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A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck about 100 miles off the Northern California coast on Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey . The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake, originally reported to have a magnitude of 6.8, wasn't powerful enough to generate a destructive tsunami. No damage or injuries were reported. The epicenter was relatively close to the surface — about 7.5 miles down — and its effects were felt especially by residents in the town of Ferndale,...

A new study suggests some Los Angeles-area earthquakes in the 1920s and 1930s could have been caused by the oil boom at the time. The paper, scheduled to be published online Tuesday in the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, presents evidence that drilling around Los Angeles between 1915 and 1932 could have been associated with damaging earthquakes in the area, including the magnitude 6.4 Long Beach quake in 1933 that killed 120 people. Although the modern practice of hydraulic...

Updated at 12:50 a.m. ET on Thursday: Officials in Italy say the death toll has risen to 247. The Associated Press quotes the country's civil protection agency, after it announced updated figures about 27 hours after the earthquake struck. Urgent search efforts continue. Original Post: A powerful earthquake shook central Italy overnight on Wednesday, killing more than 150 people, according to Italy's prime minister, and destroying large swaths of several...

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The death toll in the earthquake that hit Ecuador over the weekend is climbing toward 500 – and could go much higher. Miami’s Ecuadorean community is mobilizing relief aid – and told WLRN what's needed most. At the West Kendall headquarters of the Liga Ecuatoriana de Florida , or Florida Ecuadorean League, volunteers this week are packing boxes with food, medicine, clothes and other supplies. On a nearby TV screen, an Ecuadorean news network shows devastation from the 7.8-magnitude earthquake...

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In disaster relief circles, the report this month by NPR and ProPublica registered a good 8.0 on the Richter scale of wake-up calls. Their investigation looked at what the American Red Cross had done with the half billion dollars it raised for Haiti after the country’s catastrophic 2010 earthquake. And the findings were stunning: Contrary to its claims that it provided housing for 130,000 Haitians, the Red Cross in reality has built just six permanent homes there. The same day the Red Cross...

3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti

Jan 20, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti about 6 miles southwest of Carrefour at 1:56 a.m. this morning. A USGS map shows that there have been tremors near the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the last few days. About two weeks ago, there was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake between Key West and Cuba. Days later, Miami remembered the four-year anniversary of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti. Monday's 3.3 magnitude earthquake doesn't measure high...

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Reporter Wilson Sayre went to one of several events held in Miami to commemorate the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Hear what she heard at the march below. A 5.0-magnitude earthquake was reported off the coast of Cuba Thursday, Jan. 9, just days before the anniversary of the 7.0-magnitude quake that devastated Haiti four years ago. Sunday marked the anniversary of the tragedy, which caused the deaths of more than 200,000 Haitians. 300,000 more were injured and over a million lost their homes. Jana...

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There was a magnitude 5.1 earthquake between Key West and Cuba Thursday afternoon . According to the National Weather Service in Miami, the epicenter was about 110 miles southeast of Key West, and there was no tsunami warning. Here's the news you heard on air: Key West residents Pam Hobbs, Cori Convertito and author Janet Hartwell talked with WLRN's Sammy Mack about feeling tremors. See some of their quotes in the Storify below, and hear their voices here: Tampa Bay residents called media...