A California fault capable of producing an 8.0-magnitude earthquake has begun to move, scientists say

LOS ANGELES— A major California fault capable of producing a magnitude 8 earthquake has begun moving for the first time on record, a result of this year’s Ridgecrest earthquake sequence destabilizing nearby faults, Caltech scientists say in a new study … Read More

Typhoon Hagibis: At least 10 dead, 16 missing

At least 10 people were killed and 16 missing as a powerful typhoon slammed Japan, causing major flooding and landslides across the central and eastern parts of the country and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. More than 120 people … Read More

Typhoon Hagibis: Tokyo braced for battering as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars in

The threat of widespread flooding and landslides compounded by an earthquake in nearby Chiba prefecture. Damaged caused by typhoon Hagibis in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. Photograph: Jiji Press/EPA Evacuation orders were issued to more than 800,000 households in Tokyo … Read More

Los Angeles Wildfire Declared ‘Major Emergency’; 100,000 Forced to Evacuate, Two Freeways Closed

At a Glance Residents of more than 23,000 homes in Los Angeles were ordered to evacuate. The 210 and 5 Freeways are closed because of the Saddleridge Fire. On Thursday, numerous mobile homes were destroyed in Calimesa, California, by a … Read More

Tsunamis linked to spread of deadly fungal disease

The tsunamis that followed a huge earthquake in Alaska in 1964 caused massive damage – Education Images A major earthquake in Alaska in 1964 triggered tsunamis that washed ashore a deadly tropical fungus, scientists say. Researchers believe it then evolved … Read More

Infant among at least 20 dead after strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia

AMBON CITY, Indonesia: At least 20 people were killed and dozens injured after a strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s remote Maluku islands Thursday (Sep 26), destroying homes and triggering landslides that buried at least one of the victims. “The total number of people … Read More

At least 52 injured in string of earthquakes in Albania – news portal

Everyone injured was rushed to hospitals, doctors are providing all the help necessary. © EPA-EFE/MALTON DIBRA ATHENS, September 22. /TASS/. At least 52 people have been injured in a series of earthquakes that rocked Albania on Saturday, Albanian Daily News … Read More

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