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6.2-magnitude earthquake strikes off Indonesia: USGS

A 6.2-magnitude quake struck off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra Sunday, prompting panicked people to run out of their homes. However there were no reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. The US Geological Survey said the quake……

Massive 6.3-quake jolts New Zealand: USGS

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, swaying buildings and spilling goods from shelves, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of major damage. The quake, which struck at 3:52pm (0252 GMT), was centred in the North……

6.0-magnitude quake hits northeastern Japan: USGS

A 6.0-magnitude quake struck northeastern Japan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but Japanese authorities noted that no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit at 8:00 pm (1100 GMT), off Iwate prefecture in the Pacific with the focus estimated some 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) below sea level, the…

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…

Obama officials pushed to underestimate Gulf oil spill

Amid the worst accidental release of crude oil in human history, the Obama administration sought to undermine its own scientists’ estimates of just how much oil was gushing into the Gulf of Mexico, a newly disclosed email reveals. Obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the…

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