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Virginia Earthquake Felt in Charleston,

A 5.9 earthquake that had its epicenter 27 miles east of Charlottesville, Va., was felt in the Charleston area this afternoon around 2 p.m. People in Mt. Pleasant, downtown Charleston, and North Charleston called local news outlets to report they had felt tremors. Charleston-area seismograph readings show a sudden burst of activity just before 2 p.m.
Charleston City Paper  |  Paul Bowers  |  08-24-2011  |  Very Recent History

Central Asian Tsunami Will Be 100 Times Worse Than Japan

The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan last week has killed at least 10,000 people. The coming inland tsunami in Central Asia will be 100 times worse—and it's avoidable.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  03-16-2011  |  Disasters

Doctor Sees No Rest for the Needed in Haitinew

An endless demand for medical care paired with slow-arriving supplies complicate health care efforts in post-earthquake Haiti.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Anthony Lane  |  04-15-2010  |  Disasters

From Chile, a Toast 'A La Vida'new

"A la vida," says my small circle of friends, raising our cups of wine and pausing. The window behind me frames the jagged drop of one of the famous hills of Valparaíso, Chile, congested with vertically stacked tin houses and a fairy-tale web of streetlights.
INDY Week  |  Maqui Ortiz  |  03-11-2010  |  Disasters

Security Hysteria is Feeding the Fight for Food in Haitinew

Ostensibly, the primary problem at the epicenter of the earthquake area is the threat of confrontation between hungry crowds and aid givers. That’s why the U.S. military is now busy securing the country. But locals gathered in front of the mayor’s office on day nine have a different analysis.
NOW Magazine  |  Tim Schwartz  |  01-29-2010  |  International

A Portland Family With Haiti Ties Suspends Moving Plans to Aid Relief Effortnew

Bagel Land’s owners are most often the ones who take your order and toast your Cheddar Garlic for you. After five visits, they’ll know your name, your job, and how you take your bagel. It is a family business at 4118 NE Fremont St. That family has been reeling since the earthquake in Haiti.
Willamette Week  |  India Nicholas  |  01-20-2010  |  Disasters

Earthquake in Haiti: Made in USA

As grim accounts of the earthquake in Haiti came in, the accounts in U.S.-controlled state media all carried the same descriptive sentence: "Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere..." Gee, I wonder how that happened?
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  01-14-2010  |  Disasters

Twitter Beat the U.S. Geological Survey to China Earthquake Infonew

Earthquakes are notoriously difficult to predict, but the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) does an admirable job of tracking tectonic activity across the world and providing early warnings for people in quake zones. The USGS was able to report on the Chinese event after only a few minutes. Still, it was no match for Twitter.
NOW Magazine  |  Joseph Wilson  |  05-27-2008  |  Tech

Chinese Americans Reach into Their Pockets To Help Quake Victimsnew

The Committee of 100, a national group of influential Chinese-American leaders, is calling for donations to aide the victims of Monday's disastrous earthquake in China.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Joe Piasecki  |  05-20-2008  |  Disasters

A Tsunami of Greed on Wall Streetnew

American contributions of about $44 million to the tsunami recovery effort seem modest by any standard -- and especially when compared to an estimated $15.9 billion being paid out in year-end bonuses to security industry employees.
The Village Voice  |  James Ridgeway and Nicole Duarte  |  12-29-2004  |  International

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