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6.0 earthquake strikes northern peru, felt throughout region


lima, peru — a 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck an amazonian region of northern peru. there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, though the quake could be felt strongly as far away as colombia and ecuador.the u.s. geological survey reports the tremor occurred early tuesday afternoon in a sparsely populated area 263 kilometers (163 miles) northeast of the peruvian city of iquitos.in ecuador's capital city of quito people fled buildings and congregated in plazas after feeling the quake.the earthquake comes days after ecuador commemorated the first anniversary of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that left nearly 700 dead.






apocalyptic scenes as scores die in peru floods


apocalyptic scenes continue to make their way out of peru after one of the deadliest downpours in decades. a sudden and abnormal warming of the waters of the pacific off the country’s coast has triggered extensive flooding. peru’s rainy season has delivered 10 times more rainfall than usual. abnormal el nino in peru unleashes deadly downpours;…






small earthquake strikes east of bremerton


more than 550 people reported feeling the quake, which was centered about 12 miles west of seattle.a magnitude 3.4 quake rattled the puget sound area early wednesday.the u.s. geological survey says the small earthquake occurred at about 1:14 a.m. it was centered about 2 miles east of bremerton and about 12 miles west of seattle.the usgs says more than 550 people reported feeling the quake as of wednesday morning.






peru leads region in putting new faith in global trade


olmos, peru—this sun-baked valley of northern peru, where foxes roamed a few years ago, is now a busy agricultural testament to globalization, powered with investments from as far away as sweden and israel. and here as elsewhere in the region, europe and asia—particularly china—are seen as key markets for securing future growth. in peru, which has emerged as south america’s strongest free trade proponent, thousands of workers are...






series of small quakes strikes reported near hollister – la times


the first, a magnitude 3.4 temblor, occurred wednesday at 4:22 p.m. pst at a depth of 2.5 miles. it was followed by reports of a 3.3 quake at 12:54 a.m. at a depth of 4.3 miles, and a 3.2 quake at 3:39 a.m. at a similar depth.






peru pasamayo: bus plunges off cliff


at least 48 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in peru, officials say.the health ministry said six survivors had so far been pulled from the wreckage and taken to hospital.peru's president pedro pablo kuczynski said it was "painful for the whole country to suffer an accident of this magnitude".






peru bus plunges from cliff on to beach


at least 48 people have been killed after a coach plummeted 100m (330ft) down a cliff and landed upside down on a beach in peru, officials say.the health ministry said six survivors had so far been pulled from the wreckage and taken to hospital.peru's president pedro pablo kuczynski said it was "painful for the whole country to suffer an accident of this magnitude".






small quake rattles el cerrito hills – the mercury news


el cerrito — a 2.1 magnitude earthquake struck the east bay hills sunday evening just east of el cerrito, according to authorities.the united states geological survey reported the small quake hit at 6:28 p.m. about a half-mile east of el cerrito. although low in magnitude, its depth of just more than 2 miles made it shallower than recent south bay temblors.there were no reports of damage or injuries, but east bay residents did react to the quake on social media.contact george kelly at 408-859-5180.






powerful 6.9 quake shakes central chile, no damage reported


santiago, chile — a powerful magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off central chile's coast monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage and authorities ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.the u.s. geological survey said the quake was centered in the pacific about 22 miles (35 kilometers) west of the port city of valparaiso and hit around 6:40 p.m. buildings swayed in santiago, the capital 70 miles (115 kilometers) miles to the east. the usgs revised the quake's magnitude down from an initial reading of 7.1.chile's emergency services office said no damage to infrastructure was reported from the quake, which was felt more than 600 miles away in cordoba province and other parts of neighboring argentina.chile is earthquake-prone. a devastating 8.8-magnitude quake and the tsun






death toll in peru climbs to 65 from el nino rains, floods


lima, peru — the number of people killed in peru following intense rains and mudslides wreaking havoc around the andean nation has climbed to 65.president pedro pablo kuczynski says peru's coastal region hasn't seen such environmental calamity since 1998.across the country, overflowing rivers have damaged 115,000 homes, collapsed 117 bridges and left people trapped on roofs waiting for rescue.kuczynski announced friday he was declaring peru's central highway in a state of emergency and boosting funds for reconstruction.the highly unusual rains are being caused by a warming of the surface waters in the eastern pacific ocean and are expected to continue for another two weeks.






police seize £73 million worth of lionel messi branded cocaine


authorities in peru seized 1.4 kilograms of cocaine that had barcelona forward lionel messi's face on the packaging, reports agence france-presse.the haul, worth a reported $91 million u.s. dollars, had messi's logo, his name and also had the royal seal of the king of spain on the packaging.it was found inside of 1,200 giant squid fillets.there have been no arrests and police say that the packages arrived from the apurimac, ene and mantaro rivers valley region in peru and were destined for europe.according to reports, the seizure in the second largest in peru this year.– scooby axsonthis article originally appeared on






powerful 7.1 quake shakes central chile, no damage reported


santiago, chile — a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck off central chile's coast monday evening, but there were no reports of injuries or damage and authorities ruled out the possibility of a tsunami.the u.s. geological survey said the quake was centered in the pacific about 22 miles (35 kilometers) west of the port city of valparaiso and hit around 6:40 p.m. buildings swayed in santiago, the capital 70 miles (115 kilometers) miles to the east.chile's emergency services office said no damage to infrastructure was reported from the quake, which was felt more than 600 miles away in cordoba province and other parts of neighboring argentina.chile is earthquake-prone. a devastating 8.8-magnitude quake and the tsunami it unleashed in 2010 killed more than 500 people. it was among the stron






powerful quake kills scores in mexico


mexico city—mexico was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake tuesday that collapsed scores of buildings in mexico city, killing at least 119 people across the central part of the country on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 earthquake. the state of morelos, which sits on the border of the quake’s reported epicenter, said at least 54 people had been killed. mexico city’s government reported another 30 killed, while puebla state...






miss peru contestants stand up to violence


videothe beauty pageant stars give measurements of a different kind to highlight violence against women in peru.share this withcopy this linkhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-41826404/miss-peru-contestants-stand-up-to-violenceread more about sharingclose share panel






most powerful and deadly quakes of the past 100 years | news


the 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck mexico on thursday is the most powerful to hit the country since 1985 when a quake measured at 8.1 killed around 10,000 people.these are the world's most powerful earthquakes in the past 100 years and some of the most deadly. the magnitudes are provided by the us government's united states geological survey (usgs).- chile, 1960: 9.5the most powerful ever recorded, the quake hit chile's coast in may, lasting about 10 minutes. around 5,700 people are killed in chile; the resulting tsunami leaves 130 dead in japan and 61 in hawaii.- alaska, 1964: 9.2the largest earthquake recorded in the united states, it strikes the prince william sound area in march and unleashes a large tsunami but causes only around 123 deaths.- japan, 2011: 9.1this quake triggers






mexico hit by biggest quake in century, 5 dead


mexico city — a major earthquake off mexico's southern coast killed at least five people, with the president saying friday it was the biggest in a century to hit the country. houses toppled and the quake produced tsunami waves and sent people running into the streets in panic.the u.s. geological survey reported the earthquake's magnitude as 8.1, but president enrique pena nieto says it was 8.2, making it the largest in mexico in 100 years. he also said it was bigger than the 8.1 quake in 1985, which killed thousands and devastated large sections of mexico city."it was a large-scale earthquake," pena nieto said of the latest temblor. "it had a bigger magnitude than the one mexicans knew in 1985."the death toll could rise as authorities assess the damage.the president said that 62 aftershock






earthquake of magnitude 8.1 strikes off mexico's pacific coast


image copyrightepaimage caption people gather outside a hospital in mexico city after the quake a strong earthquake of magnitude 8.1 has struck in the pacific off the southern coast of mexico, killing at least three people.the epicentre was about 87km (54 miles) south-west of the town of pijijiapan and at a depth of 70km, the united states geological survey said.a tsunami warning has been issued for mexico, guatemala, el salvador, costa rica, nicaragua, panama and honduras.the quake was felt in mexico city, with people running into the street.the tremors there were reported to have lasted up to a minute.two deaths were reported in mexico's chiapas state, closer to the epicentre.guatemala's president also reported at least one death in his country.mexican president enrique peña nieto tweete






woman emerges from peru mudslide


evangelina chamorro diaz, 32, struggled free from a whirlpool of mud on the outskirts of lima in peru. she survived by grabbing on to pieces of wood and tree branches.peru has been hit by heavy rain since the start of the year. the downpours have caused floods and mudslides that have killed dozens of people.mrs chamorro diaz was taken to hospital, where she is being treated for injuries but is in a stable condition, according to peruvian media.footage courtesy christian jesus hidalgo






the latest: peru's president vows to fight on; won't resign


lima, peru — the latest on peru's political crisis (all times local):11:50 p.m.peru's president pedro pablo kuczynski is vowing to fight on amid calls for his resignation over decade-old payments his consulting business received from a brazilian firm at the heart of latin america's biggest graft scandal.in a televised address shortly before midnight thursday, kuczynski said he had no role in management of his firm westfield capital when it received nearly $800,000 in payments from odebrecht-led consortiums between 2004 and 2007. at the time he was serving as finance chief and prime minister in a previous government.surrounded by his cabinet kuczynski said corruption in peru is systemic but he would defend his honor and not be pushed out by his political rivals.kuczynski's explanation for t






5.4 quake in southeast south korea causes some minor damage


seoul, south korea — a 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook south korea's southeastern coastal region wednesday afternoon, breaking some windows and crumbling walls near the epicenter. no casualties were reported.the quake was centered off the coast about 9.3 kilometers (5.8 miles) northwest of the port city of pohang, according to the u.s. geological survey. south korea's state-run korea meteorological administration measured the quake at the same strength but said the epicenter was inside pohang.residents in the capital, more than 300 kilometers (186 miles) away, felt tremors and said their buildings shook.south korean media showed crumbled walls piled on parked cars, broken windows from some buildings and elementary school students taking shelter on a playground.no injuries or major damage ha






small quake registered in area of north korea where previous nuclear tests occur


the u.s. geological survey cannot confirm if quake man-made or natural.        






earthquakes rattle san jose — but not the big one


the u.s. geological service said a magnitude-3.1 quake struck at 7:19 p.m. local time. a stronger quake rolled through the area 3 hours later.        






5.5 quake hits southeastern turkey, injuries reported


ankara, turkey (ap) — an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit southeastern turkey on thursday, causing wide panic in one town, damaging buildings and injuring five people, officials and news reports said.the earthquake was centered on the town of samat in adiyaman province. it was followed by four more tremors, the strongest measuring 4.4 magnitude, the government-run disaster and emergency management presidency, or afad, said.yusuf firat, the mayor for samsat, said at least five people were injured in the quake, which knocked down some buildings in samsat and surrounding areas, including a school and the mayor and the local governor’s residences. firat said no one was hurt in those buildings but the quake panicked the town.four teams of 35 rescuers were sent to the area, the






strong quake strikes off new zealand; no injuries reported


wellington, new zealand — a strong earthquake has struck off new zealand's coast, but there were no initial reports of serious damage or injuries and no tsunami was expected.the u.s. geological survey says the magnitude-6.6 quake struck tuesday 198 kilometers (123 miles) northwest of auckland island. the quake was shallow, with a depth of only 10 kilometers (6 miles).the pacific tsunami warning center said a tsunami was not expected.new zealand sits on the "ring of fire," an arc of seismic faults around the pacific ocean where earthquakes are common. an earthquake in the new zealand city of christchurch in 2011 killed 185 people and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings.






bethesda announces quake world championships


the first world championship for the upcoming quake champions will take place on august 26 in dallas, texas at the eponymous quakecon. competitors will play for a piece of a $1 million prize pool, sure to draw out quake talent both new and old. advertisementin the same trailer, bethesda showed off three new maps for the game, which is currently still in beta, as well as the tri-bolt weapon. wolfenstein protagonist b.j. blazkowicz also joins the fray, dual-wielding a la new order.






baby rescued from rubble on quake-hit italian resort island


milan (ap) — firefighters in italy have freed a 7-month-old baby from the rubble of a house where he had been trapped with his family following a 4.0-magnitude quake on the italian resort island of ischia.at least one person — an elderly woman who was inside a collapsed church — was killed in the quake just before 9 p.m. (1900 gmt) monday. another 39 were injured.firefighters pulled the baby from the rubble some seven hours after the quake, and are continuing work on rescuing his two brothers.sky tg24 said that the two boys, 5 and 7 years old, were given bottles of water early tuesday and were responding to rescuers.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.






quake hits mid-atlantic region; no immediate damage reports


dover, del. (ap) — an earthquake has jolted the mid-atlantic region of the east coast, but there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.the u.s. geological survey says the 4.1 magnitude quake struck just after 4:45 p.m. thursday, and was centered about 6 miles (10 kilometers) east-northeast of dover, delaware. it was felt as far away as baltimore.the quake jolted downtown dover, sending lawmakers and workers in the statehouse outdoors to see what happened. police and emergency officials did not have any immediate reports of damage or injuries.paul caruso is a geophysicist with the usgs’s earthquake information center in colorado. he said the quake was widely felt around the mid-atlantic region.caruso said he didn’t expect any significant damage, given the small size of the quake.






5.5 quake hits southern caribbean, no damage reported


willemstad, curacao — a 5.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken the southern caribbean off the coast of venezuela but caused no reported damage.the u.s. geological survey said the earthquake hit friday morning just before 10 a.m. local time about 40 miles (60 kilometers) southeast of aruba. it occurred at a depth of a little more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) offshore from the city of la vela de coro.the quake was felt as far away as the venezuelan capital of caracas, as well in aruba, curacao and other nearby islands. it followed a smaller earthquake that occurred in the same region before dawn on friday.






no problems as magnitude 4.1 earthquake shakes san jose


san jose, calif. (ap) — a small earthquake in silicon valley was felt by many thousands of people, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.the magnitude 4.1 quake struck shortly before 6 p.m. just outside san jose, which is home to a million people and surrounded by heavily populated suburbs.twitter lit up with reports from slightly shaken people in the area. most said it was just a quick jolt, and many wondered whether they had really felt a quake.police and fire officials in and around san jose reported no damages, injuries or other problems.most read storiesunlimited digital access. $1 for 4 weeks.the earthquake came as deadly wildfires were raging near the san francisco bay area, though the closest of the blazes is 100 miles from the quake’s epicenter.






mexican president says country hit by biggest quake in a century, 5 killed


a major earthquake off mexico's southern coast killed at least five people, with the president saying friday it was the biggest in a century to hit the country. houses toppled and the quake produced tsunami waves and sent people running into the streets in panic.the u.s. geological survey reported the earthquake's magnitude as 8.1, but president enrique pena nieto says it was 8.2, making it the largest in mexico in 100 years. he also said it was bigger than the one in 1985, when thousands were killed in four mexican states."it was a large-scale earthquake," pena nieto said. "it had a bigger magnitude than the one mexicans knew in 1985."he said that 62 aftershocks followed the quake and it's possible one as strong as 7.2 could hit in the next 24 hours. pena nieto also said that serious dama






bethesda announces quake world championships


the first world championship for the upcoming quake champions will take place on august 26 in dallas, texas at the eponymous quakecon. competitors will play for a piece of a $1 million prize pool, sure to draw out quake talent both new and old. advertisementin the same trailer, bethesda showed off three new maps for the game, which is currently in closed beta, as well as the tri-bolt weapon. wolfenstein protagonist b.j. blazkowicz also joins the fray, toting some new order era dual shotguns.






strong quake jolts sparsely populated iran, dozens injured


tehran, iran — a magnitude 6.1 earthquake injured dozens of people after it jolted a sparsely populated area in iran's southeast, media reported friday.the u.s. geological survey put the magnitude at 6.iranian media said most of the 42 injuries were minor and happened when people rushed to seek shelter.the quake also damaged scores of buildings in remote mountainous villages near the epicenter, the town of hojedk, about 1,100 kilometers (683 miles) southeast of the capital tehran, the reports said.the town has a population of 3,000 and is frequently hit by quakes. it is home to farms and coal mines.rescue workers were at the site.in november, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck western iran, killing 530 people and injuring more than 9,000. in 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake flattened the histori






peru leads region toward global trade


in peru’s newly upgraded agricultural region of olmos valley and elsewhere in latin america, europe and asia—and especially china—are seen as key markets for securing future growth.






strong quake strikes off new zealand; no injuries reported


wellington, new zealand — a strong earthquake struck tuesday in the ocean south of new zealand's main islands, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries and there was no threat of a tsunami.the magnitude 6.6 quake struck 458 kilometers (285 miles) south of the town of bluff and near the uninhabited auckland islands, according to the u.s. geological survey. hundreds of people in the cities of invercargill and dunedin reported feeling a light shaking.the quake was shallow, with a depth of only 10 kilometers (6 miles).the pacific tsunami warning center and new zealand civil defense officials said a tsunami was not expected. emergency authorities did not report any significant damage or injuries.new zealand sits on the "ring of fire," an arc of seismic faults around the pacific o






mexican official says no children are trapped in quake-damaged school


mexico city—for nearly two days, mexicans agonized over the fate of one or more girls that rescue workers and officials said were trapped alive in the rubble of a collapsed primary school from tuesday’s deadly quake. some media reported there were as many as five children buried alive. on thursday, the story took a strange twist when a top naval official said there were no trapped children after all. instead, he said, there might be...






mexican official says no children are trapped in quake-damaged school


mexico city—for nearly two days, mexicans agonized over the fate of one or more girls that rescue workers and officials said were trapped alive in the rubble of a collapsed primary school from tuesday’s deadly quake. some media reported there were as many as five children buried alive. on thursday, the story took a strange twist when a top naval official said there were no trapped children after all. instead, he said, there might be...






the latest: vermont's governor declares monday 'powder day'


the latest on a winter storm that moved into the northeast on sunday (all times local):8:40 p.m.with a snowstorm rolling across the northeast, vermont's governor has declared monday a "powder day" and is urging winter weather enthusiasts to take advantage of all the snow.the state is expected to get 6 to 12 inches, with higher amounts in some areas.republican gov. phil scott is encouraging out-of-state skiers and snowmobilers to stay an extra day or two in vermont and take advantage of the conditions. he says in a statement that visitors can feel free to "tell their boss vermont's governor asked them to stay."the governor also is urging all visitors and vermonters to stay safe on the roads and follow all travel and trail advisories during the storm.____8:10 p.m.a man has been struck and ki