Latest Alum Rock earthquake Stories

2011-08-24 19:25:14

   Less than a day after Virginia was hit with a 5.8 magnitude Earthquake, Peru felt the force of a 7.0 magnitude quake. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was about 350 miles northeast of the capital Lima, 51 miles north of the town of Puccalpa. It said that there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami was expected to occur as a result. The agency said the quake occurred 90 miles underground at about 12:46 p.m. local...

2008-12-23 20:48:07

Scientists said an earthquake felt by some New Hampshire towns during the weekend was likely an aftershock from a tremor 281 years ago. Dr. John Ebel of the Weston Observatory in Massachusetts said the quake reported by some New Hampshire residents at about 4:35 p.m. Sunday was likely an aftershock from a 1727 earthquake in the Merrimack, N.H., area, WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H., reported Tuesday. Ebel said the original 5.6 magnitude quake caused numerous aftershocks in the area that have...

2008-10-11 15:00:29

A strong, magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the British Virgin Islands Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. No immediate information was available about possible damage from the 6:40 a.m. quake, centered about 51 miles northwest of The Settlement on Anegad, a sparsely populated northern atoll of the British Virgin Islands, the quake-monitoring agency said. The USGS placed the depth of the quake at 16 miles.

2006-03-29 13:15:55

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Scientists on Tuesday unveiled what they described as the most detailed computer simulations of the catastrophic 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The virtual models use three-dimensional geologic maps constructed by the U.S. Geological Survey last year to recreate a comprehensive portrait of how hard and how long the ground shook. "It's so incredibly exciting to see these waves sweeping across," said seismologist Mary Lou Zoback of the USGS in Menlo Park. The computer...

2006-02-25 00:15:00

TORONTO (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 4.5 magnitude rattled Ottawa and western Quebec on Friday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, but there were no reports of injuries or damage. The earthquake struck about 8:39 p.m. (0139 GMT) in the Ontario-Quebec border region, about 30 miles northeast of the Canadian capital. A quake of that magnitude can cause moderate damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremors were also felt in northern New York state and Canadian media...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.