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Earthquake


'Devastating': Massive Quake Collapses Buildings and Kills Hundreds in Mexico

The quake hit a little over a week after an 8.2 magnitude tremor slammed Mexico, triggering tsunami warnings and killing hundreds

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Tsunami Warnings as Mexico Rocked By Strongest Earthquake in a Century

Friday's quake was stronger than the 1985 earthquake that devastated the country and left thousands dead.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Oklahoma Earthquake Shows Fracking's Potential for "Serious Harm"

"We don't need a major earthquake that claims lives and costs millions in damage to tell us the rapid increase in fracking...is the cause"

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Oklahoma Rattled by Earthquake Near Pipeline Epicenter

Oklahoma has experienced thousands of earthquakes in recent years, which scientists have linked back to fracking and wastewater disposal

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Earthquake Rattles Oklahoma Amid Warnings of 'Inherent' Fracking Risks

5.6-magnitude event, one of the strongest in Oklahoma's history, shook six neighboring states

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Drilling-Induced 'Frackquakes' Threatening Millions Across Central US

For the first time, USGS includes human caused seismicity in predictive map

Lauren McCauley, staff writer ·


Oklahoma Is Now the Earthquake Capital of America

Seismic activity increased by 50 percent last year, surpassing 2014 record

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Earthquake Triggers Tsunami, Claims Lives in Chile

Fears of a larger tsunami for the Pacific reason have dissipated as nation braces for aftershocks and assesses the damage done

Common Dreams staff ·


Nepal Earthquake: Full Scale of Damage Emerging as Recovery Gets Underway

At least 4,000 people died and historic sites were destroyed in the 7.8-magnitude quake over the weekend, aid groups say

Nadia Prupis, staff writer ·


Is Spate of Texas Earthquakes Connected to Nearby Fracking Operations?

'We are guinea pigs in the middle of this fracking experiment,' local activist says

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer ·