenlooper's request for Elbert and Douglas counties is awaiting approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA already has approved primary disaster declarations for 17 Colorado counties,...

3 years 1 month ago

Quake rattles homes, mountain sides in Trinidad

Several earthquakes hit in Southern Colorado within the past 24 hours triggering several rock slides near Trinidad. The Colorado Department of Transportation has been busy clearing the roads and checking for structural damage. Meanwhile, people in Trinidad are still talking about the shock waves they felt. "I thought someone...

3 years 1 month ago

Minor rockslides caused by earthquakes

Boulders and small rocks tumbled across a section of I-25 about 5 miles south of Trinidad. CDOT says earthquakes caused several minor rockslides on the interstate and highway 12. Snow plow crews spent the morning clearing roads. No major damage to the roads has been reported.

3 years 1 month ago

Trinidad earthquake caught on camera

It was the largest seismic event to hit Colorado in 40 years. Video of the magnitude 5.3 quake was captured by surveillance cameras at the Big 4 Country Store in Valdez. Ray Moltrer owns the business with his brothers. He described it as, "the scariest thing I ever felt...

3 years 5 months ago

Earthquake hits Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Authorities say a magnitude-6 earthquake has shaken Costa Rica's capital. There are no immediate reports of casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake's epicenter was 16 miles (25 kilometers) northwest of the capital, San Jose. Its depth was 44 miles (70 kilometers). ...

3 years 7 months ago

Radio station raises money for tsunami relief

Local radio station Magic FM (98.9) is raising money today for the Red Cross effort to help those devastated by earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. Donations are being accepted at several locations, including the Panera Bread at Southgate, Complete Nutrition at Shops at Briargate and in the parking lot...

3 years 7 months ago

State Dept. urges Americans not to go to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time. The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural...

3 years 7 months ago

Earthquake hits New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The mayor of a New Zealand city rattled by a strong earthquake says there are reports of serious injuries from the temblor. Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker says Tuesday's quake left people in the city council building injured, and he's heard reports of other serious...

3 years 9 months ago

Compassion Int'l still helping Haiti recover

In the year since an earthquake devastated Haiti, survivors have dealt with political unrest, flooding and a cholera outbreak. Through it all, Colorado Springs-based Compassion International has worked to ease the misery for residents of the desperately-poor island. "Part of our activities in the last year have been...

3 years 10 months ago

Dan Woolley says he's going back to Haiti

Dan Woolley spent 65 hours trapped in the rubble of the Haiti earthquake. The Colorado Springs man works for Compassion International and had just arrived in Haiti when the quake hit last January. His friend and co-worker, David Hames, died in the same hotel where Woolley was trapped. He's...

3 years 11 months ago

Indonesia tsunami kills 272; help arriving

PADANG, Indonesia (AP) - Planes and helicopters carrying rescue workers and aid supplies have landed on the remote Indonesian islands swamped by a 10-foot tsunami earlier this week. Disaster officials also are also getting their first aerial look at the damage. Huge stretches of land remain underwater, while homes...

4 years 3 months ago

DC area shaken by minor earthquake

The Washington, D.C., area was shaken by a minor earthquake. The quake hit at 3:04 a.m. MDT with a magnitude of 3.6. A physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered in the Rockville, Maryland, area. There were no immediate reports of...

4 years 3 months ago

Haiti, 6 months later

Six months after a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, there's still a lot of work to be done. "People think the worst is over in Haiti, but it's really not." explains Katherine Redmond of Colorado Springs bases Compassion International. The already poor country is struggling to get back on its feet...

4 years 5 months ago

Magnitude 7.4 quake rattles western Indonesia

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 rattled Indonesia's North Sumatra province Sunday, prompting a brief local tsunami watch, knocking out power and damaging some homes, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the afternoon quake hit 135 miles southeast of Banda Aceh at a depth at 38...

4 years 6 months ago

Magnitude-7.8 quake rattles Indonesia

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 rattled the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Tuesday, shaking buildings and causing blackouts. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The quake struck at 5:15 a.m. local time and was centered 125 miles northwest of Sibolga, in Sumatra, a major island in...

4 years 7 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 7 months ago

Deadly earthquake shakes eastern Turkey

A strong earthquake knocked down houses and the minarets of mosques as it devastated several small villages in eastern Turkey, killing dozens of people and injuring scores. Officials say the quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6, hit in the early morning as many people slept. The government says...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado Springs remembers man killed in Haiti

Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon to celebrate the memory of David Hames. Hames was killed in Haiti after the hotel he was in collapsed during the earthquake. Even as he's memorialized, his wife Renee still can't help but ask why. "It's still hard. It's still unbelievable." she says, "I still sometimes...

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