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Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant.

Strong aftershock rocks Chile

Northern Chile was rocked Monday by a strong aftershock in the same coastal area hit last week by an 8.2-magnitude quake, authorities said. No damage or casualties were reported. The National Seismological Center of the University of Chile said the latest tremor, which occurred at 10:43 am (1343 GMT), had a 6.1 magnitude. The US Geological Survey put it at 5.8. There was no risk of a tsunami, according to the Chilean Navy's Hydrographic and Oceanographic survey.

21 Injured, 21,000 evacuated in China earthquake

Beijing, Apr 5 (EFE).- At least 21 people were injured and more than 21,000 had to be evacuated as a result of a magnitude-5.3 earthquake that rattled the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan on Saturday, official media reported. According to the Xinhua news agency, the quake struck at 6:40 a.m. Saturday and its epicenter was located in the municipal area of Xiluodu, where the country's second-largest hydroelectric power plant is located. The temblor caused the collapse of 75 homes, damages to another 2,700, and landslides on mountains of the region.

Series of small earthquakes rock Oklahoma in record seismic activity

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - Earthquakes rattled residents in Oklahoma on Saturday, the latest in a series that have put the state on track for record quake activity this year, which some seismologists say may be tied to oil and gas exploration. One earthquake recorded at 3.8 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey rocked houses in several communities around central Oklahoma at 7:42 a.m. local time. Another about two hours earlier in the same part of the state, north of Oklahoma City, was recorded at 2.9 magnitude, USGS said.

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops on Thursday after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold. After six people were killed in late Tuesday's earthquake, northern Chile was rocked by a powerful 7.6-magnitude aftershock Wednesday night, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes once more.

Strong 7.8 magnitude quake hits off northern Chile: USGS

(Reuters) - A strong 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off northern Chile late on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake, the largest of a series of aftershocks following a powerful and deadly 8.2 magnitude quake that hit a day earlier, was located 12 miles south of the port of Iquique at a relatively shallow depth of 12.4 miles, the USGS said. It was earlier reported as a 7.4 magnitude quake.

Deadly earthquakes and tsunamis in Latin America

A 8.2-magnitude earthquake hit Chile late Tuesday, killing at least six people and generating tsunami waves that might ripple as far as Indonesia. Below is a list of deadly earthquakes in Central and Latin America since 2001: -- 2014 -- - April 1 - CHILE: An 8.2-magnitude quake hits northern Chile's Pacific coast, generating tsunami waves that lash the shoreline near the city of Iquique. Tsunami alerts are issued for Ecuador, Honduras, Indonesia and Peru. -- 2012 --

Powerful quake hits Chile, sparking tsunami warnings

A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit near Chile's Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking tsunami warnings for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, officials said. The quake struck at 8:46 pm local time (2346 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles), 83 kilometers from Iquique on Chile's northern coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. The Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning. Chilean authorities -- who registered the quake at 7.9 -- and their Ecuadoran and Peruvian counterparts also issued a tsunami alert after the quake.

Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

By Victoria Cavaliere (Reuters) - Residents of southern California were rattled by a 4.1 magnitude earthquake Saturday afternoon, the largest of more than 100 aftershocks following Friday's 5.1 rumbler that caused light scattered damage around the Los Angeles area. Saturday's quake rippled through an area near Rowland Heights, California, about 2:32 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor was considered relatively shallow with a depth of 5.6 miles, the USGS said.

Los Angeles quake causes little damage, much nervousness

Washington, Mar 29 (EFE).- A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered southeast of downtown Los Angeles left little in the way of damage but made many people nervous because of the approximately 40 aftershocks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the largest temblor struck at 9:09 p.m. Friday, with its epicenter between the towns of La Habra and Brea in Orange County and at a depth of 7.5 kilometers (4 3/4 miles). The USGS continues recording the quake's aftershocks, which had reached 38 by the time of its last report.
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