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Salem-News.com (Aug-03-2014 08:00)

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks SW China; At Least 175 Dead

The official Xinhua news agency said that the epicenter was in Longtoushan town in Yunnan's Ludian county.

(BEIJING) - China Earthquake A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck southwestern China on Sunday, killing at least 175 people in a remote mountainous area of Yunnan province, causing some buildings, including a school, to collapse.

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Salem-News.com (Jul-18-2014 11:52)

Oregon, Western States Most at Risk for Large Earthquake

The eastern U.S. has the potential for larger and more damaging earthquakes than considered in previous maps and assessments.

(DENVER, Colo. .) - US Earthquake Map While all states have some potential for earthquakes, 42 of the 50 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in 50 years.

The hazard is especially high along the west coast, and intermountain west.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-25-2013 19:23)

Debris Found on Oregon Beach Could Have Cultural Significance in Japan

Officials are waiting on word from the Consular Office of Japan.

(OCEANSIDE, OR) - Oceanside Japan earthquake debris Oregon state park staff removed an unusual piece of debris from the ocean shore near Oceanside in Tillamook County.

The 16' long object's shape resembles the top, horizontal part of a type of free-standing arch found in Japan called a torii - used to mark the entrance of a sacred site.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-19-2013 15:19)

Fish Caught off Fukushima Show Record Levels of Radioactive Cesium

Record cesium level detected in fish caught near Fukushima nuclear plant.

(KYODO Japan Times) - Fukushima as it was struck by disaster Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it detected a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in a fish caught in waters near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

That is equivalent to 7,400 times the state-set limit deemed safe for human consumption.

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Salem-News.com (Mar-20-2012 12:21)

7.6 Earthquake Strikes Guerrero, Mexico Near Acapulco

No serious injuries or damage has been reported.

(SALEM, Ore.) - Mexico earthquake 7.6 The 7.6 earthquake struck southern Mexico today at 12:02 P.M. The epicenter was in Oaxaca, in the state of Guerrero,120 miles east of Acapulco.

Tens of thousands of people experienced swaying buildings in Mexico City and beyond, but damage has not been determined and there have been no injuries reported at this time.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-06-2012 00:03)

Earthquake Documentary: Two Years Since Death & Devastation Rocked Haiti

Brand new 30-minute documentary reminds us all of what Haiti faced and still faces...

(SALEM) -  Haiti was one scene of devastation after another. Two years ago, the infrastructure and human structure of Haiti was ripped apart and crushed by a 7.0 monster earthquake.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-28-2011 15:24)

Magnitude 6.9 Strikes Peru`s Capitol

"There was panic, a lot of panic" - Ruben Vargas, policía de Ica

(LIMA, Peru) - Peru earthquake map Southern Peru was shaken by an earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale; buildings rocked and swayed in the country's capitol Lima, home of 8.5 million people, but fortunately no injuries or major damage has been reported.

The US Geological Survey confirms that the temblor, which was initially reported as a magnitude 7.0 quake, was centered 51 km (31 miles) SSW of Ica, Peru, the scene of a terrible earthquake in 2007.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-28-2011 14:46)

IHH offers helping hand for orphans in Van

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation which has joined search and rescue and relief efforts in quake-stricken Van province with a 250-member-team, is now offering a helping hand for orphans in the region.

(ISTANBUL) - Turkey earthquake victim The foundation will assume the care of children who were orphaned by the quake as well as other orphans, making them have a monthly income which they will use for their clothing, accommodation, education, healthcare and other expenses. Just making a monthly donation of 35€ or 50$, charity givers can assume the care of an orphan.

In addition, families who already support an orphan in other regions or countries through the Sponsor Family Project can also assume the care of another orphan in Van.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-26-2011 16:27)

IHH Emergency Teams continue relief efforts in quake-stricken Van

Immediately after the quake, IHH aid teams rushed to the region to join search and rescue efforts.

(ISTANBUL) - Emergency teams of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation continue relief efforts in Van’s Erciş district which was hit by a magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Sunday.

The aid teams which rushed to the area immediately after the quake took part in search and rescue efforts throughout the night. IHH Emergency Aid Coordinator Recep Güzel who is in the disaster region said there are still dozens of people under demolished buildings while noting that there is a problem of water shortage in the area.

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Salem-News.com (Aug-24-2011 00:23)

U.S. East Coast Rocks in a Whole New Way....

The USGS estimates several million earthquakes occur in the world each year. Many go undetected because they hit remote areas.

(SALEM, Ore.) - The Washington Monument How would you like to be in an east coast high rise office when everything begins trembling, shaking... that is exactly what happened Tuesday when the east coast was struck by an earthquake that was centered near Mineral.

Millions felt the quake though there were only a handful of reports involving serious injuries.

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