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Earthquake rattles northern California: USGS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Northern California on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake, which was initially reported at a 4.3 magnitude, was centered a mile southeast of East Richmond Heights, northeast of San Francisco, and was at a depth of 5.5 miles, the USGS…

BREAKING: San Francisco hit by earthquake

10:19pm: The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale struck the city of San Francisco at approximately 7:05pm local time. More on this story as it develops. 10:29pm: The epicenter was reportedly located 8 miles north of Berkeley.…

Japan expands nuclear evacuation zone as new quake hits

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Monday expanded the evacuation zone around its crippled nuclear plant because of high levels of accumulated radiation, as a strong aftershock rattled the area one month after a quake and tsunami sparked the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl. A magnitude 7.1 tremor shook buildings in Tokyo and…

Gulf oil to keep flowing while cap is analyzed

he plan to start choking off oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico was suddenly halted as government officials and BP said further analysis must be done Wednesday before critical tests could proceed. No explanation was given for the decision, and no date was set for when testing would begin…

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