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Dec 8, 2013

Oklahoma Earthquake: 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Oklahoma, Quake Activity Spikes

Oklahoma Earthquake: 4.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Oklahoma, Quake Activity Spikes
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Oklahoma Earthquake Shake Map Credit: Earthquake.usgs.gov Central Oklahoma reportedly shook by an earthquake at 12:10 pm CST Saturday, December 7, just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the Sooner state. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 4.5 magnitude earthquake which was centered near Arcadia about 7 miles east […]


Jul 3, 2013

Sumatra Earthquake: Over 200 Injured After A 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

Sumatra Earthquake: Over 200 Injured After A 6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Indonesia
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Sumatra Earthquake Epicenter Map Credit: U.S. Geological Survey A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook Indonesia‘s Aceh province on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 as reported by several international news sites on that same day. According to the U.S. Geological Survey in a report, the strong earthquake struck at a depth of just 6 miles and its epicenter […]


Jun 12, 2012

Afghan Quake: 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Afghanistan

Afghan quake
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Afghan Quake Location Map Image Credit: USGS Dozens of Afghans are feared dead after an estimated 5.4 and 5.7 magnitude earthquakes hit the mountainous northern Afghanistan on Monday, June 11, 2012. According to reports from international news sites, the earthquakes brought a slide of rocks and mud down, affecting Baghlan province the most. Abdul Majid, […]


Dec 24, 2011

Christchurch Earthquake: Aftershocks Continue to Occur in the South Island of New Zealand

Christchurch Earthquake: Aftershocks Continue to Occur in the South Island of New Zealand
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Christchurch in New Zealand has been inundated by strong aftershocks December 23 & 24, two days before Christmas, after it was initially struck by a 5.8 magnitude 1358 local time, 0058 GMT. This was disclosed by NZ local news and by USGS, December 23, 2011.


Aug 25, 2011

7.0-magnitude Earthquake shakes Northern Peru

7.0-magnitude Earthquake shakes Northern Peru
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Earthquake map in Peru Image Credit: usgs.gov A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit an isolated region of Peru on on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 with buildings in the area reportedly shaken but caused no damage and injuries. As noted at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on their official website, the earthquake occurred at 12:46 p.m. (local time) with […]


Aug 24, 2011

Colorado Quake at 5.3 Magnitude, Largest In 40 Years

Colorado quake map
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Colorado Earthquake Map Image Credit: USGS A Colorado quake at 5.3 magnitude shook the Southern part of the state early Tuesday morning, August 23, 2011. The Colorado quake is considered as the largest felt by the state in more than 40 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). USGS revealed the Colorado quake‘s epicenter […]


Jul 7, 2011

Magnitude-7.6 Earthquake hits Kermadec Islands in New Zealand

Magnitude-7.6 Earthquake hits Kermadec Islands in New Zealand
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U.S. Geological Survey reported that New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands in the Pacific Ocean was distressed by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Thursday at 7:03 am according to international news sites that day. New Zealand-Kermadec Island Map Image Credit: Google Maps Furthermore, it was said that the residents were warned to avoid beaches in order to be […]


May 20, 2011

Turkey Earthquake: 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Western Turkey

Map of Simav, Turkey
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Map Of Simav, Turkey Image Credit: Google Map Turkey was hit by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 20:15 p.m.(UTC), according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website. Preliminary reports said that the earthquake was centered near the town of Simav in Kutahya province damaging old buildings and took 2 lives. […]


Apr 8, 2011

7.1 Earthquake: Japan’s Strongest Aftershock, Tsunami Warning Lifted

Japan's 7.1 Earthquake
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Broken windows from Thursday’s 7.1 earthquake Image Credit: AP Photo/Vincent Yu SENDAI,JAPAN – A 7.1 earthquake rattled Japan on Thursday morning which was initially measured at a magnitude of 7.4. According to reports, the U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colorado, later downgraded it to 7.1 and was said to be the strongest aftershock after the […]