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  • Strong earthquake strikes northeast of Barbados

    February 18, 2014 6:26 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, but there were no reports of damage and casualties, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the temblor was centered some 172 kilometers (107 miles) northeast of Bathsheba, Barbados. Police Constable Chris Greg told The... more »
  • Tsunami warning lifted for strong Japan earthquake

    December 7, 2012 6:01 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northeastern coast. The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.3 quake struck offshore at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday, swaying buildings across much of Japan. There were no immediate reports of serious damage but two people... more »
  • Magnitude-6 earthquake hits Gulf of California

    October 8, 2012 8:54 AM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A magnitude-6 earthquake has shaken the Gulf of California coast in Mexico, but there are no reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 11:26 p.m. Sunday local time (2:26 a.m. Monday EST; 0626 GMT) was centered 63 miles (102 kilometers) southwest... more »
  • Iran Earthquake Kills at Least 87, Over 400 Hurt

    August 11, 2012 2:07 PM

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed at least 87 people and injured over 400 others in northwestern Iran on Saturday, state TV said. Iran's main news channel said the quake hit the towns of Ahar, Haris and Varzaqan in East Azerbaijan province at 4:53 p.m. local time (GMT... more »
  • Earthquake shows difficulty of evacuation from DC

    August 25, 2011 10:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Officials in Washington know a strong evacuation plan is critical in the nation's capital, but they found out this week that evacuating during emergency is slow going. When a 5.8-magnitude quake shook much of the East Coast on Tuesday, traffic was snarled for miles in downtown Washington... more »
  • Haiti... One year later: donations down, not done

    January 13, 2011 12:19 AM

    It was exactly one year ago when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti. Millions of donations from around the world poured into the nation, but the country remains in ruins. However, some people in Acadiana hope to change that outlook. People like Ingrid Czichomski- owner of Euro Bread in Lafayette and... more »
  • 1 Year Since Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

    January 12, 2011 7:31 AM

    It was one year ago a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 230 thousand people and displacing more than one-million leaving them homeless.
  • In Haiti, Cholera Could Heighten Earthquake Misery

    October 25, 2010 12:35 PM

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - Health authorities in Haiti say a deadly cholera outbreak is beginning to stabilize. Michel Thieren of the Pan-American Health Organization says the fatality rate and the number of new infections are dropping. But he says the disease is still expected to spread gradually beyond the central... more »
  • Chile Looking to Learn from New Orleans

    April 12, 2010 7:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Chile's new president toured New Orleans on Sunday for a lesson on disaster relief, saying he hoped his government would quickly approve a financial plan to begin that country's recovery from a devastating earthquake and tsunami. "We have come here to... more »
  • Earthquake Has Shaken Northern Chile

    March 26, 2010 12:49 PM

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - A strong earthquake has shaken northern Chile. There are no immediate reports of victims or damage from the quake, which the U.S. Geological Survey gave a preliminary magnitude of 6.2. Friday morning's temblor hit at 11:52 a.m. local time (10:52 p.m. EDT; 1452 GMT) Its epicenter... more »
  • Local United Ways Mobilize for Haitian Victims

    January 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    LAFAYETTE - United Way is encouraging local residents to join worldwide efforts to respond to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Tuesday. French-speaking countries like Haiti came to the aid of Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. "Our office has already been contacted about our... more »
  • BBB Warns Of Scamming In The Wake Of Haiti Earthquake

    January 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    BBB Advises Donors on How to Vet Haiti Earthquake Charity Appeals Not All Charities are equipped to help and Some Might be Fraudulent, Warns BBB As immediate relief needs are assessed in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th, many Americans are looking for ways... more »
  • Red Cross website helps Haitians trace loved ones

    January 14, 2010 2:33 PM

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince. The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members. The site can... more »
  • Haiti Earthquake: Acadiana Priests Safe

    January 13, 2010 7:18 PM

    Relief in Acadiana, as friends and family receive word from loved ones that they're safe. Father Bryce Sibley of St. Anne's in Mamou took the last flight out before the devastating earthquake. His ticket was originally for a later flight. "The earthquake literally happened before the 5:30 flight was supposed... more »
  • Candlelight Mass for earthquake victims in Haiti

    January 13, 2010 3:52 PM

    Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center (ULL campus) will be having a Candlelight Mass Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m. for the victims of Haiti's recent earthquake. Following Mass there will be a Prayer Service.

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