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Earthquake to Hit California at Fault

The Charger Bulletin

April 1, 2010

By Mike Smith - Staff Writer Worried about earthquakes? Ready for the next one to strike? If you live in California…be prepared. The “big one” is finally upon us. After multiple earthquakes across the globe, which caused immense devastation throughout Haiti and Chile, researchers at the University...

Earthquake Flattens Turkish Villages, Kills 51

The Associated Press

March 10, 2010

OKCULAR, Turkey – A strong, pre-dawn earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 struck eastern Turkey on Monday, killing 51 people as it knocked down stone and mud-brick houses and minarets in at least six villages, the government said. The earthquake surprised many people as they slept, crumpling...

Poll: Chileans unhappy with gov’t’s quake response

Liz De La Torre

March 7, 2010

From The Associated Press CONCEPCION, Chile – Most Chileans are unhappy with their government's response to the catastrophic earthquake and squarely blame President Michelle Bachelet for shortcomings, according to a poll published Sunday. But some veteran aid experts are impressed by how quickly...

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan; 64 people injured

Liz De La Torre

March 4, 2010

From The Associated Press TAIPEI, Taiwan – A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday, terrifying residents, disrupting communications and triggering at least one large fire. Sixty-four people were injured, the National Fire Agency said. No tsunami alert was issued....

Chile Struck by 5th Largest Earthquake Ever

Erin Ennis

March 3, 2010

Following the massive earthquake that struck the small and poverty-stricken country of Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, countless people worldwide were shocked by the pictures and news of destruction, death, and losses. Many felt that this would be the natural disaster of 2010: much like the tsunami of 2004 and...

Chile Troops, Police Attack Post-Quake Looting

The Associated Press

March 3, 2010

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescuers found signs of life in the wreckage of a 15-story building Monday as the world offered aid to victims of an earthquake that killed more than 700 people. Troops and police arrested dozens of people for violating a curfew designed to prevent looting. The toll of dead rose to ...

Chile quake death toll hits 708 as rescue ramps up

Liz De La Torre

February 28, 2010

From The Associated Press CONCEPCION, Chile – Heroism and banditry mingled on Chile's shattered streets Sunday as rescuers braved aftershocks digging for survivors and the government sent soldiers and ordered a nighttime curfew to quell looting. The death toll climbed to 708 in one of the biggest...

Quake-triggered tsunami rushes ashore in Hawaii

Liz De La Torre

February 27, 2010

From The Associated Press HONOLULU, Hawaii – A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake sent a surge of water ashore in Hawaii, California and islands in the South Pacific on Saturday as the waves continued onto Alaska and parts of Asia. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage,...

Haiti Death Toll Hits 150,000

Liz De La Torre

February 3, 2010

With the recent calamity that has befallen Haiti, the magnitude-7.0 earthquake did not just shock the Caribbean country on Jan. 12 but left the world with a haunting ambience of poverty, suffering, death, and a struggle to move forward. “You see people come here and they are at death’s door. More...

Haiti Struggles After Massive Quake

Erin Ennis

January 28, 2010

Jan. 12, 2010 was just a normal day for many. For the people of Haiti, it was a day that will be remembered for years to come. In mere minutes, a 7.0 earthquake struck the economically poorest country in the western hemisphere. Destruction ravished the country, demolishing Port-au-Prince (the capital...

Quake aid starts to arrive for desperate Haitians

Liz De La Torre

January 14, 2010

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where supply bottlenecks and a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital....

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