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4 years 7 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...

5 years 1 week ago

California to stage massive earthquake drill

Millions of people throughout California have signed up to take part in a statewide earthquake disaster drill billed as the largest such exercise in U.S. history. Many schools and businesses on Thursday will practice "drop, cover and hold on" - the minimum requirement for participation. Some hospitals and fire departments...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Feds reviewing humpback whale status

The federal government is considering taking the humpback whale off the endangered species list in response to data showing the population of the massive marine mammal has been steadily growing in recent decades. Known for their acrobatic leaps from the sea and complex singing patterns, humpback whales were nearly...

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