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Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

There were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries. The pre-dawn temblor lasted only seconds but a number of people took to social media to describe being shaken from sleep when the quake hit shortly after 1:30 a.m. A seismic analyst monitoring the quake for the USGS Geological Survey’s National Earthquake Information Center in … Read morePreliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

Tsunami hit South Pacific island of Tonga following underwater volcanic eruption

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY… A tsunami has hit Tonga’s largest island, Tongatapu.. It reportedly sent waves flooding into the capital after an underwater volcano in the South Pacific exploded in a violent eruption on Saturday, sending a cloud of ash and gas steam into the air. Satellite imagery shows a massive ash cloud and … Read moreTsunami hit South Pacific island of Tonga following underwater volcanic eruption

‘Scary’ 6.2 earthquake strikes area near Eureka in Northern California

“It just started to rumble and rumble harder and harder for probably 20 seconds,” said Dexter. “The doors to the firehouse [next door] were shaking violently.” “It was bigger than [anything] I’ve felt in a long time out here,” she added. In Ferndale, a city between Eureka and Petrolia, several storefront windows were shattered along … Read more‘Scary’ 6.2 earthquake strikes area near Eureka in Northern California

Did workers at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle company get forced to stay at work during a tornado?

At least four workers at the Mayfield candle factory in Kentucky, where at least eight employees were killed by Friday’s devastating tornado, say managers warned employees they would be fired if they left their shifts early. As the first tornado sirens sounded and word of the coming storm spread around 5:30 that night, about 15 … Read moreDid workers at the Mayfield Consumer Products candle company get forced to stay at work during a tornado?

December tornado shock: Nursing home in Arkansas hit , storms ravage night air

Two people have died and five others suffered injuries after a tornado ripped through a nursing home in northeast Arkansas, an official said. At least 20 more people were reported trapped after the tornado struck. More.. Severe weather developed late Friday from the lower Mississippi Valley to central Ohio ahead of a strong cold front, … Read moreDecember tornado shock: Nursing home in Arkansas hit , storms ravage night air