KATHMANDU, Nepal – A powerful earthquake struck Nepal Saturday, killing at least 71 people, as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches in the Himalayas. 330 more words
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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. 341 more words
Billows of ashy clouds covered the southern sky of Chile after two eruptions on Wednesday and Thursday from the Calbuco volcano.
The volcano first erupted on Wednesday afternoon, showering ash more than 10 miles into the Chilean air. 93 more words
The U.S. Geological Survey released that nearly half of Americans live in areas that are prone to earthquakes on Wednesday, April 22.
The report said, “Around 28 million people are facing the risk of experiencing “strong, ground shaking in their lifetime,’ but it does not stop there. 202 more words
Increasing Concentrations of Property Values and Catastrophe Risk in the US (PDF)
Source: Karen Clark & Company
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Residential, commercial, and industrial property values in the US continue to increase faster than GDP growth and the general rate of inflation.
The Rock may be about to star in the earthquake disaster movie San Andreas, but it turns out California is no longer the leading state for quakes. 438 more words