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3 years 11 months ago

CO snowpack sampled after Japan disaster

DENVER (AP) - Officials have stored samples of Colorado mountain snowpack just in case they're needed to measure any fallout from Japan's nuclear disaster. Denver's KCNC-TV reports that collectors took samples at 10 locations, from Cameron Pass to the north to La Veta Pass in the south. Officials stress...

4 years 1 week ago

Threat of another tsunami in Japan

SOMA, Japan (AP) - Soldiers and officials in northeastern Japan are warning residents that the area could be hit by another tsunami and are ordering residents to higher ground. Sirens around the town of Soma went off late Monday morning and public address systems ordered residents to higher ground. Kyodo...

4 years 2 weeks ago

An emergency at second nuclear plant declared in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Japan's nuclear safety agency is reporting an emergency at a second reactor in the same complex where an explosion occurred earlier. The agency says the cooling system has now malfunctioned at the plant's Unit 3. The plant is one of two damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

4 years 2 weeks ago

Hundreds dead, hundreds missing in Japan

TOKYO (AP) - Today's quake and tsunami in Japan have left hundreds dead and hundreds more missing. Police found 200 to 300 bodies in a northeastern coastal city, and more than 100 others were also confirmed killed. Hundreds more are missing. A large section of a town of 70,000 people...

4 years 4 months ago

Indonesia tsunami kills 272; help arriving

PADANG, Indonesia (AP) - Planes and helicopters carrying rescue workers and aid supplies have landed on the remote Indonesian islands swamped by a 10-foot tsunami earlier this week. Disaster officials also are also getting their first aerial look at the damage. Huge stretches of land remain underwater, while homes...

5 years 1 week ago

Strong earthquake rocks central Japan

A strong earthquake has hit central Japan, rattling buildings in the crowded Tokyo capital. The Japan Meteorological Agency estimates the quake had a magnitude of 6.6. It hit at this morning off the eastern coast of Fukushima Prefecture in central Japan, at a depth of about 25 miles. The agency...

5 years 3 weeks ago

US offers help to Chile

The U.S. pledged to help Chile after a powerful earthquake struck Saturday and kept watch on a tsunami heading for Hawaii. All 118 employees of the U.S. Embassy in Chile were accounted for, State Department spokeswoman Megan Mattson said. She had no immediate information on the status of other...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Update: Death toll over 200

A devastating earthquake has struck Chile, killing at least 214 people. The magnitude-8.8 quake has collapsed buildings and bridges and sent a tsunami racing across the Pacific Ocean. Roads have been destroyed, and electricity, water and phone lines have been cut to many areas. In the town of Talca,...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Huge Chile quake downs buildings

A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, killing at least 64 people, triggering a tsunami and rattling buildings more than 200 miles away. President Michelle Bachelet declared a "state of catastrophe" in central Chile. Telephone and power lines were down, making a quick damage assessment difficult in...

5 years 1 month ago

Strong earthquake hits off southern Japan coast

There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties following a strong earthquake that shook several small islands off Japan's southern coast today. The quake caused officials to temporarily issue a tsunami warning. Japan's Meteorological Agency says the earthquake hit shortly after 3 p.m. local time and registered magnitude 6.6....

5 years 2 months ago

1,000 people homeless on Solomons after tsunami

A disaster management official says an earthquake and a tsunami have destroyed 200 homes on one island in the Solomons leaving about one-third of the population homeless. Disaster management office director Loti Yates says visual assessments from the air Tuesday show extensive damage after a 7.2-magnitude temblor struck. No injuries...

5 years 5 months ago

Samoa tsunamis obliterate some coral reefs

Scientists surveying American Samoa's coral reefs say Sept. 29's tsunami obliterated some corals and damaged others to the point that they may not recover. Researchers say more assessments will be needed to get a full sense of how the disaster affected coral in the U.S. territory. But in at...

5 years 5 months ago

Death toll in Samoas tsunami grows to 149

Samoans searched flattened homes and debris-filled swamps Thursday as more military ships and planes began arriving on the disaster-stricken Pacific islands after an earthquake and tsunami that killed at least 150 people. The day after the disaster struck, officials were expecting the death toll to rise as more areas...

5 years 5 months ago

Federal officials rush to help tsunami victims

Federal disaster officials say "tens of thousands" of people on American Samoa and Samoa will need their help after a lethal tsunami in the South Pacific. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was flying into American Samoa with food, water and repair supplies early Wednesday, and officials are anticipating the worst....

5 years 5 months ago

Powerful earthquake rocks Indonesia

A powerful earthquake hit Indonesia this Wednesday morning. The Associated Press is reporting several buildings have collapsed. A powerful underwater earthquake has rocked western Indonesia, triggering a tsunami alert for countries along the Indian Ocean. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 and hit 30 miles off the...

5 years 5 months ago

Earthquake, tsunami hit South Pacific

Update: NBC News reports that the death toll is at least 40 following a massive earthquake and tsunami in the South Pacific near Samoa. A visitor says a beach village has been "wiped out" on the island of Samoa, after a powerful earthquake sent a tsunami ashore. The quake, with...

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