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Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely 'significant damage': USGS

Strong quake hits Costa Rica-Panama border, likely 'significant damage': USGSSan José (AFP) – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with the potential to cause casualties and “significant damage”. The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), about two kilometers from the nearest town of Progreso in Panama, USGS said.



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Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGS

Fresh 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Lombok: USGSA strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's Lombok Sunday, two weeks after a quake killed more than 480 people on the island and hours after another tremor triggered landslides, damaged buildings and sent people fleeing.



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Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over the Erupting Hawaii Volcano, USGS Warns

Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over the Erupting Hawaii Volcano, USGS Warns"Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents?" one Twitter user asked



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No, Do Not Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano, Says USGS

No, Do Not Roast Marshmallows Over Hawaii’s Erupting Volcano, Says USGSLava s'mores aren't such a hot idea.



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Earthquakes, lava fissures could last for months on Hawaii – USGS

Earthquakes, lava fissures could last for months on Hawaii - USGSBy Karin Stanton PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – More homes on Hawaii’s Big Island were destroyed on Saturday as eruptions linked to the Kilauea volcano increased, spewing lava into residential areas and forcing nearly 2,000 people to evacuate, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said on Saturday that several new lava fissures had opened in the Leilani Estates subdivision of Puna District, about a dozen miles (19 km) from the volcano. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said at midday local time on Saturday that “eruptive activity is increasing and is expected to continue.” Janet Babb, a spokeswoman for the observatory, said by telephone that the eruptions could carry on “for weeks or months.” Babb said the activity since Thursday is beginning to show similarities to another event in the area in 1955 that lasted for 88 days, when far fewer people lived near the volcano.



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The Latest: USGS: No way to predict duration of eruption

The Latest: USGS: No way to predict duration of eruptionHONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):



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USGS: 5.3 earthquake strikes near Los Angeles

USGS: 5.3 earthquake strikes near Los AngelesEpicenter near Channel Islands, no reports of damage or tsunami threat.



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8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGS

8.2 magnitude quake hits off Alaska: USGSA powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the southern coast of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting tsunami warnings. The quake struck at 0931 GMT in the Gulf of Alaska, 280 kilometers (175 miles) southeast of the town of Kodiak, the US Geological Survey said. Tsunami warnings were issued for Alaska and the west coast of Canada, the National Tsunami Warning Center said.



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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGS

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits off northern California: USGSA magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck on Friday off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no reports of damage or injury.



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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits southeastern Idaho: USGS

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake hits southeastern Idaho: USGSWASHINGTON (Reuters) – A magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit southeastern Idaho on Saturday about 63 miles (101 km) from the city of Pocatello, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.



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