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1 year 10 months ago

4.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West...

4 years 8 months ago

Magnitude 6.1 aftershock hits Haiti

A strong aftershock hit Haiti on Wednesday morning, shaking buildings and sending people running into the streets. The 6.1 magnitude quake hit at 6:03 a.m., about 35 miles northwest of the capital of Port-au-Prince, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck at a depth of 13.7 miles. The...

4 years 8 months ago

6.0 quake hits Guatemala coast

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Guatemala's Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It said the quake, 64.2 miles deep, was centered 60 miles southeast of Guatemala City. The temblor was strongly felt in the capital, according to Spanish-language network...

4 years 8 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

4 years 11 months ago

5.1 Earthquake hits Central California

The U.S. Geological Survey has reported a moderate earthquake in Central California. A preliminary earthquake report that had not yet been reviewed by a seismologist said the magnitude-5.1 quake hit at 3:01 a.m. Thursday. It was centered in a rural area near Sequoia National Park and about 148 miles west...

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