earthquake

Today is the day that visitors can set foot inside the Washington Monument, nearly three years after a 5.8-magnitude earthquake closed it for repairs. See Video

The East coast including DC, MD and VA were shake today at approximately 2:00 p.m. by an earthquake that registered 5.8 on the richter scale! My co-workers ran outside and according to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency that is one of the worst things to do because one could be injured by falling trees […]

An earthquake hit Virginia and Washington D.C. at a magnitude of 5.9 earlier this afternoon around 2 p.m.. Residents in New York City said they felt several tremors earlier this afternoon. There were no immediate reports of damage. It is not clear how far the earthquake spread, but tremors were felt throughout New York City […]

Wyclef Jean has officially stepped down as the head of his non-profit organization Yéle Haiti, as he prepares to run for President of Haiti.

VIA CNN: A rapid series of strong earthquakes hit a mountainous and impoverished area of China’s Qinghai province early Wednesday, killing 589 people, state-run media said, quoting local quake relief headquarters. At least 10,000 others were injured, the Xinhua news agency reported, and many victims, including school children, were buried under debris. Rescuers were struggling […]

VIA CBSNEWS: First Lady Michelle Obama has landed in Haiti for an unannounced visit to the country still struggling to recover following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on January 12th. Accompanied by Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, the first lady touched down in Port-au-Prince Tuesday at 10:40 am local time. They […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — It was always hard to be old in Haiti, but after the earthquake, to be old and poor feels like a curse, say those who are both. “We struggle to maintain a little dignity, but look at us,” said Lauranise Gedeon, who sat, embarrassed, in soiled sheets in […]

VIA CNN: Rescuers searched for survivors Monday as crews sought to deliver food and water and prevent looting after the fifth strongest earthquake in 100 years ravaged central and southern Chile. More than 1.5 million people were without power in and around the capital of Santiago, according to Chile’s National Emergency Office, but the hardest-hit […]

An 8.8 earthquake, 100 times more powerful than Haiti, struck Chile early Saturday morning, causing a massive amount of destruction, fallen buildings and at least 140 deaths...

VIA CNN: Port-au-Prince, Haiti (CNN) — A man pulled alive from the rubble of a building in Haiti’s capital may have been trapped since the January 12 quake that leveled much of the city, doctors reported Monday. The emaciated 28-year-old man was found in the wreckage of a market where he sold rice, his family […]