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  • Va. well reacts to Haiti quake; aftershocks continue

     
    The US. Geological Survey continues to monitor seismic events in Haiti in the wake of last evening's terrible 7.0 quake just outside the capital of Port-au-Prince. At last check, the country had sustained at least 34 aftershocks of magnitude 4.5 to......
  • Virginia well dropped 2 feet after Chile quake

     
    Water in a hydrological monitoring well in Christiansburg, Va. briefly dropped almost 2 feet in response to the Mag. 8.8 earthquake in Chile on Feb. 27. The Christiansburg site is well-known to hydrologists for its sensitivity to the seismic waves that...
  • Small quake in E. Tenn. recalls 1973 event

     
    A small, Mag. 3.3 tremor south of Knoxville, Tenn. this morning calls to mind a similar quake in the same area in 1973 that turned out to be a precursor of a larger 4.6 quake that caused some damage in......
  • Small tremor 57 miles NNW of Baltimore

     
    The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a small earth tremor Thursday morning just 57 miles north northwest of Baltimore. The Mag. 2.9 shake occurred at 8:25 a.m. EDT northeast of Franklintown, Pa., and 14 miles south southwest of Harrisburg.USGS...
  • Yes, it was an earthquake

     
    The US Geological Survey is reporting a 3.6 magnitude shaker at 5:04 a.m. EDT today, centered in the Gaithersburg area. That's pretty minor, but unusual for Maryland and quite enough to be felt across much of Central Maryland, as the map suggests. UPDATE:...
  • Earthquake leaves 3 million in need in Haiti

    Earthquake leaves 3 million in need in Haiti
  • Hospital ship greeted by Haiti's stark reality

    Hospital ship greeted by Haiti's stark reality
    The faces of the Haitian disaster arrived Wednesday aboard the Navy hospital ship Comfort as a procession of earthquake victims, looking lost and scared, staggered off helicopters or strained to look up from their stretchers while corpsmen carried them...
  • Living on, with heartbreak

    The list seemed too long for one person to read, so the small group took turns. They stood round a table in a hushed conference room that December night a year ago. The grieving parents were far from the hospital, but as the wind and rain blew outside,...
  • Chronology: With a rumble, chaos

    The first sign of trouble was an unsettling rumble from beneath the streets, a trembling, grinding sensation that lasted several seconds. Dan Stone felt it on the fifth floor of the cast-iron building he owns at 300 W. Pratt St. In a tavern downstairs,...
  • Bank launders money: washing, drying currency

    GALLE, Sri Lanka -- It was another hot, sunny morning yesterday at the surviving Commercial Bank branch in town, a good time for leaving checks and deposit slips out to dry and to be sorted. About $10,000 in salty, wet Sri Lankan currency also had to...
  • Wall of water tossed train, killing hundreds

    TELWATTA, Sri Lanka -- The train known as the Queen of the Sea chugged slowly up the sandy, palm-fringed coast of eastern Sri Lanka, carrying hundreds of residents from the capital to visit relatives or enjoy a day at the sunny resorts near the town of...
  • Sri Lankan emigres pool skills, money

    Dr. Sinnarajah Raguraj was visiting friends in New York on Sunday, enjoying a leisurely breakfast, when he began to get frantic cell phone calls from all over the country. What was happening in Sri Lanka? Within hours, the Bel Air internist was back...