Another quake strikes off Solomons, sparks tsunami warning A major earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean ... and there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was centred 100 km (60 miles) south of Kira Kira on the island of Makira at a depth of ... 04/13/2014 - 7:40 pm | View Link
Quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no damage reported A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck 46 miles (74 km) west of Bougainville island in Papua New Guinea on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake ... and prompting evacuations across the South Pacific. The Solomons, perched on the ... 04/13/2013 - 6:17 pm | View Link
Tsunami warning issued after 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes US off Alaska coast There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage ... A similar 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit Canada's Queen Charlotte Islands, located just south of the current epicenter, last October. That quake did trigger a small Pacific tsunami which eventually ... 01/4/2013 - 9:30 pm | View Link
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Japanese coast, tsunami wave hits coast The Japan Meteorological Agency said the second earthquake was magnitude 6.1. It was just ... no immediate report of damage or injury from the second quake. Later a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, again with no reports of damage or ... 03/14/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
6.1 earthquake strikes near South Pacific islands WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.1 earthquake has struck near a group of South Pacific islands. There are no reports of damage or risk of tsunami. A statement by the USGS says the quake struck Sunday 12 miles (19 ... 05/21/2011 - 3:10 pm | View Link
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Magnitude 7.4 Earthquake Strikes Oaxaca, Mexico | Science ... A magnitude-7.4 earthquake struck in the Mexican state of Oaxaca Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at 12:02 p.m., local time at the epicenter. It was followed by a subsequent ... 03/27/2015 - 8:53 am | View Website
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The event is known by the ... 03/27/2015 - 6:08 am | View Website
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A newspaper says that California lawmakers don't pay women on their staffs as much as men, perpetuating an inequality by those who set state policy.
The newspaper says that women on the legislative staff do better than most of California's working women, but a gap remains.
Sweden's foreign minister is hardly the first diplomat to raise concerns about Saudi Arabia's human rights record, but when she used the word "dictatorship" in a speech last month she crossed a red line for the kingdom at a time of intense regional turmoil, igniting a diplomatic crisis.
The harsh response from Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies jolted Stockholm's standing in the Arab world, threatened its Gulf business interests and may have imperiled its bid for a rotating seat at the U.
Organizers of a soccer match in the U. S. capital are apologizing to El Salvador for playing the wrong national anthem before an exhibition game against Argentina.
CMS Sports expressed regret over the "unfortunate incident," but called it an "honest mistake" without malicious intent.
The East Oregonian newspaper reports (http://is.gd/QvOI10 ) that Pendleton Grain Growers made the mistake Nov. 24 while delivering fuel to the home that Brent Merriman and Michele Lowary owned for nearly three decades.
A Pendleton Grain Growers spokeswoman said after the incident that a driver for the agricultural co-operative was confused about where to deliver the fuel.
More than seven decades after the Doolittle Raiders rallied their nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes will again add to their legacy with a presentation to a museum in Ohio.
The gold medal will go on display at the museum near Dayton, joining an exhibit depicting the launch from an aircraft carrier of the Raiders' daring 1942 bombing attack on Japan.
Forest Service eyes development of improved fire shelter
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The man tapped by the U. S. Forest Service to come up with a better fire shelter once had to get inside one on the side of a burning mountain and listen to flames roar past sounding like a jet airplane taking off.
The federal agency worked to improve equipment and strategy after the deaths on Storm King Mountain.
Petrilli is the fire shelter project leader for the Forest Service at the Missoula Technology and Development Center hoping to make improvements to the protective gear.
The service had planned to start on the project this year, but moved it up a year to in an effort to have new fire shelter available by 2016.
Another is having the same weight shelter but increasing protective capabilities.