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August 25th, 2014
11:27 PM ET

Inside a community nearly leveled after the Napa earthquake

California's wine country was rocked by the region's strongest earthquake in 25 years. For one Napa community, it wasn't the shaking that destroyed several homes, it was the flames from what's believed to be a broken gas line. Gary Tuchman meets some of the residents who are still figuring out how to pick up the pieces.

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March 31st, 2014
09:55 PM ET

Are the recent California earthquakes a sign that something bigger is on the way?

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Southern California over the weekend. It struck along a fault that's less well-known than the San Andreas, but one that's potentially even more dangerous. Jason Carroll takes a closer look.

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Filed under: Earthquakes • Jason Carroll
June 16th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Powerful earthquakes shake Indonesian coast, kill 2 people

CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) - A power string of six earthquakes shook the northern coast of Papua, Indonesia, Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing widespread damage on Yapen Island, officials said.

"We don't know how bad it is yet, but we have received reports that 200 houses on the coast line were damaged and 227 others were in town," according to Papua police spokesman Wachyono, who goes by a single name. The national disaster coordinating agency will be sending a team to assess the situation, he said.

Four of the earthquakes hit the region within an hour's time, starting just after midday. A fifth and sixth quake hit the region a few hours later.


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Filed under: Earthquakes • President Barack Obama
April 28th, 2010
05:26 PM ET

Map shows 50 new surface faults in California

State of California
Department of Conservation

The California Geological Survey has released its first new fault map in 16 years. The new map shows 50 new earthquake faults in California. See the map here.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Earthquakes
March 8th, 2010
11:28 AM ET

Dozens dead from earthquake in Turkey

More than 50 people are dead after a Monday morning earthquake in southeastern Turkey.

More than 50 people are dead after a Monday morning earthquake in southeastern Turkey.

Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert
CNN

A pre-dawn earthquake collapsed homes and killed more than 50 people in a mountainous region of southeastern Turkey Monday, government officials said.

About 71 others were injured when the earthquake struck at 4:32 a.m., according to officials. The U.S. Geological Survey registered the quake at magnitude 5.9, while the Turkish earthquake monitoring center listed it as a 6.0.

The quake struck in Elazig province, with the village of Okcular the worst hit, according to Ozcan Yalcin, the press secretary for the province's governor.

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