Sunday, October 21, 2012


  • Deadly Spain Earthquake Triggered By Groundwater Removal

    Scientists have known for decades that pumping water into the Earth can set off small earthquakes. But this is the first time that removing water has been identified as an earthquake trigger, researchers said. Both the size and the location of the ...

  • Galaxy-Earthquakes Preview

    The Earthquakes (19-6-7) secured the Supporters' Shield when Kansas City and New York tied Saturday, and this is the first season the team with the best record will have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, including the MLS Cup final.

  • New York secures playoff spot

    HARRISON, New Jersey (AP). New York Red Bulls clinched a spot in the Major League Soccer playoffs by drawing with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, while the San Jose Earthquakes secured the Supporters' Shield as the team with the best record in the ...

  • Earthquake: 3.7 quake strikes near San Jose

    A shallow magnitude 3.7 earthquake was reported Sunday morning 12 miles from New Idria, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Home Front Command starts huge earthquake drill

    The IDF Home Front Command kicked off its first national earthquake drill on Sunday. The command, together with all emergency services and government ministries, simulated a major earthquake causing 7,000 "casualties." "This is an opportunity for the ...

  • Great ShakeOut Drills Increase Earthquake Awareness

    LOS ANGELES - Millions of people from the Pacific island of Guam to southern Italy joined a practice drill Thursday to prepare for earthquakes. The annual event, called the Great ShakeOut, has a simple message that could save lives in a real earthquake.

  • Earthquake Drill Begins Alongside Joint US-Israel Military Exercise

    All across Israel, the nationwide earthquake drill "Turning Point 6″ has begun. The drill simulates massive earthquakes ranging from 5.0 to 7.0 in magnitude, as well as a tsunami hitting Israel near Tel Aviv later in the afternoon. Emergency services ...

  • NH's earthquake faultline is clear — communications

    The state's plans to deal with earthquakes were tested by Tuesday's tremor and again, coincidentally, on Thursday, when state emergency management teams and fire crews from the state's 11 mutual fire aid territories participated in an earthquake ...

  • Strong earthquake strikes Pacific Ocean off Vanuatu, no damage

    SOLA, VANUATU (BNO NEWS) -- A strong and shallow earthquake struck the Pacific Ocean near the island nation of Vanuatu on late Sunday morning, seismologists and witnesses said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

  • New earthquake app brings Red Cross safety information to mobile devices

    It also includes advisories on events that might happen following earthquakes, such as fires and tsunamis; a toolkit with a flashlight, a strobe light and an audible alarm; Red Cross shelter locations; and checklists to create a family emergency plan.

  • Maine Earthquake Facts: How Unusual Was The Tremor On October 16th?

    U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Julie Dutton said it was larger than most but not too out of the ordinary for New England, where one or two minor earthquakes can be felt somewhere every year. It's unclear what exactly caused the quake, Dutton told ...

  • Multiple slight earthquakes jolt northwest China

    BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- A string of slight earthquakes have stricken northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Sunday.

  • California Earthquake Today 2012 Strikes Fresno, San Jose

    LOS ANGELES (LALATE) - A strong California earthquake today 2012 has struck Fresno, San Jose, and sections of San Francisco's Bay Area.

  • Co-ops Prepare for Earthquakes

    Electric cooperatives used a series of earthquake drills to urge their consumer-members and staffs to prepare for emergencies or disasters, whether they are acts of nature or man-made.

  • What an Earthquake Can Teach You About Problem Solving

    "Obviously," I'd say, "whoever gave this thing a 2 is nowhere near the epicenter." (I'd definitely say the word "epicenter" to indicate that I know a thing or two about earthquakes.) But most earthquakes aren't 10's. This week's tremor was a 4.0. Our ...

  • A mysterious ground shake through parts of southern New Jersey rattled ...

    Both the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Weather Service reported no earthquake having occurred in the area and the nearby military base claiming to have had no training exercises that would have caused the tremors.

  • Pizarro: Earthquakes aim to break record at stadium groundbreaking Sunday

    The San Jose Earthquakes are breaking ground on their new stadium Sunday -- and, really, isn't groundbreaking what earthquakes do best? -- but the team also hopes to break a record, too. Team spokesman Jed Metee says the Guinness World Record for ...

  • Earthquake: 3.8 quake strikes near King City

    A shallow magnitude 3.8 earthquake was reported Friday morning 18 miles from King City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

  • Earthquake in southern Maine rattles New England but causes no immediate ...

    PORTLAND, Maine - The earthquake that rattled southern Maine was felt in New England states as far away as Connecticut, but caused no apparent damage or injuries.

  • Earthquake Preparedness - Couldn't Be Easier

    He's like that favorite teacher you had in school. You know. The one where you couldn't wait for class. Gunnar Kuepper teaches disaster preparedness yet his personal is in sharp contract with the topic at hand.

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