ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in …

Peru’s Ubinas Volcano Erupts

April 17, 2014 :: 0 Comments

One of Peru’s most active volcanoes, Ubinas, erupted a massive ash cloud Tuesday (April 15), prompting an evacuation of Querapi near the volcano because of falling ash starting today. The government declared a state of emergency in nearby provinces, which will provide financial assistance for …

This intensity map from USGS shows where Monday afternoon’s earthquake was felt. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 4.6-magnitude earthquake occurred Monday afternoon 14.2 miles north of Challis. Early Monday morning, a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was measured 11 miles north northwest of the town. Mike …

String of earthquakes puts Nicaraguans on edge

April 15, 2014 :: 0 Comments

Children lie on mattresses on sidewalks outside stores near their homes after several earthquakes in Managua, Nicaragua, just after sunrise Monday, April 14, 2014. The government is recommending people sleep outside after an earthquake occurred a bit further away from Managua Sunday morning, following quakes …

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