earthquake

Powerful Earthquake Hits Near Athens, Greece

Powerful Earthquake Hits Near Athens, Greece

A powerful earthquake struck near Athens, Greece and shook the capital city for 15 seconds on Friday, causing people to run into the streets to escape the threat of falling buildings, NBC News reported. The U.S. Geological Survey, which monitors seismic activity around the world, announced that the quake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale […]

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    At Least 27 Dead as Landslides Strike Indonesia, Including Village School

    At Least 27 Dead as Landslides Strike Indonesia, Including Village School

    Another tragedy struck Indonesia Friday when heavy rains triggered flash flooding and mudslides that killed at least 27 in Sumatra, ABC reported. The most devastating casualties occurred when mudslides inundated an Islamic school in Muara Saladi village, sweeping up 29 children. Villagers managed to rescue 17 children and some teachers, but 11 bodies were discovered […]

    1,400 Dead, 70,000 Homeless After Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

    1,400 Dead, 70,000 Homeless After Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia

    Indonesia’s devastating earthquake-tsunami combo last week has left 70,000 people homeless in the city of Palu, CBS News reported Thursday. The death toll has climbed to more than 1,420 people since Friday, when the 7.5 magnitude earthquake and the 18-foot tsunami it triggered struck the island of Sulawesi. Amid the widespread ruin, survivors are struggling […]

    5.0 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Oil Town of Cushing

    5.0 Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Oil Town of Cushing

    A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck Oklahoma Sunday night, damaging buildings in the heart of the oil hub town of Cushing. Schools are closed and parts of the downtown area are cordoned off, as the latest in a string of 19 quakes were recorded in Oklahoma last week, an area where such events were virtually unknown […]