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Southern California wakes up to several minor earthquakes

Southern California wakes up to several minor earthquakesVentura wakes up to two earthquakes, registering at 3.4 and 3.2 magnitude. Meanwhile, a few minor quakes shake other areas in Southern California



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105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle Albania

105 people injured as a pair of strong earthquakes rattle AlbaniaCars were crushed by bricks falling from buildings in Albania's capital Tirana, as the country was struck by a pair of strong earthquakes on Saturday.According to the Ministry of Health, at least 68 people were injured, but some reports say there are as many as 105 people injured. The majority of injuries occurred in Durres and Tirana. There have been no reported deaths.The Saturday afternoon earthquake was followed by more than 100 aftershocks, authorities report. It also damaged about 600 homes and temporarily cut power and water facilities in Tirana and Durres.According to the United State Geological Survey (USGS), the first earthquake struck at 4:04 p.m., on Saturday near Durres, about 18 miles (29 km) to the west of Tirana.A second earthquake struck just 11 minutes later a short distance away. Shake Map of the larger 5.6 earthquake in Albania on Saturday, September 21, courtesy of the USGS. The first and larger earthquake was reported as a magnitude 5.6 on the Richter Scale, which is Albania's strongest earthquake in 30 years. The second was measured to be slightly weaker at 5.1.Buildings were damaged in the town of Durres which is close to the epicenter.> A university building in Tirana pic.twitter.com/J5UVYyrJOh> > — Fatjona Mejdini (@FatjonaMejdini) September 21, 2019> Durres albania earthquake pic.twitter.com/BWPIWvErk1> > — Alice Taylor (@The_Balkanista) September 21, 2019



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Powerful earthquakes strike in Indonesia and Australia

Powerful earthquakes strike in Indonesia and AustraliaSunday's earthquake was one of the most powerful ever to hit western Australia.



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Nevada authorities investigate what may be first death related to California earthquakes

Nevada authorities investigate what may be first death related to California earthquakesAuthorities in Nevada are investigating a man's death which may be the first attributed to the earthquakes that hit Southern California last week.



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Two Big Earthquakes Shook Rural Southern California. What Would Have Happened If They Hit a Major City?

Two Big Earthquakes Shook Rural Southern California. What Would Have Happened If They Hit a Major City?Here's what could happen



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California's Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the 'Big One'

California's Recent Earthquakes Are Reigniting Fears of the 'Big One''It is a wake-up call for the rest of the state'



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Alaska earthquakes: Twin tremors cause extensive damage as they strike near Anchorage

Alaska earthquakes: Twin tremors cause extensive damage as they strike near AnchorageA powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a 5.7 magnitude tremor have caused extensive damage around parts of Alaska after striking near Anchorage. The warning covered coastal areas of the Cook Inlet and southern Kenai Peninsula after the initial tremor hit about 7.5 miles north of the city, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. Part of an off-ramp near Anchorage international airport collapsed, leaving a car stuck between deep chasms in the concrete.



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PHOTOS: Aftershocks shake Alaska after back-to-back earthquakes

PHOTOS: Aftershocks shake Alaska after back-to-back earthquakesAftershocks on Saturday continued to fray nerves in Alaska. There have been 545 aftershocks, including the 5.7 magnitude shaker that came almost immediately after Friday's big quake measuring 7.0. Eleven have had magnitudes of 4.5 or greater.



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Photos Show Anchorage, Alaska, After Back-To-Back Earthquakes

Photos Show Anchorage, Alaska, After Back-To-Back EarthquakesThe earthquake and aftershock that rocked Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday morning



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Fresh Earthquakes Strike Disaster-Hit Indonesia

Fresh Earthquakes Strike Disaster-Hit IndonesiaMore earthquakes rattled Indonesia on Tuesday as authorities raced to provide aid, and search for victims



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