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Major earthquake hits off the Solomon Islands

BBC News: A powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake has hit off the south coast of the Solomon Islands, in the second major earthquake near the country in 24 hours

Photo: Map from USGS showing location of earthquake.

Earthquake shakes Los Angeles

KTLA:A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has shaken Los Angeles, the USGS has confirmed. Strong shaking was felt though there are no significant reports of damage or casualties

Video: Los Angeles TV anchors react as earthquake hits during morning news program - YouTube’s KTLA KING

Pakistan earthquake causes new island to appear

ABC News: A new island has appeared off the coast of Pakistan following a powerful earthquake that has killed hundreds of people.

The island is described as being roughly 200 feet long and appeared roughly a quarter of a mile off the country’s coast.

The forming of the island was described by a fisherman as a slow, gradual process and not a sudden apparition.

Photo: Image shows what appears to be a new island off the coast of Pakistan after the Sept. 24, 2013 earthquake struck the country. (Latif Baloch)

Official: Death toll from Pakistan earthquake rises to 208
BBC News: The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday has risen to at least 208 people in Pakistan’s remote southwest province of Balochistan, a local official says, warning that the number could go higher. 
Photo: People rushed out of their apartments and offices in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP via BBC)

Official: Death toll from Pakistan earthquake rises to 208

BBC News: The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday has risen to at least 208 people in Pakistan’s remote southwest province of Balochistan, a local official says, warning that the number could go higher.

Photo: People rushed out of their apartments and offices in Karachi, Pakistan. (AP via BBC)

Western China earthquake kills 11 people

AP:

A strong earthquake struck a moderately populated part of western China on Monday morning, killing at least 11 people and injuring 81, according to the local government.

The government’s earthquake monitoring center said the initial quake at 7:45 a.m. (2345 GMT Sunday) was magnitude-6.6 and subsequent tremors included a magnitude-5.6.

Update: Small tsunami hits Solomons, other warnings ended

AP:   A powerful earthquake off the Solomon Islands generated a tsunami that has reportedly damaged dozens of homes in the South Pacific island chain. Meanwhile, authorities have canceled warnings for tsunamis on more distant coasts.

BREAKING: Tsunami warning issued for South Pacific islands after major quake

Reuters:

A tsunami warning has been issued for several South Pacific islands after a major earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude struck off the Solomon Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii says.

The warning was issued for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, and Wallis and Futuna islands.

A tsunami watch has also been issued for the rest of the South Pacific nations, including Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.


The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center also reports that sea level readings show a tsunami generated after the earthquake.

Follow updates on this story on BreakingNews.com

Strong earthquake off Guatemala felt as far as Mexico City
Update, 3:21 pm ET: Guatemalan president says preliminary reports indicate 15 dead in 7.4 quake. (Associated Press)
BBC News: At least 8 people have been reported dead after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Guatemala’s president has declared a national alert and advised people to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. Officials say roads have been buried in landslides.
People fled from offices and homes around the region; buildings shook from Mexico City to San Salvador.

Photo: People who work in office buildings along El Paseo de la Reforma stand outside Wednesday after evacuating their offices due to a Guatemala-centered earthquake felt in Mexico City. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)

Strong earthquake off Guatemala felt as far as Mexico City

Update, 3:21 pm ET: Guatemalan president says preliminary reports indicate 15 dead in 7.4 quake. (Associated Press)

BBC News: At least 8 people have been reported dead after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Guatemala’s Pacific coast. Guatemala’s president has declared a national alert and advised people to evacuate tall buildings as a precaution. Officials say roads have been buried in landslides.

People fled from offices and homes around the region; buildings shook from Mexico City to San Salvador.

Photo: People who work in office buildings along El Paseo de la Reforma stand outside Wednesday after evacuating their offices due to a Guatemala-centered earthquake felt in Mexico City. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)

Earthquake-damaged Washington Monument may be closed into 2014

Washington Post:

The earthquake-damaged Washington Monument could remain closed into 2014, the National Park Service said, and its repairs will require the exterior and part of the interior of the 555-foot structure to be shrouded in scaffolding.

Photo: The Washington Monument sits on one end of the National Mall, with the Capitol on the other end in Washington, DC. (Andy Dunaway / USAF via Getty Images)

Factories collapse as 2nd big quake hits northern Italy


Msnbc.com: A magnitude 5.8 earthquake shook northern Italy on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, killing at least 8 according to Italian news reports. The quake was the 2nd in the region in just over a week. The United States Geological Survey says the quake was centered 25 miles northwest of Bologna.


Photo: Firefighters search the debris of a collapsed factory in Mirandola, northern Italy, after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck on May 29, 2012. (Marco Vasini / AP via msnbc.com)

Breaking News: 7.3 earthquake hits Eastern Turkey. Buildings leveled and “many killed” in the Van province. (Video by Atatuerk1938)

You guys feel that?

latimes:

A baby one.

4.2 earthquake in LA, according to USGS.

(Reblogged from latimes)
inothernews:

From this vantage point, it appears at least two spires on Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral were damaged by the quake.
(reader photo via the Washington Post)

inothernews:

From this vantage point, it appears at least two spires on Washington, D.C.’s National Cathedral were damaged by the quake.

(reader photo via the Washington Post)

(Reblogged from inothernews)

There’s very little damage to report from the East Coast quake. This clip of several cars crushed from falling bricks seems to be among the worst of it.  (From PaulDonovan08 on YouTube)