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Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes Chile, kills two: USGS

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LA SERENA, Chile (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with authorities reporting as many as 200,000 without power and two people dead of heart attacks. People outside their houses are seen along a street after an earthquake in Coquimbo, Chile January Read More

Magnitude 6.7 quake strikes Chile, no tsunami threat: USGS

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake struck at 10:32 p.m. local time (0132 GMT) about 15.6 km (9.7 miles) south-southwest of Coquimbo, the USGS said. The relatively shallow quake, just 53 km (33 miles) below the surface, rattled Read More

Earthquake of six magnitude strikes off Clipperton Island – USGS

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(Reuters) – An earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck off Clipperton Island in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake struck 688 kilometers east southeast of the uninhabited island in the eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America. There was no tsunami threat reported. Writing by Louise Heavens; Read More

U.S. could soon produce more crude than Saudis can at their peak

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By Grant Smith on 1/18/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) — America’s journey to preeminence in the global oil trade is about to hit another milestone.  Propelled by the shale-oil boom, the U.S. is already producing more crude than either Russia or Saudi Arabia, who until recently vied for the top spot. By mid-year America will go one Read More

Dutch citizens demand end to quake-hit Groningen gas production

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THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Angry Dutch citizens on Thursday will ask their country’s highest court to put an immediate end to gas production in the Groningen region due to the risk of life-endangering earthquakes. Decades of extraction from what once was Europe’s largest natural gas field have led to dozens of minor tremors every year, Read More

Small quake shakes northern California, no immediate damage reported

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A small earthquake shook buildings and roused Northern California residents from their sleep early on Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the 7.2-mile (11.6 km) deep earthquake at 3.7 magnitude in the Oakland, California, area, at about 4:42 a.m. PST Read More

Magnitude 3.7 quake shakes buildings in Oakland, California

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on Wednesday reported an earthquake of 3.7 magnitude in the Oakland, California area. Reuters witnesses felt buildings shake but saw no immediate signs of damage. The quake was around 7.2 miles deep, the USGS said. Reporting by Dan Levine and Peter Henderson, Writing by Chizu Nomiyama, Read More

Failure to curb climate change a top risk: Davos survey

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The risk that global efforts to tackle climate change will fail has risen despite concerns about powerful storms, floods, and droughts, a survey released by the World Economic Forum said on Wednesday, days before its annual gathering in Davos. FILE PHOTO: Logo of the World Economic Forum (WEF) is seen in Davos, Read More

Earthquake of 6.6 magnitude strikes off Vanuatu: USGS

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude struck off the coast of Vanuatu in the Pacific ocean on Wednesday, at a depth of 46.9 km, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat from the quake. Read More

Russian nuclear firm wins contracts to clean up Fukushima

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Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will help Japan in handling the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) and will be engaged in the nuclear control plan, according to the company’s CEO Aleksey Likhachev. “We have been engaged by Japan to implement the nuclear accident management plan at the Fukushima NPP. We have won two tenders Read More